Seattle Times Opinion

Do not resuscitate order: Use tech to honor wishes
Author: Letters editor

Re: “I don’t want CPR; will anyone listen?” [Sept. 23, Opinion]: Thank you for Jim deMaine’s excellent My Take essay addressing the challenges of communicating one’s ability to refuse CPR. Some years ago, End of Life Washington promoted the passage of legislation to establish an advance directive registry which could have included the Physician Orders […]
To save WA salmon, choose science, not silver bullets
Author: Todd Myers and Joe Ryan

Frustration and politics are leading us away from the effective recovery approach of relying on science and local salmon experts.
Biden deal with tribes is a welcome step toward salmon restoration
Author: The Seattle Times editorial board

Salmon and other fish may soon be more abundant in the upper Columbia River Basin, thanks to an agreement between NW tribes and the Biden administration.
Do not resuscitate order: Statewide policy lags
Author: Letters editor

I am a 78-year old cancer survivor and agree 100% with Jim deMaine’s My Take essay. What do we do to achieve, as he proposes, “statewide policy to honor a DNR bracelet/medallion” and get “a statewide registry of POLST forms with rapid retrieval mechanism for 911 responders”? Rae Ellen Holman, Seattle

The Chronicle - Centralia

Tenino Silo Shop to celebrate grand opening at Fall on the Farm event

Wanderlust Cupcake Co., a sweets shop in Tenino, is set for an expansion on Saturday, Oct. 14 as the locally owned small business celebrates the grand opening of its Silo Shop storefront.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fall on the Farm will commemorate the grand opening of Wanderlust Cupcake Co.’s “Silo Shop” at 4800 Skookumchuck Road SE. Before opening the store front, owner Kari Deboer was selling her sweet treats from her front porch.

“It’s great to have a porch to be able to do that, but I wanted a little more privacy,” Deboer said. “It’ll be all solar powered, too, and it’ll serve as a local shop. Small businesses will be able to sell their products in the shop, too.”

In addition to celebrating the Silo Shop’s grand opening, the Fall on the Farm event will feature family-friendly activities for those in attendance. Deboer said there will be food, drinks and vendors on hand at the event. Participants can also claim a pumpkin, enjoy some of Deboer’s cottage bakery sweets or visit a petting zoo.

Several of the vendors scheduled for the event will sell jewelry, local meats and dairy products, soap and more, Deboer said. She added that several different games will be available for attendants to enjoy at Fall on the Farm.

“I am concentrating a lot on promoting other local businesses, as well as mine. They can expect to be shopping small,” Deboer said. “It’s going to be a big day of fun.”

Supporting small businesses is an important aspect of Deboer’s business, and she said she’s hopeful that small businesses feel the support by participating in the Fall on the Farm event or by selling their products in the new Silo Shop.

“It’s really important to me that small businesses are supported because my business is a small business. I shop locally where I can and when I can,” Deboer said. “I run a small business so I totally understand how important it is that we support these small businesses.”

Wanderlust Cupcake Co. will feature an old “1940s or 1950s” silo built into the store front. Deboer said the silo was brought to Tenino from Missouri and serves as a nice touch to the business’s look.

The business also aims to engage the community through events such as Fall on the Farm. Deboer said this winter, the business would like to host a “Winter on the Farm” event to welcome attendants to celebrate the holiday season.

NYT Politics

New Senate Proposal Aims to Head Off Weekend Government Shutdown
Author: Carl Hulse and Catie Edmondson
An agreement between Senate Republicans and Democrats would keep agencies open through mid-November and provide billions in aid for Ukraine and disaster relief. But House Republicans are likely to balk.

Portland Business News

Oregon EV sales surge, but a 2025 target could be out of reach
Author: Pete Danko
2023 Biennial Zero Emissions Report details Oregon progress on zero emissions vehicles.
OHSU and Oregon Nurses Association reach tentative deal, avert strike
Author: Elizabeth Hayes
The two sides began contract negotiations in December 2022 and their contract expired on June 30.

Seattle Times Politics

Harrell sticks to priorities, boosts human services in budget proposal
Author: Sarah Grace Taylor

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell pitched expanding funding for underpaid employees, affordable housing and public safety in his $7.8 billion budget proposal, released Tuesday.

Columbian Newspaper

Sen. Booker says fellow New Jersey Democrat Menendez should resign over ‘shocking’ bribe allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is calling on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign, saying in a statement that the sweeping federal bribery charges unveiled on Friday against his fellow New Jersey Democrat contain “shocking allegations of corruption and specific, disturbing details of wrongdoing.”