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Redfin Expands, Agrodolce Anniversary Celebration & More News

The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today

By Lauren Mang December 19, 2014


A proposed 95 percent tax on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products has local shops that sell e-cigarettes in a tizzy. The tax hike is part of Governor Jay Inslee’s buget plan, which was announced yesterday. KING 5 reports the American Vaping Association (yes, that’s a thing) says that Inslee’s proposal would ” nearly [double] the price of nicotine-free vapor products.” 

Should the current texting while driving laws be tougher? KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz doesn’t think so. Here’s why.

Seattle-based online real estate biz Redfin has expanded into three additional U.S. markets, including Detroit, Richmond, Va., and San Antonio. This expansion news comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement of around $71 million in new funding.

Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah is closed for the third day after further investigation into the threatening, typewritten letter found at the school on Wednesday. Seattle PI reports that school officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the threats.

Hungry for inexpensive delicacies? Get thee to Maria Hines’ Fremont resto Agrodolce this weekend, where in honor of its two-year anniversary, the eatery will serve up some of its best dishes (and a few drinks!) for a mere $2. Seattle Refined has all the details on what to expect here.


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