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5 things you need to know this Tuesday

Seattle gets 50,000 more vaccine doses; New tsunami maps; Capital gains excise tax becomes law; Native American mascot ban; Cyclist smashes Amazon truck window.

Seattle gets 50,000 more vaccine doses

The city of Seattle is receiving 50,000 more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. The allocation will be the largest weekly amount received to date.

The vaccines are earmarked to help the city administer 17,000 first doses over the coming week. Those doses will be distributed at Seattle’s four vaccination sites in West Seattle, North Seattle, Rainier Beach and the Lumen Field Event Center. Read more

New tsunami maps

Could a tsunami, which starts miles off Washington’s coast, make its way deep into Puget Sound or Hood Canal? New maps from the Washington Geological Survey show it is not only likely but estimate how much.

Parts of low-lying Bellingham could find themselves under nearly 11 feet of water, while Seattle’s Harbor Island could be inundated with nearly 4 feet of water.

It’s the most comprehensive study yet of the tsunami risks to inland waters from a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Washington coast, a quake that last happened here 321 years ago, and scientists say it will happen again. Read more

Capital gains excise tax becomes law

After signing Washington state's new capital gains excise tax into law Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee squashed the idea that there are plans to expand the threshold to spread the tax to a larger group of people.

Opponents of the capital gains tax have argued it will pave the way for an income tax.

Inslee said there are no plans to spread the capital gains excise tax to a larger group and hadn't heard discussion about doing that. Read more

Native American mascot ban

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill to ban the use of Native American names, symbols and images as school mascots, along with logos and team names at most public schools in Washington. 

Inslee signed the measure Monday in Olympia. The ban takes effect on Jan. 1.

Inslee said the bill will end the disrespectful use of Native American imagery in our schools. Read more

Cyclist smashes Amazon truck window

Lake Stevens police are trying to find the person who smashed an Amazon delivery truck's window while the driver was still in the vehicle.

Video of the incident taken by the driver was posted to the internet by the driver's coworker.

Police aren't sure what led up to the incident but are asking for help to find the cyclist. Read more 

Also see: Seattle local forecast

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