Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Sandi:

Pacific Northwesterners might be ‘weather wimps’ but science says it’s not our fault

There's physiological science behind our tolerance for temperature extremes. → Read More

How to reduce your exposure to unhealthy air from Washington state’s wildfire smoke. That cloth mask won’t help

Air-quality conditions in most of Western Washington have improved since Tuesday, when air quality from Seattle and Bellevue to Tacoma and Chehalis was classified as “unhealthy” due to the wildfires.... → Read More

In an uneven coronavirus pandemic, some Washington counties may still have a long way to go before reopening

King and Snohomish counties are nowhere near the low levels of COVID-19 cases Gov. Jay Inslee set as one of the criteria for applying to move to the second phase of his recovery plan. → Read More

Can you infect your dog, cat or ferret with the coronavirus? WSU and UW researchers want to find out

Researchers hope to collect samples from at least 100 pets across King County as part of a research project to understand the way the virus spreads to domestic animals. → Read More

New UW analysis lowers coronavirus death projections and suggests hospitalizations may have already peaked in Washington

The analysis says the state can expect roughly 632 deaths, compared to an estimate 10 days ago of more than 1,400 fatal cases of COVID-19. → Read More

Gates-funded program will soon offer home-testing kits for new coronavirus

Testing for the novel coronavirus in the Seattle area will get a huge boost in the coming weeks as a project funded by Bill Gates and his foundation begins offering... → Read More

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Rep. Pramila Jayapal said on Sunday she is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. Jayapal, an emerging leader of the Democratic party's liberal wing, tweeted "Bernie has the bold passion, authenticity & clarity that working people across this country desperately... → Read More

The tiny but mighty Olympia oyster regains a foothold in Washington waters

With a substantial boost from fans of their historical, ecological — and culinary — contributions, the West Coast’s only native oyster is staging a powerful comeback. → Read More

What’s killing our sword ferns?

Volunteer citizen scientists lead the search for clues to the mysterious die-off of these iconic Northwest plants. → Read More

AIDS veterans recall loved ones lost in the epidemic

Remembrances of HIV-positive friends, family, co-workers and partners. → Read More

One person killed, two injured in one-car crash in Everett

The vehicle collided with a utility pole, causing it to split, according to Everett police. → Read More

Real Change: How Seattle’s street newspaper plans to survive in the digital age

The paper, which turns 25 this year, has put millions of dollars into the pockets of some of our city’s poorest residents — and has no intention of folding. → Read More

Some power outages could linger for days after windstorm slams Seattle area

More than a quarter-million people were without power Sunday morning. → Read More

Renton police look for suspect after man shot, killed Friday

The shooting occurred at about 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue Northeast, according to Renton police. → Read More

Edmonds police investigate shooting death of 17-year-old girl

The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, left the scene and has not been found. → Read More

Are you hotheaded or chill behind the wheel? Take this test to find out.

See where you fall on the Deffenbacher Driving Anger Scale. → Read More

Don’t be a jerk: Read these 8 tips about how to become a mindful driver

Make compassion your co-pilot, and you’ll improve your traffic experience — and maybe your life. → Read More

How to keep your head from exploding in Seattle traffic

Psychology helps explain why so many of us become jerks behind the wheel — and how we can improve our sanity and safety. → Read More

This tiny Washington town has little hope of escaping a tsunami, so one tribe is building them all a tower

The structure will be a tower, at least 50 feet high, engineered to withstand the surging force of multiple tsunamis, like those that swept away homes, schools and warehouses in Japan’s Tohoku region in 2011. → Read More

Former Swedish surgeon Johnny Delashaw gets his license back, with restrictions

The Washington Medical Commission also ruled that Delashaw, who was featured in a Seattle Times investigation about Swedish Health's neuroscience unit, must submit to three years of oversight and cannot be employed in a position of medical leadership. → Read More