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Are You Old Enough To Handle This Week's News?

Smoking tobacco
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Washington state is considering raising the smoking age from 18 to 21.

Washington state considers raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 -- the highest in the country. Plus: deflated footballs, deflated employment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Seattle’s cutest mobster and a sad farewell to talking about the Kalakala ferry. 

Bill Radke’s guests this week include KUOW reporter Deborah Wang, Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Jonathan Martin of the Seattle Times and KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy.

Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012