In local news, the Seattle Times writes about the potential flood risk of decades-old, poorly-maintained levees in the Green River Valley.
Time details some of the high-visibility things that would kick in immediately under health reform, versus the 2013 start date for much of the legislation.
The Seattle Times covers Congress' moves to close Medicare's infamous "doughnut hole."
A good year: Reinsurer Munich Re AG says that catastrophe costs were down in '09.
The AP reports on a provision in health-reform legislation that would "nudge" people into getting long-term care insurance, at a projected cost of $160-$240 per month deducted from their paychecks.