Mon, May 24, 2010
WA Man Wins National Conservation Award
Billy Frank, Jr. Reflects on 50 Years of Activism
Fri, May 21, 2010
Hundreds Take the Bike Commute Challenge
Hundreds of bicyclists braved dark clouds to enjoy a healthy commute on the 10th annual Bike to Work Day in Snohomish County on Friday, May 21.
NW Salmon Battle Doesn't Bode Well for Other Endangered Species
It is Endangered Species Day and advocates for native Northwest salmon say the timing is ironic.
Senator Murray Applauds Passage of Wall Street Reform Bill
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement following Senate passage of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, a bill to protect consumers and end taxpayer bailouts once and for all. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 59-39.
Thu, May 20, 2010
Local Bus and DART Fares Change June 1
Memorial Day is last major holiday to ride Community Transit service
Senators Murray and Johnson to Chair Landmark Joint Hearing on Ending Veterans Homelessness
FORMERLY HOMELESS VETERAN, VETERANS HOUSING EXPERTS TO TESTIFY ALONG WITH U.S. VETERANS AND HOUSING SECRETARIES
Senator Murray Sponsors Amendment to End Out of Control ATM Fees
Amendment to Wall Street Reform bill would give Consumer Protection Bureau power to end gouging at ATMs
Larsen Statement on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Urges Ban on Offshore Drilling in Washington State
ID Cards for Illegal Immigrants: A Good Thing?
President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday criticized Arizona's law that makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime.
Wed, May 19, 2010
WA State Workers' Contract Talks Include Workloads, Respect
Bargaining begins today for new contracts for 38,000 Washington state employees.
Report: BP Can’t Be Singled Out
As the costs of Gulf Coast cleanup efforts from the BP oil spill continue to rise, a new report examines the industry as a whole, in terms of safety and accident records.
Mon, May 17, 2010
Gov. Gregoire appoints Jean Rietschel to King County Superior Court
Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced the appointment of Jean Rietschel to the King County Superior Court. Rietschel currently is a Seattle Municipal Court judge.
Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer
This month, a special cancer panel appointed by President Bush presented its findings to President Obama.
Fri, May 14, 2010
Families can apply in June for Early Head Start
Beginning in June, the North Snohomish County Early Head Start program will accept applications to fill 82 openings.
West Coast Lawmakers Band Together to Request Drilling Ban
Both Washington senators have joined colleagues from Oregon and California to introduce a bill to permanently ban oil drilling off the West coast.
Thu, May 13, 2010
County distributes funding to end homelessness
Snohomish County recently awarded more than $1.5 million to 22 projects designed to help end homelessness.
WSDOT forced to replace I-5 cable barriers near Marysville; Stevens says it’s about time
After years of pleading with the Washington State Department of Transportation to junk the ineffective cable barriers along Interstate-5 near Marysville, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, says she is relieved to learn the state has finally agreed with experts and has begun to replace the cable with concrete barriers.
Cantwell, Murray Propose Oil Drilling Ban Off Pacific Coast
Permanent moratorium would protect WA environment, coastal jobs
Clock Ticking for WA Charities to Keep Nonprofit Status
Thousands of charitable and religious organizations in Washington will lose their nonprofit status next week if they don't turn in some paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For larger groups, filing a "Form 990" with the IRS is nothing new, but Congress has changed the law to also include smaller groups that raise less than $25,000 a year in donations.
Group Files Measure to Repeal Food and Beverage Tax Increases
Today a representative of the Washington State Beverage Association filed two initiative measures designed to repeal recent tax increases on certain food and beverage products adopted by the 2010 Washington State Legislature.
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