Thu, Dec 10, 2009
Murray Includes Pacific Salmon Restoration Program in Final Spending Bill
Murray worked to save the Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund by including funding in Senate bill after House of Representatives eliminated program
Fatal Residential Fire in May’s Pond Neighborhood
Update: The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire was accidental and caused by smoking materials. The fire began in the bedroom where the victim’s body was found. Damage to the home is estimated at $300,000.
Stage 2 burn ban called for Snohomish County
Due to stagnant weather conditions and elevated air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 2 burn ban for Snohomish County.
County honored for historic preservation efforts
Snohomish County will be honored Tuesday evening with one of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2009 Landmark Deeds Award for Public Service.
Fatal May’s Pond Area Residential Fire
Clearview, Wash. – At 12:19 a.m. on Dec. 8, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to reports of smoke and flames coming from a home in the 1900 block of 172nd Place SE in unincorporated Snohomish County.
A Canine Christmas Dog Adoption Event!
Don’t miss the upcoming ‘Canine Christmas’ adoption event. Adopt a dog or puppy and light up your life this holiday season! Meet over 100 great dogs and puppies from across Washington in one location.
Mon, Dec 7, 2009
The US Naval Sea Cadets have joined forces with the United States Toys for Toys Marine Corp Foundation to collect toys for deserving children throughout South Snohomish County
US Naval Sea Cadets join forces with Toys for Tots to collect and distribute toys South of Smokey Point to Lynnwood
Man arrested in shooting death of older brother
A 47-year Arlington man was arrested during the weekend for shooting and killing his older brother following an argument on the property they shared with other family members.
Adult son arrested in death of elderly father
Detectives believe a physical argument between an adult son and his elderly father late last month led to the man’s death early this month.
New NW Power Plan: Conserve More & Clean It Up
A vote may come this week on the Sixth Northwest Power Plan, the document that will set the energy agenda for the four Northwest states over the next 20 years. Drafted by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, its provisions identify major targets for greater energy efficiency and recommend less use of coal-fired power - policies that please conservation groups like the Sierra Club.
Fri, Dec 4, 2009
Energy grants will spur conservation, green jobs
The U.S. Department of Energy approved a Snohomish County plan Friday to use more than $4.8 million in federal recovery funding for energy efficiency and conservation projects.
Cantwell Statement on Amanda Knox Guilty Verdict
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on Amanda Knox’s guilty verdict decided today by an Italian court in Perugia, Italy. Knox, a 22-year-old Seattle native, was accused of murdering her British school roommate Meredith Kercher in November 2007. Knox stood trial with co-defendant and former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE GRILL TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILIES OF SLAIN POLICE OFFICERS
The owners of the Original Roadhouse Grill restaurant chain announced today that they will host a day-long fundraiser at the company’s Everett, Washington restaurant for the families of five local police officers recently killed in the line of duty.
N.W. Biz Leaders Urge Stronger Clean Energy Policies
It may be the Copenhagen climate summit of the Pacific Northwest. Today (Friday), business leaders from Washington and Oregon have been invited by the White House, to let top government policymakers know exactly what they will need in order to jumpstart more clean energy and green jobs efforts in the region.
Thu, Dec 3, 2009
Senator Murray’s Statement on White House Jobs Summit
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement following the Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth at the White House hosted by President Obama.
Hours extended for Washington’s unemployment-claims call center
Washington’s unemployment-claims phone line is now open one hour earlier each day to receive benefit applications or questions from unemployed workers.
Cantwell Statement on Troop Increase in Afghanistan
Today Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), issued the following statement concerning President Obama’s address to the nation on the military situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan:
County’s extra patrols prove useful during weekend
Snohomish County’s first DUI emphasis patrols following a $70,000 state grant to pay for overtime funds nabbed 11 impaired drivers.
Goldmark appoints new manager to lead DNR’s Southeast Region in Ellensburg
Laura Ditmer will oversee DNR operations in 15-county area
Cantwell Expresses Concern Over Recent Border Enforcement Abuses
Calls on Napolitano to Address Racial Profiling
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