Wed, Oct 7, 2009
State Lawmakers Step Up for Nat'l. Health Care Debate
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Almost 1,000 state lawmakers, including 64 from Washington, have signed a petition asking their federal counterparts for lower health care costs, a public insurance option, and shared responsibility for these costs by government, employers and individuals.
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
Food Safety, Oversight are Growing Concerns
SEATTLE - Just in the last three weeks, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced recalls of some brands of beef bouillon, baby formula, cookies, parsley and imported dried plums and apricots.
Fri, Oct 2, 2009
What Does WA Win with New Climate Bill?
The U.S. Senate has begun considering a major bill to clean up the environment, increase the country's energy efficiency and create jobs. Authors of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act say the savings will be greater than the price tag. The goals include reducing carbon pollution by 20 percent within the next ten years.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009
Groups Challenge WA Coal Plant’s Permit Renewal
It's another round in the fight for cleaner air in Washington. Conservation groups have appealed an air pollution permit issued to the only coal-fired power plant in the state, located in Centralia.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009
Health Reform: What About A “Third” Public Option?
Is it in or is it out? Or, is there a "third" public option to consider?
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
Former Washington first lady Evans latest oral history subject
Nancy Evans, Washington’s first lady for 12 years and a civic and cultural activist for all seasons, is the latest extraordinary citizen to be spotlighted by The Legacy Project, the oral history program formed in 2008 by the Office of the Secretary of State.
Senator Murray Announces $25M in Recovery Funding for Affordable Rental Housing, Improving Energy Efficiency in Washington State Homes
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $25,269,970 has been released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow Washington state housing authorities to build or renovate affordable rental apartments and make existing public housing units more energy efficient.
Marysville Police Take Two into Custody for Robbery, Kidnapping, Drug Possession
An 18 year old Snohomish County man turned himself in to Marysville Police today on the advice of his attorney.
Night work will close one lane of SR9 in the Lake Stevens area
Single lane closures will be in effect this week and next week on one mile of SR9 from south of South Lake Stevens Road to north of 20th Street SE. Grinding and paving of the road surface will take place from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. during the following nights:
Senator Murray, Insurance Commissioner Kreidler Respond to White House Health Insurance Report Highlighting Washington State Increases
Can Reading a Book Make a Difference?
Mercy Corps Launches “Half the Sky” Contest for Book Clubs
Mon, Sep 21, 2009
Murray Applauds Clean-Energy Transportation Recovery Funding for Everett, Wenatchee, Vancouver
Funding will create jobs, help local communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Legislators question policies allowing dangerous criminal, now on the lam, to go on outing to county fair
'Situation is outrageous, derelict,' they say
Work on Mountain Loop Highway Bridge #102 will cause traffic delays of up to 15 minutes
Snohomish County Bridge #102 spans the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River one-half mile northeast of Granite Falls along the Mountain Loop Highway
What’s In a Name? LWV Challenges ‘Copycat’ Group
The League of Women Voters says the name of one new political group is too close for comfort - and has asked the League of American Voters to stop using the similar name.
Little Shelter needs your help fundraising
4th Annual CASA Benefit Auction - Oct 3rd
Consumers and Businesses Sign on to PUD Energy Challenge
Save Money, Save Energy, Save 10 Percent!
Ocean Task Force Has a Big, Deep Blue Job Ahead
Washington already has a major effort underway to clean up Puget Sound, while a task force meeting around the country is charged with creating the first national policy for managing oceans.
Save Our Sound Union
Union Slough Wetlands Restoration Work Party! Sept 26th 2009
Reardon: No service cuts, no layoffs in 2010 GF budget
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