Tue, Jun 22, 2010
Coal Plant Agreement Leaves WA Conservation Groups in the Haze
A final agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology and TransAlta, the company that owns the coal-fired power plant in Centralia, was released on Monday. It outlines plans to reduce the plant's haze-causing nitrogen oxide pollution and mercury contamination.
New Survey Shows Widespread Support for Paid Sick Days
More than half the people questioned in a new national survey said they've either gone to work with a contagious illness or sent their kids to school or child care sick, because they didn't have paid sick leave and couldn't afford to stay home.
Mon, Jun 21, 2010
WA Parents Scramble to Find Summer Activities, Meals for Kids
In Washington, kids have fewer summer learning options this year - even though education experts consider the summer months critical for many students, who need to stay caught up on reading and math skills in order to succeed in the following school year.
Murray Statement on the Pentagon Admitting to Further Delays in Tanker Contract
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
Community Transit Helps Drivers on Snohomish County’s High Congestion Roads Find Healthier Options
Curb the Congestion program unveils new tools and incentives
Murray Applauds Major Investment in Training for New Primary Care Doctors, Nurses
Murray fought to include health care education and workforce training in new reform law; investment will help fill open primary care positions in Washington state, help providers continue to provide quality care
Residents asked for comment on hazards plan update
Snohomish County invites residents to review and comment on the recently updated Snohomish County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) beginning Friday, June 18.
Cantwell, Senators Urge Appropriators to Allow FCC to Protect Consumers, Promote Rural Broadband Access, and Preserve the Open Internet
WA State Workers: "No Thanks" to Furlough Days
Negotiators Watch Oregon's Experience for Clues
Mon, Jun 14, 2010
County, Senior Services increase veteran, senior housing
nohomish County is partnering with Senior Services of Snohomish County to provide 40 affordable housing units to seniors, veterans and their families.
WA Voters Face a Plethora of Petitions, Choices
OLYMPIA, Wash. - More than 70 initiatives have been filed with the Washington Secretary of State's office and, in order to make it onto the primary election ballot in August, their supporters have until July 2 to gather at least 241,153 signatures of registered voters. So, the petition-signing process is in full swing.
Cantwell, Murray Applaud $7 Million in Funding for WA Energy Efficiency Projects
Funding will help reduce consumer costs, overall energy use
New rules strengthen county’s clean water regulations
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will sign recently passed ordinances that further protect water quality and drinking-water supplies.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010
WA Firm Calculates Nature's Cost/Benefit Ratios
Earth Economics Releases Gulf Report
Murray Demands End to Oil and Gas Company Practices That Put Profits Above Worker Safety
Murray chairs Senate hearing on process safety failures that led to the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, the Tesoro refinery accident in Washington state, and the BP Texas City refinery in 2005—as well as proposed safety procedures and regulations that could help prevent future disasters
Reardon recommends recovery bonds to three companies
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is recommending the county distribute $9 million of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act bond allocation to three companies for the creation of new jobs.
Thu, Jun 10, 2010
Leadership Snohomish County is currently accepting applications for our Leadership Challenge Program for Young Adults
Homelessness event in need of volunteers, donations
Snohomish County will host its second annual Project Homeless Connect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 29, at Everett’s Cascade High School. Volunteers are needed to make the event a success.
Rebate Checks: The Jelly in WA Medicare "Donut Holes"
About one in five people on Medicare in Washington spends enough on prescription drugs to fall into the coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole," the point at which government assistance for their drug costs runs out. Starting this week, some Medicare recipients are getting one-time rebate checks of $250 to help fill that gap.
WA's "New Energy Future" Stalls Again in Senate
Washington is one of the states that sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not being tough enough on tailpipe emission standards.
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