Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Snohomish County to host series of Natural Hazards Risk Education Workshops
Snohomish County invites the public to participate in a series of public meetings to learn about the County’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NMHP) update to be held next week at locations throughout the region.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Seniors Deliver "No More Cuts" Message to WA Legislature
Washington has become known as a state that gives its older residents options that allow them to live at home as long as possible.
Sen. Murray, Gov. Gregoire Announce Mercer Corridor Project to Receive $30 Million Under Murray’s TIGER Grant Program
Funding will help reduce congestion in major downtown Seattle bottleneck, generate construction jobs, and boost economic activity in area with major employers
Cantwell Says $65M for Seattle, Spokane Highway Projects Creates Jobs, Addresses Longstanding Transportation Concerns
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell hailed the funding for two transportation projects under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program.
Cantwell Tours JELD-WEN, Discusses Efforts to Get Lending Capital Flowing for Job Creation
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) toured the JELD-WEN Yakima Window Manufacturing facility and held a press conference on her efforts to support manufacturing and clean energy development. Cantwell has worked to create tax breaks for consumers purchasing energy efficient products.
Statement from Rep. Kirk Pearson on repeal of taxpayer protections
Controversial bill to scrap two-thirds vote in the Legislature to pass new and higher taxes, fees passes House
Hope fights to retain Taxpayer Protection Act
Today the majority Democrats told voters they know better,’ Hope says
Cantwell Holds Listening Session With County Commissioners
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) met with the commissioners of Grant, Adams, Franklin and Douglas counties on Tuesday to hear their local concerns. The conversation ranged from health care and cap-and-trade to agriculture and water infrastructure upgrades.
Cantwell: Small Business, Community Banks Are Key to Creating Jobs
Cantwell meets with small business leaders, community bankers, to outline her plan for getting lending capital flowing again to credit-worthy businesses
Wed, Feb 17, 2010
Tax Preparers' Fraud: What to Watch For
Seattle, WA - It’s income tax season and, for some people, the only thing worse than rounding up all their receipts and documentation… is finding out too late that they hired someone to do their taxes who was either unqualified or simply trying to rip them off. Comments from Richard Panick, field media relations specialist, Internal Revenue Service.
Fri, Feb 12, 2010
Cantwell: Federal Grant Will Train and Provide Jobs for 900 Washingtonians
Paine Field firefighters raise money for cancer research
Firefighters from the Paine Field Fire Department will partner with the Mukilteo Fire Department to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Murray Announces WA State Health Information Technology Grant
$11M Recovery Act grant will help Washington state health care providers adopt and use health information technology to improve patient care
Murray Announces $5M to Train WA Workers for Health Care Jobs
Recovery Act grant will help 550 Washington state workers get the skills and training they need to fill jobs in the health care sector
Vets Bring National Security Message to WA
Military veterans are crisscrossing the western states in a tour bus, sharing a message from their unique prespective about the relationship between America's national security and our energy policy.
Do-It-Yourself Winter Olympics: WA's Methow Valley Festival
If you can't make it to Vancouver, B.C., or would rather participate in winter sports than watch them on TV, the Methow Valley is the place to be, beginning this weekend.
WA Nursing Home Workers Rally for New "Q-A Fee"
Nursing home workers from around the state spent the day Thursday in Olympia to try to convince their legislators to support an additional funding source for skilled nursing care facilities:
Thu, Feb 11, 2010
Stevens says demolition of I-960 law ignores voters’ wishes
Republicans succeed in saving transparency and other provisions
Stevens says I-960 suspension is tax-vote cover-up
OLYMPIA…When Senate Democrats finally succeeded in completely dismantling Initiative 960 late Wednesday night, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, issued the following statement:
Hope to host telephone town hall Feb. 16
The 44th District lawmaker used the technology last year during session and more than 600 constituents joined the hour-long conversation.
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