Fri, Feb 5, 2010
Cantwell Sponsors Legislation to Extend Medicaid Assistance
Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 32 other senators introduced legislation (S. 3000) to extend a provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which provides states with increased federal Medicaid funding. Under ARRA, states receive enhanced federal Medicaid assistance to help cover the increased Medicaid demand resulting from the economic downturn.
WA Students Walk Out to Catch Lawmakers' Attention
Campus walk-outs and rallies will accompany today's delivery of petitions to state lawmakers from college students and professors, asking that higher education at Washington's state schools be spared any more budget cuts. 8,000 signatures have been gathered on petitions by student groups and the teachers' union, AFT Washington, to be presented to state lawmakers.
Feds Propose Reviving Salmon Recovery Fund
In its new budget request to Congress this week, the Obama administration has included some money for Washington and four other Western states to restore salmon habitat.
Thu, Feb 4, 2010
House passes law enforcement bills in wake of police shootings
With the family members of fallen police officers in the gallery, the House of Representatives passed five new public safety laws to better protect the public and take care of loved ones left behind when a police officer or firefighter dies in the line of duty.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PREPARED FOR SECOND CENTURY OF SERVICE
Scouts Across America Celebrate Centennial Milestone
I-960 on the chopping block, EFF to testify at public hearing today
Bill on fast track to end tax transparency and continue unsustainable spending
Reardon proposes using $33 million in ARRA funds for new jobs
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon proposed Wednesday morning using more than $33 million in federally subsidized bonds available under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to stimulate new job growth.
Senator Murray leads 18 Senators in Calling for Help to Community Banks, Small Businesses in Letter to Geithner
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) led a group of 18 Senators in calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to take immediate steps to utilize TARP funding to stabilize community banks and improve credit availability for small businesses.
Cantwell Applauds the Administration’s New Mental Health Parity Rules
ASHINGTON, DC –Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) applauded the Obama administration’s decision to enact rules that remove financial barriers to mental health insurance coverage.
Cantwell tells Geithner: ‘Get credit flowing now’
Treasury Secretary commits to work with Cantwell on getting community banks an immediate capital infusion to allow them to resume lending to credit-worthy small businesses and individuals
Senator Murray’s Statement on President’s Call to Assist Community Banks with Small Business Lending
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced plans to create a new Small Business Lending Fund using capital investments from TARP funds.
Tue, Feb 2, 2010
Are Stormwater Rules Down the Drain in Clark County?
Vancouver Lawsuit has Statewide Implications
WA Elder Abuse Calls Attention to Need for Training
This past weekend, the Seattle Times newspaper began a series of reports, entitled "Seniors for Sale," by reporter Michael Berens, on abuse and neglect of elderly residents in adult family homes in Washington.
Mon, Feb 1, 2010
HANFORD: Senator Murray Praises Overall Increase in Tight Budget Year
(Washington, D.C.) – Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement on President Obama’s budget request for Hanford cleanup efforts in Fiscal Year 2011
WA's New Cash Crop: Energy Entrepreneurs
Conference to Focus on Clean Energy Technology, Funding
Weird WA Winters - A Climate Change Wakeup Call?
NASA says 2009 was the second-warmest year on record for the planet, and no matter what people believe is the cause of global warming, its effects are being felt here in Washington.
WA Small Businesses Want Big Financial Reforms
More than 130 small businesses in Washington are part of a national survey about what the government should be doing to help them survive and create jobs.
New traffic signals improve safety near schools
Two new traffic signals will be activated next week to improve pedestrian safety to and from Shoultes Elementary and Cascade Elementary schools.
Initial homeless count numbers show slight decrease
Early data collected during Thursday’s annual Point In Time homeless count show only a slight decrease over numbers collected during 2009.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010
Haggen Food & Pharmacy Offering Free Prenatal Vitamins, Fluoride Supplements
Prenatal vitamins, which contribute to the health of expectant mothers and their babies, are being offered for free at Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores.
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