Wed, Apr 28, 2010
Public to Get a Say in WA’s Coal-Fired Debate
The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) says it will release a draft plan this summer for transitioning the state's only coal-fired power plant, in Centralia, away from coal as a fuel source.
Fri, Apr 23, 2010
County’s Public Works earns two major project awards
Snohomish County’s Public Works Department recently was honored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the state Governor’s Office for its work to increase road safety and ease commutes.
Senator Murray’s Landmark Women Veterans Bill Passes Congress, Heads to President
Legislation will address unique needs of women veterans, provide improved care at the VA, and explore the effects service in Iraq and Afghanistan has had on female veterans
Thu, Apr 22, 2010
Murray: Budget Passed Through Committee Today is Major Victory for America’s Veterans
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Budget and Veterans Affairs Committees, applauded Budget Committee passage of the 2011 Budget Resolution containing significant support for veterans in Washington state and across the country.
Cantwell: On Earth Day, We Must Not Forget Our Oceans
Cantwell Chairs Commerce Subcommittee hearing on ocean acidification; National Academies of Science releases report that says ocean chemistry is changing at an “unprecedented rate and magnitude”
Trash talk: Safe handling & storage of solid waste
“Varmint-proof” containers also cut down odor
County’s transfer stations, drop-box sites remain open
Snohomish County transfer stations and drop-box locations will remain open despite a strike called Wednesday by union workers for Waste Management.
Cantwell Announces $20 Million for Energy Efficient Building Upgrades in Seattle
Funding makes energy efficiency accessible to hundreds of thousands of homeowners, businesses
Murray Announces Major Seattle Clean-Energy Grant to Help Families and Businesses Save Money on Energy Costs
City of Seattle will have the resources it needs to create jobs and reduce energy costs for families and businesses
Murray Statement on Airbus Announcement that they Will Bid for U.S. Tanker Replacement without a U.S. Partner
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the European company Airbus announced that they would compete to replace the U.S. military’s fleet of aerial refueling tankers without an American partner.
Senators Murray, Klobuchar, Begich and Murkowski Introduce Bi-Partisan Comprehensive Veterans Employment Bill
(Washington, D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, joined with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), veterans, and veterans service organizations to unveil the Veterans Employment Act of 2010.
Earth Day Urges WA Kids Outside on 40th Anniversary
Washington State celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day today with an eye to getting young people to be active in the outdoors.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010
Tips for WA Consumers to Avoid “Impulse” Spending
SEATTLE - If you're like most Washington residents, you're coping with the recession by doing your best to watch almost every penny.
Mon, Apr 19, 2010
General Aviation Day comes to Paine Field, May 15
Once again, Snohomish County’s Paine Field will be the site of the 15th annual General Aviation Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 15.
Poll Says Financial Reform Is Crucial
Financial reform now being debated in Congress is hugely important to people in Washington State and around the nation, and vital to bolstering confidence in the economy, according to a poll released by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010
Washington State Promotes Healthy, Sustainable Environment with Earth Day Activities
Washington residents are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by participating in state-supported activities and “Cash for Appliances Washington”
Senator Murray Helps Pass Critical Unemployment Benefits Extension for Laid-Off Washington Workers
With unemployment benefits on the line for thousands in Washington, Murray helps pass emergency extension
State switching to email renewal reminders for boats
Owners of boats and other registered watercraft in our state are encouraged to sign up to receive annual registration renewal reminders by email because paper renewal notices are being discontinued this year.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010
County will dedicate Lake Stevens Park Saturday
New ball fields will be named in honor of Gary Cease
Larsen Highlights Tax Cuts for Hardworking Families, Small Businesses
Today, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) highlighted several tax relief provisions that he fought to provide for hardworking families and small businesses in the 2nd District of Washington. In the past year, Larsen supported legislation that has provided over $200 billion in tax relief and income support to working families and small businesses across America.
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