Tue, Feb 2, 2010
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.
Cantwell Opposes Bernanke Reappointment
Says Fed Chair Failed to Focus on Urgent Need to Get Credit Flowing to Community Banks, Small Businesses
GLBT Community Responds to Obama's Pledge on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some civil rights activists are applauding President Obama's State of the Union pledge to work toward repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prohibits gay soldiers, sailors, airmen and women from revealing their sexual orientation and remaining in the military.
Stevens bill takes aim at insurance companies that hide changes
Some insurers trick customers by quietly reducing coverage at renewal time
Cantwell Says Rail Project Will Generate 6,500 Jobs
WA’s Pacific Northwest Corridor Selected in Nationwide Competition to Receive $590 Million in Stimulus Funding
Senator Murray Announces that Washington State Will Receive Major Federal Investment for High Speed Rail
As Chairman of Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Murray worked with Transportation Secretary to ensure Washington state’s needs and previous investments were considered in decision on where to make improvements nationwide
Murray Statement on President Obama’s First State of the Union Address
“This evening, President Obama spoke directly to the American people about getting our economy back on track. It’s my top priority as well.
Hope asks education funding group to consider funding proposal
Lawmaker testifies on Iseminger education plan
State Parks reports status of license tab donation program
A state parks donation program tied to vehicle license tab renewals is bringing in less than projected but enough to keep state parks open, provided no General Fund reductions are made beyond those identified in the Governor’s 2010 Supplemental Budget.
County, United Way and WDC to host economic resource fair
The Snohomish County Executive Office, United Way of Snohomish County and the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) are hosting a multi-day resource fair designed to offer assistance to families and individuals impacted by the current economic crisis.
Cantwell Says $25 Million in Grants Will Support Washington State Agricultural Products Abroad
Funding part of the USDA’s Market Access Program
Tue, Jan 26, 2010
NW Group Sends “Comfort for Kids” to Haiti
The needs in Haiti are many - food and water, shelter, medical supplies and sanitation - but mental health also figures into families' ability to survive after this month's earthquake.
Can a Cleaner, Greener WA Put More People to Work?
The budget crisis has taken center stage in Washington state politics, but today - on Environmental Priorities Lobby Day at the legislature - conservation groups want to convince lawmakers that a cleaner environment and energy efficiency can create jobs.
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