Fri, Feb 12, 2010
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.
Volunteers needed to assist vulnerable adults
Vulnerable adults living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help.
Initiative 1069 Replace the State Seal
Resource fairs for families and individuals impacted by the current economic crisis
The fairs have been put together by the Snohomish County Executive Office, United Way of Snohomish County and the Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County, along with multiple partners and sponsors.
90 Years of WA Women’s Political Clout
Mon, Feb 8, 2010
Free H1N1 vaccine in SnoCo at 8 special clinics in February & March
Snohomish Health District will offer free H1N1 vaccinations at community centers
Counselors, Therapists "Give An Hour" for WA Veterans
Study: More Military Wives Seek Counseling Services
Fri, Feb 5, 2010
House approves Lakewood Police Officers Memorial Act
Police officer and lawmaker works to honor memories of fallen officers, pass legislation to reflect lessons learned about tragedy
Reardon calls for “putting people back to work
Executive presents 2010 State of the County Address
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.
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