Wed, Dec 23, 2009
Cantwell Says Health Care Bill Increases Access to Care and Cuts Costs
Cantwell provisions in HC reform measure deliver major benefits for WA
Mon, Dec 21, 2009
Senator Murray’s Statement on Major Step Forward in Reforming Health Care for Washington Families
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after the manager’s amendment for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was introduced. The bill, which lowers costs, expands coverage and increases competition among insurance companies, was projected by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today to reduce the deficit by $132 billion over ten years.
Holidays are Blue for Some in WA
The holiday season enters the final stretch this week, and while it can be a joyful time spent with friends and family, for some people it's not necessarily - in the words of one Christmas carol - "the most wonderful time of the year."
SAFETY NET: Murray Announces Extension of Critical Federal Safety Net Programs for Washington State Families
With Washington state budget outlook threatening services, Murray helps pass bill that extends unemployment insurance and COBRA tax credits, blocks cuts to physician payments under Medicare, and prevents low-income families from losing food stamps, Medicaid, and heating assistance
Job-Creating Defense Spending for Washington State Included in Final Bill
Funding will support Armed Forces while creating family wage jobs and helping Washington state remain at the forefront of technology, research, and innovation
Marysville Police Investigating Vehicular Homicide; Suspect In Custody
No sale: FDA snuffs out flavored smokes popular with youth
Federal ban prohibits local sales of cigarettes that smell or taste like candy and spices
Cantwell: Washington Kids Win With Almost $7.5M Bonus for State’s CHIP Program
Performance Bonus Is Result of Successful Increase in State’s CHIP Enrollment
Reported attempted abduction near Monroe
Detectives are investigating a reported attempted abduction that happened Monday afternoon just outside a house in the 12200 block of 203rd Ave. SE in unincorporated Monroe.
DNR schedules January 5 hearing in Sedro Woolley on proposed exchange between state land trusts
Intergrant exchange necessary step for DNR to transfer forestland in Skagit County to Seattle City Light for management as fish and wildlife habitat
Thu, Dec 17, 2009
Reardon says state should protect ECEAP funding
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon highlighted the importance of giving Wednesday as well as the importance of the state's Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) during a visit to Hawthorne Elementary School's ECEAP classroom, one of 21 operated by Snohomish County.
EDUCATION: Murray Introduces Major Legislation to Lower Class Size, Improve Education
Murray’s bill will provide grants to states to reduce class size, recruit high quality teachers
NOAA Withholding Information From Congress
Cantwell Threatens Congressional Hearings
Cantwell, McCain Bill Returns Stability and Security to Commercial Banking
Stops Depositors’ Money From Being Used In Wall Street Speculation; Returns Money to Main Street Investment
Marysville Police Investigating Robbery of Ice Cream Shop
Police are investigating the robbery of Coldstone Creamery located in the Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center in North Marysville.
Washington’s unemployment rate dips slightly in November
Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down to 9.2 percent in November, a slight improvement from the 9.3 percent rate in October, according to the state Employment Security Department.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009
Northwest Group “Fills the Gap” for Countries in Crisis
Holiday Wish List: Clean Water, Emergency Food, Peace…
Mon, Dec 14, 2009
Stage 2 burn ban lifted in Snohomish County
Due to improved air-quality conditions, the Stage 2 burn ban for Snohomish County has been lifted. Outdoor residential burning will again be allowed with proper permits from a local fire authority.
a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a pursuit of a recklessly driven black Honda Civic.
Take precautions now against winter weather
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon is urging residents to take precautions against unusually cold temperatures that are expected to remain in the area at least through the weekend.
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