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 By Washington News Service    News    January 10, 2013

"Start Smart" Workshops for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

KENNEWICK, Wash. - If your New Year's resolution is to start your own business, a visit to the Tri-Cities could help. "Start Smart" is a one-time, three-hour workshop held monthly in Kennewick to give entrepreneurs the basic information...

 
 By Staff    Entertainment    January 10, 2013

The 5th Avenue Hosts a Weekend of Fun Free Events with Curtain Up!

A Celebration of Musical Theater at The 5th February 9 & 10, 2013 Free Performance of The Music Man: February 10, 7:00 PM FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, ONLY (Tuesday, January 8, 2013 – SEATTLE, WA) A new tradition at The 5th,...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Washington ranks second in National Board Certified Teachers this year / WEA news release

Washington ranks second in National Board Certified Teachers this year Numbers released today show Washington public schools rank second in the nation for the most teachers who have earned prestigious National Board Certification through the...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Voter registration deadlines looming

The state’s General Election may have been just two months ago, but it’s voter registration time if you want to vote in upcoming special elections. A number of school, fire, EMS, park, cemetery and transportation districts throughout...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Taxable Retail Sales Increase 5.4% for Third Quarter 2012

OLYMPIA – Jan. 8, 2013 – Taxable retail sales increased 5.4 percent to $28.8 billion during the third quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, the Washington State Department...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Shoup to depart for deployment

EVERETT, Wash. - Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), part of the Nimitz Strike Group, will depart for its Western Pacific deployment Wednesday, Jan. 9. Shoup's mission as she deploys with a crew of approximately 300 sailors...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

RELEASE: United Way releases legislative priorities focusing on early learning, hunger, homelessness and seniors

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, United Way of Snohomish County United Way releases legislative priorities focusing on early learning, hunger, homelessness and seniors (Everett, WA) - As legislators prepare to meet in Olympia for the s...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Licensing office customer wait times lowest in eight years

OLYMPIA—Driver licensing offices across the state are experiencing some of the lowest customer wait times in eight years due to service innovations including expanded online and mail-in options and allowing qualifying driver training schools...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Kreidler: Why are health insurers’ billion-dollar surpluses continuing to grow?

Kreidler: Why are health insurers’ billion-dollar surpluses continuing to grow? OLYMPIA, Wash. – With two of the state’s largest health insurers sitting on surpluses totaling $2.2...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Join off-road vehicle enthusiasts for test rides at Reiter Foothills

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting the public to ride newly completed off-road vehicle (ORV) trails at Reiter Foothills. Test dates have been scheduled through March. Trail users will have an...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

Gregoire Proclaims January as School Board Recognition Month

The month of January has been proclaimed as School Board Recognition Month by Governor Christine Gregoire. This year marks the 18th year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995. The Washington State...

 
 By Staff    News    January 10, 2013

ALERT - EXTORTION SCAM - ALERT - DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators

News Release from: DEA Seattle ALERT - EXTORTION SCAM - ALERT - DEA WARNS PUBLIC OF EXTORTION SCAM BY DEA SPECIAL AGENT IMPERSONATORS Posted: January 8th, 2013 5:09 PM January 8, 2013 - (Seattle, Washington) - The Drug Enforcement Administration is...