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Articles from the February 26, 2010 edition

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 By Monika Kristofferson, Professional Organizer    Columns    February 26, 2010

Clutter - comfort or chaos

What do you picture when you think about a decluttered and organized home? Do you think calm and stress-free or do you think cold and sterile? Some people may feel that in order for a home to be comfortable it needs to be filled with lots of stuff....

 
 By Jason Mercier    News    February 26, 2010

Voter-Approved Taxpayer Protections Repealed, Again

The 2010 Legislative Session is scheduled to come to a close on March 11. Rumors of a special session, however, are starting to be heard in the halls of the capitol. Facilitating the consideration of numerous tax proposals now being debated is the...

 
 News    February 26, 2010

Senate hearing highlights support for House compromise

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved a Senate amendment introduced yesterday morning, adjusted to apply the denial of bail for those who attempt heinous crimes but do not succeed. Families of slain Lakewood police officers, King County...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 26, 2010

Public Wants a Say in WA’s Coal-Fired Debate

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire has been a big advocate of curbing global warming pollution in Washington with cleaner energy sources, but at the state Capitol on Saturday, members of the Sierra Club and other conservation groups will ask her...

 
 By Eli Zupnick, Deputy Press Secretary    News    February 26, 2010

Murray Announces Major Clean Energy Grant for Puget Sound Energy; $29M to Help Reduce Energy Costs, Create Local Jobs

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the U.S Department of Energy has awarded $28.6 million to Puget Sound Energy for the utility’s expansion of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility in Kittitas County,...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 26, 2010

Helping WA Kids Navigate Tough Times

TACOMA, Wash. - Schools are seeing more kids, in kindergarten through high school, dealing with their parents' concerns about money and employment, and bringing that stress to school. Many are caring for younger siblings while parents work. This...