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Articles from the March 1, 2013 edition

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 Entertainment    March 1, 2013

Washington State Students Form Cast, Crew, and Staff Of The Rising Star Project: The Music Man

More than 100 high school students and teens from nearly 60 Washington state schools will take over The 5th Avenue Theatre to produce their own production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man shortly after the Theatre’s professional...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

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House Bill 1044, Engrossed House Bill 1044: Mandatory health plan coverage for voluntary abortions. Passed the House on February 22, 2013 by a vote of 53 to 43. This bill, which is also known as the “Reproductive Parity Act,” requires...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

Taxable and Nontaxable Income

Most types of income are taxable, but some are not. Income can include money, property or services that you receive. Here are some examples of income that are usually not taxable: Child support payments; Gifts, bequests and inheritances; Welfare...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

Statement From State Superintendent Randy Dorn About the Sequester

Drastic cuts to federal spending resulting from the inability of the U.S. Congress to compromise on a budget, known as “Sequestration,” take effect today. Programs in the U.S. Department of Education could be cut by about $4.1 billion for...

 
 By Kylee Zabel, Reporter Wnpa Olympia News Bureau    News    March 1, 2013

State's high court rules unconstitutional two-thirds-vote requirement Decision relates to 2010 initiative targeting tax increases

Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) urged voters to “look out for [their] pocketbooks” after the state Supreme Court declared a two-thirds-vote to raise taxes unconstitutional in a 6-3 ruling released Feb. 28. The court's determination was made...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

A.C.E. Training to benefit Housing Hope

Join Communication Resources Northwest on Friday, March 8, 2013 for “Snohomish County Builds Hope,” an all-day training geared toward helping professionals in the architecture, contractor and engineer (A.C.E.) industries thrive in their...

 
 By Kylee Zabel, Reporter Wnpa Olympia News Bureau    News    March 1, 2013

Motor vehicle excise tax resurrected to fund localized transportation projects

More taxes to sustain existing benefits are the financial crutch being considered by the Legislature to support public transportation entities in two Western Washington counties: King and Snohomish. The House Transportation Committee Feb. 25 heard te...

 
 By Zoey Palmer, Reporter Wnpa Olympia News Bureau    News    March 1, 2013

Firearms issues gain House attention; Senate ignores a host of related bills

Four firearms-related bills are expected to continue moving through the House of Representatives this session after receiving committee confirmation before the policy-bill cut-off date last week (Feb. 22). A host of Senate bills were introduced, but...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

Driver testing no longer offered in some DOL offices

The Department of Licensing is continuing expansion of the program that allows driver training schools and school district driver training programs across the state to conduct driver knowledge and skills testing for new driver license applicants. As...

 
 News    March 1, 2013

DEM Director completes federal leaders program

John Pennington, Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management director, has completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The goal of the Executive Leaders Pr...