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Articles from the March 19, 2012 edition

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 By Health District Media Release    News    March 19, 2012

Additional free whooping cough shots for adults, March 24

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- In response to the ongoing whooping cough epidemic in the area, Snohomish Health District continues to encourage all adults – especially those who have contact with infants – to get vaccinated against this prev...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 19, 2012

Naval Station Everett Participating in Nation-Wide Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield

Everett, Wash. - Naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States will participate in Navy Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism (FP/AT) exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2012 on March 19-24. The annual exercise is con...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    March 19, 2012

Ben Franklin and My Boy

I was recently reading a biography of Benjamin Franklin. Why, you ask? I could not help but wonder why he was the only guy engraved on our money who was not a past president. Why was he so special? It turns out that Ben Franklin was a lot like my...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    March 19, 2012

State Workers' Pensions Central in WA Budget Battle

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sixty percent of workers in the United States have less than $25,000 in retirement savings, not counting their home value and any pension plans, according to a new national survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute...

 
 By Washington State Legislature    News    March 19, 2012

Delvin to governor: ‘Don’t hold the developmentally-disabled community hostage’

OLYMPIA — On Thursday, following the bipartisan Senate coalition’s presentation of a new budget proposal, Gov. Christine Gregoire abruptly canceled more than 50 scheduled bill-signing ceremonies and threatened to veto bills if legislators...