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Articles from the March 22, 2010 edition

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 By Journal Staff    Sports    March 22, 2010

Teens and volleyball team collect donations for Easter

The Lake Volleyball Club collected candy, toys, baskets, plastic eggs and Easter grass to donate to the Lake Stevens Family Center. The supplies will help the Family Center offer Easter baskets to...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    March 22, 2010

2010 Aquafest Announces Facebook, Myspace and Twitter Sites

Updates regarding the 50th celebration of the Aquafest festival are now being broadcast via Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. With the assistance of Social Networking Chairpersons Brianne Foster and...

 
 Opinions    March 22, 2010

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Recovery Act jobs not worth the price paid by stimulus bill Dear Editor, I have reviewed the database which documents Snohomish County’s part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill) and noticed some strange job creation...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    March 22, 2010

Butch Otter (and others) courting Washington employers

When Idaho Gov. Butch Otter published his “Love Letter to Our Neighbors,” he touched off a political firestorm asserting his state is better for business. Otter sensed a weakness in Oregon’s business climate after lawmakers raised taxes on...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Opinions    March 22, 2010

Lending website changes lives across the globe

If you had an extra $25 dollars what would you do with it? Go to a movie, out to dinner, get a pedicure? What if you could use that money to make a difference to someone on the other side of the world? Kiva.org is helping people do that. Kiva is a...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    March 22, 2010

Senator Murray’s Statement on House Passage of Historic Health Insurance Reform Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the health insurance reform bill that passed the Senate by a vote of 60-39 on December 24, 2009....

 
 By Mike Clifford    News    March 22, 2010

Scientific Report: WA Wolf Plan Doesn't Add Up

SEATTLE - Scientists who have reviewed the draft of Washington's Wolf Conservation and Management Plan have a disagreement over the numbers. According to the scientists, the population recommendations in the draft plan aren't biologically defensible...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    News    March 22, 2010

Kristiansen bill signed into law clearing way for retired firefighters to return to volunteer service

Retired firefighters who are collecting pensions will no longer be barred from volunteer firefighting duties under a bill sponsored by Rep. Dan Kristiansen, and signed into law this week by Gov. Chris Gregoire. “Many rural fire districts rely on...