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Articles from the April 20, 2012 edition

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 By Soundbite Services    News    April 20, 2012

New Coalition Prods Puget Sound Energy to Ditch Coal Power

SEATTLE - Puget Sound Energy supplies power to 11 Washington counties - and although it has made some headway as a clean energy leader, almost one-third of PSE's electrical output still comes from the Colstrip Generating Facility, a coal-fired power...

 By Washington News Service    News    April 20, 2012

Earth Day 2012: Lots of Good Reasons to Dig in the Dirt

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. - Kids, go ahead and dig in the dirt. That messy message is from a new National Wildlife Federation report which outlines how getting dirty outdoors benefits children - from behavior to health and grades. The timing coincides wit...

 By Christopher Schwarzen Executive Office Snohomish County    News    April 20, 2012

County joins YWCA in 'Stand Against Racism,' April 27

Snohomish County employees and elected officials will join the YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish on Friday, April 27, to take a "Stand Against Racism." The hour-long event, which begins at noon, is open to the public. Snohomish County was one of...

 By Journal Staff    News    April 20, 2012

Tips for safer online shopping

An estimated 1.7 million households were victims of ID theft from online purchases according to a consumer reports survey. Now more than ever it's important to be cautious about who do business with in cyber space. One of the many concerns many of...