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Articles from the June 21, 2012 edition

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 By Washington State Parks And Recreation Commission    News    June 21, 2012

Zero Tolerance for Boating Under the Influence

OLYMPIA – June 18, 2012 – Washington law enforcement officers will be out in force June 22, 23 and 24 for Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign to detect and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the state’s...

 
 By Employment Security Department    News    June 21, 2012

WorkSource offers free skill-building with KeyTrain

Job growth is heating up along with the summer weather, but it may not be enough to improve the forecast for workers whose skills are outdated or stale. “Coming out of the recession, there is a lot of competition for well-paying jobs,”...

 
 By Employment Security Department    News    June 21, 2012

Washington’s average wage grew in 2011

OLYMPIA – Washington’s average annual wage grew by 3.6 percent in 2011, outpacing Seattle-area inflation by 0.9 percentage points, according to the state Employment Security Department. The annual average went from $48,162 in 2010 to...

 
 By Shari L. Ireton Director Of Communications    News    June 21, 2012

Sheriff’s Office Launches Effort to Share Crime Data

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has launched a renewed effort to share accurate and timely data with the public by partnering with CrimeMapping.com, an interactive website that maps crime in our communities. Using information provided by...

 
 By Laura A. Ahearn, Executive Director    News    June 21, 2012

National Megan’s Law Helpline & Sex Offender Registration Tips Program

The National Megan’s Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention...

 
 By Employment Security Department    News    June 21, 2012

County jobless rates for May released today

OLYMPIA – County unemployment rates and employment data for May 2012 were released this morning and are posted online at www.esd.wa.gov/employmentdata; click “Statewide and county...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    June 21, 2012

County hosts seminar on memory loss, health

Snohomish County’s Long Term Care & Aging Division will co-host a free class on memory loss and maintaining brain health. Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on June 27, “Should I Be Worried About My Memory?” will help...

 
 By Suzanne Pate    News    June 21, 2012

Drugstores help fight the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Twenty-one local drugstores have joined the fight to knock down the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District supplies the pharmacies with free vaccine from the Sanofi Pasteur...

 
 By Jess Kaufman    News    June 21, 2012

Proejct Homeless Connect media release

A day of direct services for the homeless: Project Homeless Connect, July 11 One-day event needs donations of backpacks & toiletries; 1200 people expected SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH. – More than...

 
 News    June 21, 2012

Expanded HIV testing in Everett, June 25-30

EVERETT, Wash. – In support of national and regional campaigns, the Snohomish Health District will expand its HIV antibody testing services to offer free and discounted HIV tests during the week of June 25-30. This special offer is a public hea...