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Articles from the July 26, 2012 edition

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 By Snohomish Health District    News    July 26, 2012

Hundreds of residents live with hepatitis in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Viral hepatitis is closer than you think, say the international organizers of World Hepatitis Day, July 28. In Snohomish County approximately 680 cases of chronic hepatitis C and 110 cases of chronic hepatitis B are...

 By Staff    News    July 26, 2012

Naval Station Everett Receives Mutual Aid in Exercise 'Reliant Cloud'

EVERETT, Wash. - Naval Station Everett will conduct base-wide exercise 'Reliant Cloud' on Wednesday, July 25. The training exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and involves an emergency response from the base along with City of Everett Fire and Police to a...

 By Staff    News    July 26, 2012

Washington Association of School Administrators Opposes Initiative 1240

OLYMPIA, Washington (July 26, 2012)—The WASA Board of Directors recently took action to oppose Initiative 1240, which would allow public schools to become independently run using public taxpayer funds. WASA supports options that meet the...

 By Recreation And Conservation Office    News    July 26, 2012

State Awards $1.6 Million in Grants for Parks and Trails

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board today announced the award of 21 grants to improve parks, trails and ball fields. The grants, which total nearly $1.6 million, will give cities, counties and others needed...

 By Staff    News    July 26, 2012

Property Tax Revenues Increase 5.7 percent in 2012

OLYMPIA – July 26, 2012 – Property tax revenue increased 5.7 percent to $9.3 billion in 2012, with $37 million of the $143 million increase over 2011 stemming from new construction added to the tax rolls, the Washington State Department...

 By Washington State Department Of Transportation    News    July 26, 2012

Plan for overnight closures of westbound US 2 in Snohomish this week

SNOHOMISH – Drivers on US 2 in Snohomish should plan to take an alternate route or allow extra time for their trips Wednesday and Thursday night, July 25 and 26. Weather permitting, crews will close all lanes of westbound US 2 near Bickford...

 By State Of Washington Department Of Licensing    News    July 26, 2012

Motorcycle testing to be conducted outside DOL

OLYMPIA—Starting August 1, most motorcycle riders seeking an endorsement to legally ride in Washington state will begin taking motorcycle knowledge and skills tests at approved motorcycle training schools across the state. “This will...