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Articles from the August 20, 2012 edition

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 By Washington News Service    News    August 20, 2012

New Study Prompts Closer Look at Farm Pesticide Safety

SEATTLE - A new look at the effects of a common farm pesticide on children has stepped up calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further restrict, or even ban, its use. The farm insecticide chlorpyrifos is in wide use on Washington...

 
 By Ymca Of Snohomish County    News    August 20, 2012

LEARNING AFTER SCHOOL HELPS YOUTH DO WELL IN SCHOOL

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 20, 2012 – Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the YMCA of...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    August 20, 2012

Keeping the Faith: Hating the haters

Several years ago, on the courthouse steps of the town in which I lived, there was a rally. A homosexual couple in our community was seeking to become foster parents. You can imagine the kickback that erupted in a small Southern town. But it...

 
 By Staff    News    August 20, 2012

LSHS student helping Taylor Bridge fire victims

Meghan Brinkerhoff is a junior at Lake Stevens High School who has turned her compassion into hope for those suffering in the Taylor Bridge Fire. “After reading about so many families losing their homes, animals scared and displaced, and...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    August 20, 2012

The People in The Picture

Who are those two people? They are pictured in a frame on my bookshelf wearing a white tuxedo and a wedding gown. Look at them. Those beautiful faces; so full of optimism, strength and hope. They are almost strangers to me now. My husband and I have...