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Articles from the September 3, 2009 edition

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 By Laura Snyder    Columns    September 3, 2009

One Man's Experiment

I read an article in my Reader’s Digest about a man who chose to do an experiment with his wife. For one month he decided he would be a “good husband” and do everything that his wife expected of him. His friends called him a “wuss” and...

 By Brian Zylstra, Deputy Communications Director    News    September 3, 2009

“Wayfinder” connects Washington libraries’ millions of items

OLYMPIA…A new online program offered by the Washington State Library is allowing people to search for materials among nearly 18 million items found in 250-plus Washington libraries. “Wayfinder” is an online catalog that provides a single...

 By Mike Clifford    News    September 3, 2009

Wilderness Act Hits 45 with 4.5 million Acres Protected in WA

Seattle, WA - Folks in Washington will have lots of places to hunt, fish and raft this Labor Day weekend, thanks to the Wilderness Act, which turns 45 years old today. The Act made it possible to protect more than 100 million acres nationwide, and...

 By Kristin Ching Naval Station Everett Public Affairs    News    September 3, 2009

USS Ingraham Deploys Tuesday

USS Ingraham Deploys EVERETT, WA -Guided-missile Frigate, USS Ingraham (FFG 61) will depart Naval Station Everett Tuesday, Sept. 8 for a deployment to the Western Pacific. Ingraham is commanded by Cmdr. Matthew D. Ovios and falls under the command of...

 By Media Contact: Sheryl Hutchison, Communications Director    News    September 3, 2009

Unemployed on Labor Day?

Labor Day 2009 could become “Train for a New Career” Day for many unemployed workers in Washington. Under a new state law that takes effect on Sept. 7, unemployed workers in Washington who are disabled, low-income, members of the Washington...

 By David Ammons Communications Director    News    September 3, 2009

R-71 lawsuit update: WAFST Thurston County filing

FYI: Washington Families Standing Together, the coalition supporting a newly adopted “everything but marriage” expansion of rights for state-registered domestic partners, has filed a fresh lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to try to...

 By Mike Clifford    News    September 3, 2009

Kayaking the Columbia to Help Vets Experiencing Rough Waters

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A kayaking team is traveling 130 miles of the Columbia River from Portland to the Pacific Ocean this week, to help veterans experiencing rough waters. One of the paddlers, Portland resident Andy Maser, says the idea is to raise...

 By Councilman Mike Coope    News    September 3, 2009

County Council Veto Over Ride Action

On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, during its Administration Session at 11:00 a.m., the County Council will consider the Executive’s vetoes of Amended Ordinance 09-044, an ordinance that would eliminate the provisions for fully contained communities...