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 By Kristin Ching, Naval Station Everett Public Affairs    News    September 10, 2009

Merchant Marine Ships: USNS Shasta arriving tomorrow

Everett, Wash. - The deep hulls of Military Sealift Command ammunition ships USNS Shasta and USNS Kiska, and dry/cargo ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear are making their way to Naval Station Everett...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    September 10, 2009

Running In The Rain

Who knew that sitting in a nice, dry car in a rainstorm, watching people flee from the parking lot, would be so entertaining? My husband and I wanted to see a movie one evening. Through a strange series of events that involved a DVD return, a box of...

 
 News    September 10, 2009

Thurston judge clears way for Nov. 3 vote

FYI: Thurston County Superior Court has given the green-light to a public vote on Referendum 71, rejecting efforts by supporters of the new “everything but marriage” law to block the measure going to the statewide ballot. The challengers still...

 
 By David Ammons, Communications Director Office Of Secretary Of State    News    September 10, 2009

Thurston County hearing set for Tuesday afternoon

Challengers who hope to block a statewide vote on the state’s new “everything but marriage” law have been given a court date in Thurston County Superior Court for the day after Labor Day. The hearing of the lawsuit brought by Washington...

 
 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    September 10, 2009

Stevens fears today’s destruction of KRKO radio towers is a bold acceleration of domestic terrorist acts

“I’m concerned that these people are moving toward acts that will ultimately be targeted at hurting and killing humans they don’t agree with,” Stevens said. Olympia…Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, said today she is worried that domestic...

 
 By Trova Heffernan Director, The Legacy Project    News    September 10, 2009

Space hero: Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar’s story unveiled in fun, free Legacy Project

Space hero: Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar’s story unveiled in fun, free Legacy Project OLYMPIA -- Space pioneer Bonnie Dunbar, Washington’s first female astronaut and now head of the acclaimed Museum of Flight, is the latest Washing...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary    News    September 10, 2009

Senator Murray Pays Tribute to Senator Kennedy in Speech on Senate Floor

(Washington D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered the following remarks on the floor of the Senate paying tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy. Senator Murray served with Senator Kennedy for 17 years in the Senate, including many...

 
 By Public Relations/media Inquiries: Anne Clarrissimeaux    News    September 10, 2009

RIFLE STOLEN 40 YEARS AGO RECOVERED USING ONLINE DATABASE

Dallas, Sept 8, 2009 ― A rifle stolen more than 40 years ago was recently returned to its owner, thanks to a diligent detective in the King County Sheriff’s Office who located the firearm by utilizing an online database that tracks items sold to...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    September 10, 2009

Reardon signs bonding bill, encouraging new construction

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon signed legislation Wednesday that will improve the climate for new business and housing construction. Tied to legislation Reardon signed in June that allows for additional extensions on preliminary permit...

 
 News    September 10, 2009

New maps reveal southern extension of southern Whidbey Island fault

OLYMPIA – A team lead by Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) geologists has released maps showing that the southern Whidbey Island fault extends much farther south and east than...

 
 News    September 10, 2009

Eyman challenge of I-1033 financial impact statement, Voters Want More Choices v. Moore - TCSC No. 09-2-02122-5

FYI—For those following Initiative 1033, the “other” ballot measure in Washington this fall, Tim Eyman has filed a lawsuit challenging the fiscal impact statement ballot prepared by the governor’s budget office. Eyman is suing the Office of...

 
 By Suzanne Pate    News    September 10, 2009

It takes a village: Few in SnoCo sell tobacco to minors

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Random checks of 52 retail stores in Snohomish County show that 84 percent of them refuse to sell tobacco products to minors, say local public health officials. Last year’s compliance rate was 85 percent. The all-time...

 
 By Ethan Bergerson    News    September 10, 2009

Governor moves to finalize pollution deal with TransAlta coal plant

Olympia, WA- Another chapter has been written in the history of sweetheart deals between Washington government officials and operators of the state’s worst pollution source. Gov. Chris Gregoire and her Department of Ecology have proposed totally...

 
 By Rosalund Jenkins, Executive Director    News    September 10, 2009

Gov. Gregoire’s statement on President Obama’s health care reform speech

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight issued the following statement on the speech by President Obama to the joint session of Congress on health care reform: “I applaud President Obama for addressing Congress and the nation – and moving...

 
 By Councilman Mike Cooper    News    September 10, 2009

County to Receive Stimulus Funds for Green Fleet Projects

Through its participation in the Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition, Snohomish County is preparing to receive $1.1 million in grant funds from the Department of Energy as part of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds will be...

 
 By Mike Clifford    News    September 10, 2009

Coal Pollution Proposal “Falls Short”

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Health groups and environmental advocates are giving a big thumbs down to proposed pollution standards being offered by the Gregoire administration for Washington State's only coal-fired power plant. The Washington Department of...

 
 By U.s. Senator Maria Cantwell    News    September 10, 2009

Cantwell Statement Following President Barack Obama’s Speech on Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement following President Barack Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress on health care reform: “Tonight, President Obama made a strong case for passing...