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 Columns    October 15, 2009

Name That Force

There is a phenomenon at work that we mere mortals simply do not understand. Some people call it Murphy’s Law, but I think that it’s more powerful than a law. It’s more like a force. After all, a law can be broken. It’s not a good idea to...

 
 Columns    October 15, 2009

Laura on Life

Every family has traditions they follow for certain times in their lives. It is one of the most comforting things about coming home. Some traditions aren’t even related to a holiday. For example: potato salad. We make potato salad every time we...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    October 15, 2009

WSU Power Grid Project Included in Final Version of Senate Spending Bill

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that that the the $1 million she included for transmission grid research and development at Washington State University (WSU) in the fiscal year 2010 Senate Energy and Water...

 
 By Cheri Russum    News    October 15, 2009

Hospital Quality Study Rates Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Best in Washington in Three Clinical Specialties:

Everett, Wash. (October 13, 2009) – Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) ranks number one in Washington in three specialty areas according to a study issued today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings...

 
 By Mary Kelly Community Relations And Marketing Director Sno-isle Libraries --    News    October 15, 2009

SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES FOUNDATION STAY HOME AND READ A BOOK RAISES $19,000 IN DONATIONS

There were no bids, no reservations, no babysitters to hire, no elegant dresses to wear. Instead, this year the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, in partnership with corporate sponsors, raised money by doing nothing for its annual fundraising event....

 
 News    October 15, 2009

Reardon thanks Gregoire for supporting aerospace efforts

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon said Thursday he welcomed Gov. Chris Gregoire’s efforts to fund additional aerospace training opportunities. Gregoire traveled to Everett in the morning to announce Workforce Investment Act funding would be...

 
 News    October 15, 2009

R-71 signature battle heads to federal appeals court; Eyman seeks to block other releases

The public records battle over whether to release R-71 signatures, as the Secretary of State and Attorney General support, now heads to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena on Wednesday. Here is a blog post on that … htt...

 
 News    October 15, 2009

Health Care Reform Bill Includes Major Cantwell Initiatives to Control Costs, Improve Quality of Care

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee today approved sweeping health care reform legislation that includes major initiatives authored by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to reform Medicare, aid seniors in need of long-term care, promote coordinated care...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    October 15, 2009

Groups Ask EPA to Protect Kids from Pesticides

SEATTLE - Groups of farm workers, doctors and mothers have banded together to ask the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do more to protect children from pesticides. On Wednesday, they filed a petition, citing examples of how dangerous...

 
 News    October 15, 2009

County gathers medical community to transform health care

While the U.S. Senate on Tuesday was busy passing its health-care reform bill, more than 140 people gathered at the Lynnwood Convention Center to learn about and debate an effective health-care reform program going on right now in the Puget Sound reg...

 
 News    October 15, 2009

Clinic sites set to vaccinate H1N1 priority groups

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Local health-care groups are gearing up to vaccinate thousands of people at risk of complications from H1N1 influenza at nine clinics in Snohomish County on Saturday, Oct. 31. Vaccinations will be offered at no cost to...

 
 By Dolores Blueford, Dblueford@wsu.edu    News    October 15, 2009

Call to take climate-change action

The Carbon Masters™ program at Washington State University Extension will participate in the Seattle 350 International Day of Climate Action. The 350 event is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around...

 
 News    October 15, 2009

Auditions set for new country/folk music series

Folk, country and bluegrass singers and musicians are invited to audition for a new monthly live music series, Hometown Hootenanny, at the Historic Everett Theatre. Auditions are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21, from 6:30 to 8:30...