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Articles from the November 12, 2009 edition

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 By Jim Miller    Columns    November 12, 2009

New Options for Senior’s with Cataracts

I’ve read that there’s a new type of cataract surgery that can also correct vision so you don’t have to wear reading glasses anymore. What can you tell me about this? I will need cataract surgery in the near future and would like to learn...

 
 News    November 12, 2009

NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MEMBERS; COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY BY NOMINATING SUPPORTIVE EMPLOYERS

ARLINGTON, Va. – This Veterans Day, members of the National Guard and Reserve and their families across the nation have the opportunity to nominate supportive employers for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest...

 
 By John Longenbaugh    Entertainment    November 12, 2009

From White Christmas to the Great White Way!

SEATTLE, WA –Keaton Whittaker, the young actress who got her start in professional theater at The 5th Avenue in our 2006 production of White Christmas, is currently in rehearsals for the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night...

 
 By Shari Ireton    Entertainment    November 12, 2009

EVERETT CHORALE TO RING IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

Snohomish County’s 90-plus premier vocal choral ensemble, the Everett Chorale, will perform Saint-Saëns's Christmas Oratorio and a selection of bell-themed holiday favorites for this year's ever-popular holiday concerts at the Everett Performing...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    November 12, 2009

Re-Birthday

My birthday is near again. Do you remember when birthdays used to be fun? As a child, your birthday meant cake, ice cream and a gift or two. It meant you got to pick what the family would have for dinner that evening. If at any time during the day...

 
 By Monika Kristofferon    Columns    November 12, 2009

Clutter Control 9-1-1

Boy is it easy to accumulate clutter! It comes from so many sources; we create collections, we receive gifts that we feel guilty parting with, our kids keep outgrowing toys and clothes and we even go out and shop for more stuff! How do you get clutte...

 
 By Joel Ryan, Executive Director    News    November 12, 2009

WSA URGES GOVERNOR TO MAINTAIN ECEAP FUNDING IN HER BUDGET ECONOMIC DOWNTURN TAKES TERRIBLE TOLL ON MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN ECEAP SERVES AS MAIN SAFETY NET

Joel Ryan, Executive Director of the Washington State Association of Head Start & ECEAP, called on the Governor to continue her strong support for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) in the 2009-2011 supplemental budget...

 
 By Suzanne Pate    News    November 12, 2009

Unemployment brings stress & poor health to SnoCo jobless

"Unemployment & Health,” a new report from the Snohomish Health District, indicates that Snohomish County residents who are unemployed report more days of poor health in a month, less satisfaction with their lives, and greater likelihood of...

 
 By Rob Mckenna    News    November 12, 2009

State Supreme Court unanimously supports school funding system

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Supreme Court today unanimously ruled that variations on the way teachers and school staff are paid across districts does not violate Washington’s Constitution. “The Supreme Court upheld the state’s formula for...

 
 News    November 12, 2009

Cantwell Moves to Close Derivatives Loophole

ASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), together with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), proposed legislation empowering state gambling regulators and attorneys general to examine unregulated derivatives trading...

 
 News    November 12, 2009

Senator Roach’s requested performance audit on Valley Medical released today with significant, adverse findings

State Senator Pam Roach requested an audit of Public Hospital District 1, in Renton, over a year ago. That report was made public today. State Auditor Brian Sonntag has released his findings in a report that was generated by Ernest and Young in...

 
 By Eli Zupnick Deputy Press Secretary    News    November 12, 2009

Senator Murray to Examine the Cost of Being Sick: H1N1 and Paid Sick Days

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Health Committee, will attend a Senate hearing examining the issue of H1N1 being spread by workers who can’t afford to miss work when they are sick. Senator Murray will be...

 
 By Murray Press Office    News    November 12, 2009

Senator Murray to Discuss Stress on Military Kids and Families at Summit in Tacoma

(Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will speak to hundreds of military families, as well as community and military leaders at the Washington State Military Kids and Families Summit in Tacoma. Murray will discuss daily...

 
 By Christopher Schwarzen    News    November 12, 2009

Reardon honored for performance measure program

Calling him an “innovator in government,” Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has been honored by the National Center for Civic Innovation for the county’s part in the center’s Trailblazer Grant Program. The NCCI’s Center on Municipal...

 
 By Scott Wood    News    November 12, 2009

Proposed Health Care Overhaul Will Hurt Economic Recovery of Small Businesses, According to Latest Poll

Buffalo Grove, IL – The majority, or 57%, of small business owners and managers surveyed during a Small Business Research Board (SBRB) poll, conducted in conjunction with IPA, indicated they believe the health care overhaul being proposed in Congre...

 
 By Matt Mcalvanah Press Secretary    News    November 12, 2009

Murray Speech on Veterans Will Recognize Those Who Have Sacrificed, Call for Passage of Critical Bill

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will give a speech on the senate floor today focusing on the needs of our veterans on the eve Veterans Day. Senator Murray’s speech will include her reflections on Veterans Day as a day of...

 
 News    November 12, 2009

H1N1: Senator Murray Examines Policy Changes to Help Keep Sick Workers at Home

(Washington D.C.) –Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) attended a Senate hearing examining the problem of H1N1 being spread by workers who can’t afford to miss work when they are sick. Senator Murray gave an opening statement pushing for pass...

 
 By Schwarzen, Christopher    News    November 12, 2009

County will hold vision workshop for Kayak Point Park

The public is invited to attend a visioning workshop for Kayak Point Regional Park on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The workshop will allow park users to help plan possible improvements to the day use portion of the park, located at 15610 Marine Dr.,...