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Articles from the December 13, 2012 edition

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 By Chris Thomas    News    December 13, 2012

A New Approach for Saving NW Salmon?

SEATTLE - The federal agency in charge of making plans for salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest is reaching out to a couple hundred people, businesses and associations, in what could signal a more collaborative approach to saving the endangered...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

WSDOT Advisory: US 2 in Snohomish closed nightly Dec. 17 - 19

Three overnight closures of US 2 near Snohomish are planned next week as WSDOT reaches a major milestone in construction of the new overpass from Bickford Avenue. On the nights of Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 19, large cranes will hoist...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Washington state receives $1.3 million in settlement over infection-fighting drug

SEATTLE – Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that he and 33 other state attorneys general reached a $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its drugs,...

 
 News    December 13, 2012

Washington Attorney General targets text spammers

SEATTLE – Spammers have discovered one of the most popular forms of modern communication: text messages. Unwanted word-filled bubbles now pop up on mobile phone screens, pitching products and frustrating consumers. Over a period of two days in...

 
 By Department Of Social And Health Services    News    December 13, 2012

State settles child abuse case

OLYMPIA - After extensive negotiations, a settlement was reached today in the amount of $11 million to resolve both the alleged negligence and civil rights claims of six plaintiffs against the Department of Social and Health Services and 21 individua...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

State Awards More Than $19 Million in Grants for Salmon Recovery

OLYMPIA – The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board today announced the award of $19.2 million in grants to organizations around the state to restore and protect rivers and other waterways...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Sells elected to chair Labor Committee again

OLYMPIA—Rep. Mike Sells, who took on the chairmanship of the Labor and Workforce Development Committee in 2011, has been elected by his peers to go at it again this coming session. “I will be working closely with business, labor and the...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Public Invited to Training Center Open House Feb. 4

Everett Community College's Corporate & Continuing Education Center, 2333 Seaway Blvd. in Everett. EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College’s Corporate & Continuing Education...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Dunshee picked to lead jobs effort again

OLYMPIA – After creating 20,000 jobs statewide – including 1,700 in Snohomish County – House Democrats elected Rep. Hans Dunshee (D-Snohomish) once again to continue that effort as chair the Capital Budget Committee. "We're...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Dorn Proposes Changes in State Assessment System

OLYMPIA (December 13, 2012) — Washington state needs “exit” exams to ensure that every student who receives a diploma — no matter where he or she went to school — has the knowledge and skills expected of high school...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

County work in Marysville to prevent substance abuse

Snohomish County will be working with Marysville Middle School and the Marysville community to keep youth, young adults and others free of alcohol and other drug misuse, while creating a healthier community. The project will support training, technic...

 
 News    December 13, 2012

County seeks photos, stories of Centennial Trail

Snohomish County, which is designing an interpretive education project along the Centennial Trail, is collecting historical information on how the former rail line was used. Sponsored by the county’s Economic Development Department with grant...

 
 By Staff    News    December 13, 2012

Commissioner of Public Lands Goldmark announces employee award for Reiter Foothills effort

OLYMPIA – A group of 19 Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees were honored recently for their leadership in completing the initial segment of off-road vehicle (ORV) trails at Reiter Foothills Forest this summer. DNR...