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 News    December 17, 2012

State agencies seek public advice on Naneum recreation plan

The Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are asking recreationists for their advice by January 4 on recreation opportunities in a scenic portion of Kittitas and Chelan counties that includes one state forest...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

Reminder: US 2 closes nightly Dec. 17-19 near Bickford Ave.

Next week, we'll reach a milestone on our US 2 Bickford Avenue interchange project. Starting Monday, Dec. 17, we’ll close US 2 for three full nights to set girders for the new overpass. Westbound US 2 will close at 8 p.m. and eastbound US 2...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

OSPI to Create Plan to Lessen Risks of Natural Disasters

How Washington school facilities handle natural hazards is the subject of a large-scale project currently underway. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, in partnership with 35 school districts across the state, received a Pre-Disaster...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

McAuliffe comments on Republican committee proposal

Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, D-Bothell, released this statement today regarding the Senate Republicans’ proposal to take control of the Senate and divide control of committee chairmanships: “Republicans use words like bipartisanship and...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

Investigators On-scene for Trooper-Involved Shooting

The Snohomish County Multi-agency Response Team (SMART) is on-scene at 16300 block of SR 9 investigating a possible trooper-involved shooting. One suspect was taken into custody and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center. No troopers or...

 
 By Staff    News    December 17, 2012

Investigators On-scene at Collision Fatality

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office collision investigators are on-scene at a fatal traffic accident at OK Mill Rd, southeast of Lake Stevens. The roadway is currently closed between Creswell Rd...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    December 17, 2012

For WA Seniors, Another Weekend Peering Over the Fiscal Cliff

SEATTLE - Congressional leaders are saying they're prepared to stay on the job until Christmas Eve if necessary to hammer out a budget deal. The lack of agreement on what should be part of that deal is making folks in their 50s and beyond a little...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

Employment Security offers more free software courses

The Employment Security Department has expanded a popular service that allows Washington residents to learn computer software programs for free. For the past two years, the department provided free access to online Microsoft courses. Now, under a...

 
 News    December 17, 2012

DSHS, advocates work to improve long-term care services

Eleven recognized and established advocacy groups for people with disabilities and those who receive community-based care have joined with the state Department of Social and Health Services to develop recommendations on how to further ensure the...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    December 17, 2012

Available files: mp3 wav jpg Critics: Feds Issue "Inadequate" Plan for Hanford Cleanup

RICHLAND, Wash. - After almost a decade and $85 million, the U.S. Department of Energy has released its report on cleanup plans for the Hanford nuclear site in southeastern Washington. Critics say the massive document sidesteps a major question. By...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    December 17, 2012

Reasons to Howl about Buying Dogs Online

SEATTLE, Wash. - On a single day on the Internet, more than 700,000 dogs are for sale. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that's what its researchers found in a one-day investigative blitz. The group is calling for new regulations...