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Accidental death near Stanwood

A 24-year-old Sedro Woolley man died earlier today when a tree he was chopping down fell on him. The incident was reported about 1:40 p.m. in the 7500 block of Silvana Terrace Road in unincorporated Stanwood.

As Economy Displaces More Families, Sens. Murray and Franken Introduce Bills to Help Homeless and Foster Children Succeed in School

Separate bills will provide the additional support homeless and foster children need to stay in school at a time when foreclosure crisis threatens more children’s education

Senate Health Care Bill is Good for Washington State Families and Small Business Owners

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) stood with Democratic Senators and health care advocates at an event highlighting the benefits to Washington state families and small businesses of the comprehensive Senate health insurance reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was formally unveiled yesterday.

Murray Examines Veterans’ Employment Barriers in Senate VA Hearing

Microsoft General Manager Lutz Ziob attended the hearing, spoke about technology skills unique to veterans

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna testifies to Congress about deceptive online marketing tactics

McKenna says current disclosures aren’t sufficient to protect consumers

Murray Statement on Senate Health Bill

“Today, we are closer than we have been in decades to giving American families and businesses back control over their own health care choices.

Health Care Bill Going to Senate Floor Contains Major Cantwell Initiatives

Medicare, Basic Health provisions included. Cantwell pledges to further strengthen legislation in floor debate

DOC to Pay $4 Million for Assault on Inmate

The Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $4 million to a former offender who sustained permanent, severely disabling injuries when he was assaulted by his cellmate at Washington Corrections Center near Shelton in 2006.


Five Democratic Senators today gave back-to-back speeches on the Senate floor discussing the need to focus on small businesses when considering health care reform.

WA Lawmakers Call on Defense Department to Consider Illegal, Market Distorting Airbus Subsidies in Tanker Competition

Delegation expresses serious concerns about illegal launch aid; calls on Administration to not penalize American aerospace workers

AAA Projects Thanksgiving Travel to Increase 1.4 Percent from Last Year

Research Indicates Travel by Washingtonians Stronger than National Average

Marysville Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Infant

This afternoon Marysville Police Detectives arrested a Snohomish County man for the death of a 14 month infant which occurred in May of this year

Senator Murray Works to Increase VA Budget in 2010 Spending Bill

Bill contains billions of dollars for medical care, women veterans, homeless veterans; includes specific language on Walla Walla VA, South Puget Sound CBOC

Washington’s unemployment rate up slightly in October

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in October, from a revised rate of 9.1 percent in September, according to the state Employment Security Department.

A Coal-Free Washington?

SEATTLE - A Sierra Club spokesman says his organization will use new study results from Physicians for Social Responsibility to push for a coal-free state of Washington.


Tinker Bell and Baby Teeth

Laura on Life


STG's Second Annual GIVE THANKS Ticket Sale

Deep discounts for tickets to 13 performing arts engagements at STG's Paramount and Moore Theatres