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Articles published Mon, Dec 21, 2009

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Senator Murray’s Statement on Major Step Forward in Reforming Health Care for Washington Families

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after the manager’s amendment for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was introduced. The bill, which lowers costs, expands coverage and increases competition among insurance companies, was projected by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today to reduce the deficit by $132 billion over ten years.

Holidays are Blue for Some in WA

The holiday season enters the final stretch this week, and while it can be a joyful time spent with friends and family, for some people it's not necessarily - in the words of one Christmas carol - "the most wonderful time of the year."

SAFETY NET: Murray Announces Extension of Critical Federal Safety Net Programs for Washington State Families

With Washington state budget outlook threatening services, Murray helps pass bill that extends unemployment insurance and COBRA tax credits, blocks cuts to physician payments under Medicare, and prevents low-income families from losing food stamps, Medicaid, and heating assistance

Job-Creating Defense Spending for Washington State Included in Final Bill

Funding will support Armed Forces while creating family wage jobs and helping Washington state remain at the forefront of technology, research, and innovation

Marysville Police Investigating Vehicular Homicide; Suspect In Custody

No sale: FDA snuffs out flavored smokes popular with youth

Federal ban prohibits local sales of cigarettes that smell or taste like candy and spices

Cantwell: Washington Kids Win With Almost $7.5M Bonus for State’s CHIP Program

Performance Bonus Is Result of Successful Increase in State’s CHIP Enrollment

Reported attempted abduction near Monroe

Detectives are investigating a reported attempted abduction that happened Monday afternoon just outside a house in the 12200 block of 203rd Ave. SE in unincorporated Monroe.

DNR schedules January 5 hearing in Sedro Woolley on proposed exchange between state land trusts

Intergrant exchange necessary step for DNR to transfer forestland in Skagit County to Seattle City Light for management as fish and wildlife habitat


Enjoy the traditions of the holiday


Refrigerator Relationship

Laura on Life


Letters for December 23, 2009


The Olympic Ballet performs The Nutcracker


The holidays will be a whole lot brighter

LSHS collects donations for local families in need

LSHS grad shares magical talent

Local family on a mission to help small African nation

What does soccer, Christmas trees and a small nation in Africa have in common? For one Lake Stevens family – a lot!


Viking boys win three more games

Head unbeaten to San Diego tourney