State Supreme Court to be in Forks

The Washington State Supreme Court will hear three cases in More »

Port of Seattle Back in Court Over Oil-Rig Homeport

Conservation groups challenging the Port of Seattle’s lease to allow More »

AmeriCorps Service Programs Face Cutback Prospects

Washington is one of the most active states in the More »

Sen. Cantwell on a Deadline to Save Conservation Funding

A rare bit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress might come More »

AARP Totals Dollars and Cents of Family Caregiving

So many people are stepping up to provide unpaid care More »

 

State Supreme Court to be in Forks

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The Washington State Supreme Court will hear three cases in Forks on September 10th.  City Attorney and Planner Rod Fleck says the court will take place at the RAC – and will be open to the public.

The Justices will be in session from about 9 AM to 2 PM that day.

Fleck says there will be a reception for the justice the night before – and he hopes to have a justice or two appear at area schools – and perhaps make an appearance at the C of C meeting.

Port of Seattle Back in Court Over Oil-Rig Homeport

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Conservation groups challenging the Port of Seattle’s lease to allow oil-rig repairs at the port say it isn’t only about potential pollution problems in Puget Sound – but also whether the city ultimately wants to be part of the Arctic oil-drilling controversy. Oral arguments in the case take place on Friday (July 31).

Chris Thomas reports:

AmeriCorps Service Programs Face Cutback Prospects

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Washington is one of the most active states in the nation for AmeriCorps recruitment and community service, but a proposal in Congress would trim its budget by about one-third and cut the number of volunteer positions almost in half.

Chris Thomas reports:

Sen. Cantwell on a Deadline to Save Conservation Funding

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A rare bit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress might come just in time to secure a 50-year-old program that supports public lands and outdoor recreation, including many local projects in Washington state.  Chris Thomas reports:

AARP Totals Dollars and Cents of Family Caregiving

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So many people are stepping up to provide unpaid care for close friends and loved ones – including 828,000 in Washington – that a new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute says the trend has major policy implications. Family caregivers may shoulder the responsibilities gladly, but the report describes the toll it can take on their own health, careers and finances.  Chris Thomas reports: