Home Care Workers Await Back Pay

The checks are not in the mail just yet, but tens of thousands of home care workers are eagerly awaiting 57 million dollars in back pay awarded them by the State Supreme More »

5-time Olympic Medalist Here in June

The woman who taught Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot with a bow and arrow for the Hunger Games movie – is coming to the Old Mill Archery Range in Forks.   Khatuna More »

Skate Store/Art Gallery/Surf Shop Opening

Wilderness Creative, a non-profit skate shop,  art gallery and surf store is coming to Forks.  Josh Gray spoke about Wilderness Creative at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting.  He says the first priority More »

Need Project Lifesaver?

Project Lifesaver is a nationwide effort for people with dementia or other diseases that could cause disorientation.  Police administrator Rick Bart says those people would get a wristwatch type device in case More »

 

New Union Members for Seattle Community College

People who work in supporting roles such as student services, IT and financial aid will soon be bargaining collectively for their employment contracts at Seattle Community College. It’s the fourth school in Washington’s community and technical college system where exempt employees have voted to join a union.

Home Care Workers Await Back Pay

T.J. Janssen is one of the 22,000 health care working expecting a back pay check of as much as $3,500 from the state thanks to legal action by his union, SEIU 775.

The checks are not in the mail just yet, but tens of thousands of home care workers are eagerly awaiting 57 million dollars in back pay awarded them by the State Supreme Court earlier this month. Comments from TJ Janssen, a home care worker and executive board member of SEIU 775. Janssen is hopeful lawmakers will budget more money for home care workers in the next legislative session, because many of them are living in poverty due to budget cuts enacted during the recession.

No House Left – but Plenty of Mortgage Payments

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Attorney Ben Wells is donating office space at his Arlington law office for mudslide victims to get free legal advice. Courtesy: Ben Wells

Many mudslide survivors face a host of legal issues as they try to put their lives back together, and the local legal community is responding with free assistance.   Mike Clifford reports:

 

 

Forks Family Fair Coming May 10

The Forks Police have an activity planned for  the 4th annual Forks family fair designed to keep kids safer at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, May 10 from 10 am – 3 pm.

Forks 1490′s Ken Lambert talks about it with Police Chief Rick Bart:

5-time Olympic Medalist Here in June

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Olympian Khatuna Lorig will teach archery in Forks June 27-29

The woman who taught Jennifer Lawrence how to shoot with a bow and arrow for the Hunger Games movie – is coming to the Old Mill Archery Range in Forks.

 

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Khatuna Lorig is ranked #1 in the U.S.

Khatuna Lorig is actually best known for being a 5-time Olympic archery medalist, ranked #1 in the US and #5 in the world.  Bill Sperry of the 110 Business Park talks about it with Forks 1490′s John Lamb.

For more information or reservations call Susan at 374-3199