Monthly Archives: July 2015

Port of Seattle Back in Court Over Oil-Rig Homeport

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).

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AmeriCorps Service Programs Face Cutback Prospects

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:

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Sen. Cantwell on a Deadline to Save Conservation Funding

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:

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AARP Totals Dollars and Cents of Family Caregiving

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:

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Forks Ave Repaving Slowing Traffic

Police Administrator Rick Bart is urging patience.  He says the work on digging up and repaving Forks ave will begin at night starting either today or Thursday.

The resurfacing will not completed until next week – probably Wednesday.

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