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16,000 Jobs Lost Under House Bill 1355

Washington state could lose more than $7 billion in economic output and 16,000 jobs should House Bill 1355 become law, according to testimony given today by Patrick Connor, Washington state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association. Connor presented the findings from a report conducted exclusively on HB… Continue Reading

Navy Petty Officer Frederick Santos, from Auburn Helps Rescue Fishermen in Philippine Sea

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bobby Northnagle USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea – Sailors stationed on board the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) rendered assistance to a fishing vessel suffering from mechanical difficulties March 25. Five Filipino nationals had been fishing at sea when their boat’s motor stalled out, and… Continue Reading

Still Hope For Medical Cannabis Patients In Washington State

Representatives in Olympia continue with politics as usually listening special interests and agencies that treat medical cannabis as if it has no medicinal properties. They are going against the voters by further restricting patients, and taking away their rights approved by them including proposing to drop patient limits once again, and breaking HIPPA laws by… Continue Reading

Washington Police Department Among First to Adopt New Alternative Fueling Technology in U.S.

The City of Edmonds Police Department recently announced the adoption of new low-emissions propane fueling technology as a part of its continued commitment to alternative fuels. For nearly two years, the department has operated 14 propane autogas patrol vehicles, which reduce fuel cost and emissions compared with gasoline vehicles. In an effort to further reduce… Continue Reading

Seattle Native Jimmy Louangsyyotha Serves with Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-122

A 2010 Renton High School graduate and Seattle native is currently serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the “Flying Eagles”, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jimmy Louangsyyotha is an avionics technician with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the… Continue Reading

Watch the City of Bellevue’s ‘Lake to Lake’ Video for March 2015

If you haven’t seen the great videos produced by the City of Bellevue, you are in for a treat!  Although this one is a little long (just shy of 30 minutes), it contains a lot of great information – and they promised they would be breaking their future videos into shorter, more digestible segments.  Hope… Continue Reading

New program to help parents teach teenagers safe driving habits

The Department of Licensing has partnered with Safe Roads Alliance to launch a new program sponsored by State Farm® that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens develop safe driving habits. “Young drivers in Washington State, between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, are more than twice… Continue Reading

Bellevue City Councilmember John Stokes Announces Re-Election Campaign

Bellevue City Council member John Stokes has announced he will run for re-election to the Bellevue City Council.   The former Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board Member, award-winning education advocate, and retired attorney kicks off his re-election with the support of Mayor Claudia Balducci, Council members Lynne Robinson and John Chelminiak and State Senator Cyrus… Continue Reading

AWB Statement on Benefits of Aerospace in Washington

The Association of Washington Business, Washington state’s largest business organization representing small, medium and large employers, issued the following statement from AWB President Kris Johnson regarding the Legislature’s attempt, through yesterday’s introduction of House Bill 2147, to erode the state’s competitiveness by reducing successful incentives for aerospace companies: “Washington state is an aerospace hub for… Continue Reading

Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci to Run Against Incumbent Jane Hague for King County Council

Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci, a Sound Transit Board member and former director of the King County Jails, has announced that she will run for the King County Council.  She will seek the District 6 seat currently held by 20-year incumbent Jane Hague. As reported on February 10, 2015 by Rob Butcher of Kirkland Views, Hague… Continue Reading