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Shellfish contamination prompts closure and multi-state recall
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:59:13 -0800

State health officials issued a multi-state recall after at least a dozen people in Mason County fell ill after eating raw oysters.    The people who ate raw oysters in November and became sick had symptoms often linked to norovirus. Two norovirus cases were confirmed.    State health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall for all shellfish originating from a ...

Raw oysters sicken 12, prompt shellfish harvest closure and recall
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:57:14 -0800

A dozen people suffered suspected or confirmed norovirus after eating raw oysters harvested from Hammersley Inlet in Mason County.

Loudoun’s balancing act of growth: Find additional sources of tax revenue
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:27:27 -0800

A recent report from the George Mason Center for Regional Analysis shows an increase in real property tax assessments in Loudoun County have been predominantly driven by residential development.

Flood warnings issued for 5 Western. Wash. rivers
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:50:48 -0800

Flood warnings were issued for five rivers in Western Washington on Friday morning as heavy rainfall continued over much of the area, including the Cascade foothills.

Heavy rain, snow causes minor flooding in Western Washington
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:44:21 -0800

Snow fell between Sudden Valley and Lake Whatcom near Bellingham on Friday morning as other areas in Western Washington experienced heavy rain. In King County, a flood watch continued to 6 p.m. on Friday. The Tolt River reached flood phase 3. Seattle Public  Utilities  crews responded to reports of ponding in several locations throughout Seattle, but there was no indication of any system breaks ...

More trout go into local lakes to boost fishing prospects
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:12:33 -0800

The wheels on the state Fish and Wildlife hatchery trucks are still spinning heading into this Thanksgiving week as two more local lakes received plants of trout. On Monday, 2,000 trout from the Eells Springs Fish Hatchery went into Fish Lake in King County and 11,300 were planted at Lake St. Clair in Thurston County. Elsewhere in King County, Angle Lake south of Sea-Tac Airport was planted Nov ...

Heavy rain and flood watch for Saturday through Sunday in King and Pierce counties
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:30:45 -0800

HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST OVER WESTERN WASHINGTON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Set To Engage The City Of St. Louis, Missouri In A Discussion Regarding The Welfare Of ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:20:00 -0800

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Bishop Courtney Allen Jones,  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Jerryl T. Christmas, ...

Obama to use executive order to launch task force on policing
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:04:05 -0800

Matt Bradwell WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- In an effort to smooth community and police relations, President Barack Obama will issue an executive order launching a 10-person task force on policing.

Sue Rahr named to Obama task force on policing
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:49:56 -0800

Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal  Justice Training Commission, was named Thursday to President Obama’s task force on building trust between police and communities throughout the country.