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FBI Director says COVID-19 “most likely” originated from Wuhan lab

covid Wuhan lab

WASHINGTON D.C., Wash., February 28, 2023—FBI Director, Christopher Wray, told FOX News that the COVID-19 pandemic “most likely” originated from a Wuhan lab during an interview Tuesday. “The FBI has, for quite some time now, assessed that the origins of the [COVID-19] pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan,” said Wray. “Here […]

Officer Dan Rocha honored in congressional committee hearing

Dan Rocha

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2023—Today, Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) honored fallen Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, 41, during a full House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing. “Officer Dan Rocha was dedicated to keeping Everett safe,” said Larsen, the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. “On the day he passed, he was doing the […]

$2 Million in federal funding awarded for flood risk reduction projects

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Snohomish County, Wash., February 28, 2023 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced $2 million in awards from the Flood Risk Reduction grant. Using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Snohomish County is awarding the City of Stanwood and the City of Marysville grants for projects to address harms posed by potential flooding, with […]

Chip manufacturers encouraged to apply for billions in incentives

Chip manufacturers incentives

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 28, 2023— Today, the federal CHIPS Program Office opened up its first funding opportunity for domestic semiconductor manufacturing, kicking off the nationwide race for $39 billion in manufacturing incentives and $11 billion in research and workforce development investments from the Department of Commerce. The funds were allocated in the CHIPS & Science […]

Sultan High School Broadcast Club receives Democracy in Action Award

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., February 27, 2023—The Snohomish County League of Women Voters Board selected the Sultan High School Broadcast Club, under supervision of David Moon, Technology Director, for the 2023 Democracy in Action Award. Mr. Moon and selected students from the club—Alec Howe, Brandi Forseth, and Skylar Penner—were honored at the League’s birthday luncheon on […]

These five bills threaten a free press in Washington state

Washington press

OLYMPIA, Wash., February 27, 2023—A set of five bills being considered this legislative session potentially impact a free and responsible press by restricting a journalist’s access to public information—hindering government oversite— according to the Allied Newspapers of Washington, the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Washington State Association of Broadcasters. The bills include HB-1533, SB-5644, […]

Washington airports receive $37M thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

washington airports

EVERETT, Wash., February 27, 2023—Today, Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement of nearly $1 billion to improve terminals at 99 airports nationwide, including $37,365,000 for three critical projects at Seattle-Tacoma International, Spokane International and Pullman-Moscow Regional airports in Washington state. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, airports in the Pacific Northwest […]

Mindful Mondays: Working with difficult emotions

Soften Sooth Allow

Soften, Sooth, Allow This weekend on my way to fetch eggs from a local family farm, I stumbled upon the ruins of a former mental health hospital.  Northern State Mental Hospital was closed in 1976 after reigning since 1912.  It left in its wake some successes I’m sure, but it is where many practices and […]

The Bessie Coleman Quarter released to honor the aviator

Bessie Coleman Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 26, 2023—FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., was the site of a truly special moment on Wednesday, February 22, when the U.S. Mint presented a new quarter honoring aviator Bessie Coleman to FAA officials. The Bessie Coleman Quarter is the sixth coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Bessie Coleman was the first African […]

Council to vote on allocating $400,000 in ARPA Funds for Parks and Recreation

Arpa funds

LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 27, 2023—Lynnwood City Council will host a Business Meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, February 27, to vote on allocating $400,000 in ARPA funds to address park maintenance issues and to approve Event Center use day requests. The Lynnwood City Council Work Session will be held in-person and virtually by Zoom or Lynnwood, WA Video Archive (swagit.com). […]

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