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Jail time for unregistered contractor who vacationed in Hawaii after swindling consumers out of $18K

Access Washington News - April 28, 2017 - 13:56

An unregistered contractor who accepted homeowners' down payments to install windows, then didn't buy a single window for them, has been sentenced to eight days behind bars.

Pacific Coast Governors Issue Statement on Presidential Executive Order on Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Governor's Office - April 28, 2017 - 10:21

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today in response to a presidential executive order to revise offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters:

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Pacific Coast Governors Issue Statement on Presidential Executive Order on Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Access Washington News - April 28, 2017 - 10:21

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today in response to a presidential executive order to revise offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters:

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  • Burn Ban List

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 17:00
    For updated burn ban information at Northwest Washington state parks, view the burn ban list.

    Burn Ban List

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 16:59
    For updated burn ban information at Eastern Washington state parks, view the burn ban list.

    Burn Ban List

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 16:57
    For updated burn ban information at Southwest Washington state parks, view the burn ban list.

    Inslee statement on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the ACA

    Governor's Office - April 27, 2017 - 16:19

    Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill under consideration, if passed, would shift $1.4 billion a year in costs to Washington or take health care away from more than 700,000 working people and their families.

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    Inslee statement on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the ACA

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 16:19

    Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on renewed congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill under consideration, if passed, would shift $1.4 billion a year in costs to Washington or take health care away from more than 700,000 working people and their families.

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  • Affordable Care Act
  • AG Ferguson: Former Corinthian College students eligible for federal student loan cancelation

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 10:56

    About 5,700 Washingtonians can get loans cancelled

    OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is reaching out to notify thousands of Washingtonians who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. that they are eligible for cancellation of their federal student loans.

    Youth Academy teams with Junior Achievement for financial literacy

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 10:06
    Cadets learn real world budgeting skills

    Park Opens May 1, Equestrian Area Will Remain Closed

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 09:38
    While Lewis & Clark State Park opens May 1, the Equestrian Area will remain closed due to extremely wet and unsafe trail conditions.

    No water at Sucia Island State Park until mid-May

    Access Washington News - April 27, 2017 - 09:31
    The water will not be turned on until mid-May at Sucia Island State Park this year.

    Noxious Weed Control Beginning April 27 in Riverside State Park

    Access Washington News - April 26, 2017 - 17:57
    Beginning April 27, licensed pesticide contractors working for Washington State Parks will be spraying noxious weeds near the State Route 291 boat launch, along the egress road and parking areas of the Nine Mile Recreation Area.

    Ferguson files federal civil rights case over sexual harassment of agricultural workers

    Access Washington News - April 26, 2017 - 09:56

    AG alleges Quincy onion-packing shed retaliated against women who reported mistreatment

    SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is accusing a Quincy agricultural company and one of its managers of violating Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination over the sexual harassment of female workers, discriminatory hiring practices and retaliation against workers who reported the improper conduct.

    Ferguson inicia un caso federal de derechos civiles por acoso sexual a trabajadores agrícolas

    Access Washington News - April 26, 2017 - 09:53

    El Procurador General alega que el almacén de empaque de cebollas de Quincy tomó represalias contra mujeres que reportaron maltrato

    SPOKANE: El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que acusa a una empresa agrícola de Quincy y a su mayordomo de violar el Título VII de la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Washington Contra la Discriminación por el acoso sexual de trabajadoras, prácticas discriminatorias de contratación y represalias contra las trabajadoras que informaron acerca de la conducta inapropiada.

    Primitive camping spots at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park Closed due to flooding

    Access Washington News - April 25, 2017 - 17:35
    Four primitive camping sites located adjacent to the river at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park are closed indefinitely due to flooding. We are hopeful that ground conditions will improve and repairs can be made for use by Memorial Day.

    Worker Memorial Day a somber reminder of the importance of workplace safety

    Access Washington News - April 25, 2017 - 15:49

    Fallen workers from all walks of life will be remembered during an April 27 ceremony at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries' (L&I) building in Tumwater.

    Saltwater State Park is currently having phone issues

    Access Washington News - April 25, 2017 - 15:34
    The staff at Saltwater State Park are aware of the situation and are working to get it fixed. Please call Dash Point State Park until the phones have been fixed at Saltwater (253)661-4955

    Inslee names Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections

    Governor's Office - April 25, 2017 - 10:19

    Gov. Jay Inslee has named Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections. Sinclair will begin the position immediately. He takes over from Jody Becker, Ph.D, who has been serving as acting secretary since January. She will continue at DOC as deputy secretary.

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