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Posts tagged "WNPA"

Bill sparks conflict about state role in regulating health professional’s training

Detractors fear setting a precedent; supporters say benefits outweigh the cost By Christopher Lopaze, WNPA Olympia News Service OLYMPIA — Suicide is a leading cause of death in Washington, especially for veterans, and now lawmakers are considering an expansion for mandatory suicide-prevention training. Jennifer Stuber’s husband, Matt Alder, died by suicide in 2011, leading to the...

Gun-related initiatives debated in Olympia, but voters will ultimately decide

OLYMPIA — A voter decision in November seems to be the only direction that the gun debate in Washington is heading. Lawmakers last week held hearings on two gun-related initiatives that …

Inslee proposes $200 million for education by tying up loopholes

OLYMPIA — Governor Inslee proposed closing tax loopholes to generate nearly $200 million in funding for Washington’s public schools during a news conference in Olympia on Jan. 28. According to Inslee, Republican leaders have said they will resist …

Bill would require open-records training for public officials

By Christopher Lopaze OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are considering a bill that would send public officials and employees to what amounts to open-records school. House Bill 2121 would require public officials and employees to undergo training on open government laws under the state’s Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act. When the public’s right...
News wins 20 awards at Washington publishers event

News wins 20 awards at Washington publishers event

The Methow Valley News collected 20 awards – including eight first-place awards – for advertising, writing and photography at the recent Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) annual convention in Olympia. Awards are presented in four circulation categories. The News is in category II (circulation of 2,751 to 5,000). Judging this year was by members of...