Found money – just in time!

Did you that your state government may be safekeeping funds for you? If a company owes you money but can’t locate you, it may be required to escheat (transfer control of) the funds to the state. The state will keep that property for you, free of charge. However, the state may not make efforts to […]

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April is National Autism Awareness month

Autism is a spectrum disorder, which means that no two individuals will have exactly the same symptoms. The three major areas of symptoms are impairments in communication, impairments in social interaction, and restricted interests and repetitive behavior. There is no known cure for autism, but several treatments have become recognized as reducing the symptoms of […]

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Did flooding, mudslides, or winds cause you property damage in January?

In late March, President Obama declared 7 Washington counties (King, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Skagit, Skamania, and Wahkiakum) eligible for federal funding for repair, clean up, and replacement of damaged public facilities due to severe weather, mudslide, and flooding damage caused by storms in January, 2011.  At this time, FEMA funds are not available for private […]

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CDC warning about Salmonella outbreak in Washington state!

The CDC reported last week that 4 Washington residents and 8 other Americans were reported to have been infected with Salmonella Panama. The source of the contamination has been traced back to cantaloupes purchased from a national warehouse chain. On March 22, 2011, Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., has recalled nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes […]

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Spring is just around the corner – so get those bicycles ready!

In recent years, many cities and municipalities have made significant efforts to make their streets safer for bicyclists. Seattle has created miles of new bike lanes, and has placed “bike boxes” at some intersections to increase cyclist visibility. Take a look at the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan here, and see pictures of some of their […]

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