Commerce Launches New, Improved Retirement Marketplace

Updated web portal with user-friendly design features and more educational resources helps owners of small businesses and individuals easily shop for affordable, state-verified retirement savings plans.

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OLYMPIA, WA -- The Washington State Department of Commerce has launched the new Retirement Marketplace, a one-stop, easy-to-use website that helps owners of small businesses and individuals comparison shop for retirement savings plans.

Feb. 14: State Office of Homeless Youth Event Spotlights New Report Findings and Recommendations, with Young People Telling Their Personal Stories

“Improving Stability for Youth Exiting State Systems of Care” report to the Legislature presents detailed picture of young people struggling to get a footing and launches work on study recommendations

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OLYMPIA, WA -- Each year, about 1,800 young people leaving a publicly-funded system of care in Washington find themselves without stable housing within 12 months of exiting to life on their own.

State Public Works Board Schedules Free Training

Four Free Trainings Offered In Locations Across The State To Assist Public Infrastructure System Managers.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington State Public Works Board is presenting four free trainings, one per month, at locations across the state between March and June. These events offer targeted training in public infrastructure system management.

Ericksen Available for Comment on Department of Justice Crackdown on King County ‘Sanctuary’ Policy

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Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, is available for comment on the U.S. Department of Justice’s crackdown on King County “sanctuary” policies that bar cooperation between local agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ericksen opposed a measure during last year’s legislative session requiring every local government in the state to implement policies similar to those of King County.

BLM CONTINUES SCOPING MEETINGS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS TO ADMINISTRATION OF GRAZING REGULATIONS ON PUBLIC LANDS

BLM seeks to identify possible revisions to regulations covering 18,000 permits, leases on 155 million acres

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WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management continues to listen to the public, grazing leaseholders and other stakeholders as part of the initial scoping process to consider proposed revisions to the agency’s grazing regulations. The BLM currently manages livestock grazing on 155 million of the 245 million acres of public land and administers nearly 18,000 grazing permits and leases.

State Public Works Board Accepting Grant Applications for Broadband Feasibility and Outreach

$50K is available for grants to fund outreach and engagement to unserved communities

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OLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington State Public Works Board begins accepting applications this week for feasibility and outreach grants. Funding will support public outreach and engagement activities that establish and galvanize community-based efforts to bring critical broadband infrastructure to unserved areas around the state. Community-based efforts, such as Broadband Action Teams, are essential to ensure that community needs are met in planning for broadband expansion.

WSDOT seeks public input for I-90 safety improvements along 15-mile stretch west of Spokane

Online survey offers opportunity to help identify potential safety improvements

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SPOKANE – People are invited to provide feedback on options to improve safety while considering conservation of basalt rock along a 15-mile stretch of Interstate 90, just west of Spokane in the Four Lakes and Tyler area. The Washington State Department of Transportation invites everyone who relies on this section of I-90, including residents, businesses, commuters and organizations that support the Spokane region, to participate in an online survey.

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