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.

SIX INTERNS JOIN CRAPO’S OFFICES FOR SPRING TERM

WASHINGTON – The Washington, D.C., and state offices of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) will have six interns serve in various capacities for the spring of 2020.

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“The interns joining my office this spring will have a unique perspective into the daily work of the U.S. Senate,” said Senator Crapo.  “They will be tasked with assignments to help them gain hands-on experience working in the legislative branch, and will witness firsthand how the needs of Idahoans are considered before Congress.  I look forward to having them in my office.”

Improve Your Balance and Prevent Falls

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When you begin physical therapy, you will get screened for fall risk. If you’re at high risk for falls, therapists will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge your balance as a way to mimic real-life situations. Therapists also help you with exercises to improve coordination and assistive devices to help with safer walking. 

Managing Chronic Pain

Focus less on the image

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While most of us want a diagnostic image (ie, x-ray, MRI) to tell us "why we hurt," images actually give us little information about what's causing pain. A study performed on individuals aged 60 years or older, who had no symptoms of low back pain, found that more than 90% had a degenerated or bulging disc, 36% had a herniated disc, and 21% had spinal stenosis. 

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