Commerce Awards Working Washington Grants To More Than 7,800 Small Businesses

News Release | Washington State Department of Commerce

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Newest $100 million grant round prioritized industries with disproportionate impacts such as restaurants, fitness centers and indoor entertainment venues

OLYMPIA, WA – The state Department of Commerce today announced that over 7,800 small businesses will receive a Working Washington grant. Gov. Jay Inslee announced the new round of business assistance in November and approved $100 million for the grants.

More Than 99% of BLM-Managed Public Lands Are Open To Recreational Shooting

News Release from Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash.

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THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT REINFORCES THE IMPORTANCE OF RECREATIONAL SHOOTING ACTIVITIES ON PUBLIC LANDS

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today issued guidance designed to protect and expand recreational shooting opportunities on BLM-managed public lands. More than 99 percent of the 245 million surface acres managed by the agency are currently open to recreational shooting, and this guidance will help ensure that these activities are allowed to continue wherever possible.

“Recreational shooting is a longstanding tradition for millions of Americans, and the Department is proud to support this popular pastime as a key component of the BLM’s multiple-use mission,” said Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. “Working with local communities, our state agency partners, and other key stakeholders, we will continue to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational shooting, allowing Americans to pass down our nation’s rich outdoor heritage to future generations.”

What is Arthritis?

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Osteoarthritis, more commonly known as simply “arthritis,” is a degenerative condition that impacts the joints. The connecting joints between bones are made of cartilage, and if that cartilage wears out, it can cause bones to grind and scrape together in ways they were not meant to. Getting older is considered one of the main causes of arthritis; our joints simply wear out as we age. However, there are other factors that can increase the likelihood of developing arthritis. These can include genetics, injuries, repetitive physical jobs, participating in high-impact sports and being overweight. Arthritis commonly affects weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees, but it can also develop in many other joints..

Treasury Sending Out $600 Stimulus Checks This Week

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square

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(The Center Square) – A second round of stimulus checks, this time in the amount of $600, is being sent out this week, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday.

Referred to as economic impact payments, the $600 check individuals will receive is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, a bill President Donald Trump signed Sunday.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, December 30th, 2006 Saddam Hussein was Executed

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On December 30, 2006, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging at an Iraqi military base called Camp Justice, after being convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the Dujail massacre—the killing of 148 Iraqi Shi'ites in the town of Dujail—in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him. Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist after becoming president in 1979, before being toppled by a U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

DEVELOPING: Two Vehicle Accident Reported on 10 09 Maple Street in Clarkston

A power box was also reportedly damaged in the collision

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CLARKSTON, WA - A two vehicle accident was reported in Clarkston on Maple Street in Clarkston. According to police chatter, a phone box was also damaged in the collision. It's a potential hit-and run as well. This post will be updated as more information is made available. 

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