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  1. 25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... on the South Lawn of the White House. Joining the president are, from left, Evan Kemp, chairman of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission; Rev. Harold Wilke; Sandra Parrino, chairman of the National Council on Disability, and Justin Dart, ...

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  2. Opportunity Fund Advisory Board OKs funds for Port Angeles composites againRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Peninsula Daily News

    A proposed composites recycling technology center won approval of a $1 million grant Thursday, the second time the proposal has received the support. The Clallam County Opportunity Fund Advisory Board voted 4-1 to help build out a structure at William R. Fairchild International Airport in which carbon-fiber composite materials would be recycled and manufactured into new products.

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  3. Ex-Clallam official, commissioner spar in meeting on spending, transparencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... day, commissioners voted 3-0 to call for an Aug. 4 public hearing on budget emergencies to release $1 million in Opportunity Funds to the Port of Port Angeles and nearly $300,000 to the city of Port Angeles for infrastructure projects. Commissioners ...

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  4. Spotlight on YouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The Columbian

    Bridget Beatson received a renewable university scholarship from Brigham Young University, and scholarships from the Ridgefield Lions Club Ridgefield Booster Club. Kaylene Brink received an Opportunity Pathway Scholarship and a President's Scholarship, both from Western Washington University, an Aja Leigh Gerrity Memorial Scholarship, and a scholarship from the Ridgefield Booster Club.

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  5. Clallam commissioners to hold public hearing on grants, but obstacles could remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Peninsula Daily News

    Will the impasse continue? Clallam County commissioners acquiesced in part to county Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis, deciding in a Monday work session to hold a public hearing on two disputed Opportunity Fund grants that she has refused to process. The commissioners' hearing on the infrastructure grants will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Clallam County Courthouse, with formal contracts also requested by Barkhuis awaiting the commissioners' signatures, county Administrator Jim Jones said in a later interview.

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  6. Ferndale mayor candidate Cathy Watson Q&ARead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Bellingham Herald

    ... last year, I have met with the new YMCA Director to discuss improving their offerings in Ferndale and with the Opportunity Council to seek support in staffing the Ferndale Community Resource Center. I attended the annual conference of the ...

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  7. $2 million federal grant awarded Port of Port Angeles for composites centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 19 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... be matched by a $1 million outlay from the state Clean Energy Fund, plus a pending $1 million Clallam County Opportunity Fund grant. County Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis has refused to release the county funds, prompting county commissioners to reapply ...

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  8. We must back taxes if we want smaller classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | HeraldNet

    ... just the Legislature and the governor, that is all of us. John Burbank is the executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute, www.eoionline.org. Email him at [email protected] Feel strongly about something? Share it with the community by ...

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  9. Behind the numbers | North Central Washington's Demographic OpportunityRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 11 | Wenatchee World

    Over the centuries, abundant sunshine, water and natural resources have attracted many peoples to the valleys of Chelan and Douglas counties. First were the Wenatchis, Chelans, Entiats and Sinkiuse-Columbians.

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  10. Senior Citizens prom set for September 29Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Wahkiakum County Eagle

    The second annual Senior Citizens Prom will be held Tuesday, September 29 at the Elks Club, 900 Ash St, in Kelso. Live big band music will be provided by the Providence Hospital Stage Band, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, Elks USA, Rely Local, Grounds for Opportunity and Lower Columbia CAP.

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  11. Work from home scams target local consumers | Better Business BureauRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 6 | Covington Reporter

    ... information as well as what previous consumers said about the business. The Federal Trade Commission's Business Opportunity Rule has safeguards in place to make sure consumers have the information they need to tell whether a work-at-home opportunity ...

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  12. Olympic College hires its first vice president for equity and inclusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | North Kitsap Herald

    ... She helped institutionalize multiculturalism in all aspects of college life, while overseeing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action compliance. "Cheryl's experience aligns closely with work we've done to include diversity, equity and ...

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  13. Olympic College hires its first vice president for equity and inclusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | Central Kitsap Reporter

    ... She helped institutionalize multiculturalism in all aspects of college life, while overseeing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action compliance. "Cheryl's experience aligns closely with work we've done to include diversity, equity and ...

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  14. Clallam prosecuting attorney says treasurer must release funds;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    The Clallam County treasurer has no legal reason to delay paying $1.3 million from the Opportunity Fund to support a composites recycling center and a waterfront park, the county prosecutor has decided. In a 16-page written memorandum released Wednesday, Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols concluded county Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis "has a mandatory duty" to release the money, despite her contention that the grants had received too little public scrutiny - namely, no formal public hearings.

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  15. Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay and Lesbian troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Seattle Gay News

    On Friday, May 29, Washington Blade broke the news that 'the Pentagon is preparing to update its Military Equal Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation as a protected class and the change could be made final as soon as the end of next month.' The American Military Partner Association , the nation's largest organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender military families, praised the letter and urged Secretary Carter to take immediate action.

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  16. Business Brief: Washington Coast Works competition's June 19 deadline approachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    The deadline to enter the Washington Coast Works: Sustainable Small Business Competition is Friday, June 19. This competition offers budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop skills, get support and win funds to launch their businesses, according to a news release. The winner will receive $10,000 in startup funding, and two semifinalists will receive $5,000 each.

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  17. Marriage today: Amid rich-poor gap, gays gaining access, where does institution stand?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | The Columbian

    ... work on marriage and families. Yet despite uncertainty about solutions, he and others believe there is now an opportunity to bridge the left-right split over marriage, particularly in light of the sweeping gains for gay and lesbian couples. For many ...

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  18. Pentagon to add non-discrimination protections for Gay and Lesbian troopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Seattle Gay News

    On Friday, May 29, Washington Blade broke the news that the Pentagon is preparing to update its Military Equal Opportunity policy to include sexual orientation as a protected class and the change could be made final as soon as the end of next month. The American Military Partner Association , the nation s largest organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender military families, praised the letter and urged Secretary Carter to take immediate action.

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  19. Justices boost workplace religious protectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Samantha Elauf, center, her mother Majda Elauf, left, and P. David Lopez, General Counsel of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, STF FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, Samantha Elauf stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington.

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  20. Clallam treasurer says she will not disburse commissioner-approved grants, doubts their legalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... for waterfront improvements. The board authorized the county's Auditor's Office to issue warrants from the Opportunity Fund to pay for the grants. The sales-tax-supported Opportunity Fund can be used for infrastructure projects and personnel in ...

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