Public Health – Seattle & King County News Release Update

August 31, 2011

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Vashon retailers found selling tobacco to kids

Recent tobacco retailer inspections on Vashon Island found three out of four retailers selling tobacco to underage teens. This is a startling reversal from inspections between 2005 and 2009 when there were no sales to minors. Overall, King County’s high retailer compliance rate has dropped over the past two years from 96% in 2009 to 89% in 2011. Read more at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/news/2011/11083101.aspx

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Justice Department acts to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile

August 31, 2011

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Justice Department acts to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile

The Justice Department is acting to block AT&T’s $39 billion deal to purchase Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices.

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Richard Gere, Frank Robinson and more…

August 31, 2011

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GadsdenTimes.com Headlines: JSU’s Crowe instructs women on football

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JSU’s Crowe instructs women on football

Participants in Gadsden Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Woman group may be a step ahead of their husbands when football season opens this week. At least when it comes to actually knowing what to look for when watching their favorite team at… Read More

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Interim police chief could be named soon

The Gadsden Civil Service Board will meet Thursday to begin the process of hiring a new police chief and will hear from Mayor Sherman Guyton about his choice for a interim chief. Read More

Casino lobbyist Massey now wants out of jail

A casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery and volunteered to go to jail early has changed his mind and now wants his freedom back. Read More

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Judge to hear lobbyist’s bid to get out of jail

A federal judge will hear a request from a former casino lobbyist who wants out of a jail. Read More

Carns wins Alabama House seat

Former Rep. Jim Carns is headed back to the Alabama Legislature, while Irondale Mayor Tommy Joe Alexander and Leeds businessman Dickie Drake will compete in a runoff for the Republican nomination for another House seat from the Birmingham… Read More

Ex-Auburn linebacker now VP at Alabama Power

Former Auburn University linebacker Quentin Riggins has a new title: Vice president for governmental relations at Alabama Power Co.
The utility says Riggins will take over the position on Thursday. Read More

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Fyffe makes big jump in ASWA poll

Fyffe made a big move in the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A high school football poll, announced today. Read More

Etowah seniors steer program back on track

ATTALLA — One constant for Sam McCorkle since he took the reigns as head coach at Etowah High three years ago has been the bookends of his defensive front. Read More

Auburn uses doubters as motivation for 2011

AUBURN — Remember the Auburn Tigers? They’re the reigning national champions. Read More

Life More Life

Black Music Festival Sunday in Gadsden to benefit Red Cross disaster relief

The 2011 Black Music Festival features a variety of artists, including gospel, rap, blues and country performers to benefit disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Immigration law on hold

Portions of Alabama’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration won’t go into effect Thursday, to the relief of law enforcement agencies and school systems across the state. Read More

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King County leaders join the state transportation movement

August 30, 2011
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From the recent fight to save King County Metro, we all know about the need to find long-term solutions to our county’s and state’s transportation problems.

Hundreds of bridges are unsafe, cars pollute too many toxins, and not enough neighborhoods have adequate bus service. To top it off, state and local governments lack enough resources to solve these problems.

That’s why earlier this year Futurewise and Transportation Choices Coalition launched this statewide, multiyear campaign “Transportation for Washington.” We’ve worked hard in Olympia and across the state to raise awareness of transportation issues, build a movement of organizations and people, and win real results like saving Metro.

I’m excited to announce that County Executive Dow Constantine, six mayors, and 42 other King County public officials have endorsed our three core principles for transportation reform that will help transform our communities and set a better vision for our future:

  • Prioritize fixing broken infrastructure to save lives.

  • Expand transit.

  • Build great, healthy communities.

Please take 30 seconds right now to thank our public officials on Facebook.

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Our King County leaders, together with 39 other public officials from all across the state who have already endorsed the principles, are calling for fundamental reform that provides transportation choices for all people, stops air and water pollution, and rebuilds our economy.

In endorsing the three core principles, King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, Chair of the County Transportation Committee, said:

"Transportation for Washington is a great roadmap for better infrastructure, better jobs and providing better choices for how people move every day. We need to start now, reforming transportation policy so it’s balanced and innovative ensuring our state can stay competitive in the global economy."

Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger said:

"Our neighborhoods depend on affordable, convenient transit and safe streets. It’s how we build strong, healthy communities. Transportation for Washington’s focus on smart policies that will help us build vibrant, livable communities that works for everyone — transit riders, drivers, freight movers and pedestrians — is the right direction for our state."

State Senator Scott White, Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said:

"Transit ridership is going up as more people look for ways to avoid high gas prices and still get to their jobs and school. But funding for transit hasn’t been able to keep up. To save our transit and ensure it can keep up with rising demand, we need to provide flexible, permanent funding sources for it, and that’s what Transportation for Washington is fighting for."

Click here to publicly thank our public officials on Facebook.

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Here’s the full list of our current endorsers in King County:

Black Diamond Councilmember Leih Mulvihill
Burien Deputy Mayor Brian Bennett
Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger
Issaquah Councilmember Fred Butler
Issaquah Councilmember Joshua Schaer
Kenmore Mayor David Baker
Kent Councilmember Elizabeth Albertson
Kent Councilmember Dennis Higgins
King County Executive Dow Constantine
King County Councilmember Larry Gossett
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott
King County Councilmember Julia Patterson
King County Councilmember Larry Phillips
Kirkland Councilmember Dave Asher
Kirkland Councilmember Jessica Greenway
Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride
Kirkland Councilmember Bob Sternoff
Kirkland Councilmember Amy Walen
Lake Forest Park Councilmember Donald Fiene
Lake Forest Park Mayor Dave Hutchinson
Lake Forest Park Councilmember Sandy Koppenol
Mercer Island Councilmember Mike Grady
Redmond Mayor John Marchione
Redmond Councilmember Kimberly Allen
Redmond Councilmember Hank Margeson
Redmond Councilmember Pat Vache
Redmond Planning Commissioner Passion Julinsey
Seatac Councilmember Mia Gregerson
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Seattle Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Seattle Councilmember Tim Burgess
Seattle Councilmember Sally Clark
Seattle Council President Richard Conlin
Seattle Councilmember Jean Godden
Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Seattle Councilmember Nick Licata
Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Seattle Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan
Shoreline Deputy Mayor Will Hall
Shoreline Councilmember Chris Eggen
Shoreline Councilmember Chris Roberts
Shoreline Councilmember Shari Winstead
Tukwila Councilmember Joan Hernandez
Woodinville Councilmember Scott Hageman
State Senator Maralyn Chase
State Senator Sharon Nelson
State Senator Scott White
State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon

We know success will not come easy. We are excited by the momentum that’s building at the local level for statewide reform. Together we can make it happen.

Sincerely,

Brock Howell
Field Director
Transportation for Washington

P.S. We haven’t yet asked all the public officials in King County whether they support the three principles of Transportation for Washington. Please first post a thank you on Facebook, then let me know who else you think I should talk to. Thanks!

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Warren Buffett, Fred MacMurray and more…

August 30, 2011

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Alabama’s immigration law temporarily blocked

A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights… Read More

‘Beetles, Buggies and Buses’ featured at First Friday

This Friday’s event will be the last First Friday of the summer according to Kay Moore, director of Downtown Gadsden Inc. Read More

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Crossville man, two immigrants arrested on drug charges in Kilpatrick

Two illegal immigrants and a Crossville man were arrested over the weekend on methamphetamine-related charges, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris. Read More

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2 special House elections in Birmingham area

Some voters in the Birmingham area are going to the polls for two special elections for the Alabama House of Representatives. Read More

Threat of wildfires grows in Alabama

Officials say the threat of wildfires is growing across Alabama as unusually dry weather continues across much of the state. Read More

Murder charge against Ala. man dismissed

A judge has dismissed a capital murder charge against a man accused of killing a missing Homewood mother and ordered him released after more than a year in jail. Read More

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ASWA honors area athletes

The Alabama Sports Writers Association recognized several area athletes Monday after their performances during opening week of the high school football season. Read More

Southside volleyball splits tri-match

SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Panthers volleyball team split a pair of matches against West End and Geraldine on Monday. Read More

Jacksonville State prepares for UT Martin

JACKSONVILLE — Three more days and the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks will open their 2011 football season. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Burgess-Snow Field. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for Aug. 31

Here are the inspection scores from Aug. 13 through Aug. 19 for food, lodging and body art establishments in Etowah County. If an establishment received any major (4- or 5-point) deductions, those are noted in parentheses. Lesser (1- to 3-point)… Read More

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OUR VIEW: Too much hype on Irene?

The remnants of Hurricane Irene — a little wind, soaking rain — will fizzle out Tuesday over Labrador, Canada. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Bell, Jessie Faye Flarity

Jessie Faye Flarity Bell, Valley Head, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. She was a member of High Point Church of God and is survived by …..

Burns, Sherrion Novelle

Sherrion Novelle Burns, 64, Boaz, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Harlon Burns, Boaz. Funeral service will be at 11 …..

Harlick, Marian Jo’Anne

Marian Jo’Anne Harlick, 81, Albertville, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Guntersville Memorial Chapel. …..

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