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  • Editorial: Reliable source needed for national park funding
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    For families hauling out and checking the condition of their camping and hiking gear this spring, the news Thursday was welcomed: The Department of Interior has dropped its earlier plans to nearly triple its entrance fees to $70 a vehicle at 17 of the most popular national parks, including Rainier and Olympic in Washington state. Instead, the current fees at most national parks and facilities, which now range from $15 to $25, will increase by a more affordable $5. The announcement followed wides... Read more

  • FBI more interested in suing Apple than accessing San Bernardino evidence, members of Congress say
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    The FBI was more interested in forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphone rather look at other options in a time-sensitive investigation, a group of bipartisan members of Congress said Friday. In a letter to FBI Directory Christopher Wray, the representatives said the bureau was more interested in squeezing Apple than cracking the case. After the December 2015 terror attack in which Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 17 people, the FBI sought to gather ev... Read more

  • Congress presses FBI over its 'going dark' issues
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray Friday slamming the FBI’s handling of the San Bernardino shooter’s locked iPhone, adding that the bureau’s claim that it couldn’t bypass encryption on some 7,800 devices last year seems “highly questionable.” The lawmakers said a recent Justice Department inspector general report on the subject “undermines statements that the FBI made during the San Bernardino litigation and consistently since then, that only the device... Read more

  • Rotary and DelBene
    Posted in In the News on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Local Rotarians get a treat each Tuesday morning at their breakfast meetings held at the Grange Hall in Woodinville. A homemade buffet with fellowship and good coffee gets them going from week to week. A pledge, a song and a prayer for peace ushered in the week’s guest speaker, the Honorable Suzan DelBene from the 1st U.S. Congressional District. Rotarians care about peace and community projects and having fun. Anyone will tell you, it’s serious business for the club. Rotarians also care about e... Read more

  • Rep. DelBene hosts housing roundtable in Kirkland
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Looking out over Interstate 405 and the new Totem Lake Mall development, participants in a round table on affordable housing with U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene had a chance to talk about how they felt left behind in a rapidly changing region, and how government programs helped them rebuild their lives. The discussion was held on April 3 in Kirkland at the Athene apartments, a low-income housing community that just opened in February. It featured new residents of the building, as well as representative... Read more

  • DelBene, Baker visit Mary’s Place Northshore
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene recently joined Kenmore Mayor David Baker in a visit to Mary’s Place Northshore, a family homeless shelter that serves the Northshore community. DelBene and Baker toured the facility, which was converted from a vacant King County Sheriff’s Office in Kenmore last summer, and met with several families who are currently staying there. “We know that homelessness is a huge issue throughout all of our communities and the fact that Mary’s Place has been able to work with so many... Read more

  • An education in local response: DelBene learns how sheriff’s office addresses homeless, camps
    Posted in In the News on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sgt. Ian Huri stood hunched beneath a State Route 203 bridge just south of Monroe, interacting with a man in his late 20s who was living there illegally inside a tent on Friday morning. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy advised that he was trespassing on Department of Transportation property. Huri, who heads the agency’s Office of Neighborhoods Homeless and Direct Outreach division, was more interested in gauging if the man would be open to starting treatment for his addiction. It had been a... Read more

  • DelBene talks civic engagement with Mount Vernon students
    Posted in In the News on April 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    MOUNT VERNON — With teens across the country entering the political spotlight, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene stopped by Mount Vernon High School last week to talk about her career, politics and civic engagement. “It’s been a hard year and a hard Congress,” DelBene told the students. “That’s one of the challenges we all face is how do we work together.” DelBene spoke to the students as part of a teen town hall Thursday. Many students stayed after school to listen to DelBene and ask her questions. DelBe... Read more

  • Ceremony honors local Vietnam veterans
    Posted in In the News on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    MOUNT VERNON — It’s been 50 years, but some of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War have yet to be thanked for their service. “Coming home and welcomed home are two different things,” said Francisco Ivarra, president of the Washington State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America. “All of us who are here came home; many of us were not welcomed home.” In ceremonies throughout the country Thursday, including in Skagit County, many Vietnam veterans got their recognition. “You were... Read more

  • United at D.C. march by their own tragedy here at home
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Three Tulalip mothers whose children were killed or injured in the 2014 Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings marched to protest gun violence Saturday in Washington, D.C. They were among hundreds of thousands of people at the March for Our Lives, along with a group of students from local high schools. About 20 members of the Tulalip Tribes joined in the march and shared their pain with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, said Deborah Parker, the Marysville School District’s director of equity, divers... Read more