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Green River levee maintenance work resumes in early August | King County

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 11:38AM

Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work requires temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

 

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West Nile virus horse cases confirmed in several new counties | Department of Agriculture

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus in horses, bringing to six the number of cases so far this year and now surpassing the total number in the state for all of 2014.

Toll-dispute program helps thousands of customers | Department of Transportation

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 4:00PM

More than 2,200 drivers had approximately 27,000 civil penalty fees for unpaid tolls waived through a new program introduced last week by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Commission to consider waterfowl seasons, discuss steelhead management | Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 2:52PM

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will conduct a public hearing and take action on proposed 2015-16 migratory waterfowl hunting seasons during a public meeting Aug. 7-8 in Olympia.

More teen boys getting vaccinated against cancer causing disease | Department of Health

  • Aug 3, 2015 at 1:00PM

Significantly more teen boys in Washington are getting vaccinated against HPV, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data for teen immunizations were released this week by the CDC in the 2014 National Immunization Survey. Washington immunization rates for teens rose for every vaccine and dose, except for the third dose of HPV for teen girls. The HPV vaccines protect against human papilloma virus strains that cause 75 percent of cervical cancers; the vaccine is the best tool for HPV-related cancers.

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