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July 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Feds: If migrant kids go to JBLM, communities need not worry

If unaccompanied minors from Central America come to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they would not mingle with the communities at the base or surrounding areas, representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told local officials during a conference call today. As of today, HHS said officials are still evaluating the base  as a possible…


Comments | Topics: Central America, Denny Heck, JBLM

June 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Lewis-McChord could house immigrant children

The Associated Press TACOMA — Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of the military installations that could be selected to temporarily house children from Central America who are detained at the U.S.-Mexico border. Negotiations are underway between the Defense Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Olympia, whose…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Denny Heck, illiegal immigration, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

February 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Feds set to unveil solution to pot banking problem

The federal government is set to unveil in the next few days a way for legal pot merchants to use banking services. U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, said today he expects the federal government’s new guidance for banks and bank regulators will be released “imminently.” That guidance should provide legal marijuana businesses with a “full range of…


Comments | More in Government, Politics | Topics: Denny Heck, Eric Holder, I-502