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December 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

What’s special about Seattle? We’re all about volunteering, study says

The Seattle metro area has the highest young adult (16-24) volunteer rate in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by a federal agency. Overall, the Corporation for National and Community Service’s report found that Seattle had the fourth highest volunteer rate with 34 percent of the area’s residents–972,400 people–volunteering in 2013. Collectively, the…

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March 26, 2014 at 9:52 AM

County defends initial response, and also steps taken back in 2006

ARLINGTON — Snohomish County authorities said that they had done all they could do to prevent landslides in the area wiped out last Saturday by a catastrophic mudslide, as they marshaled state and federal resources to bolster rescue and recovery efforts. John Pennington, head of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management, said plenty of resources were dedicated…

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January 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Seattle CityClub seeks nominees for state community service awards

Seattle CityClub is accepting nominations for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Washington state, an annual honor for all-star but “unsung” heroes who make a difference in their community, the nation or the world through their jobs or volunteer service. A panel of community leaders will choose five Washingtonians from among the…

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