state of emergency

Some Balk as Seattle Seeks to Spend More Money on Homeless
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.
In making his case, Mayor Ed Murray says the problem has grown exponentially, and …
Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Gregoire Promises More State Resources to Fight Wildfires
ASSOCIATED PRESS -Gov. Chris Gregoire has visited a firefighting camp in Wenatchee and promised more state resources to help crews working to contain wildfires burning across Eastern
Washington. Earlier Thursday, the governor signed an emergency declaration for
all the state's counties east of th…