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Posted: Dec 12, 2019

Horse survives terrifying ordeal involving explosion, fire and powerlines

A horse survived a terrifying situation Thursday morning in Graham that left the animal tangled in a live power line. According to Graham Fire & Rescue, a transformer blew which set the utility pole on fire. That caused an active power line to fall onto the horse. Puget Sound Energy cut the power and firefighters put out the fire before cutting the horse free.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 10:03:07 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Dec 12, 2019

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue, Vashon Park District closing in on interlocal agreement

A deal between Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and the Vashon Park District for contracted fire protection services seems closer than ever following more than a year-long back-and-forth that has delayed an agreement between the two districts. Washington state law says that any municipal organization within the confines of, or adjacent to, a fire district must contract for fire protection services.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 1:43:23 AM - SOURCE: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
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Posted: Dec 12, 2019

Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance

The office of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan launched a new performance dashboard Wednesday, providing residents both a central hub to access information about the city’s many services and a series of data visualizations showing well the city is delivering on its promises. The new website, called Performance Seattle, uses charts, maps and descriptions of its goals to provide a window into the city’s performance across seven domains, such as homelessness response, capital projects, and “future of work.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: State Scoop
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Posted: Dec 11, 2019

Pasco firefighters union donates $500 to Meals on Wheels to fix vandalized van

A Pasco firefighters union donated $500 to help the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels repair or replace a delivery van that was stolen and vandalized last month. Local 1433 Pasco Union Firefighters Charitable Foundation learned about the stolen and damaged van and wanted to help out. Union president, James McGrath, said he holds a personal connection to Meals on Wheels and even traveled to Nashville, Tennessee with the Nutrition Services Director, Kristi Thien, to learn more about the program.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 7:38:43 PM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Dec 11, 2019

San Juan County: Sales tax increase for emergency radios could be in next election

San Juan County Manager Mike Thomas brought a draft resolution in front of the county council that could help fund a radio upgrade for emergency services. During its regular meeting on Dec. 3, the council was presented with a resolution to put a sales tax increase on the February ballot that would pay for improving outdated EMS communication.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2019 2:04:35 AM - SOURCE: Journal of the San Juans
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