15
Feb

Green Choices for Human Remains Moving Through Legislature

With the first cutoff date quickly approaching it has been interesting to see what bills have had a quick start out of the gate. One of these has been SB 5001 – concerning humans remains. Already voted out of the Senate (passing out of Labor and Commerce and then Rules in early February), it is scheduled for hearing and executive session

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11
Feb

Investing in Public Health is Investing in Our Future

Like most Americans, investing and thinking about the future is not easy. Investing money now for the future is less appealing and often less feasible when the here and now is full of crises and mandates. Plus, there is the appeal of funding initiatives and priorities that make your communities attractive places to call home. This year, the state legislature

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4
Feb

Safely Taking Food Mobile

Food trucks – they come in all sizes, selling goods from ice cream, and burgers, to salads and smoothies.They’ve become a great alternative to “fast food” offering up delicious treats with a side of convenience. But like any food establishment, they need good food safety practices and guidelines. Mobile food units are a burgeoning market in Washington State and our

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27
Jan

Measles Outbreak Reinforces Need for FPHS

Preventing, tracking, and responding to costly food or water contamination and disease outbreaks is essential to protecting the public’s health, and a fundamental function of local health jurisdictions.  In western Washington, we are currently experiencing a large measles outbreak. Preventing, tracking, and responding to costly food or water contamination and disease outbreaks is essential to protecting the public’s health, and

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