The Insider

17
Aug

Guest Post: Dementia Friendly Communities

For the over 100,000 Washingtonians who live with dementia, social isolation can be a real challenge. One solution? A concept called dementia-friendly communities –  neighborhoods, cities and counties that are equipped to support people with dementia and ensure that they can fully participate and contribute. Around the world, various initiatives are taking place along these lines. From dementia awareness training

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8
Aug

WWRP Match Waiver

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Match Waiver The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board is proposing changes to policies that will affect the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program’s Local Parks, Trails, and Water Access Categories. The board is seeking comments on four policy proposals providing four unique “pathways” many local governments (cities, towns, counties, tribes, special purpose districts) to provide less

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7
Aug

End of Session Report

Click on the image to download the full 2017 End of Session Report prepared by WSAC Staff. And now, we can finally and officially, Sine Die. Clocking in at 195 days, the 2017 legislative session topped all previous records for the longest in duration. The “session” was actually composed of one regular 105 day session, and three 30 day special
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27
Jul

Abandoned RVs Possible Unfunded Mandate

Abandoned recreational vehicles (RV’s) are an increasing problem throughout Washington State. It is a violation of state law to abandon a junk vehicle on any property.  Past practice is for registered tow truck drivers to collect the abandoned vehicle and either collect a fee from the owner when contacted or dismantle and sell for reimbursement.  The Department of Licensing, the

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