Sexagenarians Exempt from Boater Safety Education Cards

Written by: Ken Selander Category: Boating Accidents, Safety

Summer is upon us and that means good weather and BOATING season. Did you know that anyone operating a boat with a 15 horsepower motor or greater (or a personal watercraft) in Washington’s waterways must possess a Boater Safety Education Card? Those of you in the self-sufficiency, leave no carbon footprint camp of canoers, kayakers, […]

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Washington Foster Children to be Provided Legal Representation in Dependency Proceedings

Written by: Ken Selander Category: Children's Issues, Foster Care Abuse

The right to an attorney is one of our most fundamental constitutional privileges. Yet a study byFirst Star, a leading national advocacy group for children’s rights, concluded that only half of our states currently provide legal representation to children in dependency and foster care court proceedings. Even more disturbing, the study found that the legal […]

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Photographer’s Keen Eye Lands Discouraged Foster Child a Home

Written by: Ken Selander Category: Children's Issues

What do photography and foster care have in common?  Apparently a lot.  Jennifer Loomis, a local photographer, and her husband were considering adopting a child.  As part of their search, they went on-line and visited sites containing images of children up for adoption.  But the photos didn’t really express the children.  To Loomis’ artful eye, […]

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