Forensic Nurse Week

Forensic Nurse Week

  • November 6, 2018
  • OCVA

Have you hugged a nurse today? Well, you should because this week is Forensic Nurses Week! Nov. 5 – 9 has been designated by the International Association of Forensic Nurses to honor the extraordinary work of nurses who practice in this unique nursing specialty. Let your gratitude show with a certificate of appreciation! Forensic nurses have the knowledge and expertise to decrease the healthcare consequences of violence, improve patient recovery…

New Home Rehab Loan Program – Rural Low-Income Home Owners

New Home Rehab Loan Program – Rural Low-Income Home Owners

This program will provide deferred loans up to $40,000 to rural, low-income households that need repairs and improvements on their primary residence for health, safety or durability. Homeowners earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Eligible improvements include rot removal, foundation/structural improvements, energy improvements, lead paint and asbestos work, improvements for handicapped persons, repair or replacement of major housing systems, emergency storm repairs, seismic retrofits…

Domestic Violence Awareness Beyond October

Domestic Violence Awareness Beyond October

  • October 31, 2018
  • OCVA

October was Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month, a perfect time to talk with the people in your life about what a healthy relationship looks like. Because Awareness + Action = Social Change. This work doesn’t have to stop in October. Domestic violence impacts people across our state. On Sept. 13, 2017, 41 programs in Washington state participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services. In one day, these…

Commerce names new leads for economic development strategies in key aerospace and life science industry sectors

Commerce names new leads for economic development strategies in key aerospace and life science industry sectors

Robin Toth, former vice president at Greater Spokane, Inc., will head the state’s public-private collaborative efforts to grow aerospace in Washington; Julia Terlinchamp leaves Gov. Inslee staff to lead life sciences/global health sector development. OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Commerce announced today that Robin Toth and Julia Terlinchamp are the newest members of the state’s team leading strategic economic development in eight key industry sectors. Based in Commerce,…

Commerce awards $5.6 million to increase number of early learning facilities

Commerce awards $5.6 million to increase number of early learning facilities

Expanding opportunities for low-income children leads to better health, success in school, lifetime resilience OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded over $5.6 million to 17 state-licensed early learning providers across the state. The grants will help address a severe shortage of early learning facilities across the state and increase opportunities for low-income children. Grants were awarded through a competitive process led by Commerce and the…

Gov. Inslee proclaims Oct. 30 Weatherization Day in Washington

Gov. Inslee proclaims Oct. 30 Weatherization Day in Washington

Low-income households benefit from new innovations to maintain healthy, energy efficient, affordable homes OLYMPIA, WA – Gov. Jay Inslee joins community action agencies, housing authorities and local governments across the state and nation in recognizing Oct. 30, 2018 as Weatherization Day. The annual proclamation kicks off a month-long effort to raise awareness of programs and services that help low-income households save money on heating bills through energy efficiency and other…

State to host two community workshops on civilian-military compatible land use planning on Whidbey Island in Coupeville Nov. 13, Oak Harbor Nov. 14

State to host two community workshops on civilian-military compatible land use planning on Whidbey Island in Coupeville Nov. 13, Oak Harbor Nov. 14

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The next of eight community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the guidebook project…

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

State to host community workshop on civilian-military compatible land use planning Nov. 1 in Everett

Department of Commerce seeking input to develop guidebook that will help communities plan for growth, development around military installations OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is drafting a Washington State Guidebook on Military and Community Compatibility as a technical resource for local governments to use in planning for development near military installations. The next of seven community workshops to capture opinions and comments for the project is Thursday,…

Indigenous People’s Day was Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Indigenous People’s Day was Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

  • October 15, 2018
  • OCVA

In 2014, Seattle voted to declare the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day. Olympia followed in 2015, and Spokane and Bainbridge Island joined in 2016. In the last week, Port Angeles[1] and Tacoma[2] were added to the list. Over 55 cities and four states across the country celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October.[3] Indigenous People’s Day is a day to celebrate the heritage and…