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“There’s no place like home,” murmurs Dorothy in the 1939 movie classic “The Wizard of Oz.” Young Dorothy understood the importance of family, friends and community. Yet in today’s mobile society, families and friends frequently live in different states and different counties.
Community Events, August 2014
Talk about ominous timing. For a while now, we’ve been meaning to write a story about NAMI Eastside, the Redmond-based National Alliance on Mental Illness. This is the week, and while reporter Samantha Pak was meeting with NAMI representatives on Monday afternoon, the terrible news broke: actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, had died of an apparent suicide in his Tiburon home in Marin County in northern California (on Tuesday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams hanged himself).
It has been nearly three years since Washington began to build its state-based insurance exchange and profoundly expanded Medicaid.
Recycling is easy. It helps the environment and it makes you feel good that you’re contributing to something crucial each day. I tip my cap to everyone who participates.
From impromptu negotiations down the hall to discussions on the subway to the Capitol, sometimes, something as simple as having offices next door to one another can make all the difference in Congress these days.