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Preventing sexual violence against children and teens | Guest Column

  • May 28, 2016 at 9:30AM

Marie* first came to Youth Eastside Services (YES) because her friends told trusted adults at her school that she was self-harming—cutting her own arms until they bled. At first, Marie showed little interest in opening up to her counselor, but as they developed a trusting relationship, the counselor was able to identify the cause of Marie's shame, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem: She had been sexually abused.

 

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Life is colorful when sharing your passion for a cause | Guest Column

  • May 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:32PM

Oct. 3, 2009 was the day my life changed. On that day, my heart stopped. I suffered cardiac arrest at age 38. Before this date, I did not know that one out of three women will die of heart disease; more than all cancers combined. In the fall of 2012, I embarked on a new career working with schools in Western Washington promoting the Jump Rope for Heart Program in elementary schools. My personal goal was to reach other moms with the American Heart Association (AHA) mission.

What’s in your recycling cart? | Guest Column

  • May 16, 2016 at 2:51PM

Over almost three decades of recycling in the Puget Sound region, Waste Management has seen big changes in our industry. As the largest residential recycler in North America and in the Puget Sound, our business is constantly changing to meet the shifting consumer habits and evolving markets.

We can still rise above the rhetoric | Guest Column

  • May 6, 2016 at 10:19AM

I have had the pleasure of seeing Washington, D.C. work. It seems so long ago. Before "working" and "Washington, D.C." didn't constitute an oxymoron and "compromise" wasn't an insult.

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