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2011-07-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avue Technologies Corporation has announced the appointment of the Avue Government Advisory Board, which will counsel the company's leadership on the alignment of business opportunities with the critical need for broader technology solutions within the federal government. Ira L. Hobbs, formerly the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will serve as the board's chairman. Also named...

2009-10-15 11:26:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TPI, the largest sourcing data and advisory firm in the world and a unit of Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) (Nasdaq: III, IIIU, IIIW), an industry-leading information-based services company, today announced that it has been engaged to advise the State of Washington on improving delivery of information technology (IT) services while reducing the costs to taxpayers. TPI will assess the State's current IT infrastructure, identify opportunities to...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

By William M. Welch Along with wild salmon and steelhead trout, the Pacific Northwest soon may have another endangered species: the driveway carwash. Washing your car or boat in the driveway or street is a residential ritual as American as backyard barbecues. But the state of Washington is telling its local governments they must prohibit home car washing unless residents divert the wash water away from storm drains, where they say it causes water pollution. "I understand this is...

2008-07-13 15:00:27

By Kathie Durbin, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 13--1991: By a 46 percent to 54 percent ratio, Washington voters reject a broad right-to-die initiative that would have allowed doctors to administer lethal injections to terminally ill patients who are unable to self-administer the drugs. 1992: Voters in California reject a measure similar to Washington's by the same 46-54 percent ratio. 1994: Oregonians approve the nation's first law permitting physician-assisted suicide by a 51...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

By The Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - There isn't much John Peyton can do on his own except speak, and soon he'll lose even that.The former Boeing computer programmer has Lou Gehrig's disease, which progressively paralyzes its victims. His doctor gives him three to six months to live.He is using his last months to oppose a ballot initiative that would allow physicians in Washington state to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Only Oregon has such a law."What we're really...

2007-08-01 15:06:01

LYNNWOOD, Wash., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast, the nation's leading cable and broadband communications provider, today announced the opening of a new $20 million call center and state headquarters at the Opus Northpointe Corporate Campus, near the intersection of I-5 and 164th Street Southwest. "Comcast's expansion in Washington keeps family-wage jobs in the state and confirms the recent Forbes.com news that ranks Washington as the 5th best state in which to do business," said...

2006-02-16 15:26:34

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire will sign a bill approved by lawmakers that clears the way for the state to issue $200 million in general obligation bonds for water projects, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. Gregoire could sign the so-called Columbia River Plan bill as early as Thursday afternoon, spokeswoman Holly Armstrong said. The bill ends years of debate between Washington state's farmers, fishing industry, power generators and local governments...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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