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Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Wed
10:00 am Appropriations @ House Hearing Rm A John L. O'Brien Building
Appropriations @ House Hearing Rm A John L. O'Brien Building
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am
Work Session:   Mental Health Program Enhancements and Other Mental Health Issues. Early Achievers Funding and Update on Braided Funding and Contracted Slots.
Oct
2
Thu
1:00 pm Law & Justice @ Spokane Valley City Hall, Ste. 101
Law & Justice @ Spokane Valley City Hall, Ste. 101
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm
Work Session:   Electronic home monitoring. Sentencing of habitual property offenders. Mental health sentencing options. Patent trolling. Revisions to the Limited Liability Company Act.  
Oct
3
Fri
1:30 pm 2014 Age Wave Candidates Forum @ Southside Senior & Community Center Ballroom
2014 Age Wave Candidates Forum @ Southside Senior & Community Center Ballroom
Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This a Candidates’ Forum on Washington’s Aging Readiness.  State Legislative Candidates have been invited to speak on issues related  to our aging population.  Do you know who will represent your neighborhood in Olympia next year?[...]
Oct
6
Mon
1:30 pm 2014 Age Wave Candidates Forum @ Anacortes Senior Activity Center
2014 Age Wave Candidates Forum @ Anacortes Senior Activity Center
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A Candidates’ Forum on Washington Aging Readiness – State Legislative Candidates from the 10th, 39th, 40th, and 42nd Legislative Districts have been invited. Sponsored by AARP, ElderCare Alliance, WA Association of Area Agencies on Aging,[...]

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    Where Washington Seniors will live in the future

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  • Area Agencies On Aging (W4A)
    2014 Age Wave Candidate Forums

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