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Washington State Patrol reminds drivers to prepare for winter weather

Washington State patrol patch. Image courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

On Friday morning, December 4th, a Good Samaritan was struck and injured while exiting his SUV to check on the driver of a rolled over semi-truck along Eastbound I-90 at mile post 81. This is the second person hit along a state highway in the past three days. Both pedestrians were hit while checking on the occupants of rolled vehicles.

Washington State observes Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week

Drowsy driving is such an important issue it prompted Governor Jay Inslee to sign a proclamation urging citizens to understand the dangers of drowsy driving and to join him in observing National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week from November 1-8, 2015.

Our troopers see it and hear it all the time. A driver telling a trooper after a collision, “I don’t know what happened, I must have fallen asleep.” These types of collisions are more common than one might think and just as devastating and dangerous as speeding, drinking and driving, or not wearing seat belts.

Representative Mark Harmsworth provides legislative update to Mill Creek City Council

State Representative Mark Harmsworth attended the March 24th Mill Creek City Council meeting to inform councilmembers about legislation that concerns the city. Unfortunately, one of the things he spoke about, Mill Creek’s Public Works Shop grant, did not make it into the House Capital Budget released Friday, March 27th.

State Representative Mark Harmsworth attended the March 24th Mill Creek City Council meeting to inform councilmembers about legislation that concerns the city.

Unfortunately, one of the things he spoke about, Mill Creek’s Public Works Shop grant, did not make it into the House Capital Budget released Friday, March 27th.

Representative Mark Harmsworth to discuss legislative priorities with Mill Creek City Council

State Representative Mark Harmsworth requested that he be given time at the March 24, 2015, Mill Creek City Council meeting to discuss “legislative agenda topics of concern.”

According to Interim City Manager Landy Manuel, State Representative Mark Harmsworth requested that he be given time at the March 24th, Mill Creek City Council meeting to discuss “legislative agenda topics of concern.”

The Washington State Legislature is just past the mid-point of this year’s session and there are many pieces of pending legislation that concern Mill Creek.

State legislators like Representative Harmsworth are visiting their communities in order to better understand what their priorities should be.

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