King County has many unincorporated and rural area roads that are critical to local cities’ economies due to the commute and business traffic that traverses between them.
Unfortunately, that infrastructure is at risk. The 2014 King County road budget is 40 percent less than in 2008, which has caused King County to defer maintenance projects, adversely affecting public safety on already overcrowded roads, as well as our local and regional economy.
During the fall, leaves and other debris drop onto our roads and cover our storm drains. This debris can clog the drains and prevent stormwater from moving away from your property, leaving your neighborhood at risk for flooding. Many residents mistakenly blow or sweep their fallen leaves into the street, not realizing they become a safety and stormwater hazard to their property and neighborhood.
The Riverview Job Seekers Institute will be held at the Riverview Educational Service Center on Oct. 23 (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) This event is designed to support young adults in finding and retaining a job.
Local employers will present workshops such as: What Employers Are Looking For: Tips for Finding and Keeping a Job; Volunteering to Gain Valuable Work Experience; and Networking and People Skills Essential for Success.
In addition, event participants will have access to career related resources such as: Tools for Your Job Search; Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities; Opportunities to Network with Local Employers; and Listings of Local Volunteer, Intern, and Job Openings.
This free event is presented through a partnership between the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, the City of Duvall, and the Riverview School District. Lunch will be provided.
Who: Young adults, ages 15 and up When: Thursday, Oct. 23 (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Where: Riverview Educational Service Center, 15510 1st Avenue NE, Duvall, WA 98019 Food: Catered lunch (no charge) To register: www.jobseekersinstitute.eventbrite.com
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As part of a global cyber security awareness campaign, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office are partnering with STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ (www.stopthinkconnect.org) to help digital citizens stay safe online. As part of BBB’s and the AGO’s commitment to cyber security awareness, both organizations encourage online users to take extra security measures this month by completing a few simple steps.
At the beginning of this year, the Metropolitan King County Council started exploring steps toward developing living wage guidelines within the county.
On Oct. 6, the council gave its approval to legislation establishing the county’s first-ever living wage policy, covering county employees as well as businesses, non-profits and other entities that do business with the county.