In this year’s Woodinville Lions Flight for Sight pigeon race, pigeons flew from Salem, Oregon on Saturday, May 2. Four hundred and fourteen birds were released at 8 a.m. from Salem in partly cloudy skies with a 3 m.p.h. headwind out of the north. Competing birds were from 37 different lofts in the Puget Sound area.
Volunteer positions currently exist in the Northshore Senior Center’s Volunteer Employment Office, which connects seniors needing assistance with someone who can provide assistance. Everyone involved undergoes a Washington state background check.
The work involves use of a computer and training is provided. Three-hour shifts are available beginning at 9 a.m. If interested, please contact Rubbina at 425-286-1032. Please view our website, www.northshoreseniorcenter.org, for a listing of all available volunteer positions.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that more than 750,000 Washington Sprint and Verizon customers will be eligible for refunds for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills as a result of legal action by his office. The restitution for Washington consumers is part of a nationwide $158 million agreement that resolves allegations that the companies placed unauthorized third-party service charges on subscribers’ telephone bills.
An estimated 774,900 Washington customers were wrongly charged millions of dollars for unauthorized services. Consumer victims of this practice, called “cramming,” are socked with charges, typically $9.99 per month, for “premium” text message services (PSMS) — such as horoscopes, trivia and sports scores — that they have never requested or often even heard of.
Ferguson urged Washington consumers to obtain the refunds they deserve by submitting claims for reimbursement to Verizon and Sprint (instructions in box.)
As the result of the states’ legal action, Verizon and Sprint will pay restitution to consumers around the country in the form of refunds or debt forgiveness. The proportion of the settlement going to Washington consumers depends on their participation rate, so consumers are urged to visit the websites or call the phone numbers listed below promptly. Verizon and Sprint are the third and fourth mobile phone providers to enter into nationwide agreements to resolve allegations regarding cramming. Ferguson announced similar agreements with AT&T in October of 2014 and T-Mobile in December of 2014. The national mobile cramming settlements, which cover the period July 2010 to June 2015, now total $353 million. All four mobile carriers announced they would cease billing customers for commercial PSMS in the fall of 2013.
To request a refund: Affected customers can submit claims, find information about refund eligibility and request a free account summary that details PSMS purchases on their accounts at the websites below.
Verizon Consumers can submit claims by visiting www.CFPBSettlementVerizon.com or calling the claims administrator at 888-726-7063.
Sprint customers can submit claims at www.SprintRefundPSMS.com or call 877-389-8787.
“Think fresh” and learn something new at 21 Acres. The local nonprofit is geared up for spring and early summer with a variety of educational offerings including classes on bees, seeds, cuisine, wellness, organization and rocket heaters. 21 Acres is your community resource for sustainable action. There’s something for everyone, including youth.
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is providing free microchips sponsored by Invisible Fence at the Homeward Pet Dunmire Veterinary Clinic every Tuesday in June and for Homeward Pet’s annual Free Microchip event on June 26 and 27.
Keep your pets safe for the 4th of July! Bring your altered cat or dog to Homeward Pet any Tuesday in June from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., June 26 from 4 - 7 p.m. or June 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hurry in; no appointment is necessary and this offer is only good while supplies last! All animals brought in for microchipping must be spayed or neutered.