Pasco, WA – Lourdes Health Network is currently accepting scholarship applications for those interested in entering the nursing or healthcare related studies for the 2007-2008 school year.  A total of six scholarships will be awarded each totaling $1500.00. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria; however, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant's academic achievement, financial need and volunteerism.  Applications may be obtained by calling Donna Hopkins, Volunteer and Foundation Specialist, at 509-546-2301, and applications must be post marked by April 30th, 2007 to be eligible. Lourdes Health Network's Volunteer Scholarship Committee consists of: "¢ Cruz Gonzalez, Chairman "¢ Jesus Melendez "¢ Craig Bolling "¢ Leona Inglima "¢…

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At a news conference today, Columbia Basin College (CBC) renamed its Computer Science program the Lockheed Martin Department of Information Science and Technology. Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with CBC including past donations of equipment and expertise to create wireless Internet technology at the CBC campus. Lockheed Martin will donate 100 laptop computers to CBC students this fall. In addition to the laptops, Lockheed Martin announced a list of other initiatives which include technology donations, direct support of CBC programs and initiatives, guest lectures by industry experts, sabbatical opportunities for CBC faculty at Lockheed Martin, and continued support of the CBC Computer Science curriculum. Lockheed Martin Director and…

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OLYMPIA...With just one day left for the Senate to pass its own bills, Richland Sen. Jerome Delvin nudged Senate Bill 5467 out of a holding pattern and onto the Senate floor for a vote. The measure, which passed 46 – 0, would create an individual and family services program for people with disabilities that provides badly needed respite care for families. "If ever there was a bill that was important to the Tri-Cities, this is the one," said Delvin, deputy Republican whip and ranking Republican on the Senate Higher Education Committee. "To families raising a child with developmental disabilities, this family support bill would be a lifesaver. If passed, it would help families get an occasional break from the constant 24-hour-a-day work of…

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Court Street overpass on Highway SR 395 is dangerous, inhibits local economy.  A trio of 16th District lawmakers are making a push for partial state funding of a pedestrian bridge in Pasco that they believe will lead to better safety and more economic vitality for the area. "People are crossing Highway 395 at Court Street and it's a really dangerous situation," said Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla. "Not only do we want to ensure public safety, we believe this pedestrian bridge will enhance the local economy by connecting more people to the entertainment and shopping in the area."  The City of Pasco is willing to commit $500,000 to the estimated $900,000 project, and 16th District lawmakers would like the state to pitch in the rest.  "The City of Pasco…

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Tri-Cities, Wash. – The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau announced today that with the support of the Tri-Cities lodging industry and the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, the Bureau will contribute $60,000 to the Tri-City Water Follies organization to help retain the 2007 Hydroplane Races. Kathy Balcom, president of Tri-City Water Follies stated, "This grant is a very generous contribution that will allow us to continue the legacy of Water Follies and its significant economic impact to our community." The Tri-City Water Follies organization made presentations to both the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Board of Directors and the Tri-City Area Hotel-Motel Commission in February outlining potential ramifications if adequate…

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Tri-Cities, Wash.--The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau has developed two television commercials designed to create top-of-the-mind awareness of the Tri-Cities as a water, weather, wine, and golf destination. The commercials are playing on KOMO (ABC) and KING (NBC) and KIRO (CBS) stations in the Puget Sound metropolitan market as well on Northwest Cable News Network, reaching households across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and parts of Alaska.   According to Bureau staff, one commercial highlights the area between Yakima and the Tri-Cities as Washington Wine Country; and was done in partnership with the Yakima Valley Convention & Visitor Bureau. Each CVB invested $10,000 which was matched by a $20,000 grant from KOMO TV.  The second…

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Question Buyer failed to bring earnest money to escrow until the day of closing - believing that was when it was due. The escrow agent took the earnest money check and changed the purchase agreement to indicate that there had been no earnest money. Both parties initialled. The listing agent is very upset and said that this should not have been handled this way. How should it have been handled differently? Answer In a perfect world, either the listing agent, the seller, the buyer's agent or the escrow agent would have determined that the earnest money had not been paid in a timely manner and would have done something about it long before the transaction reached closing. Failing that, however, it appears that the escrow agent's approach was reasonable. This…

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Still Spaces Available!! SPECIAL MANAGER & BROKER CLASS - Maintain Your Leadership Edge - Earn the ABRM Designation - The ABRM class will be held on March 9th in Kirkland. This 8.0 clock hour class is designed specifically for managers, brokers and owners who wish to incorporate buyer representation into their companies' service offerings. Topics include: Creating a New Company Vision; Company & Technology Policies; Disseminating Policy Changes; Training & Marketing Systems; Risk Management; and Marketing & Evaluating. Take the course developed in partnership with the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB). SPECIAL DEAL FOR MONTH OF MARCH!!! Register during the month of March for the Mandatory Core Curriculum course and receive the special price…

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