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Now for Something Completely Different: The Story I Was Never Asked To Tell

Emergency managers often scorn the intrusion of "politics" or "politicians" into their work. Untimely "special" requests during regular business and even during a crisis feed the instinct of most emergency managers to "lay low" in a political environment.
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The Pacific Northwest EMPA Disaster and Emergency Communication Conference 2019

This year EMPA leaves its Australian and New Zealand shores to come to Portland, here, where the innovative and ‘weird’ idea is the root for growth! We are excited to exchange practical, proven means of communicating through critical situations.
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Educator Externship Scholarship Opportunity to Attend the Pacific Northwest EMPA Disaster Conference!

The Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management is offering the opportunity to attend the Two-Day Pacific Northwest EMPA Disaster & Emergency Communication Conference!
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Give “Electeds” Their Due – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July 2019

Emergency managers often scorn the intrusion of "politics" or "politicians" into their work. Untimely "special" requests during regular business and even during a crisis feed the instinct of most emergency managers to "lay low" in a political environment.
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Confluence News Magazine – June, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the June Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Confluence News Magazine – May, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the May Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Dividing the Burden – Emergency Management, Once Removed, June 2019

Whose responsibility is it to restore the social equilibrium in a post-disaster environment? It is not solely the government’s role to provide the “answer” in difficult times. Each of us has a role.
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Climate Change and Emergency Management – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May 2019

At the 2007 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Annual Forum, I persuaded the Chair of the Preparedness Committee to allow a presentation on climate change at the Committee’s meeting. The expert proved uniquely qualified to describe the looming threat...
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A Problem or an Opportunity? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, April 2019

The Disaster Reform and Recovery Act (DRRA) addresses longstanding issues in the disaster management system. Pre - Disaster Mitigation (PDM) is touted as a high priority for attention – so far, so good. Here is the problem...
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Intersectionality: Vital Component for Feminism

The first known use of the term “intersectionality” was in 1989 by Kimberle Crenshaw, a scholar and civil rights advocate. It was when Ms. Crenshaw was studying to be a lawyer that she saw how race and gender were treated...

By Kellie Hale

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Confluence News Magazine – April, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the April Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Kick Doors Open, But Be Sure to Leave a Doorstop

When I organized/planned the first Women in Leadership Forum back in 2015, I originally thought it was going to be a one-time forum. The positive response from attendees indicated that the Forum needed to be a yearly event.

By Kellie Hale

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Confluence News Magazine – March, 2019

Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs. Read more in the March Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Progressive Women’s Leadership

Progressive Women’s Leadership is the trusted resource for learning and collaboration among professional women seeking the skills to further develop their careers. We work to combine practical wisdom, expert guidance, and a community of peers to best serve...
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2019 WSEMA Annual Conference

Join us to learn, network, and build our profession with partners across the emergency management community as we explore this year's theme of A State of Opportunity: Emergency Management Leading the Way in Washington State.
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Cyber Seek

Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk.
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Office for Coastal Management

The Digital Coast was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community. The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources...
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Emergency Management, Once Removed, March 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), formed post 9/11, consolidated 20 plus federal agencies under a single Cabinet-level Secretary. There were naysayers among the ranks of emergency managers. I was one of them.
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18 Reasons Why We’re Proud of 2018

We are a team of dedicated Board Members, staff, volunteers and Senior Fellows who support our community and technical colleges (SBCTC), and business and industry partners to train and educate a skilled workforce that helps maintain our safety and security...
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The opening moments of the Chernobyl disaster: New theory

A brand-new theory of the opening moments during the Chernobyl disaster, the most severe nuclear accident in history, based on additional analysis. The new theory suggests the first of the two explosions reported by eyewitnesses was a nuclear and not a steam explosion...
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