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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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Rising seas: to keep humans safe, let nature shape the coast

Even under the most conservative climate change scenarios, sea levels 30cm higher than at present seem all but certain on much of the U.K.’s coast by the end of this century. Depending on emission scenarios, sea levels one meter higher than at present...
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Measles spreading in U.S., mostly among unvaccinated children

Measles is spreading in the U.S. As of 5 February, there were 50 cases in Washington state and five in Houston. New cases are being added daily. Health officials, including the U.S. surgeon general, are urging parents to get their children vaccinated.
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The Cascadia Playbook

A Cascadia event is based on the threat of a catastrophic magnitude 9.0 Subduction Zone earthquake and resultant tsunami. Coastal counties will experience a devastating tsunami on top of severe ground shaking (up to five minutes).
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Washington Research Council

The Washington Research Council examines how public policy issues will affect business, government, and the community. Research is based on facts from reliable data sources and informed by economic analysis with an appreciation of the power of free markets.
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Confluence News Magazine: January – February, 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. Click here for the January - February, 2019 edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Just One More Thing – Emergency Management, Once Removed, February 2019

As the Washington State Legislative Session kicked off, the Seattle Times listed several topics that were the highest priorities for consideration. They were, in no apparent order: K-12 funding; Special Education; Climate Change; Opioids and Behavioral Health; and Public Records...
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Washington State 211

National 211 Day and Washington 211’s Advocacy Day

Last year, 2-1-1 answered more than 14.3 million requests for help, on the phone, via text and web chat. #211day
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Perspective: The Governor’s Emergency Management Budget Proposal to the Legislature – January 2019

The Governor’s budget came out in early December and there are some interesting proposals to emergency management activities across the multiple activity areas. Not everything impacting emergency management is within the General Government area, where...
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California Debris Cleanup for November Wildfires May Cost the State $3 Billion

The cost, which is speculative at this point, is more than twice the $1.3 billion it cost to clean up the destruction from the Wine Country fires in October 2017. The funding will come from a combination of federal, state and local governments.
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Wishin’ and Hopin” – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January 2019

Local and state elected officials searching for 2019 New Year’s resolutions to commit to might consider this modest list...
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Confluence News Magazine – December 2018 (2)

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. Click here for the December (2) edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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