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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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Confluence News Magazine – Holiday Edition

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 Holiday Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Governor’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget Proposal

Governor Inslee introduced his 2019-21 biennial budget. It contains several items that are important to emergency management.
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You Can Observe a lot by Watching – Emergency Management, Once Removed, December 2018

When one retires, or in my case, semi- retires, Yogi's comment begins to make a lot more sense. When you work in a particularly stressful or responsible job, dealing with emerging issues can limit one's scope, a bit like being stuck in a traffic jam on I-5...
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Confluence News Magazine – December 2018

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, 2018 edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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Using Drones to Detect Damage to Bridges Workshop

This workshop will present the results of the technical research team (GRI) at utilizing self directed drone technology (algorithyms) and LIDAR to inspect damaged bridges in a post disaster scenario.
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Confluence News Magazine – Veterans Edition

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 Veterans Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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“Us” and “Them” – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November 2018

It’s not uncommon for individuals or organizations to attempt to elevate their own standing by demeaning the contributions of others. In the long run it’s a losing game. Those that employ "us" vs "them" as a tactic can only inflate...
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Confluence News Magazine – November 2018

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 November Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Confluence News Magazine – October 2018

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 September Issue of Confluence News Magazine.
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Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Current Events

​The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and its Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) have been awarded 2017 and 2019 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Security and Resilience Challenge grants for critical infrastructure.
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earthquake scale

Major Earthquakes & Cascading Events: Potential Health and Medical Implications

Deciding what degree to pursue is a big decision for students. It depends somewhat on what career the student wants to pursue, but not entirely. Many fields require a bachelor’s degree, but do not require a major in a certain field of study.
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Lucky Me – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October 2018

Sometimes big problems start with smaller, seemingly manageable problems that, through inattention, or a failure to take immediate protective measures, morph into serious issues. Emergency managers’ usefulness to society at large accrues for their ability...
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HSEM Center of Excellence – Internship Guidebook

This Guidebook is intended for employers with any level of knowledge of internships. It can serve as a training tool for those looking to understand what an internship program is and is not, identify the purpose of an internship program, and much more.
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