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Front Porch: Seeking winners

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The Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment is seeking nominations for employers who deserve recognition for providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The committee also is seeking nominations for an individual with a disability who has helped empower others with disabilities in the community and the workplace.
Nominations are due Aug. 30, and can be submitted at:
For assistance, contact Melinda Johnson, at 509-482-3854, or email her at
Award winners will be recognized in a ceremony in the fall in Olympia.

Registration continues through June 30 for Get Movin,' the free summer program that encourages kids to be active for an hour five days a week. About 3,000 people register each year for the event. Families can register at the Everett parks office, 425-257-8300; Everett YMCA, 425-258-9211; Lynnwood Recreation Center, 425-670-5732; Marysville YMCA, 360-653-9622; Mill Creek YMCA, 425-337-0123; Monroe YMCA, 360-805-1879; and Mukilteo YMCA, 425-493-9622.

Swamp Creek Bridge No. 546 on Carter Road west of Bothell will be closed to traffic and pedestrians beginning Thursday. Crews are replacing the bridge, which is east of Lockwood Road, and work is expected to continue into late fall or early winter. The old two-lane bridge was built in 1966 and has needed increased maintenance. It had a weight restriction of 16 tons.
The new bridge's design is longer and wider. It includes sidewalks on both sides with shoulders for bicyclists.
The county is coordinating with the Northshore School District.

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