URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS


The opiate epidemic in King County is growing. The King County Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended a new comprehensive strategy to fight this crisis, including the opening of two pilot safe consumption spaces. In these facilities, healthcare professionals can prevent overdose deaths, reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, and efficiently refer people struggling with addiction to treatment. Tell the King County Council to support this safe, effective, and scientifically proven method of responding to the opiate epidemic.

URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

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Please Download the Ready South Texas App BELOW

READY SOUTH TEXAS APP

Mayor Ron Nirenberg urged San Antonio residents to stay home this weekend and avoid driving in the rain. He also suggested downloading the Ready South Texas app to receive weather updates.

San Antonio is asking any volunteers wanting to help to call 311

Thursday news conference, officials said all evacuees should check in at 200 Gembler Rd, San Antonio, TX 78219, just northeast of the AT&T Center.

The American Red Cross in San Antonio also is seeking volunteers to help with evacuees. A training session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at 3642 E. Houston St. Call 800-928-4271 for more information.

From the Ready South Texas App Website:

Be prepared for disaster. The Ready South Texas app is an all-hazards overview of disaster information to help you prepare, plan and respond to disaster in your area.

Using the Ready South Texas app, you will be able to:

• Share your status with your selected contacts with the push of a button.
• Receive critical emergency alerts via push notification.
• Locate Bexar County’s emergency shelters.
• Display up-to-date evacuation route maps.
• Get the latest news and weather for the Bexar County area.
• Create a personalized Emergency Preparedness Plan by answering five basic questions.

Once Your Plan is generated, it is stored on your smartphone and can easily be shared with family members and friends. Your Plan comprises:

• An Emergency Supply Kit Checklist tailored to your needs.
• A Customized Emergency Food Supply Shopping List.
• An Emergency Communications Plan to notify your loved ones of your status
• Critical information to prepare your home for impending disaster.

Learn about the various emergency situations that Bexar County Texas residents are most likely to face in eleven integrated eGuides:

• Public Health Emergencies
• Terrorism
• Disaster Recovery
• Active Shooter Response
• Floods

Hundreds flock to Amazon jobs fair in Kent

Susmita Diyali from Tukwila answers questions in a tent, waiting with others to go inside Amazon’s fulfillment center in Kent to apply for a job Wednesday. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

By Ángel González
Seattle Times business reporter
Amazon.com is looking to hire some 50,000 good women and men to pick, stow and pack items in its U.S. warehouses.

About 1,200 of those mostly permanent jobs are in Washington state. So on Wednesday — a day that the e-commerce giant declared “Amazon Jobs Day” — job applicants lined up by the hundreds at the company’s gargantuan, robot-filled Kent warehouse with the hopes of landing a position in one of the Amazon facilities in the Puget Sound area.

Starbucks in White Center aims to be launchpad for youth job skills

Starbucks manager Tim Webb, back to camera, watches as employee Loni Stubblefield operates an espresso machine at the White Center Starbucks, opening on Friday. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)

By Janet I. Tu

The coffeeshop Starbucks is opening Friday in White Center looks in many ways like any other Starbucks store.

But to one side of the store is an area, complete with refrigerator, sink, grinder and brewer, that can be partitioned from the rest and sets this store apart.

It’s intended to be a community space and training area, where young people aged 16 to 24 who are not working or in school can receive training on skills such as résumé writing and customer service, preparing them for jobs at Starbucks and elsewhere.

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