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Youth Resource Fair age 14-21. December 7th. Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club

This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club.

About this Event
YouthForce serves over 400 under served teens throughout King County each year through paid internships at unique companies and a career readiness program.

This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for individuals age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club from 11:00-1:00 PM. We intend to have 35-45 companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities.

Date And Time
Sat, December 7, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Location
Rainer Vista Boys & Girls Club
4520 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
Seattle, WA 98118

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addicts, Carfentanil, Fentanyl, Fentanyl Exposure

If Cops Don’t Die From Incidental Fentanyl Exposure, then…..

If Cops Don’t Die From Incidental Fentanyl Exposure, a Drug Treatment Specialist Warns, They ‘Could Become Addicted to It Instantly’

The latest example is an incident in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, early last Friday morning, when three officers responded to a call about a man who had overdosed. WBRE, the NBC station in Wilkes-Barre, reports that “all three became ill and it could have been much worse.” After the officers “were exposed to the highly addictive and potentially deadly opioid fentanyl,” WBRE says, “one officer nearly overdosed,” while the other two felt unwell. Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale explains the context:

My officer goes to pull him out, the first officer on scene. They hit him with Narcan [a.k.a. naloxone, an opioid antagonist],…Read more HERE

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BREAKING: An opioid more deadly than fentanyl found on Seattle streets

SEATTLE (KOMO) — Right in the midst of the opioid crisis, another illicit drug has hit the streets of Seattle. Experts say it’s more potent and deadly than other opiods.

The DEA says carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was first detected in Seattle in March. Experts insists its usage is “very rare” in the area, but nonetheless, it’s surfaced in the city.

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Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Prevention, NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, spouse abuse

October is: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. For many, home is a place of love, warmth, and comfort. It’s somewhere that you know you will be surrounded by care and support, and a nice little break from the busyness of the real world. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.

1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

By Andy Hwang

Federal Way Chief of Police

Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all incomes, races, ages, and gender. This social problem exists in every community and Federal Way is no exception.

In our city, police officers respond to over 2,700 domestic violence calls each year and it is consistently in our top five calls-for-service each month – about seven calls-per-day. Even with the significant number of calls responded to by police, 70% of domestic violence that occurs goes unreported.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #DomesticViolenceAwareness to post on social media. Sometimes, people don’t know if they are really in an abusive relationship because they’re used to their partner calling them crazy or making them feel like all the problems are their own fault. Here are a few ways to know if you’re in an abusive relationship that you need to get out of.

Your partner has hit you, beat you, or strangled you in the past.

Your partner is possessive. They check up on you constantly wondering where you are; they get mad at you for hanging out with certain people if you don’t do what they say.

Your partner is jealous. (A small amount of jealousy is normal and healthy) however, if they accuse you of being unfaithful or isolate you from family or friends, that means the jealousy has gone too far.

Your partner puts you down. They attack your intelligence, looks, mental health, or capabilities. They blame you for all of their violent outbursts and tell you nobody else will want you if you leave.

Your partner threatens you or your family.

Your partner physically and sexually abuses you. If they EVER push, shove, or hit you, or make you have sex with them when you don’t want to, they are abusing you (even if it doesn’t happen all the time.)

Azrael Early, cancer, halloween

Community to help fulfill young Bremerton cancer patient’s birthday wish on Halloween

BREMERTON, Wash. — A young cancer patient in Bremerton has just one wish for his birthday early next month: To hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Azrael Early’s ninja costume is just about set.

On Sunday night, he marked another day off the calendar in his bedroom, which means his birthday isn’t far behind.

“Calendar’s a huge thing,” his mom Jessie told KOMO News.

This year, 8-year-old Azrael has just one wish to ring in his birthday.

“Trick-or-treaters and passing out candy,” he said

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King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.

See the Video HERE of Ballard student who died, his parents and doctor speaking..

King County Sheriff issuing public safety warning after two Sammamish high school students died from fentanyl overdoses. Here she shows an example of the counterfeit pills they’re finding on the street. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly.

Ballard HS student latest local teen to die from accidental fentanyl overdose

SEATTLE — A Ballard High School student is the latest local teen to die from an accidental overdose of fentanyl from pills he thought contained just oxycodone, according to high school officials.

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Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The recent increase in overdose deaths in King County have been linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders, officials confirm.

Between mid-June to mid-September of this year alone, there have been 141 suspected and confirmed drug overdose deaths, according to Seattle & King County Public Health. In 2018, there were 109.

M30 pills, also known as Oxycodone, were the most common synthetic opioid pain relievers used in Washington state, followed by V48 and A212 pills. White powders were also very common.

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If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, seattle medic one

Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson

More than half of firefighter’s body burned while fighting Spring Coulee Fire
Christian Johnson is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson – GoFundMe

As most of you know Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, has suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 50-60% of his body. Christian is currently in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are currently trying to stabilize him so they can proceed with skin graft surgery. He will be looking at a minimum of 2-3 months in the ICU. Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army, and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-2005 in Baghdad. He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years. Christian is a selfless man, who is always willing to help those in need, and never ask for anything in return. We are now asking for your help to make this long journey a little easier for him and his family. Any amount of donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with travel, housing, food, etc.

GoFundMe for Christian Johnson Assistant Chief

Also: An account is now set up to help Johnson and his family with expenses. You can send donations to:

North Cascades Bank
PO Box 672
Okanogan, WA 98840

Checks should be payable to the “Christian Johnson Donation Account.”

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Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019

Eight cities in Washington will host events for Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday.

The Seattle Police Department has ordered 145 more doses of naloxone, the opioid overdose medicine, to be distributed across their five precincts. Read More

According to the National Safety Council, there were 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017.

Of those, more than 43,000 involved opioids.

For more information of the efforts in Washington state to stop overdoses, click here.

August 31, Seattle
Who: VOCAL Washington

What: Resilience, Remembrance and Healing. An event to create a space that holds people that are grieving and also increases awareness of the issue of overdose and what can be done to prevent them. Naloxone distribution and overdose prevention training.

Where: Occidental Park, 117 South Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104

When: August 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Contact: info@vocal-wa.org

Overdose Awareness Day Events 2019

August 21, Mount Vernon
Who: Pioneer Counseling/Phoenix Recovery Services. Skagit County

What: Overdose Awareness Event, Awareness Walk at 5:00 p.m. Free NARCAN, overdose response trainings, food, music, tribute board, resource booth.

Where: Cleveland Park, 1401 Cleveland Street, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

When: August 21, 2019. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contact: (360) 848-8437

August 28, Yakima
Who: Triumph Treatment Services

What: “Time to Remember. Time to Act”. Memorial wall to honor those who were lost due to an overdose. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones impacted or lost, and to stand in solidarity with friends and families of fatal overdose victims.

Where: Franklin Park. 410 S 19th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98902

When: August 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – Dusk

Contact: Triumph Treatment Services (509) 571-1455

August 28, Belfair
Who: Mason County

What: “Mason County Overdose Awareness Month”. Overdose awareness walk, resources, treatment providers, naloxone distribution and overdose response training.

Where: North Mason Timberland Library. 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528

When: August 28, 2019, 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. Awareness walk starts at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Abe Gardner (360) 463-2238

August 29, Shelton
Who: Mason County

What: “Mason County Overdose Awareness Month”. Overdose awareness walk, resources, treatment providers, naloxone distribution and overdose response training.

Where: Kneeland Park, West Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA 98584

When: August 29, 2019, 4:00 p.m. till 7pm. Awareness walk starts at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Abe Gardner (360) 463-2238

August 31, Vancouver
Who: Clark County Public Health, Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health, and Clark County Opioid Task Force

What: Opioid overdose intervention training with the overdose prevention drug, Naloxone. A limited supply of free Naloxone kits will be available at the event. RSVP for overdose intervention training: https://sw_wa_opioid_awareness_day_2019.eventbrite.com

There will also be the third annual Southwest Washington Overdose Awareness Day candlelight vigil from 6-8pm, no RSVP needed.

Where: Marshall Community Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663

When: August 31, 2019. Overdose prevention training 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Candlelight Vigil 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact: jim.jensen@southwestach.org

September 5, Everett
Who: Snohomish County Overdose Prevention

What: “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” Resource fair, speakers, candlelight vigil, attendees are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones lost to overdose or impacted by drug use.

Where: Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, #5, Everett, WA, 98201

When: September 5, 2019. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6pm, indoor resource fair 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. move outside for speakers and candlelight vigil.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/342389723365852/

September 6, Okanogan
Who: Okanogan County Public Health

What: An event to remember friends and family affected by overdose. We will offer resources, including overdose response training and naloxone distribution.

Where: Okanogan County Public Health 1234 2nd Ave South, Okanogan, WA 98840

When: September 6, 2019. 6230-4:30 p.m.

Contact: (509) 422-7140

Israel, Jewish unity, one heart, parents, peace, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, seattle action network

TOMORROW JUNE 24: “One People, One Heart”. 7-9pm. Sheraton Grand Seattle

Mon, June 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

An evening of unity & Inspiration celebrating the teachings and life lessons of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

*Rabbi Lau is one of the world’s most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. Lau was born in 1937 in Poland, the son of his town’s last Chief Rabbi. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Up until his retirement in 2017, he served as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of Yad Vashem—Israel’s official memorial organization to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.