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Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that the 2014 Fuel Your School program, which launched for the first time this year in King County, generated $600,000 helping to fund 497 local public school classroom projects, 189 of which support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and impacting 67,881 students.
Metropolitan King County Councilmembers introduced legislation on Feb. 26 that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by King County up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child. The legislation was authored by Councilmember Rod Dembowski and is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jane Hague and Larry Gossett.
King County's new $1.50 low income transit fare, Orca Lift, goes into effect on March 1. Orca lift gives residents a cheaper alternative to get to school, work, health appointments and key services they need. This valuable program will help many residents in our region who are struggling to make ends meet.