Officials in St. Lucie County are holding a news conference related to the coronavirus.
Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryHuman trafficking is a billion-dollar, global industry according to State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Kohl-Welles will discuss the historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking at an interactive presentation titled “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads”. The event will be at the Lacey Timberland Library on Saturday, January 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.Kohl-Welles offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking. Topics to be explored include the ethics and policy around the issue and misconceptions about human trafficking.A primary focus will be on sex trafficking and how and why it happens here. Historical accounts, film and current events will be used to provide context. Finally, the discussion will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human-rights groups.With regard to her work on human trafficking, Kohl-Welles has been the sponsor of many anti-trafficking bills in the Washington State Senate. She received Seattle Against Slavery’s 2010 Lincoln Freedom Award for her efforts. Kohl-Welles serves on the University of Washington’s Human Trafficking Task Force. She is a national and international presenter on the topic of human trafficking.This program is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington. The Lacey Timberland Library is at 500 College Street SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 491-3860 or visit www.TRL.org. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Submitted by Town and Country RoofingDeanna Wall of Olympia has been named as winner of a new roof in TOWN & COUNTRY ROOFING’s No Roof Left BehindTM initiative.No Roof Left Behind is a nationwide program that gives folks in the community a way to help their good neighbors that have fallen on hard times. The No Roof Left Behind program provides a local contractor the framework to provide a new roof at no cost to a deserving homeowner in need. Town & Country Roofing was the first in Washington State to join this program.DeeAnna is single, full-time working mother of two children. After hard work she managed to become a homeowner. DeeAnna mentions, “I am very thankful that my family has a place to be together and a place called home .” However, soon after moving in the roof started to have problems and being a single mother, being able to afford a new roof wasn’t a possibility.After hearing the news she had received the most votes and won the new roof giveaway, DeeAnna exclaimed, “We are so excited to have won! It is often hard to reach out and ask for help and I am so happy we did. Through the voting process I was continuously amazed and honored by the amount of support we received through votes and the loving comments that were left by family, friends, and community members. We won because each and every one of you. We are beyond thankful! We also want to say thank you to Town and Country Roofing as well as the No Roof Left Behind Program for the unbelievable gift that my family is so lucky to be receiving.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visitwww.townandcountryroofingwa.com Facebook6Tweet0Pin0