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NEWS  from Councilmember John Koster March 15, 2011



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 John Koster
Snohomish County Council
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Everett, Washington 98201
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Snohomish County Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Byron Sherf


In a decision that I support 100%, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe announced today at that he would seek the death penalty for the killing of Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl at the Monroe Correctional Complex.


"If a jury finds this defendant guilty of aggravated first degree murder for the killing of Jayme Biendl, I have decided to give them the opportunity to decide what his punishment should be as well," said Roe.


Click here to read statement from Prosecutor Mark Roe 


Here are links to the story in the Everett Herald and Seattle Times:


Japan Earthquake and Radiation Risk


Dear Friends,


As a member of the Snohomish County Board of Health, I received a memo this morning from Dr. Gary Goldbaum, the Health Officer & Director for the Snohomish County Health District. The key phrase in Dr. Goldbaum's memo reads as follows:


"The most important message is that there is no health risk to Snohomish County residents at this time and so we do not recommend preventive measures such as oral potassium iodide."


Click here read the Goldbaum memo in its entirety


For more information about the current event & the use of potassium iodide and Prussian Blue:


CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Radiation Emergencies


FDA: Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium iodide (potassium iodide)


Guidance: Potassium iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies (FDA, 2001)


Washington State Department of Health


Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRC)



Snohomish County Councilman John Koster hosting blood drive on Wednesday (March 16th) in Arlington


Snohomish County Councilman John Koster plans to host a blood drive Wednesday for the Puget Sound Blood Center. "Blood bank supplies are typically lower in winter months," Koster said.


The drive is set for 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the first floor banquet room at the Medallion Hotel, 16710 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington.


For more information please contact Hannah Gustafson at 425-345-3762



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John Koster
Snohomish County Council