Monthly Archives: June 2011

Child Support Services and Information

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Child support isn’t always an easy subject for divorced parents. Information about how the process works can help ease some of the pain of paying, and of collecting. Every state has an agency that sets up and manages the child support process, but many local courts and county attorneys are part of that process. The obvious role of the court is in setting the amount of child support payments (although in many jurisdictions this is accomplished by alternative disupte resolution without going before a judge). But many local agencies, courts, and county attorneys (or district attorneys, depending on the jurisdiction) … Read More

Western Washington Cities – Public Information Alliance

If you live in Western Washington, you may be happy to learn of an alliance of cities that offers six website portals that are available to access a variety of public information in the Puget Sound region. All six of the portals can be searched by specific city or all cities at once.

In 2001, a group of 9 Western Washington cities formed an alliance known as “eCityGov Alliance” to provide online access to various resources. The original cities in the Alliance were: Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Woodinville. By combining the financial … Read More

Online Traffic Information and Reports

Would you like to avoid the frustration of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic? Wouldn’t you like to know traffic conditions before you hit the road? You can avoid traffic delays and find the fastest route to your destination with the help of online tools, such as traffic cameras, construction zone alerts, congestion updates, and traffic incident reports.

The Colorado DOT website provides live traffic cameras and online travel alerts, such as road work alerts, road closures, restrictions, and seasonal closures. There, you can also find a live traffic speeds and travel times map, as well as a map of the latest … Read More