Good news for Washington State adoptees! The State of Washington’s new adoption law (SHB1525) became effective on July 28, 2013, changing the requirements for adoptees to obtain their original non-certified birth certificates. The law also requires birth parents to notify the State Health Department before July 1, 2014, if they prefer to remain anonymous.
According to Washington State Dept. of Health’s website, beginning July 1, 2014, all adoptees 18 and older will have access to their original non-certified birth certificates unless the birth parent files a “Contact Preference Form” with the State’s Center for Health Statistics. Currently, original non-certified birth … Read More
It was announced yesterday in the Greeley Tribune that public records from the Weld County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder’s Office are now available online. Word has apparently already spread, according to Weld County Clerk and Recorder Steve Moreno, who noted that there was just one person researching inside his office yesterday morning. This was a far cry from the long lines of oil and gas workers, property owners, title companies and attorneys typically found outside his office before it even opened. His office has been very busy scanning in the hard copy records for nearly two years, at a cost … Read More
The laws concerning gun ownership have probably never been discussed more than in the week following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14, 2012. There are many complex issues related to gun ownership and gun control laws such as background checks, waiting periods, mental health, concealed weapons, and the sale of assault weapons.
According to a December 19, 2012, article by Adam Liptak, The New York Times, all 50 states and the District of Columbia require background checks on prospective buyers with each individual state being responsible for laws concerning gun ownership. According to the article, seven … Read More
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
If a government job appeals to you, this information should make your search much easier. Many states offer government job searches by location.
The State of Texas has a great website for employers and employees called “Work in Texas.” The section for employees can be searched by occupation, by hiring agency, by job type and by location such as zip code or region. The website allows job seekers to register in order to take advantage of other free services such as email notifications, resume building and other career tools.
The section for employers allows potential employers to post … Read More
If you’re looking for a new location for your business, many states and counties have websites to search for available commercial and industrial real estate. One great website is the State of Maryland’s Buildings and Sites website. You can search for industrial buildings, office buildings and available sites by county and up to 30 other selection criteria such as size, type of construction, price per square foot or acre, utilities, and owner.
Other states and counties have similar websites which you can find through “Free Public Records Directory.” Using the website, click on the state and then the … Read More
The state of the environment has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. According to many reports, ice caps are melting, climates are rising, and polar bears are dying. In addition to those pressing matters, there are also environmental issues that could risk your immediate health within your neighborhood, or even on your own property.
Environmental records searches can produce information that could help you determine the quality of the environment that surrounds you. You could use these records to keep you and your family safe. Environmental records searches can include information such as superfund sites, … Read More