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The Foundation: Louisiana Flood Donations Double in One Week

The number of Louisiana credit union employees affected by statewide flooding has reached roughly 300, and the generosity of the Credit Union Movement is matching the pace of the need.

Emerging Leaders: Reflection, Learning & Practice

This is the second installment of guest blogger Jennifer Smith from Maps Credit Union, as she works through the Emerging Leaders program.

Meet Lauren, Washington ‘Miracle Kid’

Celebrating 30 years since starting in the Northwest, Credit Unions for Kids helps thousands of kids receive medical care through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This is Lauren’s story.

In Final Days of Session, Oregon Legislature Passes Marijuana Banking Legislation

The Oregon Legislature ended its 2016 session on Thursday, March 3. In the final days, legislation passed removing criminal liability from financial institutions servicing legal marijuana businesses.

Northwest Delegation Over 200 Strong at CUNA GAC; Rick Hein Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award

Thousands of credit union advocates from across the nation are gathered in Washington D.C. this week for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State Credit Union’s Rick Hein received the nation’s highest advocacy honor.

News and Notes from Member Credit Unions

Gesa CU opens its eighth student branch, Mid Oregon CU pays it forward, Global CU promotes Military Saves Week, Sound CU announces a new Chief Business Services Officer.

Washington Legislative Week in Review

As Wednesday’s house of origin deadline approaches, most bills being tracked by the Northwest Credit Union Association remain in committee—but a pair of key bills are moving toward passage.

Washington Legislative Update: Budget Gridlock Forces Second Special Session

The Washington State Legislature ended its special session without reaching critical budget agreements. They now begin a second special session.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Change and Growth Begin with Awareness

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson says that, in order to grow as a leader, you first need to become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses.

Washington Legislative Update: Credit Union Bills Awaiting House Vote

With only three weeks left in the legislative session, credit union bills await vote while budgets are debated. Vote expected by week’s end.

Oregon Legislative Update: Charter Update Passes Senate

Oregon credit union charter update bill SB 582 passed the Senate last week. This week, prize-linked savings bill got a hearing.

Special Legislative Update: Washington Priority Bills Pass Houses of Origin

Priority bills addressing credit unions’ corporate governance and investments passed the Washington State House and Senate.

Washington Legislative Update: Deadline for Floor Votes Approaches

Credit union bills await floor votes as legislative session nears its halfway point.

Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Update Bill Scheduled for Hearing

The bill to update the Oregon Credit Union Act is scheduled for a hearing as the new governor is sworn in.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Feb 9-13

NWCUA-sponsored bills receive hearing, now face Friday deadline.

America Saves Week Starts February 23

The annual campaign to encourage better savings practices invites you to engage your members in savings best practices.

Oregon Legislative Week in Review, Feb 2-6

Bills for prize-linked savings and updating the OR Credit Union act introduced; plus updates on other bills we’re tracking.

Washington Legislative Week in Review, Jan 26-30

Two new credit union bills introduced, supplemental operating budget passes House, plus movement on other important bills.