Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy.
Begin with the end in mind. That's what the principal said at the orientation for next year's incoming high school freshmen.
Linda Joyce, former executive director of the Kitsap YWCA, left this life the way she lived it: With courage, strength, dignity and grace.
OLYMPIA — In the political crevice between "hail Mary" and "hell no" could be found the state House Finance Committee on March 13 sitting in judgment of an attempt to rewrite a 25-year agreement between the state and its largest private employer, the Boeing Co.
Finding agreement in Olympia can sometimes be a challenge, but there's one issue both Democrats and Republicans should agree on this session: protecting children and families from harmful and unnecessary flame retardant chemicals. That's why we're sponsoring the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act (HB 1174), a bill to eliminate toxic flame retardants from children's products and furniture.
Washington has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.47 an hour and now the state legislature wants to hike it to $12. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to boost it to $15 to go in step with the SeaTac initiative, which voters barely approved last year.
School districts across the state could regain control of about $40 million in federal funding if the state House and governor agree to a bill passed March 11 by the Senate.
Sixteen months ago, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the largest tax break any state has ever given a private company. It extended a bunch of sweet incentives to the Boeing Co. that could save it up to $8.7 billion in tax payments to the state in the next 25 years.
California is in the midst of a fierce water war, a conflict that holds lessons for us in Washington state. In many ways, we are alike. Both of our states' populations are growing and we have some of the world's most prolific agriculture regions which require lots of water.
Local school board members regularly deal with education-related decisions made on the federal and state levels. Sometimes, balancing the local school district budget with federal and state mandates can be like putting a square peg in a round hole.