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My husband, Dustin, is one of the most competitive people I know. We’ve known each other since I was first born, but I only really came to understand Dustin’s competitive nature when we were newlyweds. We were living in a small, one-bedroom apartment, and because we did not have children yet, we spent our evenings doing whatever we wanted.
Community Events, January 2015
With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes. The theory is when gasoline is expensive, voters vehemently oppose higher gas taxes; but when the price drops, motorists don't pay as much attention. They just fill up and drive off, thankful for the savings.
The Legislature is considering a few pieces of legislation regarding elections, some more helpful than others.
As the USS Nimitz maneuvers into the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, employing thousands with its maintenance work that we are so proud of, and our Governor announces plans to address “slow the erosion of our shared prosperity,” I can’t help but think our ports and shipyards are where we should focus. I listened with dismay this past week in a joint work session of the Commerce and Labor and Trade and Economic Development committees as trade groups and shippers detailed the challenges facing our ports amidst the slow-down of volume as a result of a labor dispute.
Designers of the International Space Station (ISS) had to make it self-sustaining because, once aboard, astronauts had no way to get water or discharge sewage and no connection to Earth's power grids.