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The massive Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont., is one of the world’s largest superfund sites and has been described as a giant sink filling with… Continue reading
Last week, Seattle’s City Council did an “about face” revoking the onerous corporate head tax it unanimously enacted less than one month ago. Its city… Continue reading
While much of the media buzz over declining salmon runs focuses on dam removal and predation by sea lions and cormorants, the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading
While corporate headquarters moves are problematic, closures, businesses deciding to build elsewhere, and people losing their jobs are much more harmful.
“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.”
“It is no longer just a rural issue.”
“How many of you have turned off your television and radio because commentators keep yelling at and over one another?”
Why is there a shortage of skilled craft workers? One reason, we’ve tended to look down on those jobs.
“Avoiding that possibility should be our primary goal.”
“Just as Alamo visitors often overlook important parts of history, Washington can benefit from a more complete look at the benefits of irrigated agriculture.”
“Nine out of 10 electric vehicles sold [in China] are made by Chinese automakers.”
“The Irish learned that not only do visitors want good entertainment and welcoming people, but they want uncluttered communities, shores, and country side as well.”
“Give the South Koreans credit for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pull the games off.”
“They are good at sizing up situations, take calculated risks and work to find plausible solutions.”
“The key question is if Washington’s carbon tax is simply an added way to fund state government.”
“What is going in North Korea ought to be a lesson to all of us.”
What are the implications of China’s “national sword” policy that bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported?
“Chick-fil-A employees were the most likely of the 15 chains to say “please” and “thank you,” and to smile at drive-thru customers.”
“In Washington alone, forests absorb and store 28.6 percent of the state’s climate emissions in live trees and harvested products.”