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Port Townsend Leader: Inconvenient truth: Forest climate proposal won’t work | Guest Viewpoint

Port Townsend Leader: Inconvenient truth: Forest climate proposal won’t work | Guest Viewpoint

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege

Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and a game-changer.

It would also be a disaster — not just for our post-pandemic economy but for our efforts to reduce carbon ...

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Sequim Gazette: Guest opinion: Forest climate proposal won’t work

Sequim Gazette: Guest opinion: Forest climate proposal won’t work

Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and a game-changer.

It would also be a disaster — not just for our post-pandemic economy but for our efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

I don’t say this ...

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STAT News: Washington may become the second state to distribute its own generic drugs

STAT News: Washington may become the second state to distribute its own generic drugs

A bill moving through the Washington legislature may make the state only the second in the U.S. with hopes of distributing its own line of generic drugs, an idea hatched last year in California as a way to combat the rising cost of prescription medicines that are straining government budgets.

The ...

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NBC Right Now: Ag work week bill passed by Senate

NBC Right Now: Ag work week bill passed by Senate

OLYMPIA — Washington would be the first state in the nation to bring the 40-hour work week to agricultural workers, some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers, under a bill passed by the state Senate.

Farmworkers were exempted from the original federal Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938.

A late compromise negotiated ...

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Lawmakers say students could pay for Republican inaction

Lawmakers say students could pay for Republican inaction

On Wednesday, the Daily World of Aberdeen published an op-ed in which my 24th District seatmates, Rep. Mike Chapman and Rep. Steve Tharinger, called on Republicans to join Democrats in voting to postpone the so-called levy cliff that would force draconian cuts on K-12 schools. You can read the full ...

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