Tag Archives: State of Washington

Many Washington dairies are struggling. Here’s why and what farmers are doing to survive.

An industry already known for booms and busts has grown more volatile, forcing survivors to adopt new strategies. For fifth-generation dairyman Jeremy Visser, 2014 was a record-breaker. Amid soaring global demand for U.S. milk products, Visser made about $500 on each of the 4,000 cows he was running in Stanwood and four other Western Washington […]
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Millennium still fighting for permits, despite long odds for coal terminal

Millennium Bulk Terminals is still fighting for its proposed Longview coal project, even though the legal odds are heavily stacked against it. So the company was in court again Tuesday, appearing before the state Court of Appeals to challenge the state’s denial of a shorelines permit for the $680 million project. Source: Millennium still fighting […]
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Wyoming, Montana Seek Supreme Court Ruling on Coal Exports

Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports. The coal-producing Rocky Mountain states argue the denial violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits states from impeding trade between one another and […]
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Wahkiakum County included in lawsuit against marbled murrelet conservation plan

Wahkiakum County, Pacific County and the Naselle-Grays River School District Thursday joined a lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources to challenge the agency’s conservation plan for the marbled murrelet, a small, threatened seabird. Source: Wahkiakum County included in lawsuit against marbled murrelet conservation plan | Local | tdn.com

CDC expected to announce first US case of Wuhan coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce this afternoon that the first case of Wuhan coronavirus has been reported in the United States, in Washington state, a federal source outside the CDC tells CNN. Source: CDC expected to announce first US case of Wuhan coronavirus – CNN

Chlorpyrifos ban proposed in Washington legislature

The pesticide chlorpyrifos would be banned in Washington except for use on three crops under a bill introduced Monday in the state Senate. Mint, onion and sweet corn growers would be able to use the chemical. Source: Chlorpyrifos ban proposed in Washington legislature | Washington | capitalpress.com

Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week and lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Homelessness, gun control and the potential expulsion of a state representative are all looming large as the 60-day session gets under way. South Salem High School encourages inclusiveness by pairing students who are disabled and students who are not […]
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Snake River dam speakers focus on impacts

Representatives supporting agriculture, fish and other uses spoke Jan. 13 during the third and final public workshop on the draft of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s study of the four lower Snake River dams. Removal of the dams has been hotly debated for years. Proponents say taking them out would improve fish passage while opponents say […]
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Washington Legislature to tackle homelessness, other issues in 60-day session

The 60-day legislative session in Washington state begins Monday. The 60-day legislative session in Washington state begins Monday, with lawmakers set to adjust the state budget and tackle several policy issues, including how to address homelessness in the state Source: Washington Legislature to tackle homelessness, other issues in 60-day session – oregonlive.com

After a Measles Scare, Seattle Cracks Down on Vaccine Compliance

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