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A bill coming up this session is HB 1025. It is a bill that will open up each and every law enforcement officer and private security guard to nuisance litigation, and will also transfer liability to … more
As first stewards on the front lines of climate change, treaty tribes have been sounding the alarm for more than a decade about low oxygen levels in the ocean and the Salish Sea. My mentor, former … more
This year’s legislative session is already more than two weeks along, and leading Democrats in our state have yet to publicly express any interest in solving the learning loss in our … more
One of the federal government’s primary roles as outlined in the U.S. Constitution is national security, establishing and maintaining a military, so it stands to reason our leaders would do … more
Hi, my name is Heidi, and I am on the Yelm Creative District Task Force. We are working to have Yelm become a Washington State Certified Creative District which has the potential to bring in grant … more
Last year, the American people rejected extreme election deniers in key races. But we were unable to win every fight, and a tremendous threat to our democracy remains: the new Speaker of the House … more
The beginning of a new year is a fresh start and a chance to make the most of the opportunities that come our way. January is Mental Wellness Month and has been designated to recognize the … more
Each regular session of our state Legislature begins on the second Monday of January.  Traditionally, the Senate and the House of Representatives meet in a joint session early on, so … more
Yelm Community Schools is a unique title for districts across the state of Washington. We are the only district that formally acknowledges that it takes the entire community to operate quality … more
The new year begins during a time of uncertainty and anxiety about the state of the economy, both nationally and at the state level. Inflation has been rising at worrying rates for the last year, … more
Coupled with the rapid growth of data centers we rely upon for internet service and information storage is an increased demand for electricity to power millions of computers and cool the mammoth … more
As one of the households impacted by rumored power station vandalism, I think it’s long past time for us to face the unpleasant facts that our decades-old power grid infrastructure needs to be … more
My name is Brody Quiggle. I was born May 6, 1981, at Centralia General Hospital. I was put up for adoption at 7 weeks old. It was a closed adoption to George and Teri Quiggle.  I’m … more
Looking ahead to 2023, one of the most significant shifts America needs is to return to an “all of the above” strategy that expands our energy options rather than further restricting … more
Nearly a year ago, I wrote a commentary about the importance of holding on and supporting one another as we were in the midst of the winter omicron surge, pointing out the grit and determination by … more
I think most people think of Thanksgiving as the holiday for gratitude but, for me, Thanksgiving is just the start of a season of reflection and gratitude. The settling in of winter is a time for … more
Tribes have traveled a long road and back again to improve water quality standards and protect the health of everyone who eats salmon and shellfish in the state of Washington. In November, the … more
Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will be busier than usual. Not because of late Christmas cards or thank-you letters, but because of the extra Form 1099-Ks the IRS will be mailing out. Under … more
A 2023 pre-filed bipartisan Senate bill is proposing common-sense reforms that would remove an illogical inconsistency in Washington’s current emergency powers law and provide meaningful … more
The holiday season is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving lost loved ones. Evergreen wreaths placed on veterans’ graves across America help to ease that pain. More than 2.5 … more
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