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Last year, Gov. Jay Inslee attempted an end run around the Legislature by banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings via the state’s building codes. It was a bad idea. Now, some … more
Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Gov. Jay Inslee announced in October, they’ll listen to diverse viewpoints with open minds to recover salmon and potentially breach the four Lower Snake River … more
Somebody’s making money off COVID-19 testing for travelers. In the past, I’ve occasionally run away to a hotel or retreat to focus on writing a book, but last fall, I stumbled upon … more
First, a disclaimer: If you love going to the gym and it keeps you in shape, that’s great. Keep doing that. This blog isn’t for you. Go read a listicle about the best protein powders … more
We are only a couple of weeks into 2022 and it is already shaping up to be another challenging year for America’s 5.5 million family businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Rampant … more
A bill scheduled for a public hearing this week (HB 1727) would ban citizen ballot measures in odd years, but still allow local governments to call special elections to increase taxes. A similar bill … more
On the news recently, I listened to a story about a Seattle police dog who was fatally stabbed by a robbery suspect. An officer on scene was also injured. If you are a dog lover like me, and you too … more
There’s no doubt about it. The Biden administration is working hard to pay the price for salmon recovery. The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is just an example. We have never seen … more
I am seeking some help from the residents of the Yelm area. I am working with a group, Flags of Valor, from the St. Louis area that recently conducted a memorial to the soldiers who have given their … more
The first order of business as Washington’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who … more
As rain pelted the roof Thursday night, I surfed the Internet for news about road closures due to flooding. Despite closure of the Rush Road interchange at Exit 72, I read assurances that closure of … more
Jeren has battled the effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy his entire life. He is an exceptional young man who is loved by everyone that spends time with him. He is one of the kindest people I know … more
After two years of COVID-19, many Washington families and small businesses could use a break. Fortunately, the Washington Legislature has the means to help. State lawmakers have more than $8.6 … more
Two songs came to mind as I thought about the isolation we have all experienced in the last almost two years. One is the Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” and the other is “Here” … more
When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well.   Toyota is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers — twice the size of … more
The police officer who strangled George Floyd is in jail, convicted of third-degree murder, now serving the first of his 22 years. Other officers on the scene that night also face charges. The … more
As Christmas celebrations finished over the weekend, I know that many proud residents will consider it their duty to start taking down their lights and decorations. If not this weekend, something … more
The omicron variant is spreading across the United States at a much more rapid pace than the delta variant, subsequently, causing an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in countries around the world. … more
One of my favorite Christmas songs is Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” While her wish list is fairly simple, my policy Christmas list for Santa is a little more … more
Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works, however, once water goes downstream, it is gone.  What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system allowing us to … more
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