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Gov. Jay Inslee visited Kent's Hexcel Aerospace plant on Friday afternoon to discuss how various state workforce initiatives are helping people find work and employers find new talent. The discussion focused primarily on Work Start, a training program designed to provide new and existing employers with customized workforce training that supports Washington's business recruitment and expansion efforts.
Gov. Jay Inslee has appealed the denial of a major disaster declaration that would help individuals affected by the summer's wildfires.
All of you who liked the "If It's Not Boeing I'm Not Going" Facebook page might want to take a moment to invite any South Carolina friends to join, too. On Wednesday, Al Jazeera's documentary division released " Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787 ," which includes some pretty negative suggestions about the loyalty of the South Carolina part of the company's workforce.
This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously found the State of Washington - and more specifically, the State Legislature - in contempt for failing to comply with its earlier rulings in the McCleary case, which found that the state is not fulfilling its paramount duty under Article IX to make ample provision for the education of all youth residing within Washington's borders. In a five-page order, the Court reprimanded lawmakers for not making enough progress towards fully funding the state's public schools during the past two sessions, which featured a divided Legislature.
Americans who remain neutral or indifferent on the subject of human-caused global warming are just as culpable as climate deniers, Gov. Jay Inslee told a gathering of climate researchers at the University of Washington Wednesday. Citing a parade of studies showing looming climate impacts on oceans , birds and human health , Inslee said no one should remain on the sidelines any longer.
Confronting climate change King CountyKing County Executive Dow Constantine joined 65 other local and regional leaders in Washington state in calling upon the Governor and legislative leaders to adopt a clean fuels standard. "An aggressive clean fuel standard is a key element of the climate-smart roadmap we're creating in King County and across the state," Constantine said.
Lynne Griffith will take over as Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. She officially begins in her new job in October.
The governor's office will ask a task force to focus on those two approaches as keys in fighting global warming. Preliminary calculations show that a Washington carbon emissions tax would slow the state economic growth in the long run.
Language matters. "Global warming" sounds oddly appealing on a wet-cold November morning.
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation site on the Columbia River near Tri-cities in Eastern Washington holds two-thirds of the nation's most lethal radioactive sludge on the planet; most of it held in ancient and deteriorating underground storage tanks since the mid-1940's. Hanford is the ghostly poster-child of how not to store nuclear waste, but coming up with the right solution seems to be eluding federal officials.
Over 60 local government leaders today sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to find a way forward on adopting clean-fuel standards. The letter was posted by the Washington Coalition for Clean Fuels Jobs and includes some heavy-hitter signatures: King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland.
The Oregon decision blocked an ambitious export plan from Australia-based Ambre Energy. Ambre wanted to send coal by train and barge from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to a new terminal in Boardman, Oregon, and then ship up to 8.8 million tons annually to Asia.
When Jackie Minchew was arrested Tuesday for blocking a stretch of railroad tracks in north Everett, it wasn't his first act of civil disobedience over an environmental issue. The former Everett City Council candidate was arrested in July 2011 outside the White House while protesting the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Oklahoma and Texas.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 01:51 pm
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