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1 hr ago | Sierra

Beating the Heat in Bellevue for Clean Energy and Climate Action

During the dog days of summer late last month, the Sierra Club sponsored a "Beat the Heat" event in Bellevue, Washington, to support Governor Jay Inslee's call for climate action and pressure Puget Sound Energy to come up with a plan to transition from coal to clean energy. Free ice cream cones were provided for the anticipated crowd of 250, but that proved to be too few.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Bellevue, WA, US Governors

5 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Snohomish council asks Inslee to fill House seat

The Snohomish County Council couldn't decide on a nominee to replace State Rep. Mike Hope, so it is asking Gov. Jay Inslee to do it. The Herald reports the council on Monday could not muster majority support for one of three nominees submitted by Republicans precinct officers of the 44th Legislative District.

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Related Topix: Snohomish, WA, Snohomish County, WA, US Governors

12 hrs ago | The Columbian

In Our View: Council Takes Wise Track

Leave it to William Shakespeare to find the best possible words. Lesser minds might have said something such as "levelheadedness must be employed when considering risky endeavors."

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Construction, Tesoro, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Democrat, US Politics, US Senate, Maria Cantwell, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Salon

Congress' sick scorched earth policy

The Pacific Northwest is burning, but federal lawmakers have done nothing help. Together, California, Oregon, and Washington are in the midst of their worst wildfire season ever, yet Congress failed to fund firefighting efforts before its August recess and has yet to vote on such legislation since returning.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Seattle Times

Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Kent Reporter

Gov. Inslee visits Hexcel Aerospace to meet with work force

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.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Hexcel, US Governors, Electronics, Chemicals, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Kent, WA

Methow Valley News Home Page

Governor appeals FEMA denial of help to individuals

Gov. Jay Inslee has appealed the denial of a major disaster declaration that would help individuals affected by the summer's wildfires.

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ThinkProgress

In Washington State, The 2014 Wildfire Season Has Been 6 Times Worse Than Normal

The 2014 wildfire season in Washington State is not over, but it has already been one of the most destructive and costly on record, state officials from the Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. Since the beginning of the season up until the end of August, the DNR said wildfires in Washington had burned 363,000 acres, or 550 square miles of land, destroying homes along the way.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Crosscut.com

The Daily Troll: The truth about Boeing? Supreme Court slams...

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.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, Social Software, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Northwest Progressive Institute

Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt for failing to fully fund Washington's schools

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.

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Reuters

Washington state enduring record wildfire season, official says

The wildfire season in Washington state has been one of the most destructive on record, charring 550 square miles of wilderness and destroying hundreds of homes and structures, the state Department of Natural Resources said on Thursday. The assessment came as Washington Governor Jay Inslee renewed a request for the federal government to offer assistance to more than 300 people who lost their homes during July's record-setting Carlton Complex blaze near the Cascade Mountains.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Seattle Times

Inslee assails 'climate agnostics' in speech at UW conference

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.

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The Bothell Reporter

King County Executive joins 65 elected leaders to call for a statewide clean fuels standard

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.

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Bainbridge Island Review

CEO of Pierce Transit to take over as head of Washington State Ferries

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.

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Crosscut.com

What a carbon tax would mean for Washington's economy

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.

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HeraldNet

In Our View/Audubon's Birds and Climate Report: Watching as birds fall away

Language matters. "Global warming" sounds oddly appealing on a wet-cold November morning.

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The Spokesman-Review

Editorial: McCleary case may be constitutional lesson for...

The McCleary case will be about far more than education funding when the 2015 Legislature convenes. Depending on how much the Washington Supreme Court decides is ample funding for education, the sums involved could force legislators to revisit the budgeting process, and possibly even the state's tax structure.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Examiner.com

No more extensions for Department of Energy on Hanford cleanup

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.

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Seattle Times

Local leaders urge Inslee to support clean-fuel standards

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.

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KVEW-TV Kennewick

Gov. Inslee Appoints Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court

OLYMPIA Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court. Ekstrom will replace Judge Sal Mendoza, Jr. whom Inslee appointed last year .

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