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Journal of the San Juans
Larsen loses luster, San Juan County Dems pick Lapointe in primary
In the race for Washington State's 2nd Congressional District seat, the San Juan County Democrats have voted to endorse independent Mike Lapointe over incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen in the Aug. 5 primary election.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Airlines for America Applauds House Action to Increase Airfare Transparency
"Today's vote is welcome news for airline customers who deserve to know how much of their advertised ticket price is due to rapidly increasing federal taxes," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Just 4 primary races will knock out any candidates
Two Republicans and two Democrats are vying in Legislative District 10, Position 2, for your votes in the Primary Election, with the top two going to the November general election, no matter which party they represent.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The fine print: U.S. government fudges phaseout of old oil tank cars
Federal regulators in Washington, D.C., laid out new proposed safety rules for oil trains, claiming on Wednesday that old, 1960a 2s-vintage tank cars will be phased out and replaced within two years by stronger, more explosion-resistant cars.
Whatcom, Bellingham elected officials say oil-train rules could be improved
Elected officials representing Whatcom County and Bellingham supported the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposal for improving the safety of trains carrying crude oil, with destinations that include Cherry Point.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Journal of the San Juans
Larsen, DelBene back EPA decision on Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine
U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene last week praised the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement that it will use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the proposed Pebble Mine .
Congress: Elect LaPointe for real change
In the 2nd Congressional District, Rick Larsen has done a lot of good things, but perhaps he goes a little too far in promoting development and commercial interests before those of us folks on the ground.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
San Juan Islander
Democrats meet July 27 in Friday Harbor
San Juan County Democrats will decide which primary candidate to endorse, if any, for the Congressional District No.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
EPA rules would likely block Pebble Mine in Alaska
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced severe restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, a move that is likely to block a project the EPA said could devastate the best run of wild salmon left on the planet.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Controversial Alaska mine project wins one in Congress
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing a bill to keep the EPA from blocking the mine, despite opposition from Washington state lawmakers who say the project could be devastating to the fishing industry in their state.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse
The National Transportation Safety Board faulted a Canadian trucking company for failing to account for the low-clearance bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon, Wash., in its route planning for shipments of unusual size.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Ruling Expected on Bridge Collapse in Washington State
On Tuesday the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the collapse on May 23, 2013, of a bridge on Interstate 5 spanning the Skagit River in Washington State.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
What Happened to America's Most Important Arctic Ships?
The nation's fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn't moving at breakneck speed.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The News Tribune
Democratic group picks Kilmer to lead its national security team
Freshman U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer gained some clout on military issues this week when a coalition of moderate Democrats picked him as co-chairman of its national security working group.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Election View: Larsen supports transportation bill as road to growing jobs
I take great pride in representing Bellingham in Congress. Not only is it the most beautiful district in the country, it is also where I was born and raised.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Daily Bucket: The Northwest Salmon Wars: Conservationists versus Hatcheries
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.