Contact Us
government

government

Seattle Mayor's beverage tax would include sports drinks (Getty Images)
Seattle Mayor's beverage tax would include sports drinks (Getty Images)
[

Move Over New York, Seattle Mayor Wants Big ‘Sugary’ Beverage Tax

KIRO-7 TV in Seattle is reporting Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to institute a tax on what he calls 'sugary drinks' that could raise the price of popular beverages $.2 cents per ounce. Where would the money go?

Read More

WA state will test pilot program in 2017 (Getty Images)
WA state will test pilot program in 2017 (Getty Images)
[

State To Consider Charging Drivers by Mile Instead of Gas Tax?

Perhaps it's from the severe beating legislators are taking over continually raising the WA state gas tax, or another influence of a Governor who wants to his legacy to be that of the "greenest" in U.S. history. Either way, this idea is sure to meet resistance on the East side.

Read More

Is Pasco 'caving' into pressure from special interest groups? (Google Street View)
Is Pasco 'caving' into pressure from special interest groups? (Google Street View)
[

Have Zambrano Shooting and Elections Resulted in ‘Pressure’ On Pasco?

In the wake of the Antonio Zambrano shooting in 2015, there have been a series of events taking place, many of them seemingly 'under the radar' when it comes to policy and practices. Also, recent efforts have been made to make unconstitutional changes to Pasco's City Council voting process. The result? A pair of events are coming soon.

Read More

Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
[

Voice Your Opinion on Proposed Carbon Pollution Tax in Washington

The Department of Ecology has released a revision on the first ever rule designed to reduce carbon pollution, and they actually want your opinions. The Department plans to act by late summer on putting this new Clean Air Rule into action.

Read More

Gov. Inslee to go after corporate salaries, by using state agency (Getty Images)
Gov. Inslee to go after corporate salaries, by using state agency (Getty Images)
[

Gov. Inslee Asks State Agency to Address “Income Equality”

Critics are saying this is his most progressive, boldest move towards redistribution of wealth. No wonder the story broke on a Friday, when most people won't be paying attention.

Read More

Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
Oregon fails, Washington close behind in governmental accountability (Washington State Legislative Website)
[

Oregon Gets “F”, Washington State “D”, in Government Integrity Investigation

According to a report published by Northwest Cable News, Oregon is one of -if not the worst- states in the nation when it comes to integrity by government officials.

Read More

Legislators still battling over transportation, budget issues
Legislators still battling over transportation, budget issues (Washington state legislative website)
[

Deja-Vu…Washington State Government Shutdown Looming July 1

It appeared legislators were going to be able to get a budget hammered out, and we could avoid the potential shutdown of state services, like almost happened in 2014.

Read More

Washington state capitol
Washington state capitol (Washington state legislative website)
[

Legislature Called Back for Special Session in Olympia

2015 is shaping up to look a lot like 2014, in that the Washington state legislature has unfinished business. Whether or not it turns into a cranky dispute with Gov. Inslee remains to be seen.

Read More

Tri city regional chamber
Tri city regional chamber (Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce)
[

Tri-City Regional Chamber Plans FREE Government Contracting Workshop April 7

It's time for the next in a quarterly series of free workshops offered to area business owners, designed to help them learn how to more effectively land contracts that can greatly help expand their businesses.

Read More

Leader questions credibility of local investigation
Leader questions credibility of local investigation (Townsquare media image)
[

Pasco Community Leader Questions Credibility of Zambrano-Montes Shooting Investigation

A Pasco Hispanic community leader is asking for a federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes saying the investigation by the Special Investigations Unit will have "no credibility whatsoever."

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk870.am using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newsmembers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newsmembers contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.