Initiative 1433, which not only raises the minimum wage but also now requires ALL businesses to offer paid sick leave to all workers, was passed largely because of West side support. (Yellow shaded counties are where it was defeated).
Thursday June 2, at 4pm, Millennium Bulk Terminals of Longview, WA will be holding a rally at TRAC in Pasco, in support of a proposed coal exporting and commercial bulk project in economically distressed Cowlitz County.
Back in 2013 voters rejected a new 1/10th sales tax that would have provided much-needed expansion and renovation for the Three Rivers Convention Center. Now, city officials are back with a revised proposal that has some positive changes.
Most of the so-called local community based environmental groups you hear about in the news are anything but that. They're actually like the arms of an octopus; part of much larger well-funded environmental organizations that even receive federal funding on occasion.
It appears that almost every month, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee is involved in, or leading, another green energy or environmental summit, meeting or round table. Our question is: when is he going to have one dedicated to our economy?