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Impact of Hirst Decision Must Be Addressed

In Washington, the legislative stalemate over permitting new household wells and the state’s construction budget has not only delayed needed funding for public projects, but triggered yet another salvo in the wider conflict over future supplies of...

 

Mitigate Massive Wildfires Danger

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 western states. The fires have already scorched 2,300 square miles of forests and range lands, dislocated thousands of people, and burned hundreds of homes and buildings. This has...

 

Searching for Words That Unite Us

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS 60 Minutes focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could. America’s political frustration has boiled f...

 

When You Dig Deeper, The President's "Tough Talk" on Trade Doesn't Sound as Good

When President Trump spoke to Boeing workers at its South Carolina production facility, he reiterated his campaign promise to bring jobs back to America. It is a goal we collectively desire, but it is much more complicated than his campaign slogan...

 

Washington Has Lots Riding on NAFTA

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was pictured holding a Washington State apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That photo only underscored the importance of the agreement and our trade with Mexico and...

 

Removing Snake River Dams is Unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will become abundantly clear. Here is the difference. De...

 

Apply Navy's Nuclear Technology to Civilian Use

Today, many elected officials are fixated on tearing down coal-fired power plants and replacing them with solar and wind farms. But that isn’t practical, because when there is no wind or sunlight those plants produce no electricity. There is an...

 

Time to Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

By Don C. Brunell American companies are beginning to feel the pinch after Congress killed the Export-Import Bank last June. It is increasingly putting our manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage. Not only are we losing orders to foreign competit...

 

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