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File photo. Bills in the Washington Legislature would prohibit local governments from regulating kid-run lemonade stands. CREDIT: EvinDC/Flickr tinyurl.com/EvanDCLemonade

Do Kids Have A Right To Sell Lemonade? Washington Lawmakers Want To Guarantee It

Washington lawmakers are tackling a variety of weighty issues this year from homelessness to prescription drug pricing to transportation funding to …. the legality of kids’ lemonade stands. That’s right, lemonade stands are on the agenda for the 2020 legislative session in Olympia. Continue Reading Do Kids Have A Right To Sell Lemonade? Washington Lawmakers Want To Guarantee It

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Notecards handwritten by Tableau employees from a recent rally at Gas Works Park reveal what personally motivated them to 'draw a line', are shown on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in Seattle.

‘We Won’t Build It’: Northwest Tech Workers Struggle With Company Ties To Immigration Enforcement

The Southern border may be far from Washington state, but software used by immigration officials is built in Seattle. Now tech workers are grappling with their responsibility as the creators of that technology. Some have become unlikely activists. Continue Reading ‘We Won’t Build It’: Northwest Tech Workers Struggle With Company Ties To Immigration Enforcement

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The Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River. CREDIT: BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

Public Invited To Clarkston-Pasco-Vancouver Workshops On Question Of Snake River Dams

Upcoming public workshops will examine a draft report that gauges how people in Washington want to deal with the fate of the dams. At the workshops, officials will present the report’s findings, followed by a panel discussion. People can submit written and online comments on the draft report through Jan. 24. Continue Reading Public Invited To Clarkston-Pasco-Vancouver Workshops On Question Of Snake River Dams

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Chief Joseph Dam is on the Columbia River in eastern Washington at Bridgeport. CREDIT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

New Energy Storage Project On Upper Columbia Brings Jobs — And Concerns From Colville Tribes

A new energy storage project is in the works near eastern Washington’s Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The project is expected to bring construction jobs to the region. But the nearby Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation worry it would harm important cultural areas. Continue Reading New Energy Storage Project On Upper Columbia Brings Jobs — And Concerns From Colville Tribes

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Trucks pass along a border wall as they get into position to cross into the United States at the border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday. Companies had been rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of possible tariffs threatened by President Trump. Hans-Maximo Musielik/APv

After Impeachment, U.S. House Gives President A Victory In New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

One day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that puts in place terms of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Continue Reading After Impeachment, U.S. House Gives President A Victory In New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

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