Process to tackle Washington’s future aviation needs faces skepticism from inside and out
Lawmakers are considering restarting the process to find a location to build a new airport after months of community backlash to current recommendations. One member of the Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission, which was formed in 2019 to address aviation capacity shortages, agrees more review is needed.
Bryce Yadon represents Futurewise, an environmental land use nonprofit that advocates for policies to address population growth in compliance with the Growth Management Act. Their goal is to protect farms, forests and waterways, and ensure urban areas are accessible to all.
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Before enormous, emotional crowd, Boeing delivers final 747
Thousands of former and current Boeing workers joined customers and other guests to bid farewell to the company’s final 747 jumbo jet. Continue Reading Before enormous, emotional crowd, Boeing delivers final 747
WA lawmakers promise bipartisan action to boost housing supply
Legislators in Olympia are considering a host of bills to address the housing crisis, and Tuesday, members from both parties announced they’re finding common ground. Continue Reading WA lawmakers promise bipartisan action to boost housing supply
Plazas Comunitarias ayudan a inmigrantes hispanos de Yakima a completar su educación básica
La edad no es un obstáculo para los inmigrantes hispanos que desean completar su educación básica. Ahora, el Gobierno de México se asoció con organizaciones locales para ofrecer un programa de educación para adultos en Yakima. El programa busca dar a las familias las herramientas para mejorar sus vidas. Continue Reading Plazas Comunitarias ayudan a inmigrantes hispanos de Yakima a completar su educación básica
Plazas Comunitarias to help Hispanic immigrants in Yakima complete their basic education
Age is not an obstacle for Hispanic immigrants wanting to complete their basic education. Now, the Mexican government is partnering to offer an adult education program in Yakima. The program seeks to give families the tools to improve their life. Continue Reading Plazas Comunitarias to help Hispanic immigrants in Yakima complete their basic education
Not in my backyard: Process to choose new airport location might get a restart
The battle against a new two-runway airport in Pierce or Thurston county ramped up on Wednesday, when a hundred or so rallied on the north steps of the Capitol Building in Olympia.
Lawmakers were there to listen, and express their own objection to the proposed sites, or at least a need to restart the process for choosing a site for a new airfield. Behind closed doors, some are working on legislation that would do just that.
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Roadway carnage has lawmakers pitching everything from more photo radar to fewer right turns on red
If you have spent any time behind the wheel since the pandemic began, you’ve surely noticed people driving more aggressively and way too fast. That correlates with a rise in traffic fatalities that last year reached levels not seen since the 1990s in Washington state and Oregon. Continue Reading Roadway carnage has lawmakers pitching everything from more photo radar to fewer right turns on red
What if voting were not just a right, but a legally required duty?
Numerous Democrats in the Washington Legislature are backing a new proposal to make voting in elections compulsory. Citizens are required by law to cast ballots in about 25 counties, but in no other U.S. states. Continue Reading What if voting were not just a right, but a legally required duty?
Lewiston boil water order stays despite clean test results so far
The view driving over Memorial Bridge in Lewiston, Idaho. The city is also recommending residents use bottled or cool, boiled water for their pets as a precaution — though Public… Continue Reading Lewiston boil water order stays despite clean test results so far
Many in McCall can’t find housing, even as most houses sit vacant
Hannah Stewart sits on the front steps of the RV she lives in year-round in McCall due to a lack of affordable housing options. (Credit: Ashlee Fliney) Listen (Runtime 3:15)… Continue Reading Many in McCall can’t find housing, even as most houses sit vacant
Shooting in Yakima, Wash. leaves three dead, then suspected shooter later found dead
Yakima Chief of Police, Matthew Murray, addresses the public at a press conference, Tuesday. (Screenshot from Yakima Police Dept. Facebook) Listen Three people were fatally shot at a gas station… Continue Reading Shooting in Yakima, Wash. leaves three dead, then suspected shooter later found dead
Artificial intelligence helps Northwest scientists better understand wildfire emissions
Late afternoon light catches smoke from the Cold Springs Fire near a structure that appeared to be empty long before the fire, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, near Omak, Washington. CREDIT:… Continue Reading Artificial intelligence helps Northwest scientists better understand wildfire emissions
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