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August 3rd, 2018 - 12:27 am § in Repugnants, The Ave Scene

Spokane GOP is Pro Russki!

Kootenai County GOP condemns sanctions, praises Russia for resisting ‘progressive globalist agenda’  [...]

July 20th, 2018 - 8:32 am § in The Ave Scene

KEEPING THE ORCAS FED

Over 220,000 young Chinook to be released on B.C. coast to help endangered orcas It’s a project started by a group of B.C fishermen that’s expected to turn big results in a few years time. CBC.CA[...]

July 13th, 2017 - 8:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

WASTATE: Charters spread their wings

More charter schools to open in Washington state, encouraging new network[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 11:10 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

The State Budget: Victory of Teachers’ Unions, The Rest of Education NOT SO MUCH

From The Seattle Times: Where does the new state education fund go? TEACHER SALARIES: The budget plan will shift the burden of covering teacher-salary costs to the state to comply with McCleary v. Washington. Lawmakers plan to do this by instituting a state property-tax hike in property-rich school [...]

July 7th, 2017 - 12:40 am § in The Ave Scene

It’s time to fix Washington’s flawed public disclosure rules

One hundred eighty-five candidates just filed to run for public office in Spokane County, many were in  violation of the Public Disclosure Commission rules . “If everybody’s violating the law, there’s something wrong with the law, there’s not something wrong with everybody,” said conser[...]

July 5th, 2017 - 8:19 am § in The Ave Scene

Blue state? Seattle gets rolled in Olympia tax deal

Democrats capitulated to a Republican plan that hammers Seattle and the suburbs with one of the largest property-tax increases in local history. While at the same time passing a bunch of tax loopholes for businesses.  How is it that Republicans roll the Democrats every year in Olympia?[...]

July 3rd, 2017 - 9:30 am § in Misc.

Sweetheart Tax Deal in State Budget

How tax cuts for business showed up — quietly — in state budget as homeowner taxes increased A big tax cut for manufacturing businesses was passed by the Legislature with little public notice after a last-minute demand from Republicans during budget talks to avoid a government shutdown.  [...]

June 27th, 2017 - 8:07 am § in The Ave Scene

GOOD NEWS FROM OLYMPIA

Reuven Carlyle We appear to be moving toward a state budget and the largest reform of education finance in our state’s 128 year history. #waleg Regardless of how it unfolds, I’m grateful for the enormous dedication of budget writers working 7×24 for a responsible agreement. And yet [...]

June 15th, 2017 - 12:46 am § in Environment, The Ave Scene

ORCA IN CRISIS

WHEN OUR ORCA STARVE DAVID NEIWERT: Victoria photographer Mark Malleson took this photograph of the Southern Resident killer whale known as J-34, or Doublestuf, breaching while he was in the interior waters of the Salish Sea this spring. It’s a remarkable and frightening photo for orca lovers, bec[...]

May 22nd, 2017 - 8:21 am § in The Ave Scene

Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year affirmed a lower court’s 2013 ruling ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts — large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon. Idaho and Montana joined Washington state in asking the[...]