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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[...]

May 13th, 2017 - 7:48 am § in The Ave Scene

Is Donald Trump About to Sell Off the San Juan Islands?

Lovers of Our San Juan Islands Beware. We are so lucky to have the San Juans as a place where the poorest citizen can come and camp and I can bring my 34ft Aquila to anchor in skull cove. Now the Donald Trump administration is threatening to make the  27 national monuments , including the San [&he[...]