Ross Reynolds recently attended the 50th PechaKucha Seattle event at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Garden to imagine the future. The event strives to come up with a new comprehensive city plan to accommodate nearly 120,000 new residents who are expected to move to Seattle by 2035.
Correction 2/5/2014: The text of this story has been edited to reflect that the court action is a motion (not a lawsuit).
The Seattle newspaper The Stranger is seeking more openness in the case of two witnesses who were detained for refusing to testify before a grand jury by filing a motion to unseal federal court records.
Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 5:58 pm
The Farm Bill doesn't just put billions of dollars into agriculture programs. The Agricultural Act of 2014, as the bill is formally called, will also affect conservation of Northwest wildlife and natural resources.
David Hyde hears from Carlos Padilla, a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant and co-founder of the Washington Dream Act Coalition. The Washington state Senate is expected to pass the REAL Hope Act on Friday. The bill would allow undocumented immigrant college students to be eligible for need-based financial aid.
Steve Scher talks with state Senator Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, about the passage of the Senate Republican's version of the DREAM Act called the REAL Hope Act. Bailey is chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 3:03 pm
A once-stalled plan to support Christmas tree growers nationwide could be on its way to winning congressional approval as part of the new Farm Bill.
A provision in the bill adds a 15-cent surcharge on the cost of Christmas trees sold by larger farms. The revenue would help market those trees -- a potential boon for growers in Oregon, which leads the country in Christmas tree production.
You’ve likely heard of the dairy industry’s famous "Got Milk?" campaign but you’ve probably never heard an ad that asks, "Got Christmas Trees?"
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals’ mistaken assertion that Tesoro’s fines had been reduced to $858,500. The correct figure is $658,500.