Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, holds an Inslee Our Moment sign after Governor Jay Inslee announced his candidacy for president on Friday, March 1, 2019, at A&R Solar on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle.
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, holds an Inslee Our Moment sign after Governor Jay Inslee announced his candidacy for president on Friday, March 1, 2019, at A&R Solar on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Seattle.
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Gov. Inslee’s heading for the big stage, and he wants to bring climate change with him

Climate change debates, carbon offsets, and embracing a family’s transformation.

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Governor Inslee, Climate change presidential debate

Leaning into the accusation that he’s a single-issue candidate, Governor Jay Inslee is advocating for a single-issue presidential debate. Climate change, he argues, is an existential threat that can’t be reduced to a handful of questions questions and a sound bite or two. He also spoke about his agenda closer to home – and declined to say whether he’ll run for another gubernatorial term

Kristi Straus, Carbon offsets

Can you offset your travel damage? UW environmental studies lecturer Kristi Straus has been thinking about that as well. We asked her about whether carbon offsets are the answer, whether they are even a thing, and the ultimate carbon offset: having your corpse composted – now legal in Washington state!

Jodie Patterson, The Bold World

Eight years ago, Jodie Patterson’s son Penelope came out as transgender. She’s chronicled her learning process since then in a book called The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.