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Op-ed: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

When the Legislature reconvenes, it will be forced to grapple with the immediate health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, with mounting pressure to...Read More

Washington 10th Congressional District Candidate Debate slated for July 1st

On Wednesday, July 1, Washington State Wire and The Nature Conservancy in Washington will host virtual debate between six candidates for the 10th Congressional District...Read More

Report: Transformation of Pacific NW waste & recycling by 2040 would bring tens of thousands of jobs and cut pollution

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) today released a blueprint for transforming the Pacific Northwest’s waste system into a world-class model that delivers widespread economic,...Read More

Eagle-eyed walker finds Asian Giant Hornet on roadway

Today the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet in Washington this year. On May 27,...Read More

Q&A: Beth Doglio breaks down her agenda for Washington 10

Two-term state representative and congressional candidate Beth Doglio has won endorsements from several unions, environmental groups, and progressive politicians in her bid to capture retiring...Read More

Op-ed: Environmental Justice Task Force reveals first draft definition

Hello, There’s More than COVID Going On: Like so many other notable issues in our state, the COVID head count and phase-in this-and-that have bullied...Read More

Washington Conservation Voters roll out 4-year environmental policy platform

The environmental advocacy organization, Washington Conservation Voters (WCV), has launched a campaign to push candidates and elected officials in Washington State to support ambitious environmental...Read More

Fish passage improvement project to begin in Olympic Peninsula

Contractor crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin efforts to improve fish passage at Bagley and Siebert Creeks on US 101...Read More

Wire Insider: Cliff Mass

Cliff Mass is a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. His research focuses on numerical weather modeling and prediction, the role of...Read More

2020 session sees some environmental progress, but Senate fails to pass two major climate bills

Washington’s Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC), that represents more than 20 statewide organizations, noted some environmental progress in 2020. Two of four 2020 EPC Priorities passed...Read More