On 28 January, there was a hearing on the creation of the Washington Investment Trust (SB 5995), before the WA State Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee (11:50 to 47:55 on the [...]
[Our Guest Writers today: A native of Alaska, Laurel Cook is a 38 year resident of Bellingham where she and her husband, Cactus, raised their 4 children. They enjoy gathering with family [...]
Hooray for California! Hooray for public banking!
North Dakota did its ground-breaking work by establishing a public bank 100 years ago. California, usually leading the pack in progressive pursuits, comes in [...]
Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa from Seattle will again speak on the issue of public banking, this time before the Finance and Administrative Services Committee of the Whatcom County Council [...]
Several weeks ago, I used the rest room of a local hotel. Upon entering the facilities I was hit with such a strong odor of perfume that I began coughing [...]
State Senator Bob Hasegawa travelled from Olympia last Wednesday, May 22nd, to speak to Whatcom County residents about the benefits of public banking: “A State Bank for Washington – Invest in [...]
State Senator Ericksen with Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen.
On May 14th the Seattle Times published an editorial titled “Senator Doug Ericksen should break his Cambodia deal or step down.” [...]
A 12-minute video actually worth watching. Interesting and informative.
Based in part on an article originally published in Seattle Times Opinions on March 10, 2019.
Coauthored with Janet Alderton, whose brief bio appears below.
Despite overwhelming opposition from British Columbia, Washington [...]
In March 2018, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order that directed state agencies to take “immediate” action to help the critically-endangered Southern Resident orcas and formed a nearly 50-member Southern [...]