Washington State

Trump’s Withdrawal

By Michael RiordanOn Jun 12, 2017

Donald Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is more than political folly endangering the Earth. It is an unabashed attack on science [...]

Whatcom 3: County Judge Grant Rules Out Defense Evidence

By Luba PekishevaOn May 22, 2017

Ahead of the May 7, 2016 Trump rally in Lynden, the Whatcom 3, Neah Monteiro, Josefina Mora, and Thomas Kaplan, were arrested for forming an anti-Trump blockade on Meridian St that had blocked [...]

Behind the Veil at the EPA Beachhead

By Michael RiordanOn Apr 26, 2017

Elisabeth Britt jointly researched and wrote this article with Michael Riordan. They have collaborated on several articles and their joint articles can be found in searches under the name of [...]

The Flip Side of Housing Affordability

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 21, 2017

The minimum wage in Washington state is slated to rise to a whopping $13.50/hour in 2020, a full time gross wage of $27,000/year, although any sentient being knows that this amount [...]

What did Ericksen know? Trump protesters facing trial seek subpoena

By Ralph SchwartzOn Apr 04, 2017

The “Whatcom Three,” who last May blocked Guide Meridian Road in Lynden on the day President Donald Trump made a campaign appearance there, want to know whether Republican state Senator [...]

The Human Right to Water

By Elisabeth BrittOn Mar 15, 2017

It is time for the state of Washington to adopt legislation acknowledging the human right to water. The Hirst Decision has created an impenetrable roadblock for rural property owners who [...]

Apprenticeship and the Rise of Europe

By David CampOn Mar 07, 2017

Prior to the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, the apprenticeship system fostered the training and transmission of skills in a more effective and efficient manner than more traditional family-based [...]

Ericksen faces his detractors at town hall

By Ralph SchwartzOn Mar 04, 2017

I don’t know what state Sen. Doug Ericksen, the Ferndale Republican who represents north Whatcom County in Olympia, thought he would accomplish by hosting an unfettered discussion dominated by [...]

Public Banks Are the Answer

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2017

The Case for Public Banking Public banks are an effective way to use public funds for the good of communities, much like public utilities, instead of for the profit of [...]

Britt on Senator Ericksen

By John ServaisOn Feb 07, 2017

Elisabeth Britt is very savvy about how our state government in Olympia runs. She worked down there for years in different capacities. A few days ago she posted up an [...]

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