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US senator: global warming bill possible soon

US senator: global warming bill possible soon

The chairman of the U.S. Senate's environment committee said Monday that it's possible Congress will pass a bill aimed at slowing global warming before international talks on a deal to limit climate change in Copenhagen in December.

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Valenzuela deserves chance to finish term

Valenzuela deserves chance to finish term

Karen Valenzuela, who was appointed to a vacant seat on the Thurston County Commission in February, is running for the remaining year in the term. Valenzuela, 60, should be elected on Nov. 3 so she can demonstrate her leadership skills to county voters in advance of next year's commission election.

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Weekday's Election Coverage: Referendum 71 and Initiative 1033

Weekday's Election Coverage: Referendum 71 and Initiative 1033

Washington Conservation Voters board member Len Barson and initiative sponsor Tim Eyman debate I-1033 on KUOW's "Weekday".

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New face assured in Spokane’s northeast district

New face assured in Spokane’s northeast district

Amber Waldref is an environmental leader running for a seat on the Spokane City Council. Her opponent is Tim Eyman's right hand man and a global warming skeptic. Her opponent says in this article that he believes that "there is not consensus in the scientific community that humans play a significant role in global warming."

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I-1033 Con: Initiative poses serious threat to education, other programs

I-1033 Con: Initiative poses serious threat to education, other programs

Eyman claims that I-1033 could do no wrong, but the Office of Financial Management states that I-1033 would reduce funding available for education, health care and other services by $5.9 billion over the next five years.

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Roger Zabinski: Voice of Scientific Reason

Roger Zabinski: Voice of Scientific Reason

Roger Zabinski's work on the Central Kitsap Community Council and as a biochemist have given him the experience needed to become Bremerton's next port commissioner.

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Clean-energy transition promises brighter economic prospects

Clean-energy transition promises brighter economic prospects

If we're serious about strong recovery and long-term economic health, we need to get to work building our new energy economy — the most promising new engine for sustainable prosperity.

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Homebuilders, environmentalists launch dueling county executive campaigns

Homebuilders, environmentalists launch dueling county executive campaigns

Dow Constantine is getting a boost from the Washington Conservation Voters Action Fund.

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Environmental leaders elected to Port of Seattle

Environmental leaders elected to Port of Seattle

Tom Albro, Rob Holland, and John Creighton, each endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters, have been elected as commissioners for the Port of Seattle.

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Zabinski chosen to the Port of Bremerton Commission

Zabinski chosen to the Port of Bremerton Commission

Washington Conservation Voters endorsed candidate for the Port of Bremerton Commission, Roger Zabinski, enjoyed a decisive victory this Tuesday.

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Clean energy advocate re-elected as Thurston County Commisioner

Clean energy advocate re-elected as Thurston County Commisioner

Karen Valenzuela has been re-elected as a Thurston County Commissioner. She has said her priorities are to continue sound management of the county’s natural resources while working to attract environmentally sustainable jobs to the county.

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New King County Executive will help protect environment

New King County Executive will help protect environment

Dow Constantine handily defeated Susan Hutchison on Tuesday in a rancorous race for King County executive.

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Voters say no to anti-environment Initiative 1033

Voters say no to anti-environment Initiative 1033

Voters on Tuesday firmly rejected Tim Eyman's latest effort to control government spending and reduce property taxes.

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