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County approves ballot measure to expand Port of Everett boundary

Port Everett boundary

EVERETT—On March 12, 2024, the Snohomish County Council unanimously approved a motion to place the petition by the Port of Everett for boundary enlargement on the August 2024 primary ballot. Council action follows a historic first by the Port of Everett Commission, which on December 19, 2023, unanimously passed Resolution No. 1220 directing Port staff […]

Port of Everett presents expansion to County Council for ballot approval

Port Everett

EVERETT—Port of Everett CEO & Executive Director Lisa Lefeber gave a presentation on expanding its boundaries to the Snohomish County Council during their legislative session on January 24. The Council is expected to vote on moving the ballot measure forward in mid-February. The port’s decision is influenced by public outreach conducted in 2018 and 2019. […]

Inslee visits Port of Everett, discusses electrifying WA’s maritime industry

Port Everett electrifying

EVERETT—Washington State Governor Jay Inslee visited the Port of Everett’s Pier 3, Wednesday, January 17, where officials are electrifying key infrastructure to reduce carbon pollution and improve overall air quality at the working waterfront. The port recently received a $5 million investment from the Climate Commitment Act funds to electrify its Pier 3 to serve […]

I-2117 to repeal carbon tax scheme certified for November ballot

carbon tax

OLYMPIA—Secretary of State Steve Hobbs delivered official notification to the Washington State Legislature on January 16 that signature verification has been completed and certified for Initiative 2117 (I-2117) concerning carbon tax credit trading. If enacted into law, the I-2117 will prohibit carbon tax credit trading, also known as “cap-and-invest,” and repeal provisions of the Washington […]

Plagued by scandal, Harvard President Claudine Gay steps down

Claudine Gay

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—After mounting pressure ever since her congressional hearing on December 5 about rising antisemitism on university campuses, then plagued by allegations of plagiarism in several of her research papers by Seattle-based political activist Christopher Rufo, Havard President Claudine Gay announced her resignation on Tuesday, January 2. “It is with a heavy heart but a […]

House passes resolution condemning antisemitism on university campuses

antisemitism university campuses

WASHINGTON D.C.—The United States House of Representatives passed HR 927 on December 13, condemning antisemitism on university campuses and the testimony of university presidents in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The resolution passed with 303 yeas and 126 nays with all nays but one, Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-4), coming from Democrats. Snohomish […]

Bipartisan bill making Holocaust education compulsory introduced

Holocaust education

OLYMPIA—Senate Republican Leader John Braun (R-Centralia) and Senator Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) introduced legislation on December 15 requiring Holocaust education within schools to combat the rise of antisemitic sentiments in Washington. “The urgency for this bill was created by the attack on Israel on October 7 and the subsequent pro-Hamas demonstrations, increases in antisemitism, and even […]

New home costs may soar an additional $9,000 next year because of new statewide policy

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OLYMPIA, Wash., December 3, 2023—The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) on November 28, adopted rules restricting the use of natural gas/propane appliances to adhere with lawmaker’s goals of building zero fossil-fuel greenhouse gas emission homes and buildings by the year 2031. The new effective date for all building codes is March 15, 2024. “Despite hundreds […]

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