For years, Seattle salmon fisherman Pete Knutson has developed pioneering environmental alliances between commercial fishermen, Native American tribes...
When I think of my 3-year-old grandson Brody, and as our family prepares for the birth of our first granddaughter next month, my hope and vision for them is a Washington state that stands up and leads the way in civil rights.
If you want an illustration as to what is wrong with politics, look no further than the debate on marriage equality in the state of Washington and the views of Sen. Brian Hatfield (D). What Hatfield expresses as his reasons for concern illustrates the problem.
Given that spending thousands of millions of additional dollars hasn't noticeably improved outcomes... why keep spending it? If we really care about children's education, the way to show it is by ensuring that every dollar we spend actually accomplishes something.
Countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Uganda, would be less stable, less secure, and less sure of their future if we in Washington State stopped our good work. And so would we.
Washington state has a lot in common with Afghanistan. Both are rich in natural resources and both were -- for centuries -- populated by tribal peoples.
There are some one million donor-conceived children in the U.S. today; my daughter is one of them. And starting July 22, one state started to improve their access to critical information about their donors.
Responding to an unfilled need for credit, three states in the last month -- Oregon, Washington and Maryland -- have introduced bills for state-owned banks.
Washington State holds the title for being the only state to win an expansion of gay and lesbian rights at the ballot box. But the marriage campaign will be much more difficult.
Surprisingly, the state of Washington has found a voice through faith that may set a precedent for climate action amid paralysis in the "other Washington."
Imagine how this feels to residents of these communities: "So what if your water is ruined, your community is fouled, and it took us 18 hours to stop the leak? We're a law-abiding company!"
Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature that add Washington to the growing number of states actively moving to create public banking facilities.
Today, a coalition filed a proposed initiative petition in Washington state to halt the use of battery cage confinement in egg production.There is a commercially viable alternative: cage-free production.
Russell Dickerson III alleges his school district did nothing to stop years of harassment based on his race and perceived sexual orientation. "It was like a prison sentence," he says, "that carried on into high school."
The Tucson grandmother was determined to get her groove back on skis. But the 65-year-old wasn't doing it for herself. She was doing it for her six grandkids -- all under the age of seven.
Throughout the conference there were many examples of innovation originating from our state, from health care to mobile banking.