Posts Tagged ‘Washington State’

Negotiations On Columbia River Treaty To Start This Spring

Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations this year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood-control operations along the Columbia River. Lawmakers from across the Pacific Northwest have been pressing the U.S. government to reopen Columbia River Treaty…

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Passion, Pain Drive Police Accountability Initiative On 2018 Ballot

Although Election Day 2018 is nearly a year away, initiative-backers are already working to get proposals on the ballot. Initiative 940, or De-Escalate Washington, would make it possible to hold officers accountable in police shootings and mandate de-escalation training. Its backers say I-940 is a product of the many painful experiences communities have had after…

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Wash. State Officials Speak Out Against FFC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality

In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote yesterday to repeal net neutrality rules adopted in 2015, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he plans to file yet another lawsuit against the federal government. Ferguson said that within days he will challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s vote Thursday to repeal the Obama-era rules that guaranteed…

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FCC Votes Today On Net Neutrality – What Could That Mean For NCW?

After years of debate by government regulators and tech and telecom officials, today is the day. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last month put forth a plan to gut the Obama-era net neutrality rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see…

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2017 General Election Set Record-Low Voter Turnout

One month ago was General Election Day 2017. Locally, it included several city council, school board and fire district positions. Those decisions were made by a fairly small slice of the electorate, with voter turnout low across North Central Washington. In what’s called an “off election year,” only 26 percent of Chelan County voters returned…

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Washington Still Leads Nation As #1 Bike-Friendly State

Washington state leads the nation for the 9th consecutive year for bicycle friendliness. The League of American Bicyclists ranks on infrastructure, legislation, policies and planning. Marcus Bellissimo reports. Check out the full report here.

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Local Law Enforcement Supporting State Initiative to Develop Gang Database

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett and Chief of Patrol Rick Johnson join Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about WA Gangs – a gang violence database currently under development after the state set aside $1 million to get it off the ground. At the same time states like Oregon and California are moving away…

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