Larsen Takes Aim at Proposal to Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Controllers, Calls for Focus on Bipartisan Agreement in FAA Reauthorization Talks

Congressman: how can the system be both ‘safe and broken’ as privatization-proponents suggest?

Washington, D.C.—In a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, took aim at glaring inconsistencies in a Republican proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and called for focus on bipartisan agreement in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization.

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Washingtonians Encouraged to Ask, 'Is This for Real?'

SEATTLE, Wash. - With scams on the rise, more people find themselves asking, "Is this for real?"

Nearly 80 percent of Washingtonians report being the target of an imposter scam last year, according to a survey released May 17, 2017 by AARP. The survey also revealed that people are overconfident: While 85 percent said they can spot a scam, 77 percent failed a quiz testing their ability to do so. Being online makes folks especially vulnerable to fraud.

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Bill signing kicks off process for new marijuana certification program

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create a voluntary certification program for marijuana production now that legislation has been approved authorizing the agency to develop such a program. ESSB 5131 provides for WSDA to establish standards for the production of marijuana that would be consistent with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Organic Program (7CFR 205). It is the first such bill anywhere in the U.S. The bill specifically prohibits anyone from labeling any marijuana product as “organic” because that term has specific legal meaning under federal organic regulations.

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World record attempt on WSF ferry - Life jacket record set to fall Saturday

SEATTLE – Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day is this Saturday, May 20, and it’s the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week. Washington State Parks Boating Program, the United States Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries have joined forces to set a new record for the greatest number of people wearing life jackets in a single location. With the public’s help and 1,500 life jackets at the ready aboard the brand new state ferry, Chimacum, the current record of 1,046 life jacket wearers, is in serious jeopardy.

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Permit applications: 7 Vacation rentals, beach parking, underwater cable and more...

Recent permit applications in San Juan County include seven vacation rentals - five on Orcas Island, two on San Juan Island -  a farm stay, additional parking at Agate Beach Park, Environmental review of Forest Practice Conversion, and  one for OPALCO to replace existing underwater power cable.  

Details can be viewed on this PDF of the NOTICE

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