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Photo: a protestor at the March For Our Lives …

Photo: a protestor at the March For Our Lives protest event earlier this year

Initiative 1631 is a ballot measure to end carbon emissions. It’s gaining ground, having gathered over 63,000 signatures. It’s also gaining opposition.

Read more here:
http://kuow.org/post/carbon-fee-initiative-gains-signatures-and-opposition

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Photo: the Dosewallips River Gas prices are g…

Photo: the Dosewallips River

Gas prices are going up. If America pulls out of the Iran deal, those prices could climb even higher.

Read more here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/05/07/the-energy-202-gas-prices-are-going-up-trump-s-iran-decision-could-make-them-climb-even-higher/5aef96bb30fb042db579734a/?utm_term=.656a5908d586

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Photo: when Chipmunks attack! The air qualit…

Photo: when Chipmunks attack!

The air quality around Puget Sound ports is getting better. However greenhouse gas emissions remain the same in the Puget Sound area.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/you-can-breathe-cleaner-around-puget-sound-ports-report-finds/

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Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park….

Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park.

Did you see steam coming from Mount Baker last week? Don’t be alarmed! The crater degasses all day, every day. Here’s why:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article205864854.html

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Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Town…

Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Townsend, Washington.

Local appeals court has ruled local jurisdictions can oppose marijuana shops in their counties. This means cities like Lynden, Washington can continue their moratorium on I-502 stores indefinitely without a legal challenge.

Read more here:
https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Washington-state-marijuana-prohibition-12750938.php

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Photo: Deception Pass There’s a bug in …

Photo: Deception Pass

There’s a bug in the bud system. An application error I the tracking system that follows all marijuana sales from seed to final sale has an error that is getting I the way of tracking the marijuana. This bug is causing havoc for many I 502 stores.

Read more here:
http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/marijuana-businesses-disrupted-after-glitch-in-system-that-traces-pot/281-515529317

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Photo: Deception Pass Governor Jay Inslee&rs…

Photo: Deception Pass

Governor Jay Inslee’s carbon tax initiative takes a step forward after a vote last week to move the $10 a ton carbon tax closer to becoming law.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-10-a-ton-carbon-tax-proposal-takes-key-step-in-legislature/

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Photo: Port Townsend marina at sunrise. A co…

Photo: Port Townsend marina at sunrise.

A community on the Pacific Northwest peninsula have chosen to live off the grid in tiny cabins with compost plumbing. They have made this decision not just for the environmental impact but for the safety found in alternative communities.

Read more here:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/washington-olympic-peninsula-queer-intentional-community.html?referer=https://t.co/k2G2JgDuOX?amp=1#click=https://t.co/k2G2JgDuOX

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Photo: Goat Mountain Will Washington State become the first to…

Photo: Goat Mountain

Will Washington State become the first to pass a carbon tax? While the proposal was defeated last year, Governor Jay Inslee is solidly behind the idea.

Read more here:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/will-washington-state-pass-the-nations-first-carbon-tax/

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Photo: Nooksack River in the Mt. Baker foothills There are…

Photo: Nooksack River in the Mt. Baker foothills

There are over 400 homeless encampments in the greater Seattle area. While the economy is growing and the job market is good (especially for technically inclined job hunters), the cost of living has skyrocketed. The homeless population includes more families and those working full time than ever before, as well.

Read more here:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/article182968441.html

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