The Senate should approve the Resilient Federal Forests Act, requiring the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to dramatically improve the health and resiliency of federal forests and rangelands.
Clearing dead trees and debris from the forest floor reduces the risk of massive wildfires that pump millions of tons of carbon-dioxide into the air.
Threatening to block funding for national defense in order to end current budget limits for domestic spending is irresponsible.
Being WSU president was not just a job to Elson Floyd, it was a way of life. That’s a tough act to follow.
Black Rock could become more than just an irrigation reservoir; it would ease the demand to divert water from the Yakima River for irrigation, leaving more water in the river, which would raise stream flows, which in turn would improve salmon and steelhead habitat.
"Obamacare" horror stories in Central Washington continue to raise questions about the uncertainty and dramatic cost increases for families and businesses.
The U.S. must play by the rules we agreed to with our biggest trading partners and export markets. Time is running out to avoid the costly penalty of trade sanctions. I’m urging the Senate to repeal mandatory labeling requirements.
Washington’s State Supreme Court tossed out our state income tax in 1933 and several efforts to amend our constitution to re-impose it have failed. Some income tax proponents say the time might be ripe again to take another run at changing the constitution. Not so fast ...
While the protection and management of state trust lands must always come first, I will continue to work with our community to ensure appropriate use of these lands.
To negotiate the best trade deals possible and open overseas markets to American exporters, Congress should approve trade promotion authority.
In Olympia these days, lawmakers are high-centered in a second special session over the budget to operate the state for the next two years. The stalemate has come down to the choice of raising taxes or funding government with current revenues.
Congress can and should reverse the EPA and Corps effort to expand federal control over waterways and restore sensible collaboration with states and local stakeholders to protect our waters.
Rather than put ourselves in the drought same predicament as California, why not look at alternatives, such as pumped water storage along the Columbia River.
As Americans, we must honor the memory of the brave and the fallen, not just on Memorial Day, but every day.
After the alarming revelations of the NSA’s bulk-collection of phone call data, the Freedom Act reforms strike a much-needed balance between the need for intelligence agencies to operate effectively and the need to safeguard privacy rights of Americans.