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When Lens Team isn't smoking our own salmon, composting, or hiking, we're parsing the cosmos to deliver you the best stories in Washington state.
Attack On Whatcom Refineries Tanks, For Now

Attack On Whatcom Refineries Tanks

Earlier this year the federal government and then the State of Washington scuttled a coal export terminal at Cherry Point in Whatcom County. Emboldened,...
Freight Rail's Upside Is Big, But At-Grade Crossing Delays Need More Focus, Funds

Freight Rail’s Upside Is Big, But At-Grade Crossing Delays Need More Focus, Funds

Freight traffic by rail in Washington state nearly doubled from 1991 to 2010 and is projected to more than double again by 2035. Estimated...
Tech Investors Wary Of New Taxes

Tech Investors Wary Of New Taxes

As the campaign season develops, some urban and Western Washingtonians may be hearing talk of a capital gains tax or a progressive income tax....
State's Working Forests Need Protection

State’s Working Forests Need Protection

One priority for private forest landowners is improved communications with the state and closer teamwork across all jurisdictions to control the growing severity of...
Global Trade: More Crucial Than You Thinkvideo

Global Trade: More Crucial Than You Think

Improving global trade is a high priority for Washington state. After the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement was approved and tariff barriers eased, exports...
Sound Transit 3: Lots Of Bucks, But How Much Bang?

Sound Transit 3: Lots Of Bucks, But How Much Bang?

Sound Transit will by current estimates spend almost $24 billion on the first two phases of its regional light rail, commuter rail and express...
Seattle's Traffic Woes Require More Focus, Say Major Employers

Seattle’s Traffic Woes Require More Focus, Say Major Employers

Seattle region transit backers last weekend celebrated the extension of Sound Transit's light rail system from downtown north to the University District, and state...
Overtime Session Foreshadows An Even Bigger Budget Challenge In 2017

Overtime Session Foreshadows An Even Bigger Budget Challenge In 2017

As the state Legislature heads into a special session to conclude negotiations on mid-course adjustments to the $38 billion 2015-2017 state budget, some lawmakers...
7,000-Acre Land Conservation Deal Will Preserve Forestry Jobs, Environment

7,000-Acre Land Conservation Deal Will Preserve Forestry Jobs, Environment

From the Trust For Public Lands: The Trust for Public Land, Green Diamond Resource Company and Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced they have...
Voices Rise For Charter Schools Fix In Washington, But Time Running Short

Voices Rise For Charter Schools Fix In Washington, But Time Running Short

The Washington State House of Representatives continues to deliberate whether or not to rescue the 1,000-plus students in voter-approved public charter schools from a...
Data Visualization: Key Washington State Public Health Indicators

Data Visualization: Key Washington State Public Health Indicators

Washington state employers are attuned to public health indicators which reveal insights into the regions where their workforces reside. If certain health problems and...
A Lens On The News Of Washington State

A Lens On The News Of Washington State

Today we launch Lens - at thelens.news. We're aiming to become a go-to journalism resource on Washington state, reporting from the intersection of public...
BNSF's Matthew Rose: Let's Keep Freight Rail On Track In The Northwest

BNSF’s Matthew Rose: Let’s Keep Freight Rail On Track In The Northwest

In an address that's still timely as Washington state grapples with controversial oil and coal terminal proposals, BNSF Railroad Executive Chairman Matthew Rose discusses...
Clean Power Plan Ruling: "The Supreme Court's Carbon Sense"video

Clean Power Plan Ruling: “The Supreme Court’s Carbon Sense”

In this video, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Joe Rago explains the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to put a "stay"...
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