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Matt Rosenberg formerly served as Editor-in-Chief of Lens. He has more than 30 years experience in journalism, public policy, and strategic communications.
Economic Lubricants Would Get Blow-Dried

Economic Lubricants Would Get Blow-Dried

Where one may see a tax preference, another may construe a tax incentive. Washington retailers, distributors, service providers and financial institutions through current state tax...
Bled, Broke and Disrespected: Tough Times For Washington State's Auditor

Bled, Broke and Disrespected: Tough Times For Washington State’s Auditor

How bad have things gotten in Washington state for the embattled State Auditor's Office (SAO)? Really bad. It's not just that the current occupant, Democrat Troy...
A Big Dust-Up Is Coming On The New Washington State Clean Air Rule, And Soon

A Big Dust-Up Is Coming On The New Washington State Clean Air Rule, And...

It's easy enough to blanch at the thought of a pulp and paper mill. It's a little harder to imagine life without the toilet...
Growth Rules Stymie New Schools Needed To Relieve Crowding

Growth Rules Stymie New Schools Needed To Relieve Crowding

Tom Seigel has a problem. As Superintendent of the Bethel School District in Pierce County, he's got three high schools bursting at the seams...
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Rumblings Grow On Minimum Wage

Sometimes there's a price for feeling good about yourself, says Larry Stewart. He's Executive Director of the Washington Association of Neighborhood Stores, which represents...

A Jump Start For Electric Vehicles

Despite government tax incentives in Washington state and reams of positive publicity, electric vehicles aren't really catching on here. Not yet. But a new...
Housing In Seattle-King County Is "Severely Unaffordable": Here's Why

Housing In Seattle-King County Is “Severely Unaffordable”: Here’s Why

Many words are spilled by government and advocates about the need to make housing more affordable in Seattle and King County. Special fees are...
Bi-State Bridge Story Needs Second Act

Bi-State Bridge Story Needs Second Act

There were hints recently of the rising from its musty crypt of the Deeply Dysfunctional Infrastructure Project Formerly Known As Columbia River Crossing. The...

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