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SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009



Tax on plastic proposed...

A senator from a struggling timber district has come up with an interesting idea: a tax on plastic.The money would go into a special "climate protection forestry account," which would be used to pay for incentives to the forestry industry. The goal: to reduce carbon,…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009




Another dispatch from the water wars...

There's another interesting farmers-versus-environmentalists water battle shaping up in the statehouse this year.Farm groups are backing a reform that sounds utterly common-sense: changing decades-old laws that require farmers to use every drop of their water allocation or, after a few years of failing to do…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

Governor seeks storm help for businesses...

Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking the federal government to declare a statewide "economic injury disaster" for Washington's businesses due to the heavy snow storms in December.The move by the federal Small Business Administration would free up low-interest loans for businesses at a time when credit's…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009



Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.