Capital Press
Washington looks at modest bee forage experiment

A proposal to test supplanting noxious weeds with bee forage nearly unanimously passed the Washington House, indicating stronger support for an idea that stalled last year.

Oregon Metro News
Washington delegation tours MetroPaint to see recycling in action

A group of Washington leaders toured Portland’s MetroPaint recycling center last week as they look at whether to launch a paint-recycling program in their state. Metro’s MetroPaint recycling program, on Swan Island in Portland, processes more than 255,000 gallons of paint each year. That drew the interest of a delegation from Olympia, which toured MetroPaint … READ MORE

MLT News
Speaking out against oil trains

About 300 people attended an open house and public comment session Monday at the Lynnwood Convention Center that addressed a proposed railroad project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. The planned project would accommodate up to six trains per week that would deliver crude oil to the refinery, replacing crude that is currently … READ MORE

My Edmonds News
State Senate passes Peterson bill to expand prescription monitoring

The Washington State Senate Thursday night passed one of Rep. Strom Peterson’s bills to combat the rising opioid and heroin abuse epidemic in Washington. Peterson’s bill (HB 2730), which passed the Senate 47-1, will expand access to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), an online system managed by the Department of Health to keep track of … READ MORE