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- OFM Says Another Week Needed for Low-Carbon Fuels Analysis October 20, 2014The Washington state Office of Financial Management is pushing back the release of a key economic analysis on a potential low-carbon fuels standard. OFM says it needs another week to wrap up the analysis, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued Oct. 27, said Jim Cahill, a senior budget assistant to Gov. Jay Inslee, on […]
- Pam Roach Cleared of Ethics Charges on 2103 Trip Abroad October 20, 2014
- Inside Tom Steyer’s Campaign War Room October 20, 2014
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 20, 20141) The Turkish government is now supporting Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani. This weekend, U.S. forces airdropped medical supplies, weapons and ammunition to Kurds outside the city to fight ISIS. Support from Turkey is a major policy shift in the region, specifically towards the Kurds. 2) A second massacre […]
- Alphabet Soup Politics October 17, 2014The White House is trying to connect with Millennials using Sesame Street tactics. Democrats sent out an email listing their accomplishments for generation Y using emoijis and “hip” TV references. Unfortunately, this probably won’t bring out the youth vote. This generation isn’t interested in the midterms, and cares more about the economy than infographics.
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 16, 20141) The word used to summarize continued nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran is “progress” which came from reports by each party. Sec. of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday. There is little discussion on what that progress might be. The deadline for the talks is late November. […]
- Pro-Israel Protesters Disrupt Anti-Semitic Met Opera October 21, 2014Pro-Israel protesters disrupted the opening performance of the New York City Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," a controversial opera that critics say condones anti-Semitism and terrorism against Jews. The Met's production of the opera, which begun its run on Monday evening, has been engulfed in controversy for
- Dem Candidate Admits Obamacare Drove Up Her Healthcare Costs October 21, 2014
- WFB’s Ellison Barber on GOP Surge Before Midterms October 20, 2014
- Hal Salwasser R.I.P. October 20, 2014The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
- How to Hoodwink the Public October 17, 2014Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]
- Autonomous Vehicle Presentation October 16, 2014The Antiplanner’s presentation on autonomous vehicles, mass transit, and long-range transportation planning is now available for download. It’s about 20 MB. Tonight (October 16), at 7 pm, the Antiplanner will speak about the Tide light rail in the Virginia Beach Central Public Library Auditorium. (The event was originally to take place elsewhere but the loca