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- MMJ “A Lot Less Illegal”, Congresssional Spending Bill Opens Flood Gates December 18, 2014The post MMJ “A Lot Less Illegal”, Congresssional Spending Bill Opens Flood Gates appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- To Tax Or To Cut? That Is The Question December 17, 2014Lawmakers anticipate a heated, high-stakes tug-of-war when the session begins next month. They will battle over what to cut, what to spare, and, perhaps on one voter-approved measure backed by national teachers’ unions, what to ignore. The post To Tax Or To Cut? That Is The Question appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Polling Shows Some Public Support For Taxing Carbon Pollution December 17, 2014The Gallatin survey also found 51 percent of voters backed a California-style cap and trade system of carbon-pollution credits and more than 54 percent supported shipping coal and oil through the state on railways. The post Polling Shows Some Public Support For Taxing Carbon Pollution appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- THE WORLD CLASS HOUR on FTR RADIO – 12/16/14 – with @SamARosado December 17, 2014It’s with a heavy heart and after much consideration that I’m writing this. I’m stepping down as the Director/Producer/Putin Picture Purveyor of The World Class Hour. I’m not the same guy I was 2 or 3 years ago when we started this. I was single, underemployed and went to bed a hell of a lot […]
- 3 International Stories to Watch Today: Attacks in Pakistan, Syria & Yemen December 16, 20141) The Pakistan Taliban attacked a military-run school in Peshawar leaving 141 dead, most of them children, and an additional 120 people were wounded in the largest attack of its kind in Pakistan. 2) A car bomb attack in Yemen killed 25 people, the bomb hit a school bus at a (Shia) Houthi crossing point, […]
- 3 International Stories to Watch Today: Mexico, Denmark & Israel December 16, 20141) Several officers were injured during a clash with protesters in Mexico. The protesters were organizing a concert in support of the 43 missing students, lost more than 2 months ago. 2) Denmark has presented an official claim to the North Pole, challenging Russia and Canada. 3) Sec. of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister […]
- Former VA Official Inappropriately Awarded a Contract Worth $15 Million to a Friend’s Company December 18, 2014The Department of Treasury says they have opened an investigation into accusations that one of their current employees inappropriately awarded a lucrative government contract to a company she had personal ties with, while working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
- USDA’s Animal Care Unit Inspects Buildings that Have No Animals December 18, 2014The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) team responsible for ensuring the welfare of animals at research facilities has been inspecting buildings that have housed no animals for years, according to a new audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).
- Israeli Lookouts Scanning Syrian Landscape for Islamic State Flag December 18, 2014JERUSALEM—Israeli lookouts on the Golan Heights have begun scanning the Syrian landscape for the black flag of the Islamic State after three small jihadi groups close to the border this week pledged fealty to the radical group.
- Buying a Self-Driving Car December 18, 2014BMW has announced that it will demonstrate a valet-parking car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. This is more that a car that can parallel park by itself. Instead, it is a car that can cruise through a parking garage until it finds an empty space and park there until […]
- Time to Go on a Diet? December 17, 2014Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx wants you to go on a diet–a road diet. “A typical road diet takes a segment of four-lane undivided roadway and reconfigures it into three lanes with two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane,” he says. The theory behind a road diet is simple. From now on, […]
- Amtrak’s Questionable Numbers December 16, 2014Last week, Portland’s city auditor discovered that the city had been overstating streetcar ridership by 19 percent. It turns out that the Portland Streetcar isn’t the only government-sponsored transportation enterprise that has problems with simple arithmetic. The January issue of Trains magazine reports that Amtrak has been overcounting its riders for years