November 3, 2014
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Each year, companies across Washington go the extra mile to create workplaces that are family-friendly, promote safety and enable employees to be their best. AWB recognizes those employers with our annual Better Workplace Awards, and nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 honorees.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 14. Learn more or go straight to the nomination form.

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Debate climate policies without undue influence from people like Tom Steyer

By Sam Reed, former Washington secretary of state

Some might wonder why there is such a fuss about Tom Steyer, the San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire who has spent $1.4 million this election season in an attempt to change control of the Washington state Senate. This isn't the first time we’ve seen out-of-state interests spending heavily to influence the outcome of elections in this state.

But what's at stake is more than just an election. Steyer's spending calls attention to a thorough political effort to promote climate-change policies in this state, which, if not implemented wisely, have the potential to wreak havoc on the Washington economy.

These policies could have a devastating impact on every citizen of Washington, in the form of higher fuel prices, higher electricity rates, job loss and other effects..
Click here for the full editorial by Sam Reed in The Seattle Times
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