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Spokane's Marty Dickinson appointed to WSU Board of Regents

Spokane’s Marty Dickinson has been appointed to the Washington State University Board of Regents by Gov. Jay Inslee. Dickinson played a leading role in the creation of WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and is an experienced leader with the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sterling Savings-Umpqua Bank, and other leading Eastern Washington institutions.

Dickinson has also served as an AWB board member and led the committee that oversaw AWB’s major rebranding effort last year. She also chairs the WSU Medical School Advisory Board.

She replaces Spokane businessman Don Barbieri.



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Vote No on I-1631


No vote urged on pollution fee initiative

By The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

Earlier this year we opposed Gov. Jay Inslee's effort to impose a carbon-emissions tax in the Washington state Legislature.

We now oppose a similar effort to impose a carbon tax -- now dubbed a pollution fee -- through Initiative 1631. We urge a no vote on I-1631 on the November ballot.

This does not mean we oppose all efforts to combat climate change, which we see as a real and serious threat to all of us.

But any effective effort to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change should be done on a national scale at the federal level. A state-by-state approach such as the initiative adopts won't achieve much except to create an economic burden on those living in Washington state...

Read the full editorial in The Union-Bulletin
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