October 1, 2018
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Canada agrees to revised NAFTA hours before deadline

Leaders from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico announced late Sunday that they had agreed on revised language to renew the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The deal will have a new name and will have to be approved by Congress, which is beginning to dig into the details of the revised three-nation trade pact.

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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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