August 22, 2016
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Victory for Voters


"I can't tell you who won the secretary of state debate, other than maybe the public, which often doesn't see a debate for that office broadcast live to much of the state and available online for the rest of it."
~ Jim Camden, reporter and Olympia bureau chief for The Spokesman-Review, about the secretary of state debate that he moderated last week in Spokane. AWB and GSI hosted the debate between incumbent Kim Wyman and challenger Tina Podlodowski, and the debate that followed, between Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant.




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Larsen for Supreme Court

The Times recommends Dave Larson for state Supreme Court Position 6


By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Voters should welcome the chance to add new voices to the court and elect Dave Larson over incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins.

Larson has the trial, bench and civic experience to be a strong justice. He is the presiding judge of Federal Way Municipal Court -- comparable experience to Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who was a Seattle Municipal Court judge when she ran for Supreme Court.

As a judge, he has adjudicated thousands of cases since his appointment to the bench in 2008, pushed for innovative reforms and has earned deep community respect...

Larson presents a strong, credible challenge to a court that has at times veered off course. He deserves a six-year term to the state Supreme Court.
Click here to read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
Training the Next Generation

PNNL gives students hands-on experience


By Dr. Steven Ashby, director of PNNL

Many of us remember writing that dreaded essay about how we spent our summer vacation — often struggling to recall what we did or make it sound interesting.

That won't be a problem for the almost 800 students at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory this summer. They will have challenging and rewarding experiences to share with friends and families.

Take Isis Carrillo, for example, a University of Washington student planning to study molecular and cellular biology. She is working alongside PNNL mentors in instrument development and microfabrication laboratories, gaining useful skills and invaluable experience...
Click here to read the full column in The Tri-City Herald
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