August 22, 2016
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Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee call set for Aug. 25

The Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee will meet via conference call on Thursday, Aug. 25. The phone call will finish the discussion from the committee's July meeting and finalize the 2017 Legislative Objectives. For agenda information, contact AWB Government Affairs Director Eric Lohnes, and for call-in information contact Tommy Gill.

Meeting of AWB Transportation Committee set for Sept. 8.

The AWB Transportation Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Sept. 8 at AWB to hear from WSDOT and Office of Financial Management officials on issues those agencies will pursue during the 2017 session. The committee will also finalize AWB's transportation legislative objectives. Contact Mike Ennis, government affairs director for transportation, to learn more about the meeting, or Connie Grande for call-in options.


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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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