October 1, 2018
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Nominations open for Athena Leadership Awards

Nominations are now open for the Athena Leadership Awards, presented annually during the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Conference.

​The award celebrates exemplary leadership, the chamber said, calling it a reflection of a quote by Plato: "What is honored in a country will be cultivated there."

Candidate submissions will be accepted until Nov. 2.

The awards are given to women who “provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community” and “demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession,” according to the chamber’s website.

Nomination forms are available at tricityregionalchamber.com/Athena-awards.html. Contact Tara Divers at 509.491.3242 or tara.divers@tricityregionalchamber.com for more information.

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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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