September 30, 2019
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Boeing donates $125,000 to grants in Moses Lake

As the Boeing Co. increases its workforce in the Moses Lake Area, the company is also increasing its investment in the community’s well-being.

The company last week announced $125,000 in local grants to the Moses Lake community, including $100,000 to support pilot and aircraft maintenance technician programs at Big Bend Community College and $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin.

“Boeing offers our sincere appreciation to the Moses Lake community for its long-standing partnership and support,” stated Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With our recent announcement to employ hundreds of people in the area, we are pleased to invest in two strong organizations in BBCC and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin to help them further their mission to serve the Moses Lake community.”

As Big Bend President Community College President Terry Leas noted, the funding will open access to students seeking high-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers in aviation maintenance technology and commercial flight. The donation to the Boys & Girls Club will be directed toward the Education and Career Development program to support childhood academic success.

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The Times recommends: Reject car tabs Initiative 976 and its devastating effects

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

In his latest ballot measure, initiative promoter Tim Eyman is overreaching again. He conjures a fantasy world in which Washington's transportation infrastructure is complete, efficient and everlasting.

The real-life Initiative 976 is a direct threat to Washington's well-being. It would cut repairs to streets and bridges of 62 districts across the state, delay voter-approved mass transit in mid-construction and cost taxpayers more money in the long run. The statewide transportation budget, including highway construction and the State Patrol, would be shorted $4 billion over the next decade.

Little wonder large employers including Amazon, Alaska Airlines and Microsoft, business groups, city and county officials, unions and environmental concerns oppose I-976...

Nothing about I-976 is a good idea, in terms of responsible governance or prudent money management. Eyman asks voters to buy a falsity that there's some miraculous way to fund our state's backlog of bridge, road and transit needs. Because the courts cannot end this toxic nonsense quickly enough, voters must reject I-976 themselves.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times