January 6, 2020
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AWB Transportation Committee Meets Wednesday, Jan. 8

AWB's Transportation Committee will meet this Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. at the AWB offices in Olympia. The offices are located at 1414 Cherry Street S.E., Olympia, 98501. To participate by phone, please contact Liv Johnson at 360.943.1600 or livj@awb.org.

For more information please contact Mike Ennis at MikeE@awb.org.



AWB Employment Law Committee Meets Thursday, Jan. 9

AWB's Employment Law Committee will meet this Thursday, Jan. 9 from 1-3 p.m. at the AWB offices in Olympia. The offices are located at 1414 Cherry Street S.E., Olympia, 98501.

Please note, call-in information for members participating by phone has changed. Please contact Thomas Gill at TommyG@awb.org or 360.943.1600 for details.

For more information contact Bob Battles at BobB@awb.org.




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Forward into Space Investment

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

The new federal Space Force received just $40 million in the $738 billion defense budget that Congress recently approved.

That amount is as comical as the name Space Force, which sounds like something from a low-budget sci-fi movie.

But that belies serious effort and spending the federal government is now devoting to space activities. Snickering aside, this should renew Washington state efforts to be sure its universities, workers and growing cluster of space companies play substantial roles in these national investments.

As the nation increases space investment, legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee should nurture and grow space research, development and manufacturing in Washington, building on its historical leadership in aerospace and software.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times