November 2, 2015
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Washington state will not receive REAL ID deadline extension

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not extend Washington's exemption from tougher requirements for proof of legal U.S. residency in applying for a driver's license. This means Washington driver's licenses will eventually no longer be valid for boarding commercial aircraft.
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WSDOT's Aviation Division conducting its aircraft registration process survey

How is the state's aircraft registration program? WSDOT is conducting a survey to take input on what's working and where the process can be improved.
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Passages: Former Sen. Scott Barr, 99, supported Expo '74 in Spokane

Lifelong Washington rancher and farmer Scott Barr, who spent 17 years in the state House and Senate, died late last month at his Colville home. Barr, who helped lead the agriculture exhibit at Expo '74 in Spokane, was 99.
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Two-Part Question

Tacoma's Two-Part Minimum Wage Ballot Is Confusing -- Here's an Explainer

Tacoma voters have an important choice, but the ballot is a little confusing. You'll first answer whether you think the city should increase the minimum wage, then a second question whether the wage should rise to $12 or immediately to $15 if a majority of voters want it to increase.

Here's the important part.

Answer the second question no matter what! It does not mean you're voting for a minimum wage increase.

If you don't pick an option on the second half of the measure, it's like picking the option you don't want.

Click here to watch the full video on the Tacoma-Pierce Chamber's YouTube channel
Millennium Bulk Terminals

Timelines are important

By The Daily News editorial board

When it comes to big projects, timelines are important. Last week we learned the timeline for the Millennium Bulk Terminals' draft environmental impact statement was being pushed back. ...

Why are the goalposts being moved? Because it's a coal project?

Whether you support the Millennium coal project or oppose it, you should be upset with how the State of Washington has treated the timeline for this project.

Cowlitz County needs jobs and the Department of Ecology's poor performance isn't helping.
Click here to read the full editorial in The Daily News
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