November 2, 2015
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AWB Water Resources Committee will meet in Yakima, Tuesday, Nov. 10

The AWB Water Resources Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the Yakima Chamber of Commerce located at 10 N. 9th Street. Sens. Jim Honeyford and John Braun will discuss water storage issues and Dave Christensen (state Department of Ecology Water Resources Division) will discuss the implications of the Foster decision. Contact Connie Grande for possible alternate attendance options. To ensure adequate space, please RSVP directly to Mike Ennis.

Health Care Committee to meet Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Seattle

The AWB Health Care Committee will meet next Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Washington State Hospital Association's (WSHA) new offices on the 14th floor of the Wells Fargo building, 999 3rd Avenue, Seattle. Speakers will discuss legislative proposals for the upcoming session. Lunch will be provided, so be sure to RSVP with Connie Grande. Contact Sheri Nelson for more on the content of the meeting.

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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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