By M.D. Kittle | | Jun 06, 2014 5:00 AM
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Asserting that the Environmental Protection Agency is setting a dangerous precedent that could stifle development everywhere, the state of Alaska is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s use of a potential mine-killing provision.
By Contributor | | Jun 05, 2014 9:38 AM
By Tristyn Bloom | The Daily Caller A Washington purveyor of “handcrafted cannabis-infused goods” is rolling out a line of cannabis-infused beverages, including cold brew coffees and sparkling juices. Each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough for “freeing head highs” and “powerful body buzzes,” according to the company’s website. “We want the experience to be more similar to [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 05, 2014 8:02 AM | 2.7K
By Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog  It’s easy enough to discuss what could happen under a controversial policy, but it’s a little more difficult to provide evidence after enactment to prove a claim.  In the case of SeaTac and its newly minted $15-per-hour minimum wage, the proof comes from a single photo of a parking receipt: Northwest Watchdog called [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 05, 2014 5:00 AM | 268
  By Dustin Hurst  | Northwest Watchdog Shortly after passing a $15-per-hour minimum wage law, members of the Seattle City Council sauntered outside City Hall to celebrate the historic victory. Some of them even grabbed a piece of cake to commemorate the big day. After all, cake is the perfect treat to consume after dooming an economy. Can councilmembers have their cake [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 02, 2014 7:15 PM | 497
  By Dustin Hurst │ Northwest Watchdog The Seattle City Council affirmed its intent Monday to pursue an ambitious plan to create thousands of new jobs for unemployed robots that have been devastated by the recent recession. The plan will also raise the minimum wage for workers in Seattle to $15 an hour, the highest rate in the nation [...]
By Watchdog Staff | | May 29, 2014 12:49 PM | 25
By Dustin Hurst, Bre Payton and Andrew Collins | In an unprecedented move, the Seattle City Council will discuss raising the local minimum wage to $15 per hour, a first for a major American city. Earlier this month, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced an agreement between business and labor interests to phase in the higher wage, [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | May 23, 2014 3:07 PM | 140
By Dustin Hurst | The backers of a potentially lucrative mine project in the Alaskan wildness announced they will sue the Environmental Protection Agency over what investors say is a massive overreach of government regulatory power. Pebble Limited Partnership, the backers of the not-yet-proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’a pristine Bristol Bay region, is asking a district court [...]
By Contributor | | May 19, 2014 9:29 AM
By Zack Colman | Washington Examiner PORTLAND — It might be a little too early for a victory lap, but Cesia Kearns is getting warmed up. The Sierra Club‘s campaign organizer has been fighting to block a slate of proposed Oregon coal export projects. And the Morrow Pacific project looks like it’s in trouble. If it fails to win state approval, [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | May 06, 2014 1:35 AM | 401
By Andrew Collins and Dustin Hurst | Northwest Watchdog The Emerald City is set to collapse. Not Dorothy’s, but Kshama’s. Kshama Sawant is the Seattle city councilor pushing her colleagues to force private businesses and nonprofits to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour — the highest rate in the nation. While Sawant, an avowed socialist, has been beating the [...]
By Watchdog Staff | | Apr 30, 2014 10:04 AM | 282
By Jeff Rhodes | The Olympia Report Apparently J.Z. Knight has lost her taint — or at least her money has. Two years after the Washington State Democratic Party was shamed into declining a $70,000 donation from the Yelm-based cult leader, the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee has accepted a pair of donations amounting to almost as much. According to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission’s [...]