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On Saturday, August 19, a fish farm in the San Juan Islands near Anacortes suffered a structural failure to one of its net pens, containing more than 300,000 nearly-mature Atlantic salmon....

Sept. 11, 2017

Ecology's Nooksack Rule had been standard practice in Washington for decades. But the Futurewise lawyers didn't like it. They wanted a new standard: that the GMA required counties to obtain evidence...

June 22, 2017

As you may have read or heard, I believe strongly that “levy equalization” is the best state-level tax reform for Washington. It means adjusting how we fund public schools to rely...

May 23, 2017

Last fall, the court issued its decision in the Whatcom County v. Hirst case, which involved a complicated dispute over how different groups can claim water rights in this state. The...

April 27, 2017