April 18, 2014

Did you get your permit to prune?

Why is the City of Des Moines, Wash., so interested in shurbberies?

April 17, 2014

Gophers, artillery, and US fish & Wildlife

Despite the fact that the Mazama Pocket Gopher thrives amid exploding artillery at the Ft. Lewis artillery impact zone, and at industrial locations like the Olympia airport, the US Fish & Wildlife folk chose to ignore science, reality, and common sense and decided to list this rodent as an...Read more here

April 17, 2014

Why “$15 Now” Has Nothing to Do With Inflation, Productivity, or a Living Wage

In a guest op-ed to PubliCola, our Labor Policy Analust, Max Nelsen, argues against the three arguments made by minimum-wage proponents like venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, who says the minimum wage has failed to keep up with inflation and productivity, and is not a "living wage." ...Read more here

April 16, 2014

Big Government stares down Cliven Bundy, feds flinch first

Citizens and Big Government came face-to-face last week in Nevada. Friends, neighbors and state legislators stood with the Bundy family and held off the Bureau of Land Management from confiscating his cattle. However, this is not just a single story about one rancher in Nevada. It’s a story...Read more here

April 15, 2014

Sen. Pam Roach to host Property Rights Town Hall

This Thursday (April 17th), state senators will reconsider the Shoreline Management Act.

April 14, 2014

WEA endorses parent choice and other strangeness

WEA recently held its annual "Representative Assembly" and approved a policy statement that would seem to support parent choice.

April 13, 2014

I-1329: Amend the First Amendment?

A group of corporations is raising money for a political campaign to get corporate money out of political campaigns.

April 11, 2014

5 Facts about Education Funding

Here are five key education funding facts to put you in the know about the state's most expensive program.

April 11, 2014

Parents Needed for DEL Brainstorming

Department of Early Learning has decreased access to child care and early learning services, increased micromanagement, and decreased diversity.

April 10, 2014

C-Tran approves $200,000 “Budget Dust” to begin work on Bus Rapid Transit

Is Clark County Transit launching into its next transportation boondoggle?