Nothing has highlighted the urban-rural divide in Washington recently quite like the issue known as Hirst. What sounds like a boring battle of bureaucratese has actually upended the lives of so many in rural areas and threatens to hold back our state’s economy (outside the tech bubble, which has had its own rude surprises of late).
At a time when economic growth is making historical bounds, Hirst is hurting economics in Washington State!
Neglect of the Western forests has led to more catastrophic wildfires.
Water-rights decision could have disastrous consequences for Washington families, workers
Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee