Troutman honored by national group

Wade Troutman of Bridgeport, a member of the Foster Creek Conservation District Board of Supervisors since 1982, was recently selected for induction into the National Association of Conservation Districts' Hall of Distinction.
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What’s really important in America today?

Every day we face life. What is really important?
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A point of view from all of us

I look up to my husband. Always have. Literally.
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Growing resistance to corporate incentives

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project are trends corporate leaders need to examine closely.
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IRIS | Conservation District, WSU work with farmers on cover crops

This article is a continuation of a series of success stories from the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit hosted by the Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship (IRIS) on Nov. 15 in Pateros.
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When life gives you fabric softener

It was a go to the store for laundry detergent come home with fabric softener kind of day.
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Biting into food access

By addressing key issues in food, farm, small business, and community-level and institutional policy, there is potential to identify strengths, changes needed, and gaps in the food system.
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Rural communities in the face of climate change

By Katie Rock Center for Rural Affairs Climate change can be difficult to fully wrap your mind around. My fear is that more people will engage only after facing a crisis themselves — losing a home due to flooding, markets upended by multi-year droughts, or water shortages. We know warming trends can accelerate or decelerate quickly depending on emissions and policies. We do not know when we...
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Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed.
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Committees, governor’s budget, and bad small business bills

By Rep. Keith Goehner On Monday, Jan. 14, I was sworn in to represent the 12th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives. I am honored to serve such a great region of our state. The first few weeks in Olympia included meeting with constituents and colleagues, committee meetings, and a lot of homework on bills we will be considering in the weeks ahead. There are bills,...
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