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April 2007


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April 25, 2007

Home Rule Charter Commissioners consider Eminent Domain issue - by Lois Perry, Citizen Review

April 19, 2007

Feds issue key permit for Elwha restoration project - KONP News

April 16, 2007

Capitalizing on Sustainable Development: Making Gold out of Green - by Joan Veon, for eco/logic Powerhouse

Developer takes on city hall and wins, thanks to Prop. 207 - Arizona Republic

Voters to decide on simple majority for school levies - News Tribune

WA Legislature passes union dues political spending measure - The Olympian

Planning tool touted for area as developments take hold - The Omak Chronicle

Lake Tapps owners wary of eminent domain bill - The News Tribune

April 11, 2007

Corn-based ethanol not cheap, not green - Seattle P-I

Election of land-use chief: It works? by Martha Ireland, PDN

Appeals court rejects Bush salmon plan as "sleight of hand" - Seattle Times

State starts to set Clallam water rules - PDN

New Jersey - Local land use lawsuits lining up- Freeholders in both Warren and Hunterdon ready to battle Highlands Act - The Express-Times

Clallam County could settle Kingsway dispute this week - PNN

Civil rights case by landowners moving to Beaumont federal court - Southeast Texas Record

Jefferson County poised tao decide wetlands buffers - PDN

Clallam County to support local climate change rally - KONP News

April 7, 2007

County, builders in limbo after ruling - Appeals court calls for more evidence for growth lines - The Olympian

April 3, 2007

Support Eroding for Rep. Frank Wolf's Journey Through Hallowed Ground Heritage Area - Alternative Measure Gains Backing of Two Congressmen in Affected Area - NCPPR

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Global Warming in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency - Amy Ridenour


April 2, 2007

A look at recalled pet food brands - Millions of cans and pouches sold at major retailers - MSNBC/AP

WA Senate demands better eminent domain warnings for citizens - KEPR-TV/AP

Farmers, Farm Bureau Fight Buffers at House Hearing

60 Minutes Misleads Viewers About the Price of Prescription Drugs Paid By Medicare - NCPPR

March 31, 2007

State auditor rebuffs instant runoff voting - Fast polling might eliminate primaryelections in races - PDN

Ballot instructions ignored by some, officials maintain - PDN

State signs off on Elwha dam removal - PNN

March 26, 2007

The Real Inconvenient Truth by Senator Jim Inhofe for eco-logic/Powerhouse magazine

5 Federal Agencies - The Wrong Model - by Jim Beers

Peninsula loses argument for simple border ID - PNN

Residents say soil problems taint ‘low-impact’ Olympia subdivision - The Olympian

Forks, WA: Seven immigrants taken in terrorist traffic stop - Forks Forum

Hallowed Ground Heritage Bill Resurrected - Adopted by House Resources Committee Despite Unresolved Problems - LMNS

Maine Man Fined $20,000 for Cutting Timber - LMNS /Kennebec Journal

A Line in the Sand - Fed-up Texans voice disapproval of Trans Texas Corridor - Dallas Morning News

March 24, 2007

Washington Governor Signs Internet Tax Bill - AP / Forbes

Washington House Passes Eminent Domain Measure - AP / Yahoo News

Climate Regulations and Carbon Offsets Would Harm Poor and Minority Households, Says Project 21

NRA seeks to mobilize for no-shoot meeting in Jefferson County - PDN

BOCC passes no-shooting law - PT Leader

Senate passes budget retaining some tax cuts - The Olympian

Bush Administration Proposes 20% PILT Reduction - LMNS

March 21, 2007

Clallam County Freeholders hear opinions of local citizens - by Lois Perry, Citizen Review

Sullivan leads pledge at county board meeting; former planning chair questions replacement decision - PT Leader

Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners - Marc Morano, eco-logic/Powerhouse

Newcomers appointed to replace longtime planning commissioners - PDN

Bill introduced to conserve America's open spaces and farmland by use of conservation easements - Western Farm Press

Polar Bears, Politics & Prognostications - by Jim Beers

March 17, 2007

Feds to OK state plan for B.C. border crossings - KOMO News

Builders group calls for voter fraud inquiry - Registration signatures similar - Seattle-PI

Potential fraud feared in drive to sign up voters - Seattle Times

March 15, 2007

How one number touched off big climate-change fight at UW - Seattle Times

Senate GOP claims Democrats stymied levy breakthrough - The Olympian

Few property bills alive after legislation cutoff - The Olympian

State’s upcoming steelhead management plan will be scrutinized - The News Tribune

March 7, 2007

Charter Review Commission hears testimony of elected officials: two lobby for non-elected office by Lois Perry, Citizen Review

Let There Be 'Blight' - Welcome to the post-Kelo world - Opinion / Editorial by William R. Maurer

Power to condemn property shouldn't be so easy to abuse - Everett Herald

Woman in vegetative state awakes, slips - Yahoo News

Papers Filed to Dismiss Montana Wilderness Study Area Lawsuit

Dollar Coins Missing 'In God We Trust' - U.S. Mint Says Unknown Number of New One Dollar Coins Missing 'In God We Trust' - Yahoo News/AP

March 6, 2007

Deadline nears on septics - Clallam groups will discuss state rules - PDN

Property Rights Group responds to “Rural Villages” proposal by legislature

Olympia, WA - Is public business really any of yours? Exceptions to public's right to know about government actions is growing - The News Tribune

Are You Owed a Phone Excise Tax Refund?

Meteorologist Likens Fear of Global Warming to 'Religious Belief' - CNS News

March 3, 2007

How much land should the government own? - by Henry Lamb, eco-logic/powerhouse

Global Warming on Mars & Cosmic Ray Research Are Shattering Media Driven "Consensus’ - By Marc Morano for eco-logic/Powerhouse

L'Eggo My Lego - How Children are being taught that private property ownership is evil - by Maureen Martin, TSC Daily

Attorney General Task Force to Review Washington Eminent Domain Laws - House Majority Leader Will Sponsor Bipartisan Reform Bill

March 2, 2007

Some lawmakers hope to save $10M by canceling primary election - King 5 News

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's testifies On The "Evolving West" - by Gov. C. L. Otter, for eco-logic/Powerhouse

March 1 WA State legislative items of interest to landowners and water users

February 27, 2007

Western state governors announce global warming agreement - King 5 News

Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says - National Geographic commentary

Russ Brooks, lawyer who challenged salmon protections, dies at 41 - Seattle P-I

February 18, 2007

Septic Laws cause financial dilemma for Clallam County - by Lois Perry, Citizen Review Online

Massively Addictive - Devastating impact on real lives? - Yahoo News

Private land or public space? Family, Olympia at odds over pasture- The Olympian

Snohomish County, WA: Under the radar and out of control - a disturbing trend of changing farmlands into wetlands - by John Koster for The Daily Herald

Bill Tracking Summary for Proposed Washington State Legislation affecting rural land

A False Sense of Security: The Potential for Eminent Domain Abuse in Washington - by William R. Maurer, Washington Policy Center Adjunct Scholar

February 17, 2007

Clallam County group seeks compliance with new state septic system laws - KONP News

Washington State pending legislation affecting landowners and water users

Fluoride foes seek state high court help - KONP News

House Ag Committee Passes Right-to-Farm Bill - WSFB News

Cleveland's weather wizards downplay global warming - The Plain Dealer

Pacific Legal Foundation Urges Dismissal of "Global Warming" Lawsuit Against Automakers

February 14, 2007

None Of Your Business! New "American Community Survey" asks very personal questions - by Rep. Ron Paul

Transcripts shed light on testimony against Border Patrol agents - San Jose Mercury News

Legislators use emergency clause to deny right of referendum - by Jonathan Bechtle, EFF

Puget Sound Coastal Wetlands to Be 'Restored' - ENS

February 12, 2007

Clallam County Commissioners, Administrator speak to Charter Commission - by Lois Krafsky-Perry, Editor

Redmond church faces fines for hosting Tent City - King 5 News

Congress Attempts to Silence You - Proposed Law Affects Everyone and is Very Dangerous - editorial by Sara Pentz

Eminent domain threatens Washington State’s port land; Bill sponsored by ten Democrat legislators - by Lois Krafsky-Perry, Citizen Review

February 11, 2007

Washington State bills in progress affecting private property - 2/11/07

Don't mess with Montana's ranching and hunting heritage - by Gary Marbut, guest editorial to The Seattle Times

Global Warming Hypocrisy - by Henry Lamb

Austin, TX - Political base has begun to criticize governor - Star Telegram Austin Bureau

February 10, 2007

Opponents: Bill to close 'gun show loophole' wouldn't cut crime - Seattle P-I

State Senators urge President to cease creation of North American Union by Lois Krafsky-Perry, Citizen Review Online

Quietly, Quietly, Building the North American Union by Steven Yates for eco-logic/Powerhouse magazine

Letter to the Editor: Invasive Species aka Swiss Cheese - from Julie Smithson

Flood and Erosion Bill Receives Wide Support - WSFB

Denying the People’s Right of Referendum - Emergency clause again used to protect controversial bills - by Jonathan Bechtle, EFFWA

Maryland's Highest Court to O'Malley: Quit Taking People's Private Property

February 9, 2007

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide -Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? - by Dr. Timothy Ball for Canada Free Press

State court upholds Port Angeles fluoridation - KONP News

Legisative Actions in Olympia - Feb. 8, 2007

Groups sue Interior Department over prairie dogs - New Mexico Business Weekly

Letter to the Editor: REAL ID! - from Jim Wright, Briar, WA

February 6, 2007

On Global Warming: Climate of Opinion - Wall Street Journal

A question of democracy - land-use and property rights law in Washington State - article from 1996, The National Review





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