Evergreen New Deal: Washington Democrats Chart Low-Carbon Future

By Don Jenkins, Capital Press
Washington state Democrats are fulfilling some of the hefty aspirations of the Green New Deal with their own climate-change package, one that would raise the cost of producing, processing and transporting farm goods while promising the “equitable distribution of benefits.”
To do that, the Democrat-dominated Legislature is considering bills to tax carbon, cap greenhouse gases, make all electricity renewable, mandate more biofuels in gasoline and diesel, and govern by “environmental justice.”
The Green New Deal, a resolution introduced in Congress last month by Rep. 

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Dodging Drought

Favorable farming conditions will hinge on spring rains
By Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune
It may seem unlikely — considering the precipitation of the past couple of weeks — but Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. 

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