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H-2C Program Clears Judiciary; Off-label Dicamba in Arkansas
The use of generic or off-label dicamba products may have been widespread in Arkansas this year. Agricultural Guestworker Act would replace the existing H-2A program with an H-2C system that allow imported workers to work year-round, but at potentially lower wage rates than now required.
Republican Senator’s Temporary Federal Job Ends
OLYMPIA  (AP) — Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen's temporary job with the Environmental Protection Agency has ended.
The Bellingham Herald reported Thursday that his 120-day post in the administration of President Donald Trump ended May 20
Ericksen, of Ferndale, had been appointed as comm…
Federal Role Crucial for Iconic Waterway Cleanups
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says it's time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound.
But supporters of those programs say the cleanups are already a tea…
Benton to Lead US Selective Service System
SEATTLE (AP) — Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton has been tapped to head the U.S. Selective Service System.
The White House announced the pending nomination on Monday, The Seattle Times reported .
Benton, a Republican from Vancouver who was an early supporter of President Donald Trump, had previ…
Senator Juggling EPA Job Gets State, Federal Pay
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state senator who has been juggling his legislative duties while working in the Trump administration has collected nearly $6,000 from the state in daily expense allowances so far this session.
Sen. Doug Ericksen, a Republican from Ferndale, has been splitting time betwee…
Washington Leaders Urge Budget Support for Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck and Dave Reichert, all of Washington, are among those who signed a bipartisan letter to the presid…

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