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Inside Olympia – Transportation Infrastructure

On our final episode before our annual July/August hiatus, Inside Olympia host Austin Jenkins spent the whole hour with Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Two topics that are much on Millar’s mind? Maintenance and safety. Millar offered some historical context on transportation maintenance and funding.… Continue reading Inside Olympia – Transportation Infrastructure

 “The Impact”: From Stay Home to State Reopening, March 2020-June 2021 Retrospective 

In our final episode for the spring 2021 season of “The Impact” we take a look back to the early days of the pandemic and the March 2020 statewide shut down order that closed schools and businesses deemed non-essential, then fast forward to the 2021 legislative session and the… Continue reading  “The Impact”: From Stay Home to State Reopening, March 2020-June 2021 Retrospective 

“The Impact”: Asian Giant Hornets – 3 Separate Arrivals in 3 Years; Containment Plans from WA to B.C.

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“The Impact”: Asian Giant Hornets – Three Separate Arrivals in Three Years /Containment Plans from WA to B.C.

Hornet Season in Washington

The return of hot weather means its Asian giant hornet hunting season in Washington. The state’s campaign to find and eradicate the invasive insects shifts into gear… Continue reading “The Impact”: Asian Giant Hornets – 3 Separate Arrivals in 3 Years; Containment Plans from WA to B.C.

“The Impact” – Election Controversy, Broadband Bills, Marysville Murder Hornet Mystery

This week on “The Impact” we talk one-on-one with Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the only republican in statewide office on the West Coast.

We cover election skepticism, voter confidence, and related controversies from the last election cycle that at times put Wyman at odds with some members… Continue reading “The Impact” – Election Controversy, Broadband Bills, Marysville Murder Hornet Mystery

Inside Olympia – COVID Update and Vaccine Lottery

June 10, 2021

Description: This week on Inside Olympia, host Austin Jenkins sits down with State Epidemiologist Scott Lindquist for the latest news on the state’s battle against COVID, and the WA Lottery’s Kristi Weeks on Washington’s “Shot of a Lifetime” vaccination lottery.

After 15 months of intense work that… Continue reading Inside Olympia – COVID Update and Vaccine Lottery

“The Impact” – New Momentum for Pay-Per-Mile Tax in Olympia

Watch “The Impact”: June 2nd, 2021

Is Washington heading  for a pay-per-mile tax on drivers? The road usage charge concept has been explored by the Washington State Transportation Commission for several years as a future replacement for fuel tax. The tax on gasoline and diesel is the largest… Continue reading “The Impact” – New Momentum for Pay-Per-Mile Tax in Olympia

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