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Crosscut: Legislative elections this year could bring surprises

Crosscut: Legislative elections this year could bring surprises

Op-Ed by Fuse Executive Director Aaron Ostrom: "This fall's elections have big implications for the future of Washington. There is no way we can fulfill our most important responsibilities and meet our biggest challenges-- like funding and improving our public schools, building an economy that offers opportunities to everyone, and tackling our transportation problems -- without leadership from the Legislature."
97.3 KIRO FM: Activists oppose restart of coal mine in Black Diamond

97.3 KIRO FM: Activists oppose restart of coal mine in Black Diamond

Blasting and mining operations could resume in a coal pit near Black Diamond but a late opposition campaign is underway. Activists from Fuse Washington have taken up the cause, calling for a public hearing on the issue, based on concerns about air pollution and traffic.
KCPQ 13: New coal mining in Black Diamond? Not such a blast to some

KCPQ 13: New coal mining in Black Diamond? Not such a blast to some

"They're talking about blasting coal," said Alex Epstein, an environmental activist with Fuse. "The impact on our air and our water is severe, not to mention the impacts on our health."
KING 5: Coal mining, blasting return to King County

KING 5: Coal mining, blasting return to King County

"Everyone in King County, and everyone in Washington, should have a chance to grow up and be healthy." - Alex Epstein, Fuse Washington.
SeattlePI: Mining projects face foes in Black Diamond and Mazama

SeattlePI: Mining projects face foes in Black Diamond and Mazama

The federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation is accepting comments until May 13 and has scheduled a hearing on the John Henry. Critics, led by the activist group Fuse Washington, argue that the mining company is using an outdated, 28-year-old environmental impact statement to avoid more-stringent requirements.
Kirkland Reporter: Fuse early endorsements for the 2014 elections include three Kirkland area candidates

Kirkland Reporter: Fuse early endorsements for the 2014 elections include three Kirkland area candidates

Fuse released its early endorsements for the 2014 elections on May 2 and list includes former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride, Rep. Cyrus Habib and Matt Isenhower. Fuse touts itself as the state's largest progressive organization.
Redmond Reporter: Sen. Andy Hill's Budget Missed our Priorities

Redmond Reporter: Sen. Andy Hill's Budget Missed our Priorities

"Hill refused to close a single one of the 650 tax loopholes on the books -- including one for "Big Oil" -- that cost our state billions each year. Instead of closing tax loopholes, he proposed to open 18 new tax loopholes that would have cost us $87 million. Hill prioritized greedy corporations and insider lobbyists over our kids' future."
KOMO 4: Commuting by Slip 'N Slide?

KOMO 4: Commuting by Slip 'N Slide?

"Deep cuts to bus service are no laughing matter, but a group of Prop. 1 supporters are using humor to prove how essential Metro is to voters."

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