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How Washington's new electric bus is like a $616 latte
By TODD MYERS  | 
Jun 18, 2019

In 2015, Volkswagen admitted its diesel Passat emitted nearly 20 times as much pollution as the company claimed. They were fined tens of billions for the fraud.

Now, not to be outdone, the state of Washington is using some of the money from that settlement to pay 150 times as much as it should to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Lab-grown meat: a national conundrum
By PAM LEWISON  | 
Jun 18, 2019

Alternative proteins have been available for generations. But what about lab-grown proteins?

Last week South Carolina bannedthe marketing of “lab-grown protein” as “meat.” The leading sponsor of the legislation noted the bill was about transparency and consumer information. The legislation passed unanimously.

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Seattle leaders include charter school families in Seattle’s education program
By LIV FINNE  | 
Jun 18, 2019

On April 22th Seattle’s City Council unanimously passed Council Bill 119480, approving Mayor Jenny Durkan’s decision to accept charter school families into the City’s education system. Administered by Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning, charter school students will now be eligible for Families and Education Levy funds voters passed last fall, on the same fair and equal basis as other public school students, including access to community college tuition grants. This decision signals a shift in attitude towards public charter schools in Seattle, from hostility and fear to warmth and acceptance. As it should be.

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