Let’s Talk Ballot Initiatives!

cops1Initiative 940 – De-escalate Washington

This measure would require law enforcement employees receive training in:

  • violence de-escalation,
  • mental-health, and
  • first-aid

And to provide first-aid. It would also change standards for use of deadly force, adding a “good faith” standard and independent investigation. If passed, it would amend the state’s deadly force law which currently makes it virtually impossible to charge police over custody deaths. The League supports passage of this Initiative.

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More thoughts about solar facilities: why is solar use increasing and what about water use?

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By Barry Brunson

To my friends and fellow citizens in the League of Women Voters:

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to share some thoughts with you, following the June 6 ag-solar forum at Hal Holmes. I had a letter to the editor in the June 19 Daily Record about it, but their 400-word limit forced me to omit a couple of key points. With your indulgence, I include those omitted points below. First, here is the LTE I sent:

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Daily Record reporting of solar farms forum

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Read the Daily Record’s story about our solar farms forum. In a week or two, you will be able to watch the video on ECTV – we’ll post the link.

Thanks to our co-sponsor, Ellensburg Library, videographer Ray Moyer, and our speakers: Kathi Pritchard, Marlene Pfeifer, Kelly McLain, Paul Jewell, Howard Lyman, Dick Carkner, Natasha Johnson, and moderator Stefanie Wickstrom.

Link to Daily Record story

 

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