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When the lights start flickering, we’re going to need the Electron Dam Electron Hydroelectric Project powerhouse on the Puyallup River. Water is routed through the powerhouse through a diversion channel. Source: Wikimedia Commons/Steven Pavlov Note: The following op-ed was distributed to the news media Oct. 6, 2020. By Sen. Doug Ericksen In Pierce County, a dam on the Puyallup River has become... Read More...
Ericksen calls for relaxed travel restrictions for trapped Point Roberts residents Landlocked Whatcom County community is biggest victim of national border shutdown  Unique geography traps 1,300 permanent American residents as U.S., Canada halt “non-essential” border traffic.  Canadians blocked from visiting vacation properties, boat moorage; local businesses suffer.  Ericksen joins 42nd District lawmakers in calling for sensible travel rules,... Read More...
Inslee cuts support for nursing homes after preserving state-worker pay hikes Targeting facilities at epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic in state is ‘heartless,’ Ericksen says OLYMPIA – As if there weren’t already enough coronavirus-related issues needing immediate attention from state lawmakers, says state Sen. Doug Ericksen, add this to the list: Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration is cutting Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes,... Read More...
Ericksen leads rally for Intalco restart Continued operation of Alcoa Ferndale plant is a matter of national significance, say Whatcom County lawmakers                   TO SEE VIDEO NEWS REPORTS from KIRO-TV, KING-TV and the Bellingham Herald on the rally for Alcoa’s Intalco Works, CLICK HERE.     At a... Read More...