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One of the ways we work to protect open spaces, farmland, and build great communities is to ensure important issues are covered in the news. Check out some of our most recent press coverage and news releases below.

Recent Press Coverage


State nixes expanded Spokane County urban growth area, The Spokesman-Review, November 27, 2013

South King County’s Road Map Project is a national anti-poverty model, The Seattle Times, November 18, 2013

State: Kittitas County needs to do a little more work on land-use rules, Daily Record, June 4, 2013

In Whatcom County, small cities are growing fastest, The Bellingham Herald, May 28, 2013

Future of rural Whatcom development at stake in public hearing, The Bellingham Herald, May 20, 2013

Lined up to make their case, Publicola at Seattle Met, May 15, 2013

Educational forums & A-B-C's of a healthy shoreline, San Juan Journal, May 7, 2013

City Council OKs shoreline resolution, Spokesman Review, April 13, 2013

Proposed Whatcom agricultural land zoning will grow houses, not farms, The Bellingham Herald, April 7, 2013

County counters land-use objections, Daily Record, March 25, 2013

High court gives Clark County relief from annexation headache, The Columbian, March 21, 2013

Spokane County really screwed up its urban growth area math, The Pacific NW Inlander, March 12, 2013

Growth boundary greatly expanded, Spokesman Review, March 12, 2013

Sprawl things considered, The Pacific NW Inlander, March 6, 2013

Amid state's traffic focus, don't forget freight mobility, Yakima Herald Republic, March 3, 2013

Spokane County urban growth area hearing packed, Spokesman Review, February 28, 2013

We need leaders who fight sprawl, The Everett Herald, February 12, 2013

Wetlands, P-Patches amid apartment and office blocks, The Seattle Times, February 9, 2013

South Lake Union rezone could usher in new era of urban design, The Seattle Times, January 30, 2013

News releases

Court of Appeals: WA's Climate Law is Unenforceable, July 22, 2013

New Report: How much could Washington towns save with better development? May 21, 2013

New Report: Reduced driving rates have major implications for nation's infrastructure, May 15, 2013


Washington State among list of national leaders for 'Complete Streets' policies aimed at promoting safer, healthier transportation, August 15, 2012


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