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2014

A Commission and a Calling 8/24/14 HeraldNet

SR 530 Landslide Commissioners Tour Oso 8/23/14 KOMO News

Mudslide Commissioner's Search for Answers Begins 8/23/14 HeraldNet

First Visit to Site of Deadly Landslide Stuns Commissioners 8/22/14 The Seattle Times

Columbia River Gorge Commission to Clarify Boundaries 7/31/14 The Columbian

Delivering on a Commission 7/28/14 HeraldNet

Commission Will Study How to Avoid Another Landslide 7/25/14 The Seattle Times

State, Snohomish County Commission to Study Effects of Oso Slide 7/25/14 King 5 News

12-Member Oso Mudslide Commission Announced 7/25/14 HeraldNet

Flood Authority Gets Glimpse of China Creek Flood Protection Project 7/18/14 The Chronicle

As Pe Ell Dike Improvements Begin, Twenty-Two Flood Mitigation Projects Progressing in Chehalis River Basin 6/20/14 The Chronicle

2014 National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Lifetime Acheivement Award - William Ruckelshaus 6/18/14 (Video) NMSF Youtube Channel

Gorge Commission Looks at City Lines 6/12/14 The Dalles Chronicle

Council Implements PCB-Free Product Preference 6/8/14 The Spokesman-Review

Montesano Transfers $109,192 to Chehalis Airport Levee Project 5/16/14 The Chronicle

Billy Frank Jr. was the Northwest's Nelson Mandela 5/8/14 Crosscut

A Remembrance of Billy Frank Jr. 5/6/14 By Martha Kongsgaard, Puget Sounds Partnership

Ruckelshaus Center Mourns Passing of Billy Frank, Jr. 5/5/14 Ruckelshaus Center News

William Ruckelshaus WSU Extension 100th Year Anniversary 4/29/14 (Video) WSU CAHNRS Youtube Channel

Promoting Bipartisan Cooperation in Congress 4/24/13 Jackson Foundation Blog

One Man's Story of Rebuilding After 'Total Devastation' 4/8/14 KUOW.org

Basin Leaders: Recent Flooding Helps Provide Proof of Real Progress 2/21/14 The Chronicle

Washington State Governance Series Forum: Olympia 1/22/14 (Video) TVW

Inslee Suggests $5 Million for Flood Projects 1/17/14 The Chronicle

2013

Records law needs fixing, not arguing, report says 12/27/13 HeraldNet

Salmon Recovery Assessment: Who Leads the Long-term Way? A Re-Defined NW Power/Conservation Council? 12/20/13 The Columbia Basin Bulletin

Gorton Policy Center/Ruckelshaus Center Luncheon 12/6/13 (Video) TVW

Flood Authority, tribe ask state for $100 million for flood mitigation 11/30/13 The Daily World

Cats & Dawgs work together at the Ruckelshaus Center 11/26/13 (Audio) KOMO News Radio

Lawmaker calls for study of public records law reforms 11/24/13 HeraldNet

House Local Government Committee work session on Public Records Assessment 11/22/14 (Video) TVW

House Government Operations & Elections Committee work session on Public Records Assessment 11/22/13 (Video) TVW

A Portrait of the Chehalis River 11/21/13 The Chronicle

TVW's The Impact: Lawmakers take lessons on how to be civil 11/20/13 (Video) TVW

Flood Modeling, Water Retention Studies Underway 11/15/13 The Chronicle

Flood Leaders Hold Workshop at Great Wolf Lodge 11/14/13 The Chronicle

Gorge to get 'deep dive' review 11/13/13 The Dalles Chronicle

Sickman-Ford Bridge Flood Project Nearly Complete 11/8/13 The Chronicle

Our Views: Flooding 'State of the Union' Shows Shifting Tide 11/5/13 The Chronicle

Fostering Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Conflicts on the Ground: The William D. Ruckelshaus Center (100 KB PDF) November 2013 IACM Signal, Volume 28, Issue 3

Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution in the USA: Reflecting on the First 40 Years...and Opportunities for Research (195 KB PDF) November 2013 IACM Signal, Volume 28, Issue 3

eNews Fall 2013 10/18/13 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

FAA creates center of excellence for biobased jet fuel 9/16/13 Biomass Magazine

Chehalis River Research Experts Investigate Feasibility of Water Retention Structure 8/20/13 The Chronicle

Millions approved for Mary's River Lumber flood authority project 8/17/13 The Daily World.com

Chehalis River Flood Authority Approves Funding Shift 8/16/13 The Chronicle

In Our View/Simpson-Bowles plan: Beating the national debt 8/5/13 The Daily Herald

The Daily Troll: A more cynical Simpson visits Seattle 8/2/13 Crosscut

Ruckelshaus Center Chairman's Circle Luncheon 8/2/13 (Video) TVW

Alan Simpson/Bill Ruckelshaus Media Availability 8/2/13 (Video) TVW

Town Square: Moving to the Heart of the Matter 7/18/13 (Video) CityClub Forum

Pilot project would help willing farmers pay for conservation 7/5/13 The Wenatchee World

eNews Spring 2013 5/20/13 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

Local View: Adequate funding crucial to Gorge 5/5/13 The Columbian

Editorial: Gorge Commission 2.0? 4/21/13 The Dalles Chronicle

Perspectives on the Washington State Legislative Process 4/9/13 (video) TWV

Dual Purpose: Darren Nichols Confident Commission Can Respond to Priorities 3/7/13 The Dalles Chronicle

Gorge Commission Completes Training: Resumes Public Business 2/28/13 (120 KB PDF)

Chehalis Work Group holds lunchtime flood meeting in Olympia 2/19/13 The Daily World

House Local Government Committee Work Session on Voluntary Stewardship Program - Overview and Status Report 1/22/13 (video) TWW

Washingtonians seek help against floods, wildfires 1/22/13 Capital Press

Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee Work Session on Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Proposal 1/21/13 (video) TVW

An Oral History of William D. Ruckelshaus by historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley (Video) 1/17/13 TVW
Click here to watch the portion of the video discussing the Ruckelshaus Center

2012

Clean Water: The Next Act 12/27/12 KUOW

NOAA Launches 'Situation Assessment' of Columbia River Basin Salmon, Steelhead Recovery 12/14/12 The Columbia Basin Bulletin

House Capital Budget Committee Hearing on the Chehalis River Basin Alternatives Report 11/29/12 (video) TVW

More energy (and other stuff) from wood Winter 2012 Washington State Magazine

eNews Fall 2012 11/16/12 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

Watergate's Seattle ties 10/29/12 Crosscut

Tri-Cities would be better off not merging, study shows 9/27/12 The Tri-City Herald

Tri-Cities Collaboration Study 9/26/12 KNDO 23

Future of Tri-Cities 9/26/12 KVEW TV

Future of Tri-Cities? Cooperation & Collaboration Study (Video) 9/24/12 KNDO 23

Slade Gorton to lead discussion on our future 9/14/12 Tri-City Herald

Gorge Commission meeting update 9/12/12 Gorge News Center

Former US Senator to speak at Sept. 26 luncheon 9/8/12 Tri-City Herald

How political polarization tied this country in knots 9/6/12 Crosscut

Study suggests multi-pronged solutions to Chehalis flooding 7/19/12 The Daily World

Ruckelshaus Center staff member Amanda Murphy receives the Rob Williams Award 6/21/12 ACR EPP

Former EPA chief inspired incentive-based state effort for curbing runoff 6/11/12 Environment & Energy Publishing

Why Collaborate? Why Involve Universities? 5/29/12 Evans School Review

eNews Spring 2012 5/11/2012 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

2012 NatureServe Conservation Award Presentation to William D. Ruckelshaus (Video) 4/24/12 NatureServe

In '72, EPA battled pollution; now it's politics 4/21/12 The Seattle Times, featuring Ruckelshaus Center Advisory Board Chair, Bill Ruckelshaus

Bill Ruckelshaus: Watergate and me 3/29/12 Crosscut

Northwest could be development hub for aviation biofuels 3/23/12 The Olympian

Officials keen to make region a center for aviation biofuels 3/17/12 The Seattle Times

William D. Ruckelshaus to Receive 2012 NatureServe Conservation Award 2/16/12 NatureServe

Ruckelshaus Center will mediate Chehalis Basin flooding issue 2/7/12 The Daily World

26 counties sign up for stewardship program 1/27/12 Capital Press

EPA Administrator Jackson at UW Discusses Green Jobs (including Bill Ruckelshaus and the Ruckelshaus Center) 1/26/12 UW News

New Oral History of William Ruckelshaus, Key Figure in Environmental Policy 1/18/12 WSU News

New oral history of William Ruckelshaus, key figure in environmental policy, now online 1/18/12 UW Today

What citizens should require to restore trust in government 1/1/12 The Seattle Times

2011

eNews Fall 2011 11/21/2011 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

Bringing history and historian together 11/10/11 Washington State Magazine

Long Live the Kings to Present Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award in Salmon Conservation to William D. Ruckelshaus 11/2/11 Press Release

WSU leads effort for economical jet biofuel 9/28/11 WSU News

Public and Private Sectors Applaud USDA Announcement to Spur Job Creation in Research, Development and Production of Next Generation Biofuels 9/28/11 USDA

USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels 9/28/11 Biofuels Digest

UW, WSU to get $80M to develop biofuels 9/28/11 Seattle Times

USDA announces $80M for Washignton-led research 9/28/11 Seattle PI

Evans School Graduate Helps Ruckelshaus Center Develop Project Evaluation Methodology 8/25/11 UW Evans School of Public Affairs

The New West Ruckelshaus: Policy protects environment 8/24/11 Jackson Hole News

New state law may protect ag, environment 8/17/11 Methow Valley News

Richard Nixon, the unlikely environmentalist 8/15/11 Crosscut

William D. Ruckelshaus Oral History Media Availability (Video) 8/4/11 TVW

Attacks on EPA trouble Ruckelshaus 7/20/11 Flynn's Harp Blog

Environmental Gains in a Budget-Dominated Legislature 6/23/11 Seattle Times

Progress on Protecting Fish & Streams 6/20/2011 WEC Protects

eNews Spring 2011 5/25/2011 Ruckelshaus Center Newsletter

Governor's Gregiore Bill Signing Ceremony for ESHB 1886 5/17/2011 TVW **Note: ESHB 1886 portion begins at 11 minutes

Washington Becomes First State to Ban Copper Paint for Recreational Boats 5/4/2011 Three Sheets Northwest

This Earth Day, We Need Both Public Investment and Private Enterprise 4/22/2011 The Tacoma News Tribune

Senate Hearing on ESHB 1886, Voluntary Stewardship Program (Video) 4/6/2011 TVW **Note: ESHB 1886 portion begins at 40 minutes

Legislation Addressing Conflicts Between Agriculture and Critical Areas Has Significant Implications for Counties and Land Owners 3/3/2011 Northwest Land Matters

Farmers and Environmentalists Agreement on Proposal for Land Conservation 2/14/2011 The Capitol Record

Senate Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Committee Hearing on Voluntary Stewardship Program (Video) 2/14/2011 TVW

House Local Government Committee Hearing on Voluntary Stewardship Program (Video) 2/11/2011 TVW

 

2010 and Earlier

 

Updated on August 25, 2014

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