state law http://www.kplu.org en Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies http://www.kplu.org/post/enviro-groups-urge-lawmakers-close-tax-loophole-benefiting-oil-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 20 environmental groups have joined together with a common priority this short legislative session:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">close what they say is a huge loophole </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">benefiting</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> big oil companies.</span></p><p>The Environmental Priorities Coalition includes big names like the Sierra Club, American Rivers, Fuse and the Cascade Bicycle Club. They don’t always see eye to eye on things, but when it comes to oil companies and the state tax structure, they’re all sure something’s not quite right.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:54:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12637 at http://www.kplu.org Enviro Groups Urge Lawmakers To Close Tax Loophole Benefiting Oil Companies Death of Jewish man on Rainier fuels fight over autopsy http://www.kplu.org/post/death-jewish-man-rainier-fuels-fight-over-autopsy <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; The death of a 54-year-old Jewish man on a snowy slope on Mount Rainier set the stage for a Pierce County court fight pitting religious belief against scientific certainty.</p><p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:45:35 +0000 The Associated Press 3553 at http://www.kplu.org Death of Jewish man on Rainier fuels fight over autopsy Internet lending worries spur move to end payday loan limits http://www.kplu.org/post/internet-lending-worries-spur-move-end-payday-loan-limits <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950330.mp3</p><p>A state law that went into effect early last year limited the number of payday loans borrowers could get per year to eight. It aims to protect people from falling into an endless spiral of debt.</p><p>But a Tacoma legislator, who originally backed the law, says it's driving people into the clutches of far worse lenders, on the Internet.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:35:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 699 at http://www.kplu.org Internet lending worries spur move to end payday loan limits