Press Coverage of Hirst

Legislature must find water-well solution – Spokesman Editorial

The Impact

“Hirst decision debated between House and Senate” – KOZI

“Some home building halted as counties respond to water-rights case” – Seattle Times

“High stakes battle under way over limited water in Washington’s rural areas” – Seattle Times

“State Senate passes bill to address Hirst water-rights decision” – Seattle Times

“Senate passes bill to address Hirst water-rights decision” – KING TV

“Fixing the Hirst problem” – The Daily News

“War of the Wells: Hirst Decision Draws Stealthy Demonstration to Washington State Capitol” – KUOW

“Mason builders affected by Supreme Court water ruling” – Kitsap Sun

“Spokane adopts emergency ordinance to address controversial Hirst water rights decision” – Spokesman Review

“Balance Water Rights: House should OK bill addressing issues raised by ruling on wells, development” – Columbian Editorial

“Flawed water-rights ruling must be reversed” – Sen. Randi Becker Op-Ed in the Tacoma News Tribune

“Rural property owners find there’s no water at the pump” – Sen. Jan Angel Op-Ed in the Kitsap Daily News

“Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats” – Sen. Tim Sheldon Op-Ed in the Washington State Wire

“Anti-growth interests obstruct new jobs, affordable housing” – Sen. Lynda Wilson Op-Ed in the Columbian

“Property owners need access to water again” – Yakima Herald Editorial

“State legislators fighting to overturn Hirst decision” – Longview Daily News

“Water Troubles” – Longview Daily News Editorial

“Lawmakers must strike deal on ‘Hirst’ water-rights ruling” – Seattle Times Editorial

“Rural water issue must be addressed” – Walla Walla Union Bulletin Editorial

“What’s taking so long?” – Longview Daily News Editorial

“House failed to solve water, capital budget issues” – Longview Daily News Op-Ed

Thurston Co. Commissioners Consider $600,00 Study in Hirst Decision Fallout