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On TVW: Oso landslide review, regulating ‘party buses’ and tax preference review

A look at upcoming events:

A funeral service for tribal fishing activist Billy Frank Jr. will be held Sunday at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center at the Little Creek Casino Resort. Frank was a member of the Nisqually Tribe and died May 5 at the age of 83. He was arrested dozens of times during the “fish wars” protests of the 1960s. TVW will not cover the funeral, however the tribe will live stream it at this link.

Monday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: The Washington Forest Practices Board will hold a special all-day board meeting to review the Oso landslide and to discuss regulatory protections. TVW will air the meeting live on television and webcast it at

Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m.: The House Capital Budget committee is holding a work session on storm water, flood risk reduction and water supply. TVW will air the work session live on television at the web.

Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m.: The Joint Transportation Committee is meeting at DuPont City Hall to discuss several issues, including the regulation of “party buses.” The Washington State Patrol will discuss its $40 million project to transition to digital radios and the patrol’s recent switch to Ford Interceptor SUV’s as their main patrol car. The committee will also get an update on the Alaskan Way Viaduct program and State Route 530, which was damaged in the Oso landslide. TVW will tape the meeting for air later and webcast it at

Friday, May 16 at 1 p.m.: TVW will broadcast the meeting of the Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences. The commission meets periodically to consider public testimony and establish a schedule for review of tax preferences.