Derrick Perkins http://kplu.org en Inslee defends election strategy, says he'll stay in Congress and run for governor http://kplu.org/post/inslee-defends-election-strategy-says-hell-stay-congress-and-run-governor <p>Despite trailing Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna in several polls and grumbling from within the Democratic party that he focus on the governor&rsquo;s race, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) says his campaign for the governor&#39;s mansion is on track.&nbsp;</p><p>About remaining in Congress while the election for Washington state&#39;s top seat heats up in earnest, Inslee said: &ldquo;Listen, that did not stop me from putting out my job creation agenda. &hellip; Yes, I&#39;ve got some responsibilities in Washington D.C., but we are pursuing a very vigorous effort to [get] people back to work.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:51:53 +0000 Derrick Perkins 4257 at http://kplu.org Inslee defends election strategy, says he'll stay in Congress and run for governor Canadian gov. defends actions in dustup over salmon virus http://kplu.org/post/canadian-gov-defends-actions-dustup-over-salmon-virus <p>Widespread concerns that Canadian officials are silencing scientists have not been assuaged by a detailed government response to the accusations. The battle over &ldquo;muzzling&rdquo; Canadian scientists has been broiling for months after it was revealed that a virus deadly to salmon might have been discovered in salmon returning to the Fraser River.</p><p><a href="http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/pdf/FinalSubmissions/ReplyISASubmissions/01-ReplyISASubmission-GovernmentOfCanada.pdf">The January response crafted by the Canadian government and submitted to the Cohen Commission</a> after three days of hearings in December absolved officials for not reporting &ldquo;suspected detection&rdquo; of Infectious Salmon Anemia, or ISA, in waters off the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:19:22 +0000 Derrick Perkins 4254 at http://kplu.org Canadian gov. defends actions in dustup over salmon virus