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Rob McKenna

Consider these principles as you size up candidates

By now, every voter in Washington should have received their ballot (and if you have not, contact your county auditor to request a new one). As a conscientious citizen, I know you do your homework before you mark your ballot. I’m not writing to offer endorsements, just a few thoughts to keep in mind as you read the voters pamphlet and candidate websites to discern who you … [Read More]

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Who opposes I-1351? Some of these may surprise you

I-1351, the class size reduction initiative, sounds like a good idea. But when you read more about what I-1351 actually does, how much it will cost, and what it will … [Read More]

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In future, we’ll need an even more educated workforce; let’s support higher ed today

A few things in life are givens, death and taxes being the most famous two. Here’s another given: The good jobs of tomorrow aren’t going to require less … [Read More...]

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Adam Faber

McCleary hearing: Court ponders its limits and some radical remedies

The state Supreme Court ruled in 2012’s McCleary case that the state is shirking its constitutional duty to adequately fund K-12 schools. Since then, the court has expressed its displeasure at the Legislature’s progress in correcting the problem by the court’s imposed 2018 deadline. Now the question is, what is the court going to do about it? Plaintiffs and the state both … [Read More]