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Rob McKenna

A free press is vital to a democracy; Washington News Council was vital to a free press

The Washington News Council announced last week that it will close down on May 31. The organization played a necessary role in our state’s media landscape as it sought to ensure accuracy and hold the press accountable. For people who felt they were the victims of drive-by journalism, the WNC provided an outlet for them to seek redress and to right a wrong. This great … [Read More]

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WEA takes stand against accountability, kids await the consequences

When legislators rejected a simple fix to the state’s teacher evaluation law earlier this year, they did so knowing that it would likely cost the state $40 million … [Read More]

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Gov. Bobby Jindal, solutions-oriented pol, carves a different path on health care

Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and a possible candidate for president, is clearly one of the brightest minds in the Republican Party. I’ve had the opportunity … [Read More...]

Guest Columnists

Todd Myers

Part 2: This Earth Day, bring environmental policy into the 21st century

Today is Earth Day. Below is the second part of a three-part column by Todd Myers. You can read Part 1 here. Key Difference #2: Results or Symbolic Gestures? If you listen to Governor Inslee talk about climate change, the word you hear most is “leadership.” Leadership for politicians, however, is just another word for symbolic gesture. The purpose is to show others you … [Read More]

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round-Up: Moving in the right direction on teacher evaluations

Moving in the right direction on teacher evaluations Olympia has been engaged in a completely needless fight over the use of statewide tests in teacher evaluations. The state teachers union is fighting their use, putting our waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind Act at risk. While the issue isn’t yet settled, actions this week have moved in the right direction. Gov. … [Read More...]