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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 do to the state budget and your taxes, I-1351 is clearly a bad idea. Some opposition to the initiative is predictable, but below are some people and groups opposing I-1351 that might surprise you. In addition, … [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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Public needs more reporters covering Olympia

Olympia’s capital press corps has been shrinking for a few decades now. The press houses near the capitol building aren’t nearly as crowded as the days when every … [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]