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Rob McKenna

Halt of police protection for harassed state workers the wrong decision

As with so many crops, Washington is an international leader in wheat production. Our wheat farmers produce some of the greatest per-acre yields in the world, with top-notch quality. Washington State University has been integral to that success with its pioneering research. Wheat is our state’s second-most valuable crop, after apples. The vast majority of it is exported, … [Read More]

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Fraud in Centralia School District shows need for smarter tenure laws

Those who monitor state government to hold it accountable keep an eye out for examples of slipshod work, unnecessary expenses, shirked duties, and officials using … [Read More]

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State has enough “priorities” – it’s time to decide what actually matters most

Writing the state budget is the single most important thing legislators do, so it’s no surprise that they put so much effort into framing the debate over it. That’s … [Read More...]

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Chris Vance

Even the Supreme Court can’t break the gridlock in Olympia

Call me naïve, but when the State Supreme Court issued an order in the McCleary case in January directing the legislature to adopt a “complete plan” showing how they intended to fund by 2018 the education plans they themselves have made, I wrote the following about the legislature: “unless they are willing to thumb their noses at the constitution, they now must work together to … [Read More]