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Published May 9th, 2014 - 8:59PM
The success of eight California school districts that won their own waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law has some in Washington wondering: Can school districts here do the same?
Published May 5th, 2014 - 12:05AM
As Washington environmental regulators start wrestling with the safety of new and larger fuel terminals along the Pacific Coast, some residents in southwest Washington communities are getting restless — with worries about the safety of crude oil shipped by rail to refineries and shipping docks.
Published May 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
A new drug to treat hepatitis C is boosting patients’ odds of recovery, but it’s causing a major insurer in Washington and the state’s prison system to wonder how they’re going to pay for it.
Published May 2nd, 2014 - 2:11PM
A Federal Way Democrat and firefighter is challenging state Rep. Linda Kochmar.
Published April 30th, 2014 - 3:19PM
The state has cleared the way for higher Medicaid payments that could keep four drug and alcohol detox centers in business.
Published April 30th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In high school, Moses Chege worked to stand out from other college applicants. But when he started applying, he realized higher education might still be out of his grasp. He wasn't eligible for most financial aid for one reason: He was not a legal U.S. resident.
Published April 29th, 2014 - 3:41PM
The Legislature's latest response on school funding may leave the state Supreme Court wanting more.
Published April 26th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Living in a state known for high-tech businesses, Washington voters might be surprised to learn that financial statements filed by elected officials and candidates are not posted on the state campaign disclosure website.
Published April 25th, 2014 - 10:48AM
An employee discovered a flood that started in a break room at the Washington State Archives about 7 a.m. Friday, and state officials scrambled to save priceless historical documents. Archivist Steve Excell said the state is lucky that a pipe burst on a Friday as opposed to a Saturday — otherwise the water would have been running like a garden hose all weekend.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 10:22AM
State lawmakers face a deadline of April 30 to report to the state Supreme Court on their plan for fully funding basic education by 2018. Now state schools chief Randy Dorn is suggesting what the report should say.
Published April 22nd, 2014 - 12:05AM
An ethics agency has reached a different conclusion than auditors did last year about whether a former state manager ran afoul of Washington’s revolving-door restrictions.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
The floodwaters that covered the dead have been drained. Whirring excavators scoop shattered timber and deep muck. Outside each cab, a sentry studies the overturned debris for any sign of the last missing victims.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Six months after Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order gave it a push, Washington’s new wellness plan for state workers is under way.
Published April 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Washington will no longer send prisoners to clean up cancer-causing asbestos at $4 an hour.
Published April 20th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Prisons and jails in Washington are not only using the federal Affordable Care Act to cut their own health care costs, they’re also signing up soon-to-be released inmates so their health care coverage begins as soon as they walk out the door.
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