Article VIII, Section 8 of the Oregon State Constitution stipulates: “Adequate and Equitable Funding. (1) The Legislative Assembly shall appropriate in each biennium a sum of money sufficient to ensure that the state’s system of public education meets quality goals established by law” Dan Chriestenson, Board Member of the Gresham-Barlow School District, points out that the […]
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- Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
- Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
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- Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 20151) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
- Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 20151) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
- State Department Drags Its Feet on Relocating Iran Opposition Group October 9, 2015The State Department is dragging its feet in relocating an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq even as the Iranian regime expands its influence in the region, according to testimony at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting Wednesday. The post State Department Drags Its Feet on Relocating Iran Opposition Group appeared first on Washington Free […]
- Feingold Under Fire In Wisconsin Senate Race Over PAC Expenditures October 9, 2015Critics of former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold’s (Wisc.) political action committee say the organization does little in the way of financially supporting fellow Democrats and exists solely to pad the salaries of those who work for the PAC. The post Feingold Under Fire In Wisconsin Senate Race Over PAC Expenditures appeared first on Washington Free […]
- U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Central in Fight Against Islamic State From Persian Gulf October 9, 2015The United States has pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that has been central in the fight against the Islamic State, from the Persian Gulf, military officials said Thursday. The post U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Central in Fight Against Islamic State From Persian Gulf appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Platitudes Won’t Solve Metro’s Problems October 9, 2015The Washington City Paper asked “thirteen riders, advocates, and experts” how to fix the Washington Metro Rail system. Former Metro general manager Dan Tangherlini and former DC DOT director Gabe Klein offered banalities about “putting the customer first.” Smart-growth advocate Harriet Trepaning thinks Metro “needs a different kind of leader,” as if changing the person […]
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