In Arlington, average teacher pay including benefits is $98,700. The post How Much Do Teachers Make? (Hint – the Statewide Average Including Benefits Is $83,000) appeared first on Washington State Wire.
Despite continuing to rake in big profits, the Boeing Company has eliminated more than 3,000 jobs in Washington state since November 2013 – when lawmakers granted the company the largest state tax subsidy in U.S. history. The post Requiring Greater Accountability for Boeing Tax Breaks Should Remain a Priority appeared first on Washington State Wire.
Legislators went home early without hopes of avoiding a special session. They return on Wednesday to duke it out for another 30 days. Just a reminder: a special session means that all bills will return to their house of origin in the form they were voted out of that house. Will the special session give […]
1) 3,617 people have died in an earthquake and aftershocks that hit Nepal this weekend. More than 6,500 people were injured and many people died in the nearby countries of India and China. The UN is sending 14 international medical teams and 15 international search and rescue teams, and many other countries have sent their […]
1) Today President Obama apologized for all counterterrorism drone strikes including one from January that killed U.S. and Italian hostages hoping for rescue. This particular strike targeted an Al-Qaeda stronghold in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. The two hostages killed were American Warren Weinstein, captured in 2011 and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, who went […]
1) Despite promises to end its airstrikes in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has continued to target Houthi-held areas. At least 20 airstrikes took place today, the death count for the raids is unverified but the Houthi health ministry claims 951 people have died and 3,311 have been wounded. 2) China says that North Korea is […]
President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive power privileges has essentially frozen Congress out of the government for the past six years, leading to foreign policy disasters across the globe and systemic domestic problems, according to Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.), who blasted the White House’s abuse of power during a speech on the Senate floor […]
The Antiplanner is in Lafayette, Louisiana today to talk about urban planning. I’ll be speaking tomorrow about the city & parish’s current plans and proposed new development code. In the meantime, Bloomberg reports that Millennials want to own and drive cars about as much as their parents’ did–it was just the poor economy holding them […]
A new study from the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that America’s land, exclusive of buildings or other improvements, was worth nearly $23 trillion in 2009. It has undoubtedly increased since then. The analysis, which was summarized in a Wall Street Journal blog post yesterday, presents estimates by state (for the lower 48 states only) […]
Japan has test-run a mag-lev train at faster than 600 kilometers per hour, a fact that is ” further humiliating the US rail industry,” says Business Insider. As an American, I feel totally humiliated by this test. After all, after spending more than $100 billion (about $350 million per mile) on infrastructure that will require […]