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January 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Inslee proposes wage increase for teachers, boost to minimum wage

Gov. Jay Inslee, saying he had changed his mind about spending more for education this year, proposed an additional $200 million for public schools, some of which would go toward cost-of-living pay increases for teachers. Inslee in his proposed budget released in December had indicated the state would need to wait until 2015…

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December 17, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: Obama speech, local gun-control idea, coal in mayor’s race

Good morning: Obama’s speech in Newtown: We were urged to put politics aside. To grieve as a nation. To not discuss specific policy changes during a time of prayer. But lots of people today are talking about Obama’s speech in Newtown, Conn., last night. What did you think? Did he strike the right tone? Did…

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