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January 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Inslee proposes wage increase for teachers, boost to minimum wage

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands after giving his State of the State address in the House of Representatives this afternoon in Olympia. Inslee proposed an additional $200 million for public schools, some of which would go toward cost-of-living pay increases for teachers. (Photo by ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES) Gov. Jay Inslee, saying…


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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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