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April 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Arne Duncan reaches decision on state’s waiver from No Child law

Federal education chief Arne Duncan has made his decision on whether to revoke Washington state’s waiver from many requirements of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. State officials would not confirm on Wednesday what that decision is, but over the last few weeks they have been telling school districts to prepare their budgets, assuming the U.S….

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April 23, 2014 at 3:39 PM

23,600 meals, snacks served in month since mudslide

More than 23,600 meals and snacks have been served through the Red Cross in conjunction with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief; 1,000 items for comfort and relief have been handed out and 6,800 health-related contacts have been made. In addition, more than $300,000 in federal assistance — a number certain to rise — has been distributed and…

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April 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lake Washington, Everett school-bond issues failing

Voters were rejecting the Lake Washington school district’s school-construction bond issue, which barely cleared 50 percent in  first-day returns Tuesday night, falling short of the 60 percent required for passage. The measure — scaled back from $755 million to $404 million — was one of only a handful of school-district measures on the special-election…

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0 Comments | Topics: Everett School District, Lake Washington School District, Lakewood School District

April 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Voters rejecting measure to fund King County buses, roads

King County voters are rejecting Proposition 1, the measure to fund buses and roads, 55 percent to 45 percent. The results from Tuesday night mark what appears to be a major defeat for King County Executive Dow Constantine, County Council Chairman Larry Phillips and the labor and business interests that backed the measure. Assuming a countywide turnout…

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April 21, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Kenneth Bunting, former editor, associate publisher at P-I, has died

Kenneth Bunting, a former editor and associate publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died. Mr. Bunting, who was 65, died from a heart attack yesterday in Columbia, Mo., where he had been executive director of the National Freedom Information Coalition (NFOIC) from 2010 until earlier this year, according to seattlepi.com. The coalition, in announcing his death, released this…

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April 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Judge rejects Steven Powell’s request for state to fund treatment

The Associated Press TACOMA — A judge has rejected Steven Powell’s request to have taxpayers pay for his court-ordered sex offender treatment after a voyeurism conviction. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper agreed Friday with the state Attorney General’s Office that Powell cited the wrong statute when he made his request. The News Tribune reported that Powell…

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0 Comments | Topics: Josh Powell, Judge Ronald Culpepper, Steven Powell

April 18, 2014 at 3:46 PM

State delays timber sale near Oso mudslide, orders further review

Washington state logging regulators have canceled a timber sale near the Highway 530 mudslide, saying they want to take another look at the plan. The 188-acre sale of timber from state land, about five miles from the slide, had been reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and was scheduled for auction next week. The…

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0 Comments | Topics: Commisioner of Public Lands, Highway 530, mudslide

April 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Rideshare companies move toward forcing vote on new rules

Seattle’s rideshare services submitted signatures today to place a referendum on the August ballot that would overturn new regulations limiting their numbers. Brad Harwood, spokesman for Keep Seattle’s Ride Options, said the group has collected “way more” than the 16,510 signatures needed to get the measure before voters. The city is  immediately blocked from enforcing…

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0 Comments | Topics: Keep Seattle's Ride Options, Lyft, Seattle rideshare services

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