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Washington’s many technology employers are hungry for qualified workers, from the folks who install and maintain the systems that keep buildings running in downtown Spokane, to nuclear physicists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, to agricultural workers in Yakima Valley, to software engineers at Microsoft’s campus in Redmond.
Community Events, March 2014
After years of failing to fulfill that duty, the state Supreme Court, in its McCleary decision, called the Legislature to account and ordered us to fully fund K-12 education by 2018. Complying with McCleary is a daunting task, but also a great opportunity. We now have the chance to improve our public schools and help our most precious resource, our children.
Anyone who spends any time driving around here won’t be surprised by the following “news” from a recent survey by Pemco Insurance: Northwest drivers admit to cheating on the state’s texting while driving laws.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers are finding themselves once again falling down a rabbit hole in their Sisyphean efforts to cure the real and perceived ailments of the state’s public schools. And now they face a deadline of sorts to figure a way out.
Our county is named for one of the greatest African Americans in the 20th century — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With his legacy in mind, the KCGOP commemorates Black History Month and the pivotal role of black Americans in shedding light on dark hours for freedom and civil rights in our nation’s history.