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College football meccas are no havens for homesharing

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, News, Ohio, Regulations, South Carolina, Washington  /  No Comments

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Alabama is the heavy favorite to win this year’s college football playoff, with Clemson, Ohio State and Washington looking to unseat the defending champion Crimson Tide. But fans of the challengers can take some solace in knowing the University of Alabama’s hometown of Tuscaloosa is dead last in at least one category — homesharing. Considering many […]

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Rex Tillerson is on board with a carbon tax, so why aren’t climate activists?

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Commentary, Energy and Environment, Vermont, Washington  /  No Comments

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Two states on opposite ends of the country are pondering the imposition of a carbon tax, ostensibly as a tool to fight climate change. What’s happening in Washington and Vermont, though, is instructive in a lot of ways that have nothing to do with how much carbon is poured into the atmosphere. Vermont is in […]

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Anti-charter groups blocked from charter school lawsuit

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

The Seattle Times is applauding a decision by a state court judge ruled that several interest groups did not have standing to join a lawsuit challenging the legality of Washington state charter schools. Among the groups barred from becoming named plaintiffs were the League of Women Voters, the Aerospace Machinists Union and the Washington Federation of […]

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In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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In shooter’s wake, election group blasts ‘open borders voting’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

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An election-integrity group accused the federal government of “an open-borders approach to voting” after learning that a noncitizen charged in a deadly mall shooting cast several ballots since 2014.

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Charter school families defend choice in Washington

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Education Blog, Washington  /  No Comments

Twelve families have joined the Washington State Charter Schools Association to fight a challenge to the state’s charter school law. The families’ motion to intervene was granted by King County Superior Court Justice John Chun over the objections of the teachers union-led plaintiffs, who argued that families don’t have a legal stake in the case. Read more here. […]

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