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Pasco schools seek mediator over collective bargaining
Pasco schools seek mediator over collective bargaining (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco School District Calls for Mediator over Collective Bargaining Agreement

Over 8 days of collective bargaining discussions have failed to produce a contract agreement with teachers moving forward, so the district is looking for a mediator.

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Legislature to release school funding update
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Update Coming on Legislative Efforts to Fund Washington Schools

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the way the state legislature funded education was "unconstitutional."  This became known as the McCleary Decision. Again this year, the legislature must provide a "progress report" to the Court - it's expected next week.

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Rep. Hastings blasts funding cuts due to sequestration
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Rep. Hastings Blasts School Cuts Impacting Yakima, Walla Walla After Sequestration

The White House has retroactively suspended a school, emergency services and infrastructure funding program.

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Energy Grant Program to fund dozens of projects
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Gov. Inslee Announces $18 Million in Energy-Saving Job Grants – But None in Tri-Cities

Gov. Jay Inslee's office announced over $18 million in job-creation grants Wednesday expected to save energy from a wide variety of projects across the state.

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New Senate bill could help keep many state parks open in2013
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Could There Be Hope for Funding Washington State Parks as Many Face Cutbacks & Closures?

If you've tried to go to a state park in the last year you may have noticed many of them cut back hours, and some didn't even open.

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Obamacare already running into funding issues
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Obamacare Already Running Into Funding Problems – Penalty Cheaper than Insurance!

Even at its highest point in a few years, the penalty -- or tax as the Supreme Court ruled it was -- for Obamacare is, or will be, cheaper than buying insurance. Why is this causing issues for funding Obamacare?

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one room schoolhouse
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What Does WA Supreme Court Ruling Mean For Schools?

Court says legislature violating constitution on school funding.

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libraries finding it harder to stay open
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Mid Columbia Library Closes Branch-Cites Lack Of Use, Expenses

The Eltopia branch of the Mid Columbia Library has been closed, due to lack of use and expenses, according to library officials.

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