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Washington State Supreme Court Grills Lawmakers

Based on the questions asked during a Washington Supreme Court hearing, it's anyone's guess what the court's next step will be toward fixing the way the state pays for education.

The court had told lawyers representing the Washington Legislature to appear in court Wednesday and explain why they had not set out a plan for fully paying for basic education, as they ordered in their 2012 McCleary decision

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Heritage University Opening Three New Buildings

In July 2012, a major fire hit Heritage University -- now this Friday the school in Toppenish will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony as they open three new buildings.

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State Supreme Court Reviewing Progress on Education Funding

The Washington Supreme Court is marking the beginning of school with a mandatory assembly for the Legislature on education finance.

The court has ordered lawmakers to come to court on Wednesday to explain why they haven't followed its orders to fix the way Washington pays for public education

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Marijuana Use Makes Roads More Dangerous

Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws.

Researchers who have studied the issue are divided.

Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking — all those are important driving skills

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Judge Upholds Fife Pot Ban, But Ruling Limited

A Washington state judge says a small city can continue to ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law.

Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling Friday after extensive arguments in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment allowing recreational marijuana

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Olympic National Park Bans Unmanned Aircraft

Olympic National Park officials have banned the use of drones within park boundaries.

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Wentachee Hospital Lockdown Due to Pigeon Gun

A BB gun that triggered a lockdown last week at a Wenatchee medical center was meant to scare pigeons.

The Wenatchee World reports that officers from local law enforcement agencies locked down the busy Confluence Health's Wenatchee Valley Medical Center after a witness reported seeing a man with a rifle butt extending from under his coat. The incident ended after 90 minutes with no inju

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Controversial Common Core Standards Progressing in Washington

Despite opposition from many Washington teachers and their union about new national education standards and the tests that will judge how they are being taught, the state is ploughing ahead with its plans to embrace Common Core.

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Lawsuit in Fife Could Undo Legal Marijuana

The state's legal pot system will be in the spotlight when a trial starts Friday in Fife, where two pot retailers have challenged the city's marijuana retail ban.

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Sunnyside Educator Named ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year

 

Sunnyside High School math, science and engineering teacher Spencer Martin was announced as the 2014  Educational Service District (ESD) 105 winner at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

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