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USTR Works on TPP Countries; Midwest Colleges Best in Ag
**A void created when the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has lawmakers pushing the Trump administration for clues to how the U.S. will increase Pacific Rim trade without the massive trade pact.
Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer assured members of the House Ways and Means Commit…
Lawsuit: Washington Failing to Teach Special-ed Students
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit from the Washington chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the state of failing to ensure that students with behavioral disabilities get an education instead of just kicked out of school.
The complaint, filed Thursday in Thurston County Superior Court, says the…
Washington Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in nearly 10 years, dropping to 4.7 percent last month.
The latest numbers released by the Employment Security Department Wednesday show that March's rate dropped from February's rate of 4...
Ag’s Dickens’ Moment; Trump’s Agenda to Congress
The leader of America’s biggest farm group says U.S. agriculture is experiencing something of a Charles Dickens moment, benefiting from what he called the “the best times” while dealing with the “worst” of times.
American Farm Bureau Federation’s Zippy Duvall says the new Trump administration and the…
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to Meet With Trump Monday
OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to Washington, D.C. for a gathering of the National Governors Association that will include a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Inslee has been a vocal opponent of Trump and supported the lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson…

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