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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…
Tribes Bash Proposed Trump Budget Cuts to Native Americans
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of Native American tribes in six Western states are bashing President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to American Indian programs.
Tribal leaders in Oregon, Washington state and Idaho speaking on behalf of the group said Thursday the proposed budget guts sp…
Superintendent of Schools Unveils Six-year Plan for Schools
OLYMPIA (AP) — State Superintendent Chris Reykdal says lawmakers must expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state. But he also wants them to start thinking about how to reshape the system in the coming years once that immed…
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…

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