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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…
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…
Senate Approves Measure Expanding Prison Education Programs
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously approved a measure that would expand education programs for inmates.
Senate Bill 5069 passed the chamber on Wednesday and now heads to the House for consideration.
The bill authorizes the state Department of Corrections to partner with commu…
Vance Says DC ‘is Broken,’ Murray Touts Record
SEATTLE (AP) — Republican Chris Vance blamed Sen. Patty Murray for congressional gridlock, saying in a debate that the Democrat is "part of the problem" and that the nation's Capitol "is broken."
Murray, seeking her fifth term, touted her bipartisan work with GOP House Speaker Pau…
Inslee, Bryant Spar Over Education, Taxes
SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.
At Seattle University Monday night Bryant repeatedly rapped the incumbent Democrat, saying he had mismanaged state departments, especially the st…

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