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4:13 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Washington Loses No Child Left Behind Waiver: Will It Be The First Of Many?

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Marcie Sillman talks with Alyson Klein, Education Week reporter, about what Washington losing its No Child Left Behind waiver means for federal education policy.

International Trade
4:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Has Both Parties Opposed

David Hyde talks with David Deese, political science professor at Boston College, about the politics behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Education
3:01 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Superintendent Dorn: Losing NCLB Waiver Is Hardest On Students

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Marcie Sillman talks with Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn about Washington state losing its No Child Left Behind waiver and what that means for state public schools.

Week In Review
2:56 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Bus Cuts Coming, Tunnel Digging Delayed, And Minimum Wage Talks Continue

State transportation officials say the tunnel machine now stuck beneath the downtown Seattle waterfront won't resume tunneling until March 2015.
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Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.

Idaho POW
2:46 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Taliban Deal To Free Idaho Soldier Gets Another Look

Bill Radke talks with Northwest News Network reporter Jessica Robinson about a possible deal to free Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Army Sergeant Bergdahl has been held captive in Afghanistan by the Taliban since 2009.

Structurally Deficient
11:19 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Transportation Group Fears Funding Collapse For Bridge Repair

Crews survey the scene of a bridge collapse on Interstate 5 on May 23, 2013 near Mt. Vernon, Washington. There are currently 63,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., and funding to fix them is running out. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 12:02 pm

There are 63,000 structurally deficient bridges across the U.S., and the fund to fix them is drying up, according to a new report from the trade group American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

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EarthFix Reports
9:21 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Residents Voice Fear And Concern Over Grays Harbor Oil Terminals

Westway's Grays Harbor Terminal is located in the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash. According to Westway, the port is the only Pacific Coast deep water port north of San Francisco.
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HOQUIAM, Wash. — More than 100 people gathered at the local high school Thursday night with questions and concerns about proposals to build train-to-ship oil terminals in their community.

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Climate Change
9:16 am
Fri April 25, 2014

U.S. Interior Secretary Jewell Meets With Washington Tribes To Discuss Federal Issues

Tribal leader Billy Frank, Jr. spoke at a meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Thursday.
EarthFix Photo/Katie Campbell

Tribal leaders in the Puget Sound area gathered on Bainbridge Island Thursday for a summit about top issues in Indian Country. They were joined with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to discuss federal priorities.

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Education Funding
7:25 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan notified the state of his decision today, which will restrict Washington's flexibility in spending federal education dollars.

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Ballot Avoidance
7:20 am
Fri April 25, 2014

No Proposal Yet From Mayor's Minimum Wage Committee

Mayor Ed Murray addresses the press on Thursday afternoon, flanked by demonstrators on both sides of the minimum wage debate.
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and his Income Inequaltiy Committee have not yet reached an agreement in raising the minimum wage.

Murray was expected to announce an initial proposal for the City Council at a press conference Thursday afternoon, but said that though the committee had reached an agreement in principle, there was not yet a viable proposal.

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Marijuana License Lottery
7:08 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Even University Mathematicians Have Role In Marijuana Legalization

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:12 pm

The path to marijuana legalization in Washington state is keeping a lot of people busy -- even university math professors.

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Government
7:07 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Military Says Efforts To Bring Idaho POW Home Not Disorganized

A video released by the Taliban in 2010 shows a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl.

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 4:29 pm

There is mixed news this week on the fate of American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl. The Associated Press is reporting efforts to bring home the Northwest soldier are in disarray.

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Income Inequality
4:02 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Who Would Be Affected By Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increase?

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David Hyde talks with Mark Long, associate professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, about a report that City of Seattle commissioned on the minimum wage issue. Long is a co-author of “Who Would be Affected by an Increase in Seattle’s Minimum Wage?

Politics
3:16 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The National Popular Vote Bill: Why Some States Want To Change The Electoral Process

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David Hyde sits down with Matt Barreto, political science professor at the University of Washington, to talk about a state-led movement to use popular vote for presidential elections in the U.S.

Income Inequality
3:14 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Mapping The Road To $15 Minimum Wage

McPoverty protesters outside Wendy's restaurant on Lake City Way in Seattle on Thursday, Feb. 20.
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Marcie Sillman talks with Q13 Fox News political analyst, C.R. Douglas, about Mayor Ed Murray's upcoming proposal for a minimum wage hike and how Seattle got to this point.

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