Lake Washington teachers vote to walk out over state funding

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  • Apr 24, 2015 at 3:03PM

Classes will be canceled on May 6 for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students as teachers will participate in a walkout due to a Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) strike against the Legislature to protest the lack of state education funding.

Opinion

Legislature misses the chance to limit vaccine exemptions | Guest Column

  • Today at 6:00AM

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is extremely disappointed that state legislators have failed to pass legislation removing the personal/philosophical vaccine exemption (House Bill 2009). Given Washington state’s nationally low vaccination rates, this bill was our best opportunity for elected officials to rise above politics on this serious public health issue — all but guaranteeing that many of our state’s children will remain at risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough.

Opinion

Lawmakers can ensure opportunity for students, economic growth with STEM education investments | Guest Column

  • Today at 4:00AM

Innovative companies across the state such as Avista and Zulily have made Washington one of the leaders in the country in the concentration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs.

Letters

City: Thanks for the road tax, we are not going to use it wisely | Letter

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 7:00AM

I am responding to the letter from Pauline Skogmo that was published concerning Kirkland roads. Please do not do any repairs to any of the roads in Kirkland especially the newly annexed area.

Opinion

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act | Guest Column

  • Apr 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality health-care coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are what consumers need, want and like. They have also made it clear they don’t want this coverage taken away.

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Would you be ok with an increase in property taxes to fully fund K-12 education?

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