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May 1, 2010, midnight
The president of the United States told people in Republic, Wash., that it was “time to fight.” They gave that a try, until their livelihoods swirled in the toilet. Now, they’re trying something that isn’t so popular in this era of hate politics: compromise.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 25, 2009, 9:04 a.m.
This was supposed to be the year for schools. After years of struggling with an increasingly inadequate and complex system of funding education – “system” is perhaps too charitable a word for what one lawmaker recently termed “an accumulation of patches” – the governor and Legislature in early 2007 assembled a task force to consider how much is really needed, and for what.

Jan. 24, 2009, 6 p.m.
This was supposed to be the year for schools. After years of struggling with an increasingly inadequate and complex system of funding education – “system” is perhaps too charitable a word for what one lawmaker recently termed “an accumulation of patches” – the governor and Legislature in early 2007 assembled a task force to consider how much is really needed, and for what.

News >  Spokane
Jan. 22, 2009, midnight
Washington schoolchildren may have to find something new to hate. A week after taking office, the state’s newly elected top educator is making good on a campaign promise, saying he’ll replace the WASL. And while skeptics say the pace is impossible, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he’ll make the change in time for next school year.