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Aug. 24, 2019, 5 a.m.
Most parents want their kids to find meaningful work and a living wage by their early 20s. But gettng those things doesn’t always require a college degree.
Sue Lani Madsen: Representative’s tribal visit is a reminder that we have a system that works, even when it works slowlyAug. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others slipped silently by like a sockeye traveling up the Columbia River. Or the parts of the river that still have salmon. There was potential for conflict in the Spokane Republican’s two-hour meeting with the Spokane Tribal Council. The reservation is the only consistently blue precinct in Stevens County, with less than 21% of voters supporting McMorris Rodgers in 2018, compared to 75% countywide. But it was a collaborative session, not the kind of political theater generated inside and outside too many town hall meetings.
Aug. 10, 2019, midnight
With record low unemployment, there’s a place for any qualified worker. The key word is qualified. The challenge is effective – and legal – screening.
July 27, 2019, midnight
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.