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Dear Annie: Mother-in-law longs for order

Dear Annie: I need advice on how to approach my son about the disorder in his house. He was raised in a very neat home. When he lived alone for several years, his house was immaculate. He’s now been married for four years. They have a 2-year-old and one on the way.
News >  WA Government

Washington state likely to give public school districts more money for special education

State senators unanimously advanced a proposed law that would increase the cap on the percentage of a district’s student body that receives state funding for special education support services, including instructional teacher’s aides and speech therapy. Both chambers of the state Legislature fully supported upping the per-district maximum from 15% to 17.25%. 
News >  Nation/World

‘We aren’t going anywhere’: Texas ranchers committed to recovering from wildfires

CANADIAN, Texas — John Haley, 32, stood by as a green John Deere tractor unloaded more than two dozen bales of hay from a trailer. His hands and gray cowboy hat were stained with dirt, signs of the sixth-generation rancher’s never-ending work. The sun was setting, casting orange and pink hues in the Texas sky. The only sounds besides the tractor’s engine were cold bursts of wind and a humming ...

A Grip on Sports: A Saturday in winter with great college and high school basketball action demands snow, doesn’t it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not sure we were ready for the view outside the window this morning. A perfect tableau … for Dec. 25. Snow more than an inch deep. Stuck on trees. Car windows. Light poles. We look forward to days like this around the holidays but not on the second of March. We guess it’s good the basketball schedule at every level is so deep.
News >  Home and garden

5 steps to an organized dresser, according to the pros

When it comes to choosing organizing projects, the areas that scream chaos tend to get the most attention: Think junk drawers, closets and garages. But there are plenty of hidden pain points – such as your dresser – that also could use some love. Fishing through a tangle of clothes and random objects every time you need something can quickly turn into a major drag. With a little planning, though, you can restore order to these pits of despair.