Published on May 13, 2018

When Monica Stonier first started working full time as a teacher in 2001, she was more focused on learning her students’ names than about her union, the Washington Education Association. But now Stonier, who has since been elected as a… READ MORE

Published on May 11, 2018

When Pam Kruse took over the Franklin Pierce Education Association, there were 56 school staffers who weren’t union members. Now there are 10. That’s a signature accomplishment for Kruse, an energetic and charismatic leader who assumed the reins of the… READ MORE

Published on April 30, 2018

Ridgefield resident Virginia Roberts was expecting her property taxes to go up this year. After all, they’re going up everywhere. But when she saw her bill for $4,139.68 — a nearly 30 percent increase from last year — for her… READ MORE

Published on April 24, 2018

I appreciated the editorial supporting the Breakfast After the Bell bill sponsored by Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver (In Our View — “Feeding Kids Sound Policy,” The Columbian, April 23). As Gov. Jay Inslee so eloquently said, ” if you’re going… READ MORE

Published on April 23, 2018

Two new state laws revolving around school meals bring up larger questions about the role of government. One law, known as Breakfast After the Bell, will require high-poverty schools to provide meals for children who arrive late for school. As… READ MORE

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