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Seattle prospers – but rich-poor gap also grows

We blogged last week about how income inequality is growing in Washington. Now we have new information about the increasing gap between high earners  and lower earners in Seattle. The richest 20 percent of Seattle residents earned an extra $15,000 in 2013, compared to 2012 – more than the total average income of the bottom 20 percent of workers. That’s according to a new story by Gene Balk in The Seattle Times, which crunched numbers from the Census Bureau to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 30th

Print   Associated Press Colorado high court considers pot firing case Inslee: SBA approves emergency help for wildfires Boeing moving jobs to Oklahoma City, St. Louis Senators ask for more oil train notifications 2 more charter schools look likely to get approval SBA approves emergency help for Washington wildfires UW’s med school to accept deferred-action students U.S .grants $450M to link job training to employers Boeing moving jobs to Oklahoma City, St. Louis Colorado high court considers pot firing case … Continue reading

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Chronic absenteeism: not your father’s hooky

How time flies.  Seems like only yesterday, but it’s been a few weeks since the last time we ran across a major study that confirmed what House Democrats have long maintained:  Funding education, by itself, is a good thing, but without sufficient attention to social programs, many of those education dollars will be unproductive at best. Now this: Johns Hopkins University education researchers Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes studied the relationships between poverty and chronic absenteeism, and between chronic absenteeism … Continue reading

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The Daily E-Clips: August 20, 2014

Print Associated Press Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers (Hansen, Pedersen) Oregon state regulators reject coal terminal on Columbia Prison company pays $8 million in back wages Aberdeen Daily World Certification of primary vote today; recount likely Friday in commissioner race Ballard News Tribune Lockhaven tenant fights back against ‘illegal eviction’ and ‘retaliation’ Bellingham Herald (subscription required) Blog: Lobbyist limit proposed for WA legislators: 12 free meals a year Blog: Pro-coal terminal group’s statement appears to sidestep reality … Continue reading

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The Daily E-Clips: August 14, 2014

PRINT Associated Press State jobless rate falls to 5.6% Large mudslide closes 30 miles of US Highway 12 Aberdeen Daily World Forest Service holding open house to talk about roads Solutions for Olympic Gateway Mall access six to seven years away Bothell-Kenmore Reporter Washington State Parks announces ‘free day’ for Aug. 25 Columbian Editorial: In Our View: Bertha Offers Vital Lessons (transportation funding) The Daily News State’s unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent Everett Herald (subscription required) Boeing starts demo … Continue reading

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