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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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Wednesday, July 9

PRINT Associated Press Attorney General: eFoodHandler certificates worthless Heat wave forecast for Washington Whooping cough among farmworkers in Grant County Wildfire spreads to nearly 8 square miles, threatens homes near Entiat Washington state pot shop customers cheer first legal sale How marijuana goes from garden to store Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state Corinthian To Close Campuses In 11 States Bellingham Herald First legal marijuana store opens in Bellingham to hundreds of customers Columbian C-Tran allocates $6.7 … Continue reading

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Joe Fitzgibbon – Talking Transit

What would the 34th district look like if bus service suddenly vanished? Take a minute to imagine what changes our community would undergo. Seniors would no longer be able to get to medical appointments. Thousands more cars would be on the road each day, spewing carbon into the air and jamming up our streets. People who cannot afford to own a car would be stranded and unable to get to work or to local businesses. While the possibility of bus … Continue reading

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