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Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?

Seattle’s protest — one of dozens in cities and towns across the U.S. — came in the wake of national struggles to pass policies that experts say are needed to keep the...

Infrastructure legislation could open doors to women in building trades

Tradeswomen groups are also calling for updates to and greater enforcement of existing rules, such as a decades-old order that federal contractors strive to ensure that 6.9% of work hours on projects...

A look at last-minute deal-making in WA redistricting negotiations

Keeping in mind that none of this may end up in the court’s final redistricting plan, here are some of the highlights of the commission’s last-minute deal-making. But, first, a behind-the-scenes note. Some...

Last week's redistricting drama is exactly why journalists are vital

No natural disaster or other breaking news was happening. We weren’t worried about meeting a deadline. We stayed up late to do the people’s business.Keeping a close eye on our government to...

Measuring the toll of a broken child care system

Employers search for ways to helpThe medical center in Elma and a state prison in Aberdeen, two of the largest employers in Grays Harbor County, are particularly hard hit by inadequate child...

The real costs of child care in America

States are buying into the idea of helping providers buy and run software to assist with management needs. New Mexico recently partnered with Wonderschool to use its technology platform to assist child...

Washington and other coastal states seek to limit seawall construction

Protective structures such as seawalls and bulkheads can help save properties from erosion. But such structures, known collectively as shoreline armoring, can block the natural flow of sand and sediment down the...

Ann Davison leading in Seattle city attorney race

Davison, a civil lawyer and arbitrator with limited courtroom experience, is leading former public defender Nicole Thomas-Kennedy 58% to 41% in early results. That margin is likely to shrink in the coming days,...

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