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Teachers are incensed about state lawmakers’ larger pay raise | The Petri Dish

  • May 1, 2015 at 1:00PM

State lawmakers are up for a raise in the next two years. It looks like it will be a lot larger than what they’re considering giving thousands of state workers and public school teachers.

 

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Tesla STEM High School student heads to We Day to encourage girls to code | GUEST COLUMN

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

Alka Pai, a senior at Redmond’s Tesla STEM High School, is on a mission. “Women are underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields,” she explains. “We face this issue even in one of the most forward-thinking, modern communities in the world.”

Volunteer champions needed for Redmond’s forested parks | GUEST COLUMN

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 10:37AM

Could you be the next community leader for great, healthy parks in Redmond? Our forested parks and the green, tree-covered landscape of Redmond is a big part of what people love about living and working here. But the parks need your help. Every year, hundreds of volunteers dig in with the Green Redmond Partnership and help keep our urban forest alive by planting trees and removing invasive plants that threaten the forest’s health.

Lawmakers can ensure opportunity for students, economic growth with STEM education investments | Guest Column

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 3:00PM

Innovative companies across the state such as Avista and Zulily have made Washington one of the leaders in the country in the concentration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs.

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act | Guest Column

  • Mar 30, 2015 at 10:07AM

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality health-care coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are what consumers need, want and like. They have also made it clear they don’t want this coverage taken away.

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