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Our state legislators must figure out a way to “make ample provision” for educating all our children. Washington’s courts have ruled that:
• The state must define and fully fund basic education.
• Basic education includes both general education and special education.
Sometime during the late ’90s, I had a Pentium II computer. The screen was a CRT; the modem moved data at 15.6kbps. It ran Windows 95, had a 250MB hard-drive and, back in the day, it was the standard mainstream system found almost everywhere.
Our nation needs two healthy political parties. Currently, there is only one, the Democratic Party. The Republican Party today is on life support, but there is hope.
A few years ago, I gave the introductory lecture-discussion for the drug and alcohol unit of a local hospital. Each group of 20-30 people met for three weeks. Ages ranged from 16-60.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was touted as the magic elixir — the answer to health care reform. The law is a bitter concoction that we are being forced to sip, swish and swallow. Obamacare will fail, forcing the American people into a single-payer, government system.
I never knew how stupid my boss could be until I started working for myself.
Are elected officials doing enough to retain and reward good teachers? Do they understand, for example, that student attendance (not poor teaching) is the No. 1 factor in school achievement?
I work for Habitat for Humanity.
One weekend, our church softball team entered a double-elimination tourney. We lost our first game. Another loss would send us packing.
I am a traitor because I live on this side of Washington state.
On Sunday, March 16, 1975, Miriam Douglas was asleep with her 4-year-old daughter when Marvin Kent and James Morse broke in and raped her.
Is it time to thank The Academy?
My thanks to The Olympian for the invitation to participate on the 2013 Board of Contributors. I recently returned to Olympia after a 65-year absence.
There’s a lot of language in our community that surrounds and informs our understanding of housing – what it means to be housed or to not be housed, and what that means. The words we use when we talk literally say a lot about how we think and, perhaps more importantly, how we feel. Stabilized shelter has been a critical component of human living since the late-Pleistocene period and its discussion is deservedly bound to generate strong feelings in all persons who utilize or desire it.