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  1. Beyond McCleary: Education opportunity - equal but unequal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Kirkland Reporter

    Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state's McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education policies on minority and low-income students, and another would require the state to take measures to closing the education opportunity gap.

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  2. County Councilmembers introduce legislation for up to 12 weeks of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Kent Reporter

    Metropolitan King County Council members on Thursday introduced legislation that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by the county up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption or new placement of a foster child. "It is past time that the United States join the ranks of every single other developed nation in the world, and ensure that new moms and dads have an opportunity to bond with their child without sacrificing the very wages needed to support a family," said Dembowski in a media release.

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  3. Dembowski helps introduce legislation establishing paid parental leave for county employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Kirkland Reporter

    ... join the ranks of every single other developed nation in the world, and ensure that new moms and dads have an opportunity to bond with their child without sacrificing the very wages needed to support a family," Dembowski said. "Paid parental leave ...

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  4. Education opportunity: equal but unequal?Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Methow Valley News Home Page

    One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education policies on minority and low-income students, and another would require the state to take measures to closing the education opportunity gap.

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  5. Legislators tackle student achievement gapRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Wahkiakum County Eagle

    Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state's McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education policies on minority and low-income students, and another would require the state to take measures to closing the education opportunity gap.

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  6. Clallam Economic Development Council president steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Peninsula Daily News

    ... by Friday, Hays added. The EDC has come under fire for requesting $500,000 through 2017 in sales-tax-related Opportunity Fund money for additional staffing, an effort spearheaded by Clallam County commissioner and EDC board member Jim McEntire. ...

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  7. Use Washington State Opportunity Scholarship as a pathway to STEM and health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Seattle Times

    ... scholarships to attend public and private two- and four-year colleges statewide. More than two-thirds of the 900 Opportunity Scholarship graduates so far are working in their field or seeking an advanced degree. Students receive $2,500 for the first ...

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  8. Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarfRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... its headscarf policy as early as 2010, but the ban on black clothing remains. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit on Elauf's behalf, and a jury eventually awarded her $20,000. But the federal appeals court in Denver threw ...

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  9. Beyond McClearyRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | The Highline Times

    Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state's McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education policies on minority and low-income students, and another would require the state to take measures to closing the education opportunity gap.

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  10. Education opportunity: Equal but unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Kent Reporter

    Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state's McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education policies on minority and low-income students, and another would require the state to take measures to closing the education opportunity gap.

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  11. MOD Super Fast Pizza, Intergen moving bases to Bellevue Technology CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Bellevue Reporter

    MOD Super Fast Pizza and information technology solutions company Intergen North America are moving bases to the Bellevue Technology Center, according to KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT. Intergen North America, a leader in Microsoft solutions providers, will move from Redmond into a 7,330-square-foot space at the Bellevue Technology Center at Northeast 24th Street and 156th Avenue Northeast, according to the real estate investment trust.

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  12. Week Ahead - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... 444. For more information or to register, visit www.spokanescore.org . $40/advance; $50/door. Safety Fest - Opportunity for companies to receive free safety training for their employees, with more than 40 classes to choose from for workers in ...

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  13. Voters approve Spokane Co. Schools construction bondsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... school districts and where your tax payer dollars will go to improve local education and the local economy. Opportunity Elementary School was built back in the 1960s and is in dire need of renovations. Thanks to the bonds that passed this week now ...

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  14. Do Women Really Earn Less than Men for the Same Work?Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 5 | Washington Policy Center

    Earlier this week, I was invited to testify before the House Labor Committee on HB 1646 , legislation enacting the "Equal Pay Opportunity Act." Studies show that when variation in work experience is factored in-such as time on the job and hours worked part-time versus full-time-the pay gap between woman and men closes to 88 cents on the dollar.

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  15. Notebook: Opportunity offered for girls to try lacrosseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | The Columbian

    Vancouver Youth Lacrosse is hosting an opportunity for girls to give lacrosse a try on Sunday at Luke Jensen Sports park in Vancouver. The free clinic is open to girls in grades 1-8 and runs 4:30 to 6 p.m. All equipment will be provided.

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  16. In Our View / Opportunity Washington: Setting goals for prosperityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | HeraldNet

    Before they get too much deeper into the session, state legislators would do themselves and their constituents a favor by sitting down with a cup of coffee, a highlighter and a copy of a new report, "Opportunity Washington: Priorities for Shared Prosperity." Actually, we'd put it on the recommended reading list for city, county, school and business leaders and anyone else with an interest in the economic health of Snohomish County, which ought to cover just about everyone.

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  17. State gets mixed grades in opportunity report | Jon TaltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Seattle Times

    Earlier this week, my colleague Janet Tu wrote about how Washington has been among the most unbalanced among the states in a recovery where all the gains have gone to the 1 percent. Today we can dig deeper into where the state stands with the new Asset and Opportunity Scorecard from the Corporation for Enterprise Development , a nonprofit that focuses on increasing opportunity for low-income families.

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  18. Cover Story: Bond built, in part, on lessons from defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Liberty Lake Splash

    ... renovation and expansion at Evergreen Middle School, and upgraded and added space for the elementary schools of Opportunity, Greenacres, Chester, Sunrise and Ponderosa. Plans also call to renovate the former Yoke's grocery store at 16 N. Progress ...

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  19. State business leaders backing new "Opportunity Washington" planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Business Journal

    State business leaders are proposing a new education and infrastructure plan called "Opportunity Washington" that will be introduced today in Olympia. State business leaders are proposing a new education and infrastructure plan called "Opportunity Washington" that will be introduced today in Olympia.

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  20. Kochs, allies to spend nearly $1 billion in 2016 elections - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Spokesman-Review

    ... that includes groups like the activist-recruiting Americans for Prosperity, the millennial-targeting Generation Opportunity and the Hispanic-wooing Libre Initiative. Taken together, the Koch-endorsed groups make up a political machine that raises ...

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