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  • Levies Break
  • Levies Break

    Funds that help keep poor school districts afloat are in danger
      But, for all the community support, they arenâeuro;™t a rich district âeuro;” not like Bellevue or Seattle. Most of Deer Parkâeuro;™s students are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced lunch. But itâeuro;™s low-income districts like Deer Park âeuro;” not Bellevue or Seattle âeuro;” that may lose a crucial funding stream.
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  • The Crumb Tax
  • The Crumb Tax

    Financial traders get a piece of every pie. Let’s get ours.
      Now a municipal bond is hopelessly quaint in our era of mortgage-backed derivatives, hedge bets against European debt and every other way paper can be packaged, traded and profited from. But what if, in this time of screaming public needs, there was a silver bullet solution to be found in Sherman McCoyâeuro;™s little slice of cake?.
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  • Facing the Ax
  • Facing the Ax

    Lawmakers are preparing to slice the bare-bones budget further. Here's why you should care.
      If you hear an ominous din coming from the houses of Eastern Washington’s legislators, it’s because all of them — Democrat and Republican, senator and representative — are sh
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  • Emptying Beds
  • Emptying Beds

    Washingtonians reliant on disability money are getting a shock as the state cuts budgets and ends a program.
      Corey Patnaud is one of the lucky ones. He doesn’t worry about freezing, because he sleeps indoors. He passes his time cleaning the shelter he lives in. He has a caseworker to work with him on
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  • Privileged Class
  • Privileged Class

    At three local middle schools, the class of 2017 just got a big boost.
      But these kids will have hundreds of thousands of extra dollars spent on them. They’ll have extra help and extra resources. The extra help will follow them next year and all through high school. They may have their college admission exams, college applications and college visits paid for.
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  • Church And State
  • Church And State

    As the recession reduces education budgets, local churches come bearing manpower and funds.
      Rowan McLean, a 7-year-old in a cartoon vampire shirt at Sheridan Elementary, has been going through some pretty tough times lately. Her parents are divorcing. Sometimes she feels lonely at lunch. She gets in trouble occasionally. But on Tuesdays she sees Kristy, and everything’s all right.
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  • Help Needed
  • Help Needed

    The president's jobs bill would be a shot in the arm for North Idaho.
      But let’s hope Congress won’t be slow to act on the president’s jobs proposal. September means back to school, back to work, back to normal. Only who knows what “normal” really is anymore? The new normal for Congress appears to be gridlock, or do-nothing, or nothing doing.
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  • Shooting Up
  • Shooting Up

    Amid skyrocketing demand, Spokane's only needle exchange cuts back its services.
      When Gifford got to the oddly shaped room in the oddly shaped Spokane Regional Health District building, there was a line of people, all carrying their used syringes in coffee cans, brown purses and paper bags. Everson sat behind a table, helping them count out their wares.
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  • Wishful Budgeting
  • Wishful Budgeting

    Why budgets never actually get resolved in Congress.
      The S&P called it “brinksmanship.” But really the Republican-led House of Representatives, in concert with their Senate colleagues, are intent on doing nothing more than preventing President Obama from winning a second term.
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  • Designing the U-District
  • Designing the U-District

    WSU connects architects and designers with Spokane's economy. Or at least it used to.
      This “realignment” of WSU’s campuses is caused by cuts of 55 percent to the system’s budget over the last four years and is intended to save $3.2 million per year. The realignment proposals, spelled out by the school’s administration, are designed to deal with a $20 million shortfall in the fiscal-year 2012 budget without laying anyone off.
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  • Tweeted to Ruin
  • Tweeted to Ruin

    The Republican Party is micro-blogging while it should be looking for answers.
      Senate Majority Harry Reid, son of a hard-rock miner who was a crusty man of few words, this past week said bluntly that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “has shown he shouldn’t be at the table, and Republicans agree he shouldn’t be at the [debt...
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  • The Palin Zone
  • The Palin Zone

    Why are we listening to Sarah Palin when we should be fixing unemployment?
      “…he who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t goin’ to be takin’ our arms by ringin’ those bells and, um, making sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free.
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  • A Tale of Two Legislators
  • A Tale of Two Legislators

    Spokane's two freshman legislators debrief us on the legislative session, babies, biofuels and the region’s new medical school.
      It wasn’t for the faint of heart. So you might feel for Spokane’s two freshmen legislators, who not only had to help close that monstrous budget gap but also had to learn how to be legislators in the process..
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