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Matt Isenhower, other Senate Democratic candidates enjoy boost in Thursday count

Fresh­ly tab­u­lat­ed bal­lots in Wash­ing­ton’s most pop­u­lous coun­ties have put Demo­c­ra­t­ic chal­lengers with­in slight­ly clos­er strik­ing dis­tance of their Repub­li­can oppo­nents, new num­bers pro­vid­ed by elec­tions offi­cials show. In the 45th Dis­trict, Demo­c­rat Matt Isen­how­er improved to 46.27%, rebound­ing after los­ing a lit­tle ground to Andy Hill yes­ter­day. On Elec­tion Night he had 46.07% of the […]

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Pedro Celis overtakes Robert Sutherland for second place in 1st Congressional District

Most of Wash­ing­ton’s thir­­ty-nine coun­ties have just fin­ished tab­u­lat­ing a fresh batch of bal­lots, and there is sig­nif­i­cant news to report in the 1st Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict: Repub­li­can Pedro Celis, who nation­al and state Repub­li­can offi­cials recruit­ed to chal­lenge incum­bent Suzan Del­Bene, has now moved into sec­ond place after hav­ing trailed anoth­er Repub­li­can, Robert Suther­land, for […]

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Vermont’s heroic response shows the way on No Child Left Behind letters

Ear­li­er this year, Wash­ing­ton leg­is­la­tors reject­ed a demand from U.S. Edu­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Arne Dun­can to require teacher eval­u­a­tions to be based, in part, on stu­dent test scores.  One of the pri­ma­ry threats Dun­can used in demand­ing Wash­ing­ton State force schools to teach to the test was that if this change was not made, the state […]