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Republican plan could increase school funding

Republican plan could increase school funding

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

OLYMPIA — Under the Senate Republicans’ new plan to fund education, many school districts will see their overall funding per student increase, but administrators are worried other provisions in the b...

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Quincy hospital looking at plans for future

February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald QUINCY — A community committee is meeting this spring to come up with a plan for services that might be offered by Quincy Valley Medical Center – and maybe even a plan for an entirely new hospital. ...

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Board to rerun school construction bond

February 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — The Moses School Board is set to rerun its $137 million school construction bond in April if the measure fails to secure a few more votes by Friday’s certification deadline. “The irony ...

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2 possible Hirst fixes narrowly pass first committee

February 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — Two bills designed to solve issues created by the Hirst decision narrowly passed through the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee Thursday. HB 1918, sponsored by Rep. Derek Stanford...

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Bill to promote safe gun storage passes through committee

February 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — A bill which would make adults liable for their firearms being accessed by children, passed the House Judiciary committee on Thursday with seven “yes” votes and six “no” votes. The prime s...

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Moses Lake school bond still 4 votes short of win

February 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Four votes. That’s how many votes the $135 million school construction bond needs to reach the 60 percent threshold and pass. “So close, yet so far away,” said Michelle Price, current ...

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