WASHINGTON — Days before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches with President Barack Obama’s health care law are making supporters anxious and giving opponents a new line of attack. The administration said Thursday that small business owners who want to use insurance markets designed especially for them will have [...]
Joshua Halsey is about to become one of the most important people in public education in Washington. For a few more days he’ll manage the South King County Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning Network — a mouthful of jargon for a job guiding an $11 million program to improve achievement of 117,000 students with creative and [...]
Licensing looms for ride-share drivers The ride-share saga continues as the Seattle City Council looks at imposing new regulations.
The days of unchecked ride-sharing could be nearing an end in Seattle. The three regulatory options the City Council will discuss at a meeting on Thursday would either use existing laws to put the kibosh on ride-share apps like Sidecar, Lyft and UberX, or require ride-share drivers to get city-issued licenses. The options are outlined in [...]
Two hours of contract talks Thursday produced no new tentative labor agreement between the Longview teachers union and the school district. The two sides continue to disagree about class size, but a new round of talks is scheduled for Oct. 2, school district spokeswoman Sandy Catt said. She declined to say whether progress was made [...]
Washington’s top legal office has given the green light to an Oregon-built bridge across the Columbia River, giving added ammunition to project supporters. A top aide to Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a letterto Washington Gov. Jay Inslee that states there are no legal barriers to a plan in which Oregon would build the $2.6 [...]