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Why no goodwill gesture during I-90 construction next week?

As a gesture of goodwill, the state could lower tolls on the 520 bridge during the I-90 expansion joint project. Click below to read the latest from WPC's Coles Center for Transportation Director Bob Pishue.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Last Friday my colleague Liv Finne highlighted a disturbing case of the Centralia School District committing Medicaid fraud. Last night I received this statement from the Attorney General's Office concerning the $372,000 settlement agreement with the school district:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
According to small business owners, Washington State’s already difficult business climate is getting worse. The third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey asked more than 12,000 small business owners across the nation to rank state and city friendliness to their business across various categories, such as the cost of hiring a new employee, tax burden, regulations, and licensing requirements. 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Yesterday, the AP announced that Superintendent Dorn’s latest effort to avoid the consequences of losing Washington’s waiver from the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has failed.