By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly On March 27, Washington House Democrats unveiled a $44.6 billion plan which would include a new funding formula to fully fund education in Washington as mandated by the state supreme court in the 2012 McCleary case. McCleary was the “catalyst” for the “Campaign for Student Success.” Tony […]
Beyond McCleary — Education opportunity: Equal but Unequal? Legislators tackling student-achievement gap
By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]
Gala supports refugee women
The Refugee Women’s Alliance fundraising dinner was on Sept. 20 at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Sept. 20. Attending dignitaries included Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, State Rep. Cyrus Habib and State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos.
Features 40Health exchanges to open, expand medical coverage
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly When the Washington Health Benefit Exchange opens its virtual doors on Oct. 1, approximately 250,000
Mayor McGinn kicks off campaign in South Seattle
Mayor McGinn kicked off his re-election campaign on January 9 at an event hosted at the Filipino Community Center in South Seattle.
Letter: I-1033 threatens basic services for the APA community
Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.