The Capitol Record

The Capitol Record

“The Impact” – May 31st, 2017: OSPI plan to overhaul K-12; Wildfire Season Outlook

This week on “The Impact”:

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal lays out his plan to dramatically change K-12 education in Washington. It includes  dual language learning starting in kindergarten, longer school days, and more flexibility for high school students to pick courses based on their future plans.   He also dives… Continue reading “The Impact” – May 31st, 2017: OSPI plan to overhaul K-12; Wildfire Season Outlook

“The Impact” – Legislative balance of power may hinge on Special Election

This week on “The Impact”:

A handful of one-year-unexpired terms in the Washington House & Senate are up for grabs in a special election this year. Regardless of who wins the August primary and November election, the outcome will have statewide significance.

It could radically reshape the balance of… Continue reading “The Impact” – Legislative balance of power may hinge on Special Election

“The Impact” – Emergency at Hanford Nuclear Reservation

This week on “The Impact”

There is regulatory fallout from an emergency at a massive nuclear waste site in Washington.

A tunnel containing highly radioactive waste collapses at Hanford Nuclear Reservation prompting a lock down over fears of a possible release.  Fortunately, no atmospheric contamination is detected by… Continue reading “The Impact” – Emergency at Hanford Nuclear Reservation

“The Impact” – May 10th, 2017: Remembering Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness, from P.O.W. to State Senator

Credit: Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

This week on “The Impact”:

The week after his passing we reflect on the extraordinary life of former P.O.W., Medal of Honor recipient, and Washington State Senator, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness.

You’ll hear from previous interviews with Thorsness describing his time in Vietnam as well as… Continue reading “The Impact” – May 10th, 2017: Remembering Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness, from P.O.W. to State Senator

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