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“The Impact” – Sept. 27th, 2017 – Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

This week on “The Impact”:

From highways to bridges and even ferries, Washington state’s transportation infrastructure is primarily paid for by the gallon. The state tax on gasoline is the main source of revenue that props up the system.  It’s been that way for decades, but now state transportation planners… Continue reading “The Impact” – Sept. 27th, 2017 – Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

“The Impact” – Sept. 20th, 2017: Planning for a Megaquake; WSDA Consumer Protection

Credit: NOAA, National Weather Service, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

This week on “The Impact”:

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in Mexico City we sit down with the lead domestic operations planner for the Washington National Guard to find out how Washington is planning for a catastrophic megaquake.

“A tsunami will occur in Puget Sound and it

Continue reading “The Impact” – Sept. 20th, 2017: Planning for a Megaquake; WSDA Consumer Protection

“Inside Olympia” — Sept. 14, 2017: Has the state met its “McCleary” obligation?

The 2017 Legislature approved a plan it contends meets the state’s constitutional obligation to fully fund K-12 public schools.

But the plaintiffs in the ongoing “McCleary” lawsuit say the state has not met that obligation, and are urging the WA Supreme Court to maintain jurisdiction in the case. … Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 14, 2017: Has the state met its “McCleary” obligation?

“The Impact” – September 13th, 2017: Wildfire Emergency; Attorney General Update

This week on “The Impact”:

As active wildfires ravage the state we sit down with the Commissioner of Public Lands to discuss the scope of the damage and the path ahead.

“They’re kindling boxes, right? And all we need is one lightning strike and it quickly becomes a very

Continue reading “The Impact” – September 13th, 2017: Wildfire Emergency; Attorney General Update

“Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families

The 2017 Legislature created a significant new state agency with a challenging mission: protecting and educating Washington’s children.

Why did lawmakers create the new Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families? Will the new agency succeed, and how will its success be measured?

We sit down with the first… Continue reading “Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families

“The Impact” – September 6th, 2017: DCYF Formation & McCleary v. State of Washington

This week on “The Impact”:

The state is taking historic steps to streamline the delivery of services to children.  We highlight the person in charge of a new state agency aimed at improving outcomes and speak with the lawmakers who spearheaded the bill to make it happen.

“It’s a

Continue reading “The Impact” – September 6th, 2017: DCYF Formation & McCleary v. State of Washington
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