TVW Update

TVW Update

“The Impact” – June 8, 2016

On “The Impact” this week: Washington takes part in the nation’s largest-ever disaster drill, “Cascadia Rising.” We talk with Major General Bret Daugherty about what agencies hopes to learn from the scenarios in hopes of being better prepared for a major earthquake and tsunami.  You can see that interview on TVW Wednesday night at 7 […] Continue reading “The Impact” – June 8, 2016

Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

There’s more fallout from the error that allowed Washington state prisoners to be mistakenly released early. After reviewing records, the Washington Department of Corrections says two offenders allegedly committed new crimes when they should have been incarcerated, including one who reportedly killed a woman in a car crash.Continue reading Alleged Driver in Fatal Crash Mistakenly Released From Prison Early

Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Some Washington felons may be headed back to prison after a computer error mistakenly allowed them to be released early.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that 3,200 Washington prisoners were let go before their sentences were complete. For the last 13 years, a Department of CorrectionsContinue reading Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

New teachers in Washington would garner higher salaries under a proposal introduced Thursday by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Governor Jay Inslee unveils his 2016 supplemental budget proposal.

In his 2016 supplemental budget proposal, the governor would raise the starting salary for teachers to $40,000. The estimated… Continue reading Governor Inslee proposes new teacher pay raises paid for by closing tax breaks

Washington Works to Protect Students From Natural Disasters

The Oso landslide and fierce summer wildfires show how natural disasters might impact Washington schools. And to help school districts plan ahead, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has released its final “K-12 Facilities Hazard Mitigation Plan.”

For three years, staff researched the natural… Continue reading Washington Works to Protect Students From Natural Disasters

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