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State’s wealthiest school district can’t find “pocket change” to save popular Rainier Beach High School program
By LIV FINNE  | 
May 26, 2016

Members of the Seattle School Board, led by Chair Betty Patu, say they have no plans to continue funding for the popular International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Rainier Beach High School, leaving some 200 students in doubt about their educational future. 

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The Rebecca Friedrichs story and why she is a hero
By ERIN SHANNON  | 
May 26, 2016

Last week WPC took its policy show on the road with the 3rd Annual Solutions Summit events in Eastern and Western Washington.   The back-to-back events in Kennewick and Bellevue drew hundreds of attendees; and many of them showed up just to hear Rebecca Friedrichs talk.

So who is Rebecca Friedrichs and why do so many people want to hear what she has to say?

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Supreme Court voids I-1366; 65% of voters want legislature to act
By JASON MERCIER  | 
May 26, 2016

It's official, the state Supreme Court has ruled I-1366 unconstitutional. Anticipating an adverse ruling from the state's courts against I-1366 Washington Policy Center commissioned a statewide poll last December conducted by Elway Research, INC asking voters what they want the legislature to do if the court tosses I-1366. 65% said they want lawmakers to send voters a constitutional amendment if this occurs. 

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