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2015 Eastern Washington Annual Dinner lineup announced

We are thrilled to announce that our 2015 Eastern Washington Annual Dinner will be held at the new Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane on September 24th! Joining us will be former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and Heritage Foundation Chief Economist, former WSJ editorial board member and FOX News commentator Steve Moore. We will also be honoring former Congressman Doc Hastings with the 2015 Champion of Freedom Award in Spokane.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Last month, the federal General Accounting Office (GAO) released its latest Medicaid report, which is detailed and relies on past reports for background.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Spokane teachers’ union executives today convinced union members to call a strike on September 4th if their demands for higher pay are not met. Their strike action would close school doors during the first week of school, just as 30,200 children are getting settled in the classroom. The union demands are not yet clear, but they are likely seeking a raise on top of the 3% cost of living pay raise the state legislature has already approved for teachers. That increase was funded in the latest state budget.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, families across Washington prepare for a yearly ritual, getting kids ready to go back to school.  And too many families have to prepare for a different ritual – when a union-led teacher strike hits their local school. As predictably as the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, teacher strikes close schools in parts of Washington each year with depressing regularity.