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Kennewick  – The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG) unveiled a new identity during their annual meeting held at the 2017 Convention and Trade Show in Kennewick. The organization rebranded as the Washington Winegrowers Association or Washington Winegrowers for short. The change is...
OLYMPIA, Feb. 22 — Talk of levy lids, caps, cliffs and equalization can get confusing, fast. Here’s some shorthand to help understand these funding sources at the heart of Washington state’s education budgets. Currently school districts may raise up to 28 percent of their Maintenance and Operating...
OLYMPIA, Feb. 22 — Students remain the primary focus in each basic education budget proposal now before the Legislature. Students in special programs would receive extra funding, but with varying approaches in each of those funding plans. In the Senate Republican education budget, for example,...
OLYMPIA, Feb. 22 — West Valley School District Supt. Gene Sementi, like other Washington educators, is waiting as legislators wrestle to find a solution to fund basic education this session. He is pleased to see budget proposals on the table from the House Democrats, Senate Republicans and Gov. Jay...

Wolves like this one pose a deadly problem for Washington livestock owners and state wildlife managers because they frequently share the same territory with farm animals. — Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
OLYMPIA — In a surprising turn, a state panel discussing studies of lethal means to control wolves preying on farm animals and invading humans’ territory, found that non-lethal control is a more effective option. Wildlife experts and members of the public came together at a Washington Fish and...

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