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Politics Inslee releases plan for higher education Inslee releases plan for higher education
To improve higher education, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee wants to cap a state-backed student loan at a 3 percent interest rate, expand online courses to aid people who dropped out of college and increase partnerships with the state's premier private colleges.
Politics Idaho Dems gather in Boise for party convention Idaho Dems gather in Boise for party convention
Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant says the agenda for the three-day event includes selecting delegates to attend the party's national convention later this summer and hammering out a platform.
Politics Inslee raises nearly $574K in May; McKenna $1.2M Inslee raises nearly $574K in May; McKenna $1.2M
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee reported Monday that he raised nearly $574,000 in cash contributions for the month of May, about half of what his Republican opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna, raised during that month.
Politics AP analysis: Inslee still vague on major issues AP analysis: Inslee still vague on major issues
Jay Inslee launched his campaign for governor 11 months ago with some vague and inconclusive policy statements. He's still leaving a lot to the imagination.
Politics Romney secures 24 Wash. delegates so far Romney secures 24 Wash. delegates so far
Mitt Romney has won more than half of Washington state's delegates so far, winning 24 Friday compared to five secured by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
Politics Education overhaul plans set Inslee, McKenna apart Education overhaul plans set Inslee, McKenna apart
Both of Washington state's leading gubernatorial candidates say schools should find innovative new ways to teach. But they disagree sharply on how to make this happen, illustrating a key disagreement among voters.
Politics Lawmaker on invasive mussels: 'It really does scare me' Lawmaker on invasive mussels: 'It really does scare me'
A longer-lived infestation at the Great Lakes has resulted in the near extinction of the native clam population, a sharp reduction in plankton and major changes in fish and plant species, along with expensive problems for water intakes, boat motors and beaches.