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Politics McKenna, Inslee spar over tax plan for schools McKenna, Inslee spar over tax plan for schools
Washington's gubernatorial candidates agreed Tuesday night that increasing taxes isn't something they would do as governor, and said during their final debate that more money needs to go to public schools and universities but sparred over a proposed tax plan to equalize the way Washington homeowners pay for public schools.
Politics Idaho controller resigns, Woolf appointed Idaho controller resigns, Woolf appointed
Woolf was named temporary controller in July, with the expectation that 73-year-old Donna Jones, a Republican, would return to her job.
Politics Panel advances bill for university independence Panel advances bill for university independence
A legislative panel voted Thursday to send the full Legislature a bill allowing some Oregon universities to create their own governing boards and increase their independence from the statewide university system.
Politics Oregon pot measure struggles with fundraising Oregon pot measure struggles with fundraising
Advocates who want to legalize marijuana in Oregon have raised almost no money for their effort and have less than $2,000 in the bank, campaign finance records show.
Politics Kitzhaber welcomes Class of 2025 to school Kitzhaber welcomes Class of 2025 to school
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew and, more fascinatingly for the youngsters, a bevy of television cameramen greeted the children Wednesday on their first day of school.