Government

2019 Legislature: Reps. Steele, Goehner on Snowfall, Transportation, School Bonds

12th District State Representatives Mike Steele and Keith Goehner join Dan Langager every Friday on the KOHO Morning Show during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia. Today they talk about the snow storms in Olympia leading to committee cancellations, but Steele said it won’t impact bill deadlines. Steele also talks about the Education Committee and…

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2019 Legislature: Sex Education in Public Schools

Washington state law requires annual HIV/AIDS Prevention Education beginning in grade 5. Any sex health education beyond HIV/AIDS prevention is up to the individual school districts. A new bill seeks to change that. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Special Election Results: Cascade Medical, School Levies All Passing

Yesterday was Special Election Day, with levies on ballots across Chelan and Douglas Counties. Upper Wenatchee Valley voters said Yes to Cascades Medical Center’s EMS and Ambulance levy renewal; it’s passing by nearly 80 percent. Both levies for the Manson School District – a replacement educational programs and operations levy, and capital levy – are…

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More Spill at Washington Dams Proposed to Help Starving Orcas

State regulators want to increase the amount of water that’s spilled over eight dams in order to help juvenile salmon survive as they migrate in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Increasing salmon populations could also help the region’s shrinking orca population. There’s a meeting on the proposal today in Vancouver, as Eric Tegethoff reports.

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