OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers made national headlines when they promised to use a new business tax to make tuition at public colleges significantly more affordable — or free — for students across the state, starting in the 2020-21 school year.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared divided over a Montana tax credit program that could benefit private religious schools in a case that could open the door to more public funding for religious institutions.

OLYMPIA — In a move that Democrats said could help protect students from sexual violence and Republicans said would take away local control over schools, the Senate approved a bill requiring all public schools offer medically accurate, comprehensive sex education geared to children at all gr…

OLYMPIA — Would Washingtonians benefit from a single application form for all the state’s public colleges? And if college costs were more transparent, would student debt drop?

Updated 12:25 p.m. Tuesday with statement released by WVC President Jim Richardson: WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College faculty are calling on the Board of Trustees to replace WVC President Jim Richardson, saying he is responsible for the current financial crisis that has led to layoffs and staff furlough days.

Winter walking takes different forms as Janeli Sanchez takes advantage of the warm and dry student center at Wenatchee Valley College for some exercise and a student walks through the snow in the distance from the college to her car Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

The mural of the Wenatchee Valley College Knight's mascot comes tumbling down while demolition crews begin their first full day of destruction at Wells Hall on the Wenatchee campus Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The building is being replaced by a three-story structure.

From left, Briseyda Valladolid, 11, her sister Anahi, 24, and mother Norma Valdovinez, Wenatchee, look over computers during The Hour of Code event Thursday night, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Wenatchee Community Center. It was the first time the North Central Education Service District took the event to a non-school activity, tying it into the neighborhood group's Las Posadas evening that took place later that night. The Hour of Code is a national movement to encourage families to spend an hour together learning computer science in the month of December.

SEATTLE — Three years ago, after the 2016 presidential election, Daniela Cortez Cornelio said she felt nervous and uninformed. She hadn’t learned all that much about civics yet, so she struggled to reflect on national politics.

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