November 17, 2014
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Prevent workplace violence and bullying at Dec. 3 HR training in Seattle

Is your company doing what it takes to provide a workplace free of intimidation, bullying and harassment? Get the latest tips and techniques at a morning human resources training in Seattle on Dec. 3.

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Deadline extended! Tell us about your extraordinary workplace

There is still time to submit nominations for the 2015 Better Workplace Awards. Help us honor Washington's best places to work!

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Mark your calendar for the Dec. 5 lighting of the Holiday Kids' Tree

A highlight of the holiday season will be held Dec. 5 in Olympia when the state's Holiday Kids' Tree is officially lit. This free, family-friendly event will be held at 6 p.m. under the Capitol dome. Read more »

Online Redbook and Greenbook now available

Wise decisions are fueled by accurate data, and AWB now can put complete information about Washington and national economic trends at your fingertips. Read more »


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MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Long term, transportation funding is school funding

By The News Tribune editorial board

"Children before concrete" is one of the catchphrases of people who've been fighting transportation funding in the Legislature.

It's a false choice. Smart investments in highway and transit infrastructure don't steal money from schools and social welfare programs. They create jobs and expand the economy, helping pay for public services that benefit children and everyone else.

The 2015 Legislature will rightly focus on increasing public school funding, as mandated by the state Supreme Court's 2012 McCleary decision. But this shouldn't mean stiffing the state's infrastructure needs. It's not an either-or dilemma: Further investment in transportation is needed to fully fund public education over the long haul.

Click here for the full column in The News Tribune
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