September 15, 2014
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Supreme Court holds Legislature in contempt over pace of McCleary compliance

The state's highest court last week unanimously declared the entire Legislature in contempt of court. The justices held off on issuing any penalties, giving lawmakers the 2015 session to add billions to education funding.
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Congress mulls short-term extension of Export-Import Bank

House Republican leaders have offered a short-term extension of the Export-Import Bank's charter, but many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say a long-term extension is the only solution.
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Bellevue latest target of $15 minimum wage protests

Fast food workers and union activists blocked traffic and were arrested in Bellevue last week as the "15 Now" movement expands from Seattle.
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It's Policy Summit time. Follow all the action online. Attendees, we'll see you at Suncadia!

The 25th anniversary Policy Summit is sold out, but if you can't be part of the event, you can still take part in the discussion at AWB's blog and through our social media channels.
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AWB wraps up packed series of regional meetings

Some venues ran out of chairs as AWB crossed the state to hear from business owners and operators about priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Read more »


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Former Dick's Drive-In worker, then and now

By Melanie Wood, former Dick's crew member who went on to work at Verizon Wireless, Hewlett-Packard, Micro K12 and Microsoft

I have always admired Dick's Drive-In for strong involvement with the United Way, the scholarship program, celebrating with high school and college grads, and all that is achieved in the community.

High standards of integrity and strong work-ethic were my greatest takeaways from my time with the Drive-In, but it was also my first exposure to being part of team, as well as seeing what happens when an organization keeps focus on these community objectives.

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