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Closed: What happens if Washington state shuts down

While our state legislators continue to argue over the budget, we’re just days away from a government shutdown. State employees have begun receiving temporary layoff notices, and many state agencies will shut down on July 1 without an agreement between legislative chambers and a signed budget by mid…

Remembering Elson S. Floyd

If there was ever an opportunity to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families, education is the way to do that.
–Elson S. Floyd, Tenth President of Washington State University
I was deeply saddened to learn of Elson S. Floyd’s passing today. As the tenth president of Washing…

Korsmo’s Weekly Roundup: June 12

Well, it wasn’t exactly “Dewey Defeats Truman,” but last week’s proclamation of a budget deal was—sadly—a bit premature. Not everyone bought into the hype that a deal was imminent; some remain optimistic, while others offer admonishment. For their part, the Supreme Court is taking a wait-and-see…