Ross Reynolds sits down with Ross Hunter, former Microsoft executive and state legislator, to talk about his time in the state House and his new job as director of the Washington Department of Early Learning.
Ross Reynolds talks with KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld about the tentative agreement Seattle teachers reached with Seattle Public Schools. Also, Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle teachers’ union president Jonathan Knapp about whether he thinks the teachers’ strike has been successful.
The Seattle teachers union and the school district said Tuesday they have reached a tentative contract agreement to end a week-long strike.
The district said its 53,000 students could return to class as soon as Thursday if the deal goes through. Union officials were meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the proposal.
State regulators will allow medical marijuana providers to seek retail licenses later this fall. There are no strict limits on how many new licenses could be granted, and there is no requirement that they focus on medical patients.
Seattle has become the latest landing place for a wave of Chinese investments – much of it coming through a controversial investor visa program called EB-5.
EB-5 is bringing construction money and jobs to the Seattle economy. But it may also have brought spies, fraudsters and absconders to our region. Now the fate of the program is just as murky, as it could expire at the end of the month.