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Archives: April 2007

April
29th

Sorting out United Way giving

Our recent editorial about the United Way’s 2006 fundraising campaign went to press before I could get some questions answered about how 2006 compared to 2005′s campaign.


In 2005, United Way of Pierce County raised $12.2 million. Last year, it raised $13.7 million including a one-time $1.75 million match from Craig and Niki Ueland, the Russell Investment Group, George and Dion Russell, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Take the match away, and United Way actually raised less in 2006 than it did in 2005.


I asked Rick Allen, United Way president, about the apparent

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April
29th

The guv on the session

In Insight today, Dick Davis, vice president-communications for the Association of Washington Business, gave his take on the recently concluded legislative session.

Here’s another assessment, from someone closer to the process:

2007 Session Marked by Change and Results
By Gov. Chris Gregoire

The 2007 legislative session has adjourned and it will be remembered as one where we made responsible changes that families can count on, changes that will make Washington a better place to live and work.

Across the state, Washingtonians asked us to invest in and reform education. We are delivering.

Across the state, Washingtonians asked us to address our health care crisis. We are delivering.

Across the state, Washingtonians asked us to help create family-wage jobs. We are delivering.

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