Nobel Prize-winning economist: Preschool works, but poorest kids benefit most

University of Chicago economist James Heckman argues that students -- and the country as a whole -- can benefit financially from good early education.

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As lawmakers go into OT on budget talks, what changes?

Lawmakers ended their session Friday without agreeing on a 2015-17 operating budget, a transportation package, or recreational marijuana reforms. As Gov. Jay Inslee calls them back to Olympia, what will be different?

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The University of Washington violated the state’s Open Public Meetings Act by holding regents meetings at the president’s mansion, a King County Superior Court judge ruled in a lawsuit brought by opponents of a new animal-research lab on campus.