Archive for January 28th, 2013

January 28th, 2013 - 11:45 pm § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Teacher Strike Goes National

NEA PRESIDENT SUPPORTS SEATTLE EDUCATORS WHO REF– USE TO GIVE FLAWED STANDARDIZED TEST ***Standardized test takes away from student learning*** WASHINGTON—National Education Association (NEA) members at Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., voted to not administer the district-mandated Mea[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 12:32 pm § in The Ave Scene

Talking Points from Tim Eyman

* After two unanimous state supreme court rulings, opponents of statewide initiatives have accepted that pre-election legal challenges will fail to block the vote so they don’t file them anymore. Under I-517, it’ll be the same for opponents of local initiatives — they’ll know[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 12:30 pm § in Misc.

What does John McCain want?

McCain Willing to Trade Hagel Confirmation for Sleepover at White House WASHINGTON — Earlier this week, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he had “significant doubts” about Obama’s choice of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb) for the Secretary […] Read more[...]

January 28th, 2013 - 10:25 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: French Go To Timbuktu

French military enters Timbuktu PARIS (AP) – The chief French military spokesman says French forces have entered the north Malian town of Timbuktu after seizing the airport and roads leading to the fabled city overnight. French Col. Thierry Burkhard said Monday that there had been no combat wi[...]