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Hope Camping Out in Spokane

Surrounded by vast farmland and enjoying majestic sunsets, Spokane is the largest city in Eastern Washington. It’s home to Gonzaga University, an abundance of outdoor activities, and the population is booming — including at a place called, “Camp Hope.”  Read More ›
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Charters are Solid Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools

House Bills 1591 and 1962 would address the two major weaknesses in Washington’s charter school laws. If passed, more charter schools could be created, and charter public schools would receive funding equal to traditional public schools. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Misguided Mandate Will Cost Washington State

Get vaccinated or get fired. This was the ultimatum issued by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in August that took effect on October 18, impacting thousands of the state’s public servants and community heroes — doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, schoolteachers, and beyond. Read More ›
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Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background.

Caitlin Bassett Discusses Washington State Police Reforms on The Lars Larson Show

Discovery Institute's Caitlin Basset joined Lars Larson to explain how Washington State's new police reforms, which are intended to protect citizens from excessive uses of force, are actually putting the mentally ill at more risk. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington State Police Reforms Fail the Mentally Ill

When Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a dozen new polic reforms on May 18, he called them "a moral mandate" that would “create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation.” Read More ›
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skid row in los angeles, california

The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington’s Students are Losing in this Power Struggle

Governor Inslee and Superintendent Reykdal, responsible for K-12 public education throughout Washington State, are personally experiencing the business side of the monster they’ve until now tried to appease — the Washington Education Association (WEA). Read More ›