Federal Stimulus Money http://kplu.org en 2 Wash. transportation projects expedited by Obama http://kplu.org/post/2-wash-transportation-projects-expedited-obama <p></p><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two transportation projects in Washington state are among four projects that President Barack Obama says will be expedited under his "We Can't Wait" initiative.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:59:02 +0000 The Associated Press 6026 at http://kplu.org Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-biggest-winner-land-recovery-grants <p>Getting diverse governments to cooperate is more art than science.</p><p>And there&rsquo;s a project in Pierce County that is being honored with something called a &ldquo;surf board award.&rdquo;</p><p>It&rsquo;s for meeting the difficult challenge of protecting <a href="http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ESA-Salmon-Listings/Salmon-Populations/Chinook/Index.cfm">endangered Chinook salmon</a>, which were listed on the endangered species act more than a decade ago. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:25:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3479 at http://kplu.org Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants Despite data, state supe Dorn says new evaluation system needed for teachers and principals http://kplu.org/post/despite-data-state-supe-dorn-says-new-evaluation-system-needed-teachers-and-principals <p>If you listen to the numbers, there&#39;s no need for any change in the way teachers and principals are evaluated in public schools here in Washington State.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/52585661/Sees-Summary-PDF-Sy2009-10">Data is in</a> from a first-ever statewide survey about their performance. It says very few teachers are a problem: not even 500 were rated unsatisfactory in all of Washington.</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:12:29 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1162 at http://kplu.org Despite data, state supe Dorn says new evaluation system needed for teachers and principals Tri-Cities braces for less Hanford cleanup money in Obama budget http://kplu.org/post/tri-cities-braces-less-hanford-cleanup-money-obama-budget <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952166.mp3</p><p>People with a direct stake in the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will be closely following President Obama's budget roll out. Money for cleaning up hazardous waste there is expected to be down.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:53:14 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 786 at http://kplu.org Tri-Cities braces for less Hanford cleanup money in Obama budget