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HEP program helps migrant students

Photo: Antonio Chiprez and Johnny Gongora.   Antonio Chiprez sums up his reason for being in Pullman this way:  “Getting my GED is the start of a new beginning.” Since 1967, farm workers and their children have been coming to WSU to redirect their lives with the help of the High School Equivalency Program (HEP). […]

State union seeks big pay boost for workers

OLYMPIA, Wash. — State employees are looking for a big pay raise, hoping to match the salaries paid by local government and outside peers for comparable work. But Gov. Gary Locke’s negotiators say the price tag could be prohibitive –over $1 billion. (For the full story, click on the following link and  go to http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20State%20Worker%20Pay&searchdiff=2&searchpagefrom=1)