Brianna Butterfield http://www.kplu.org en Higher-ed advocates urge legislature to stop cuts http://www.kplu.org/post/higher-ed-advocates-urge-legislature-stop-cuts <p>Advocates for Washington's universities are presenting a more unified front in Olympia this year. They hope the closer coordination will help them make a stronger case for higher-ed funding. A coalition of groups gathered on the steps of the state capitol Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:08:53 +0000 Brianna Butterfield & KPLU News Staff 713 at http://www.kplu.org Higher-ed advocates urge legislature to stop cuts Washington could become all vote-by-mail state http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-could-become-all-vote-mail-state <p>Washington would become an all vote-by-mail state <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1002.pdf">under a bill being considered</a> by a State Senate committee.</p><p>Pierce County is the last in the state that still allows polling places and some of the county’s voters want to keep it that way.</p><p>Lakewood resident Erika Cranmer testified that she has not missed an election since she became an American citizen in 1951. The German native told lawmakers she does not trust vote-by-mail:</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:06:40 +0000 Brianna Butterfield & KPLU News Staff 575 at http://www.kplu.org Washington could become all vote-by-mail state