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COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

Janice Deguchi

By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson
For Northwest Asian Weekly

By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state.

The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this year is the renewal of the Families and Education Levy, an essential source of grant money for the Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC). Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/4Comments (0)

Commentary: First Hill Streetcar to threaten access to International District Village Square

Commentary: First Hill Streetcar to threaten access to International District Village Square

Teresita Batayola (left), Maiko Winkler-Chin (middle), and Janice Deguchi (right)

By Teresita Batayola, Maiko Winkler-Chin, and Janice Deguchi
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Approaching International District/Chinatown from the southeast, you are quickly in the midst of vibrant activity centered on 8th Avenue South, with South Dearborn and South Lane Streets as its borders. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 28 | 7/9-7/15Comments (0)

Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

Commentary: Can’t cut WCCC subsidy, crucial to families

By Janice Deguchi
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Arnold and Ling Huan Lui are bakers with twins that are enrolled in Denise Louie Education Center’s full day child care program. Washington State’s Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy helps them afford full day care for their girls by paying a portion of the cost of care. “Basically, my wife’s income goes to insurance and childcare. Because of the WCCC, we don’t have to rely on other government assistance,” said Lui. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 5 | 1/30-2/5Comments (1)

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