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Dan Newhouse ’77—Farm to director’s office
Summer 2012
In 2009, Dan Newhouse ’77 was walking through the wings of the state House of Representatives when the governor’s chief of staff approached him with a surprising offer.Newhouse was a four-term Republican representative from Sunnyside and fl...
Categories: Agriculture, Alumni, Public affairs
Tags: Politicians, Hops, State government


Arun Raha ’91—The good, the bad, and the budget
Summer 2011
When Arun Raha ’91 started work as the state of Washington’s chief economist three years ago, his new staffers welcomed him with a gift: an official Magic 8 Ball.“I said ‘OK, great! Now I have a forecasting tool,’” he recalls.If onl...
Categories: Alumni, Economics, Public affairs
Tags: Economist, State government, Budget


Civility in Politics and Campaigns
Winter 2010
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68 is recognized by his smile and civility as well as his nonpartisan statesmanship. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone.
Categories: Political science, Communication, Alumni
Tags: Civility, Political advertising, Politicians, State government, Legislature


Fighting for a free press
Summer 2007
Brian Schraum ditched school for several days in January. The 19-year-old Washington State University junior wasn't playing hooky, though. He was testifying in Olympia on behalf of a free-press bill he inspired.Schraum, a communication major, is t...
Categories: Public affairs, Communication
Tags: Journalism, Free press, State government