No Vacation: Amy Buckler and Mina Black

Mina Black and her mother, Amy Buckler STORYCORPS NORTHWEST

Life in Seward, Alaska wasn’t easy for English major Amy Buckler and her husband. They had a tough time making ends meet. One day, they decided to leave and start a new life in Oregon with their young daughter. In today’s StoryCorps Amy tells her now 10-year-old daughter, Mina Black, about a trip that would prove tougher than they’d ever expected.

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Washington Supreme Court Says Redistricting Commission Met Its Deadline, Declines To Redo Maps

In a surprise order Friday morning, the Washington Supreme Court declined to take on the job of drafting new congressional and legislative maps. Instead, the court declared that the state’s Redistricting Commission had finished its work on time last month. Continue Reading Washington Supreme Court Says Redistricting Commission Met Its Deadline, Declines To Redo Maps

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