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Does Occupational Licensing Hurt The Economy?

David Hyde
06/13/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Washington Attorney General Candidates Debate In Spokane: Yesterday the two leading candidates for Washington State Attorney General had their first live debate of the election season. Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn squared off at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. KUOW's Deb Wang reports.

Does Occupational Licensing Hurt The Economy? About 30 percent of jobs in the United States require occupational licenses. Is that leading to more unemployment? We talk to Jacob Goldstein of NPR's "Planet Money" for more.

Western State Hospital CEO Resigns: The head of Washington's largest psychiatric hospital is stepping down. Western State Hospital CEO Jess Jamieson announced his resignation to his staff yesterday. The announcement came as the hospital deals with the aftermath of two patients' violent deaths in April. Jamieson spoke with KUOW's John Ryan.

What Do Washington Governor Candidates Think About Coal Export Terminals? In their first debate yesterday, candidates for governor Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee each weighed in on proposed Northwest coal terminals. KUOW's Ashley Ahearn reports.



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Jacob Goldstein is a reporter with NPR's "Planet Money." His stories air on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "This American Life."

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