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Constitutional Ambiguity as Policy: The U.S. Federal Framework and American Samoa
United States territorial policy represents an alternative constitutional framework in the relationship between the federal government and the nation’s constituent political units. It departs from the uniform tug and pull aspect of the debate over the extent of federal powers versus states’ rights, yet the existing structural ...
Breaking new ground: Puget Sound agriculture
Farmers in Western Washington experience challenges when making business decisions. Among these challenges are regulations, input prices, and development pressures. With these challenges has come opportunity for the development of common ground. It is this potential for common ground which this research seeks to ...
Factors in thorium fuel adoption
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the United States government should support the research, development, and implementation of thorium‐based nuclear reactors as a primary supplier of electricity for the nation. The conclusions are based on an analysis of the social, economic, and political environment ...
Computers: turn them off or leave them on?
With the advancement of technology, it is difficult to determine whether it is best to power-off computers during times of inactivity, or leave them on continuously in a low, power save mode. Questions that must be addressed include the cost of employees' time during virus patching and start-up, and how the hardware inside ...
Translation, Technology, and the Digital Archive: Preserving a Historic Japanese-language Newspaper
(Taylor & Francis, 2014-01)
The Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project (NNDAP) began in July 2011. A joint project of the Hokubei Hochi Foundation and University of Washington Libraries, the NNDAP pursues a mission of interest and importance to journalism historians: the creation of a public digital archive for a Seattle-based, Japanese-language ...
Professional growth plans for clock hours: Effects of Washington state education policy on student outcomes
Since 1987 Washington State has mandated a set number of hours of continuing education from approved providers for teachers to maintain certification. In 2005, in an effort to link teacher professional development more closely to personalized student learning and stronger student achievement, Washington’s Office of ...
The role of government support for volunteerism
The Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, operated a local Seattle office from 2007 to 2010. They closed the Seattle office in July of 2010. During their three years of operation, they completed about 100 capacity building projects, matching teams of 4‐6 individuals, who volunteered their ...
Troubled youth and the mental health care crisis
The US government is not providing adequate mental health care to today‟s youth. Although $12 billion is being spent on behaviorally troubled adolescents, nearly seventy-five percent of adolescents who need mental health care do not have access. 1 in 10 American youth suffer from an emotional disorder, but less than 25 percent ...
Political Garbage and the Tale of Two Cities: A Case Study Analysis of Waste Diversion Policy
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Modernizing the electric power grid: an analysis of the US Smart Grid policies
This research project investigates whether states receiving Recovery Act funding are adopting policies that align with the objectives defined by Title XIII, Sec. 1301 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). I address this question with a policy analysis of the five states that have received the largest ...