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By Lou Marzeles
For The Sentinel 

Childcare needs more funds, agency says


December 11, 2019

A few weeks ago in Goldendale, a group of people met to talk about the crisis in childcare in the area and throughout the state and country. It’s a tough situation, fraught with obstacles—some of them confounded by runaway bureaucracy. One of the agencies trying to tackle the problem is ChildCare Aware of Washington, which was at the recent Goldendale meeting. (The agency is a self-standing nonprofit and not part of the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, as was reported in a story about that meeting.)

ChildCare Aware’s Director of Advocacy and Policy Ryan Pricco states the childcare crisis succinctly: “I think the only thing that really can be done in or...

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