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Federal and state programs continue to push for more funds to support families and child care
Ideological differences make more of a difference than financial resources in keeping U.S. child care behind.
Almost half the workforce can't leave the house with kids at home and few feasible options.
In Washington state and across the country, the financial realities of child care are like mismatched puzzle pieces jammed together.
The search is on for solutions as child care costs top $14,500 a year for some Washington kids.
Latino signatures are more likely to be questioned and less likely to be fixed during Washington state elections.
While the searches occur at five times the rate for white drivers, they are less likely to turn up drugs or other contraband.