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Kathy George Advocates for Special Education Students

As recently reported in the Spokane Statesman-Review Kathy George continues her work on behalf of disabled students, pressing for Washington State to provide adequate funding for special education.

Johnston George Represents Buyer of Crystal Mountain

Johnston George recently acted as legal counsel for John Kircher in his acquisition of Crystal Mountain, Inc. from Boyne Resorts. The transaction, valued at approximately $40 million, makes Crystal one of the few large locally-owned and -managed ski resorts in the country.
Following its announcement by Crystal, the deal has been reported by various news sources.
John Kircher Acquires Crystal Mountain
The Tacoma News Tribune
The Olympian
The Seattle Times
Puget Sound Business Journal
Powder Magazine
Snocountry blog
SnowBrains blog

Scot Johnston previously represented Boyne in its acquisition of Crystal, and in the purchase of Cypress Mountain in British Columbia.

Kathy George Honored by The Arc of King County

The Arc of King County presented Kathy George with its annual “Living Our Legacy” award at a banquet on April 8, 2017. The organization recognized her as “A public interest attorney in Washington state who is moving mountains in legislation on behalf of students with disabilities and their right to an education.”

In accepting the award, Kathy spoke of her work with The Arc as friend of the court in the landmark McCleary case regarding public funding of basic education. On behalf of The Arc and its partner organizations, she is advocating to end arbitrary per-student and per-district limitations on special education funding.

Founded in 1936, The Arc of King County is the oldest non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in the Greater Puget Sound area, and one of the oldest such organizations in the United States. It is run by knowledgeable professionals who advocate and serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.