The Stand

Together, we made history. What’s next? »

By LYNNE DODSON “Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we stand.” — Audre Lourde SEATTLE (Jan. 23, 2017) — I’ve struggled to remain…

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Two faces of democracy and a litmus test »

By JEFF JOHNSON SEATTLE (Jan. 23, 2017) — Over this past weekend, the United States once again witnessed the peaceful democratic transition of power from one administration to another. But this wasn’t the real story. Nor was the real story the administration’s obsession with size,…

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‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but bends towards justice’ »

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STATE GOVERNMENT

The time has come for paid leave (WSLC Legislative Update) »

After 10 years, a bipartisan effort on family, medical, military leave   OLYMPIA (Jan. 23, 2017) — In 2007, when Democrats controlled Washington’s House, Senate…

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Sub-minimum ‘training wage’ for teenagers is a bad idea »

By JEFF JOHNSON OLYMPIA (Jan. 19, 2017) — Washington voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 1433, so our state minimum wage just rose to $11 per hour…

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The consequences of our state’s low pay (Legislative Update) »

Below-market government wages have created recruitment, retention crisis   OLYMPIA (Jan. 17, 2017) — By its own admission, the biggest employer in Washington state pays…

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