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Archive for: September, 2017

Health care liars, minimum wage liars, deficit liars

Wednesday, September 20, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Republican leaders defy bipartisan opposition to health law repeal — Eleven governors, including five Republicans and a pivotal Alaskan independent, urged the Senate on Tuesday to reject a last-ditch push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. But Republican leaders pressed toward […]

Get DACA, immigration answers at forum on Sunday in Seattle

SEATTLE — In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), several immigrant rights organizations and community partners are hosting an Immigration Community Forum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 at South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave. South. All are […]

Our state lacks political will to properly fund our colleges

By JOHN BURBANK (Sept. 20, 2017) — Monday night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending, enough to make tuition free at all public colleges and universities in the country. President Donald Trump had only asked for $54 billion. Politicians from both parties derided Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for […]

Contract wins, Boeing gambles pensions, killing health care

Tuesday, September 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — PeaceHealth union ratifies first contract — A 900-member group of recently unionized service and laboratory workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center voted Thursday to ratify their first contract. The group voted in December to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers, which now […]

DREAM nurse speaks out to save DACA

‘My patients do not care where I’m from when I’m taking care of them.’   By RUTH SCHUBERT Washington State Nurses Association WENATCHEE (Sept. 19, 2017) — Jessica Esparza says she’s here to stay. She wants to keep working as a registered nurse on the medical oncology unit at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. She […]

Still targeting health care, Durkan boosted, democracy vs. the right

Monday, September 18, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► From Politico — Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide […]

Call Congress to stop latest health care attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) — They’re ba-ack. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are making a last-ditch attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the Sept. 30 deadline to do so through a simple majority party-line vote. The Graham-Cassidy bill is being marketed as a “moderate” approach, but it is just as cruel as […]

Everyday heroes, DACA deal or no deal, Supertool, Wayne’s Rhapsody

Friday, September 15, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KXLY — Freeman High School janitor hailed as hero for stopping shooter — Ordinary people faced extraordinary circumstances in the Freeman High School shooting. That’s why the school’s janitor is being called a hero, thanks to his quick action to restrain the student gunman. Sam Strahan, […]

Murray’s new child care bill: ‘Right thing, smart investment’

The following is from the Office of Senator Patty Murray (D-WA): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) — Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, on Thursday introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive early learning and child care bill to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working […]

DACA deal near, Baumloney, how baristas may dress

Thursday, September 14, 2017   DEFENDING THE DREAM   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump confirms support for law that protests Dreamers — President Trump said on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with […]


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