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Welfare & Pension strike nears one month »

The company that administers health care plans and pensions for union workers is trying to take away those same benefits from its employees.   MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (Sept. 21, 2017) — More than 70 employees of Welfare and Pension Administration Services, Inc. (WPAS) have been…

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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…

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OPINION

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…

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American aviation safety must remain a public service »

Air-traffic privatization push hits turbulence in Congress—with good reason   By MONIKA WARNER (Sept. 11, 2017) — Message to the airlines: you can’t have it…

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Don’t repeat the mistakes of Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy »

Congress must fully fund rebuilding Houston, maintain labor standards   By JEFF JOHNSON (Sept. 7, 2017) — As flood waters begin to slowly recede from…

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