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Create your own town hall, Trumpers ‘don’t get it’…

Monday, February 20, 2017   CREATE YOUR OWN TOWN HALL   ► From McClatchy — Contentious town halls over health care? Sounds familiar for Democrats in Washington state — Back in 2009 and 2010, it was the Democrats battling rowdy town halls as they tried to figure out how to write the very same health […]

Ducking you, considering Acosta, RTW fails…

Friday, February 17, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington’s GOP members of Congress under pressure to stop ducking town halls — Despite a campaign by some constituents, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is refusing to attend any in-person town halls. It’s part of a trend of some Republican members of […]

GOP snowflakes, Boeing blitz, Braun busted, Puzder threats…

Wednesday, February 15, 2017   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Cathy McMorris Rodgers and GOP ‘snowflakes’ shouldn’t confuse dissent with violence (by Shawn Vestal) — As Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and others in Congress duck and swerve to avoid the intense opposition to their Faustian bargain with the president, they are making […]

No ACA answers, reject Puzder, nothing to see here…

Tuesday, February 14, 2017   AFFORDABLE CARE ACT   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Demonstrators target Trump and defend health care law outside McMorris Rodgers’ office — About 100 protesters carried signs, many of them naming Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers or Trump, chanted for the congresswoman to hold a town hall meeting in the district. […]

Spokane surges, MTV Mansplained, reject Andy…

Monday, February 13, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane-area economy is creating higher-wage jobs — Spokane initially lagged behind other West Coast cities in recovering from the Great Recession, but in the last few years, the local economy has produced a surge of higher-wage jobs. More than 20,000 new jobs have […]

Nothing right about RTW, 2-for-2, recalling Doug, our big muddy…

Friday, February 10, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From KNKX — Attempt to make Washington next ‘Right-to-Work’ state met with hefty opposition — There’s a movement sweeping states across the nation, known as the “Right to Work.” State Senators in Olympia heard a bill Wednesday that would bring it to Washington. The bill isn’t […]

Doug should quit, Andy should go, Dave should appear…

Thursday, February 9, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kennewick, Pasco teacher unions concerned with Senate GOP funding plan — On a party-line 25-24 vote, Senate Republicans approved sweeping changes for education funding last week in its answer to the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, but Tri-City teachers unions say […]

RTW for less; union wages; Trump vs. judges; D.C. Doug…

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   RTW FOR LESS   ► From Bloomberg — Trump administration put support behind Right-to-Work laws — “The president believes in right to work. He wants to give workers and companies the flexibility to do what’s in the best interest for job creators,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. “Obviously […]

Shipyard safe, Puzder ethics, shameful RTW…

Tuesday, February 7, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Peninsula Daily News — Shipyard positions exempted from hiring freeze — The Department of Defense exempted shipyard positions from the federal hiring freeze after U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer introduced legislation that would prohibit the freeze from affecting shipyard positions. The Department of Defense outlined Thursday […]

Rossi & GOP target unions, Resist Epicenter, banning the wall…

Monday, February 6, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From KUOW — Washington Republicans take aim at union influence — Washington Senate Republicans are taking aim at organized labor. They’ve scheduled a series of public hearings beginning Monday on measures designed to reduce the influence of labor unions. One of the proposed bills would prohibit […]

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