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Judicial activism, offshored Walgreen, truck safety…


Tuesday, July 22, 2014   HEALTH CARE   ► This morning from AP — Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people […]

Free trade fail, labor’s mojo, Hall & Hootie…


Friday, July 18, 2014   INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seoul searching: How KORUS is working out (by Jon Talton) — The South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement went into force in March 2012. So how is America’s first free-trade agreement with a major Asian economy working out? American goods exports to […]

Laying off thousands, closing bridges, stiffing tipped workers…


Thursday, July 17, 2014   STATE ECONOMY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Microsoft laying off 18,000; 1,351 in Puget Sound area affected — Microsoft announced the biggest layoff in its history Thursday as CEO Satya Nadella said the company will cut 18,000 jobs — about 14 percent of the company’s workforce — over the next year. […]

State emergency, IAM 751 delivers, against its religion…


Wednesday, July 16, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — State of emergency declared in Yakima County and 19 others — Multiple wildfires are threatening homes, businesses, public property and natural resources in many parts of the state as fire crews face continued severe fire weather conditions. ► In today’s Seattle Times […]

Staples stops, Macrocuts, AFSCME grows, WTO rules…


Tuesday, July 15, 2014   POSTAL SERVICE   ► From AP — Staples, USPS end program to set up mini-post offices in stores — Staples Inc said it will end a pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service to set up mini-post offices in the company’s retail outlets, after several protests outside the stores. Postal […]

Contempt, who’s the boss, what’s the matter with Kansas…


Monday, July 14, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the (Everett) Herald — AG office acts to take heat off lawmakers on education funding — State lawmakers know they violated an order of the state Supreme Court earlier this year when they failed to turn in a “complete plan” for fully funding public schools […]

Silent Spokane VA, highway robbery, Sia’s back…


Friday, July 11, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane VA hospital director owes us answers (by Shawn Vestal) — Why does the Spokane VA hospital have one of the longest waiting lists in the nation? No good answer to that and other questions is coming from the administration of Director Linda Reynolds at […]

Boeing’s water, sick at Hanford, roads kill, migrant myths…


Thursday, July 10, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Inslee proposes new water-quality standards — Gov. Jay Inslee proposed new state water-quality standards and a companion legislative package Wednesday that would give new authority to the state Department of Ecology to ban toxic chemicals polluting state waters. Says a Boeing […]

Eyman sans business, grain talks, best worst president…


Wednesday, July 9, 2014   ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Tim Eyman losing support, money from business (by Danny Westneat) — In recent election cycles, 2009 through 2012, Eyman raised an average of $1.1 million a year. It peaked in 2012, when his tax-limiting Initiative 1185 raised $1.4 million, almost all of […]

Conservative job killers, lockout ads, deadly heat exposure…


Tuesday, July 8, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► From KPLU — Feds warn states of possible highway cash holdback — Washington and Oregon may follow Idaho’s lead in temporarily suspending advertising for bids for some highway projects. The issue here is that the federal gas tax hasn’t gone up for more than 20 years […]


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