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Honoring MLK | Aggressive ICE | Trump’s shutdown

Tuesday, January 16, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands gather and march through Seattle — A march and rally drew thousands to downtown Seattle to honor and remember civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Overflow crowd celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at […]

MLK Day events | Our racist president | Walmart giveth, taketh away | What’s Going On?

Friday, January 12, 2018   M.L.K. DAY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day: events in the Seattle-area — Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events are planned in Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma, Jan. 12-15. ► From AP — Visit a Washington park for free on MLK Day MORE information about MLK Day […]

Subway sign | Dreamers in limbo | Protect us from voter purges

Thursday, January 11, 2018   LOCAL   ► From Working Washington — Saw the sign? — The far-right-wing, anti-minimum-wage crew at the Washington Policy Center seem to think they stumbled on something powerful when they got word of this sign in a Seattle Subway shop… After bellyaching for years throughout each campaign to improve wages and working […]

‘It’s our state’s destiny’ | Protect voting rights | Privatization fails

Wednesday, January 10, 2018   LOCAL     ► From KUOW — Seattle school bus drivers warn of another strike soon — The roughly 400 public school drivers who work for First Student in Seattle have rejected the latest contract offer from the company. The drivers already went on strike in Seattle for one day last fall. […]

‘Wal-Mart’ of school bus companies | Salary silence | Arrested for asking

Tuesday, January 9, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle school-bus drivers say longer strike ‘all but imminent’ — After rejecting the latest offer from Seattle’s school-bus contractor over the weekend, the union representing the bus drivers says a longer strike is “all but imminent” unless the company has another proposal. The bus […]

Pierce Co. deputy killed | Big agenda, but realistic | Oprah’s ‘new day’

Monday, January 8, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Pierce County deputy fatally shot after responding to home invasion; manhunt underway — A 34-year-old Pierce County sheriff’s deputy was killed while responding to a report of a home invasion near Frederickson late Sunday night. The officer was identified by the sheriff’s department as […]

Fair chance to get a job | Granny’s potshot | Trump-Fox loop | #1 in Congress

Friday, January 5, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From The Stranger — Legislature could consider ‘banning the box’ statewide — The Washington State Labor Council, which has included the bill on its wish list for the legislative session, calls ban the box a chance for people who’ve served time in jail to make a fresh impression on […]

Voting Rights NOW | Motel 6’s ICE machine | Pleading the 25th

Thursday, January 4, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Pass Washington Voting Rights Act now (editorial) — Civil-rights groups should not have to file lawsuits to ensure elected city governments reflect the diversity of their neighborhoods. Yet that remains the reality in many places throughout Washington state, due to a state law […]

Defend the Dream | School funding | No longer a democracy

Wednesday, January 3, 2018   DEFEND THE DREAM   ► In today’s NY Times — Ex-officials urge faster action to shield ‘dreamers’ — The window for legislative action to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children will close by the middle of January, three former Homeland Security officials said in a letter. ALSO at The Stand […]

Welcome to 2018 | Choose WA for 797 | Logjam in Congress

Tuesday, January 2, 2018   The Entire Staff of The Stand has been on leave for a bit, so the following daily news links include some from the past couple of weeks. HAPPY NEW YEAR!   ► In the Columbian —  Sick leave rule among new laws for 2018 — Employers in the state will now […]

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