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‘Insubordination’ at Sarbanand, Trump’s clone in Spokane, Gentle Glen

Friday, August 11, 2017   NUCLEAR WAR   ► Today’s MUST-SEE from The Rachel Maddow Show   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump warns North Korea: U.S. Is ‘locked and loaded’ — For the third time in a week, President Trump suggested he was ready to strike the small, isolated Asian country that has […]

Nuclear improv, Braceros strike, our hostage crisis, choking on smoke

Thursday, August 10, 2017   NUCLEAR WAR   ► From AP — North Korea announces plan to fire missiles toward Guam — North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, […]

Protest at Sarbanand, Hirst talks, which end is nigh, we crazy

Wednesday, August 9, 2017   LOCAL     ► From KING 5 — Protesters demand accountability for farmworker’s death, labor conditions in Sumas — More than 70 workers, who were fired from Sarbanand Farms after they called attention to unfair and abusive work conditions, marched in protest Tuesday at the berry farm’s management office in […]

Death at Sarbanand, capital budget layoffs, Cathy to appear, what’s broken

Tuesday, August 8, 2017   DEATH AT SARBANAND   ► From The Stranger — Northern Washington farmworker’s complaints of headaches went ignored before his death, colleague claims — Honesto Silva Ibarra, 28, was a married father of three from Mexico who worked in Washington on a H-2A temporary agricultural visa, according to fellow worker Barbaro […]

Capital costs increase, trade vacation, myth of the Trump Democrat

Monday, August 7, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the News Tribune — Here are some projects that will cost taxpayers more money, thanks to construction budget impasse — Some construction projects have been put on hold and others will continue with creative financing as local schools, agencies and cities wait for the passage […]

Hanford harms, ending poverty, low-wage H1-Bs, Sail Away

Friday, August 4, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KING 5 TV — Tests show Hanford workers inhaled radioactive plutonium — On June 8 approximately 350 Hanford workers were ordered to “take cover” after alarms designed to detect elevated levels of airborne radioactive contamination went off… At the time Hanford officials called the safety measure […]

Extending leads, ‘I look like a dope’, maybe it was collusion

Thursday, August 3, 2017   ELECTIONS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Democrat Manka Dhingra widens lead over Republican Englund in key Eastside state Senate race — Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra on Wednesday widened her lead slightly in primary vote results for a key Washington state Senate seat. The contest will determine which party […]

Manka and Mosqueda, State Senate on drugs, Trump’s ‘dump’

Wednesday, August 2, 2017   PRIMARY ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — In high-profile state Senate race, Democrat Manka Dhingra leads — Democrat Manka Dhingra took a comfortable lead Tuesday evening over Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund in a key special Washington Senate election that will determine the balance of power in Olympia. In […]

Your Primary task, ‘repulsive’ Boeing, SeaTac’s boom

PRIMARY Tuesday, August 1, 2017   ► TODAY is the last day to drop off or mail your Primary Election ballots! — Check with your local Central Labor Council to find out which local candidates have earned labor’s endorsement. And if you live in the all-important 45th Legislative District, you REALLY need to turn in […]

‘Skinny’ fails, The Mighty Columbia™, foul mouthpiece, The Right Thing

Friday, July 28, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Senate rejects slimmed-down Obamacare repeal as McCain votes ‘no’ — The Senate rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a […]


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