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Still targeting health care, Durkan boosted, democracy vs. the right

Monday, September 18, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► From Politico — Senate GOP tries one last time to repeal Obamacare — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide […]

Everyday heroes, DACA deal or no deal, Supertool, Wayne’s Rhapsody

Friday, September 15, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KXLY — Freeman High School janitor hailed as hero for stopping shooter — Ordinary people faced extraordinary circumstances in the Freeman High School shooting. That’s why the school’s janitor is being called a hero, thanks to his quick action to restrain the student gunman. Sam Strahan, […]

DACA deal near, Baumloney, how baristas may dress

Thursday, September 14, 2017   DEFENDING THE DREAM   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump confirms support for law that protests Dreamers — President Trump said on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with […]

WPAS solidarity rally tomorrow, Medicare for all, pleasing Bezos

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   LOCAL   ► From OPEIU 8 — Union Solidarity Rally to support striking Welfare & Pension workers — OPEIU Local 8 members who administer health and pension benefits for unions across the Pacific Northwest have been on strike at Welfare and Pension Administration Services for more than three weeks. Show […]

WPAS strike continues, DACA defended, teacher pay lags

Tuesday, September 12, 2017   LOCAL   ► Three weeks into the strike at Welfare and Pension Administration Services (WPAS) in Mercer Island, the picket lines are holding strong and labor/community support has been steady. Call Welfare & Pension Inc. owners and tell them to settle a fair contract NOW: 1-800-732-1121 or 206-441-7574; Richard Kafer […]

Still responding, prosperity bomb, charter failure

Monday, September 11, 2017   ► Sixteen years ago this morning, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States. Many of those killed were public employees, our nation’s first responders. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United […]

Hospital health, knowing a damn thing, bigot bros, Becker’s Blues

Friday, September 8, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Virginia Mason Memorial hospital workers protest new health care plan — “Affordable care is under attack! What do we do?” “Stand up, fight back!” More than 60 employees and supporters joined a picket line outside Virginia Mason Memorial hospital Thursday afternoon, chanting […]

Dave’s departure, America’s burden, Burien’s nativists

Thursday, September 7, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert’s retirement plans put his 8th District seat up for grabs — Rep. Dave Reichert’s decision to retire from Congress has immediately shifted Washington’s 8th District into one of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterms, according […]

State on fire, defend the Dream, state budget dohs

Wednesday, September 6, 2017   WASHINGTON ON FIRE   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Smoke overwhelms Tri-City skies, little relief in sight — A choking fog of grayish smoke settled Tuesday over the Tri-Cities, forcing children off playgrounds and outdoor workers to put on respirator masks. And it’s not expected to clear out for […]

Harvey relief fund, 83% ‘yes’ at zoo, moving out and up

Tuesday, August 29, 2017   HURRICANE HARVEY   ► From the Texas AFL-CIO — Texas Workers Relief Fund — A fund has been established to assist workers and their families displaced and experiencing other hardship as a result of Hurricane Harvey and its devastating floods. Your tax-deductible donations are encouraged to this fund operated by […]


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