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Shutdown anxiety, Saudi Transit, Cathy to the rescue, This Girl

Friday, May 26, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From the Public News Service — State workers get notice of potential layoffs as budget talks continue — On Friday, the state budget office formally notified AFSCME, the union that represents Washington state employees, that workers could be temporarily laid off if a compromise isn’t reached […]

BPA by Amazon®, shutdown prep, Doug’s available, CBO’s body-slam

Thursday, May 25, 2017   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — Trump’s budget proposes selling off BPA grid — One of President Trump’s ideas to generate revenue is not sitting well with some Northwest utilities. The proposed budget includes a plan to sell off publicly-owned transmission lines, like those owned by the Bonneville Power Administration. […]

More special pay for them, more austerity for us, more scoring

Wednesday, May 24, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — No agreement yet: Washington Legislature goes into second special session — Gov. Jay Inslee has called lawmakers back for a second special session to continue work on court-mandated K-12 education funding and a new state budget. In his remarks, the governor effectively […]

Boeing minus 13,600 jobs, AHCA suffering, Americans last, et tu Harley?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Cuts continue as Boeing issues more layoff notices — Boeing issued more layoff notices Friday, as the aerospace giant continues trimming its workforce. At least 281 workers were told they will be out of a job by late July. The company laid […]

Back to work at AT&T, time’s up in Olympia, American serfs

Monday, May 22, 2017   AT&T STRIKE   ► In the (Longview) Daily News — Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T — About a dozen Longview AT&T workers joined up to 40,000 of their union colleagues across the nation in a walkout Friday over benefits, health care and job security. They […]

Legislators get theirs, nixing paid leave, TPP 2.0, RIP CC

Friday, May 19, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Sky Valley Chronicle — Local labor groups, educators and others to stage rally at Shoreline school on Saturday — The Washington Federation of State Employees has encouraged all union members and community supporters to a Save Fircrest Rally and Picket on Saturday, May 20 […]

Cathy’s real family, RTW coming, too many people

Thursday, May 18, 2017   COUNTDOWN TO IMPEACHMENT   ► In today’s Washington Post — Deputy attorney general appoints special counsel to oversee probe of Russian interference in election — The Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials. Robert S. Mueller III, a former prosecutor […]

Are we there yet, not meeting halfway (or at all), 737 MAX #1…

Wednesday, May 17, 2017   COUNTDOWN TO IMPEACHMENT   ► In today’s NY Times — Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation — The documentation of Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and FBI investigation into links between Trump’s associates and […]

What will it take, Styx vs. ST3, H-1B peanuts, legally locked-up…

Tuesday, May 16, 2017   COUNTDOWN TO IMPEACHMENT   ► In today’s NY Times — Trump revealed highly classified intelligence to Russia, officials say — President Trump boasted about highly classified intelligence about an Islamic State plot in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week, providing details that could expose the […]

Manka in the 45th, complicit Republicans, CA vs. Trump…

Monday, May 15, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Seattle Times — Taxes vs. Trump: Eastside contest will determine power in Olympia — Control of Washington’s divided Legislature hinges on the results this November of one Eastside Senate contest in the 45th Legislative District. Jinyoung Lee Englund could help Republicans keep the Senate […]


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