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Boeing plans job cuts, low tax Washington, voters revolt…


Thursday, February 11, 2016   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Job cuts planned as Boeing hunkers down to compete with Airbus, consider new plane — No details were given on the timing or scale of the job cuts, but the tone of the announcement suggests a significant impact across BCA. “We will […]

An embarrassment, stable in Seattle, voting rights…


Wednesday, February 10, 2016   SENATE EMBARRASSMENT   ► In today’s Columbian — Dysfunction in Olympia (editorial) — A surprise move by Senate Republicans to oust state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson serves as an embarrassing example of dysfunctional government. While senators might find fault with how Peterson has handled her duties, the manner in which […]

Senate GOP ‘out of control,’ Harborview win, buy union rats…


Tuesday, February 9, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Governor assails state Senate for firing transportation chief — An angry Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday blasted Republican senators for ousting Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, calling it a “scurrilous, underhanded and dishonest” political campaign of which they should be ashamed.  […]

GOP smears, NLRB on KapStone, class warfare…


Monday, February 8, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Seattle Times — WSDOT chief ousted by Senate Republicans after 3 years on job — In a show of political muscle, Republican state senators Friday fired Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson by refusing to confirm her — some three years after her appointment by Gov. […]

GOP-Kochs win, vulnerable TPP, we will remember…


Friday, February 5, 2016   NATIONAL   ► In today’s Washington Post — West Virginia House passes ‘right-to-work’ bill, after harsh debate — The West Virginia State House narrowly passed a right-to-work bill on Thursday, setting the state up to become the country’s 26th that doesn’t require employees to pay dues to their unions bans […]

Inslee on tax accountability, FAA fight, why wouldn’t you…


Thursday, February 4, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Tax breaks cloud talk on aerospace industry — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday trumpeted the accomplishments of Washington’s aerospace industry the past century and telling a roomful of executives from aerospace companies, including Boeing, that “the sky’s the limit” in the […]

TPP’s new low, early 737 Max, ‘vindictive’ foundation…


Wednesday, February 3, 2016   TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP   ► From the Hill — TPP: A new low (by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka) — As a dozen nations gather in New Zealand this week to officially sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), working families in the United States are sounding the alarm on a deal that would […]

City blockers, Harborview commits, TPP → inequality…


Tuesday, February 2, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Legislators consider bills to standardize sick leave, minimum wage — The Legislature should standardize the state’s minimum wage and sick leave laws to avoid a growing number of workplace standards, business representatives told a Senate panel Monday. But they didn’t agree on […]

No deal at KapStone, Hobbs vs. cities, angry white primaries…


Monday, February 1, 2016   LOCAL   ► In the (Longview) Daily News — KapStone workers reject contract — Union workers have rejected the latest contract offer from KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., prolonging a labor dispute that has simmered and festered for nearly two years. Leaders of AWPPW Local 153 said the majority of […]

Kids can’t wait, suppressing voters, Elwood makes the cut…


Friday, January 29, 2016   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s News Tribune — Lawmakers disagree about deadline for fixing school-funding problems — A school-funding plan that passed the state House earlier this week would commit to fixing remaining funding problems by the end of the Legislature’s 2017 session, which is scheduled to conclude in […]


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