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Women march, GOP on repeat, insurers profit…

Monday, January 23, 2017   WOMEN’S MARCHES     ► In the Seattle Times — Record Seattle crowd asserts women’s rights: ‘Trump has galvanized everybody’ — The organizers originally thought 50,000 people would show up Saturday to the Womxn’s March on Seattle to demonstrate their opposition to the country’s newly sworn-in president. In the end, […]

Support for family leave, ACA ‘saved the farm,’ Old Man done good…

Friday, January 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From EOI — Strong show of support for paid family and medical leave in House Labor Committee hearing — HB 1116, sponsored by Rep. June Robinson (D-Everett), would allow all Washington workers to use extended paid leave for events like the birth of a child, a […]

Team Teresa, women stand up, big Trump cuts loom…

Thursday, January 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Labor leader Teresa Mosqueda announces run for Seattle City Council — Teresa Mosqueda, a labor-movement leader who helped write last year’s initiative to raise the state minimum wage, is running for Seattle City Council. Mosqueda is political-campaign director at the Washington State […]

Still fuming, ‘engaging’ Trump, Jaime’s tap dance, hot in herre…

Wednesday, January 18, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Report: Hanford tank vapor concerns strong as ever — Little progress appears to have been made to address the concerns of union employees about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford nuclear reservation, according to a new report. … “Many workers perceive […]

Rallying for health care, school funding, racial and social justice…

Tuesday, January 17, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► In the Seattle Times — With outrage and resolve, Seattle rally backs saving, improving Obamacare — Demanding to maintain and even expand health care for all, hundreds rallied in Westlake Park on Sunday as part of a national call to defend and improve Obamacare. U.S. Rep. […]

Recklessness in the House, millennials get shorted, Wayne’s weird world…

Friday, January 13, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► From The Hill — House to take critical step toward repealing Obamacare — The House will vote Friday on a budget resolution that would pave the way for ObamaCare’s repeal despite some grumbling by some Republicans wary of moving forward without a firm replacement plan ready. ► In […]

Inslee implores, GOP killing coverage & unions, pay women more…

Thursday, January 12, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Gov. Inslee implores lawmakers in inaugural speech to focus on education funding — Calling the need to fully fund Washington’s K-12 public schools a historic opportunity, Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday used his inaugural address to motivate lawmakers to come together to […]

More Boeing layoffs, nurse stress, debt schmet, voter purge…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017   AEROSPACE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing plans buyouts, layoffs for engineers in first of three cuts for 2017 — Boeing unveiled Tuesday a new round of buyouts for engineers companywide, and warned that layoff notices will follow later for engineers in Washington state. Two more rounds are […]

Willy-nilly in Oly, CTE pays, kneecapping unions…

Tuesday, January 10, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — Split on school funding marks start of new legislative session in Olympia — A task force designed to come up with ideas to solve the state’s school-funding crisis failed to put out any recommendations Monday, the first day of a new […]

Session begins, Obamacare doomsday, Meryl update…

Monday, January 9, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — Can lawmakers solve school-funding crisis in 105 days? ‘It doesn’t bode well’ — Critics called it a delay tactic last year when state lawmakers, staring down a court order to fully fund Washington’s public schools, created a seventh task force to study […]

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