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Jobs to be had, funky voters, why pensions go risky…


Monday, October 20, 2014   LOCAL   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years — Avista employees shared their stories with local job counselors this week, with the goal of encouraging others to consider careers in the energy industry. Utilities across the country are bracing for high […]

Yay Starbucks, office politics, reFugee rescue…


Friday, October 17, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Community colleges’ budget request is money well spent (editorial) — That $182 million does a great deal: $87.5 million for support of student degree and certificate programs, $51 million for basic education for adults, $29.1 million for investments in faculty and […]

Special sessions, fan fairness, Medicaid’s meaning…


Thursday, October 16, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► At PubliCola — A special session for transportation funding and not K-12 funding? — State Sen. Steve Litzow (R-Mercer Island) reportedly told a group of surprised regional leaders at their regular closed door meeting two weeks ago that following this year’s election there would be a […]

Boeing’s biggest risk, hot berries, why low-wage retailers fret…


Wednesday, October 15, 2014   BOEING   ► MUST-READ from Aviation Week — Greatest long-term threat to Boeing is the loss of talent (by Richard Aboulafia) — In the case of Boeing’s defense side, this risk (of shifting jobs to low-cost states) is probably worth taking, given the pressure it faces from both market forces […]

Free to earn less, DOD morale, questioning Boeing (gasp)…


Tuesday, October 14, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT     ► From KING-TV — Pay raise proposal for state employees draws criticism (from Freedom Foundation) — After years of pay cuts, health care cost increases and six years without a cost of living bump, Don Hall says he deserves a raise. “We have suffered long enough,” […]

Bills coming due, Ebola fears, 125 years of UA…


Monday, October 13, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Cost of readjusting pay, health care for state employees after Great Recession may top $583 million — The state Office of Financial Management has tallied costs for more than two dozen pay and health-care agreements for workers in state agencies and higher […]

Boeing’s ‘blank check,’ Alaska Air contract, R.I.P. Eleanor and Jan…


Friday, October 10, 2014   BOEING   ► In the Washington Post — After huge tax incentive package, Boeing still ships jobs out of Washington — “We essentially gave them a blank check,” said one Olympia insider close to Gov. Inslee’s office. “We didn’t leave ourselves any bargaining chips with respect to these engineering jobs.” […]

Waiting for Obama, paying for Walmart, emailing Stumpf…


Thursday, October 9, 2014   YES WE CAN… MAYBE… EVENTUALLY   ► In the NY Times — Home care workers still waiting on fair wages (by Teresa Tritch) — Home care workers have waited 40 years for the Labor Department to correct a regulation from 1974 that deemed them “companions,” and thus not entitled to […]

Seattle’s growing gap, Boeing ‘Armageddon,’ our plutocracy…


Tuesday, October 7, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — As Seattle incomes soar, gap grows between rich and poor — For the 20 percent of city households at the top of the income ladder, things couldn’t be better. Their earnings averaged $248,000 in 2013 — a hefty $15,000 jump from 2012. But for the 20 […]

Hobby Lobby targeted, USPS cuts protested, Voodoo 2…


Monday, October 6, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the Olympian — State Senate Democrats aim to negate Hobby Lobby decision — A group of Senate Democrats said Thursday that they will introduce legislation next year aimed at ensuring women can access contraception in Washington, even if those women’s employers object to paying for […]


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