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Spokane getting rapid ● Rich Ruth: Tax me ● Unions hold back on 2020

Wednesday, April 10, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Spokane Transit’s Central City Line wins $53.4 million in federal money, fully funding the project — Twenty years after the idea was first hatched, and more than two years after voters signaled approval for the project, the federal government has allocated $53.4 million […]

Mullet’s poison pill ● Airbus tariffs ● Trump’s immigration crisis

Tuesday, April 9, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Washington’s school levy bill appears dead after unions object to amendments — At 1 a.m. Wednesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee adopted an amendment by Sen. Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) that would add limits to the extra money teachers receive on top […]

Loosen levy lid ● Doug ♥s Cambodia ● Scapegoating postal unions

Monday, April 8, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Lawmakers must loosen school levy restrictions (editorial) — Everett School District, if the Legislature doesn’t address the reductions caused by the levy swap, would have to find more than $11 million in cuts for the 2019-20 school year. Edmonds School District […]

Post-Janus update ● Parking planes ● Trump needs Pelosi ● Shiver

Friday, April 5, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Stonier-sponsored bill addressing public-sector unions advances — HB 1575 would modify how public-sector employees can join and leave unions, shield unions from liability from collecting past fees and would make it easier to organize some work environments. Rep. Monica Stonier, (D-Vancouver) who […]

Break point for nurses ● Banning Eyman ● Boeing’s fix may have failed

Thursday, April 4, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Spokesman-Review — Washington nurses, hospitals at odds over bill limiting overtime, requiring rest breaks — The bill would require nurses to take uninterrupted meal and rest breaks as required by state law, with exceptions carved out for emergency situations and when the employee’s specific […]

Hanford wrist slap ● No NAFTA 2.0 vote yet ● Is WWE killing its ‘contractors’?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — DOE says Hanford contractor punished enough for radioactive contamination spread — The Department of Energy is not planning to fine a Hanford contractor responsible for an airborne spread of radioactive particles in 2017, with contamination continuing to be found into 2018… Radioactive […]

Break bill faces deadline ● Party without a plan ● Safe staffing

Monday, April 1, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin — Deadline nears for nurse break legislation — A bill to mandate uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses and other health care workers is fast approaching two critical deadlines. SHB 1155 is before the state Senate Ways and Means Committee, […]

Everyday heroes ● Post-Janus ● The origin of the worst song ever

Friday, March 29, 2019   EVERYDAY HEROES   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Thousands turn out to mourn, remember slain Kittitas deputy — Friends remembered Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson as a man who loved his family, his friends and fishing. More than 3,000 people came to Central Washington University for Thompson’s memorial […]

Respect public service ● Let the voters decide ● Now ‘more robust’

Thursday, March 28, 2019   RESPECT PUBLIC SERVICE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Two dead after gunman opens fire in North Seattle, carjacks vehicle — The driver of Metro Route 75, Eric Stark, was hailed as a hero for backing the bus out of the area, despite his wounds, and driving to safety. […]

Microsoft steps up ● Boeing’s ‘no-no’ ● 800K at risk in state ● Dan alone

Wednesday, March 27, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — ‘Making Amazon look bad’: The unique and welcome way Microsoft is getting Amazon’s goat — In this era of corporations using blackmail and threats to win sweetheart tax deals, Microsoft is making waves at the state Capitol in Olympia with a far […]


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