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Eyman’s broke ● Trump’s in trouble ● NAFTA 2.0’s “weak” ● Mick’s money

Friday, November 30, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Tax protester Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy as legal troubles persist — The bankruptcy filing revealed Eyman has been making $42,573.84 a month since May, owns his home in Mukilteo and three cars; a 2013 Ford Explorer, 2013 Mercedes C300 and […]

Bob has our back ● Frank isn’t finished ● Nancy nominated ● Sinclair shady

Thursday, November 29, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Feds threaten to sue over law to help sick Hanford workers — The Department of Justice has threatened to sue the state of Washington to block an expansion of the state worker compensation program for ill Hanford workers. The legislation passed in 2018 was intended […]

U.S. v. Hanford workers ● Educated v. GOP ● Online retail v. humanity

Wednesday, November 28, 2018   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Justice Department threatens to sue Washington state over compensation law that aids Hanford workers — The U.S. Justice Department is threatening to sue Washington state to block legislation signed into law this year by Gov. Jay Inslee to help Hanford workers win more compensation […]

ACA clock ticking ● Lame-duck tax giveaway ● ‘No warning’ from GM

Tuesday, November 27, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Deadline for health insurance open enrollment is nearing — This year’s open enrollment period for 2019 began on Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. People who don’t receive insurance through an employer or who are ineligible for government programs such as Medicaid and […]

Health care staffing ● Three recounts ● Social Security cuts

Monday, November 26, 2018   LOCAL   ► In the Seattle Times — Airplane fuelers at Sea-Tac threaten holiday strike amid contract negotiation — Aircraft fuelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport authorized a strike last week ahead of the holiday travel rush. Teamsters Union Local 174 represents nearly 150 employees who refuel departing airplanes at Sea-Tac […]

UW’s laundry layoffs ● Fixing Western State ● R.I.P., Roy

Friday, November 16, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — UW will shutter Mount Baker laundry, putting nearly 100 employees out of work — UW Medicine has cited budget shortfalls in deciding to close its Mount Baker laundry facility. The union representing laundry workers (WFSE) says the closure will harm the employees, most of […]

PAPA strikes ● Randall leads ● Eyman returns ● Unemployment drops

Thursday, November 15, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Peninsula Daily News — School closed today in Port Angeles; closure announced as negotiations continue — Port Angeles schools will be closed today as paraeducators prepare to strike after negotiations over wages stalled. Teachers have said they will honor the picket line. The Port Angeles Paraeducators Association […]

Cops’ contract ● So close ● Union-bashing backlash

Wednesday, November 14, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle City Council approves police-union contract; deal faces scrutiny by federal judge overseeing reforms — The council, after long debate before a packed hearing, voted 8-1 to ratify the contract negotiated by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration with the rank-and-file police guild. The vote came after […]

WA elects women ● Amazon HQ2 (and 3… and 3½) ● We choose to pay more for drugs

Tuesday, November 13, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Looming Seattle City Council vote on police labor contract generates political friction right down to the wire — The council vote over whether to ratify a tentative labor contract between the city and its rank-and-file police union is generating political friction right down to […]

Women win ● Get smart for Boeing ● Fanning the flames

Monday, November 12, 2018   ELECTIONS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — More power to women in government (editorial) — Tuesday’s election results mean more women will be joining Washington’s Legislature as well as Congress… It’s about time. Having more women in office isn’t just about numbers or bragging rights. Stronger representation means our state […]


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