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Fine First Student | Trickle-down debt | Pramila’s rising star

Wednesday, February 7, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle teachers union members plan walkout on fifth day of school-bus driver strike — Seattle teachers union members will stage a walkout Wednesday to show solidarity with the district’s school-bus drivers, who have been on strike since last Thursday. ALSO at The Stand — Join SEA […]

Call for transparency | Groundhog Day in D.C. | GOP Congress called out

Tuesday, February 6, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► From WFSE — Business community gangs up on our priority outsourcing transparency bill — The Washington Federation of State Employees’ priority bill to bring transparency and accountability when a state agency wants to contract out state employee work has a bull’s-eye on its back as the […]

Sumas farm fined | 5th LD goes full Trump | Politicizing law and order | Gone too soon

Friday, February 2, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle school-bus-driver strike: Here’s what you need to know — The First Student drivers want more affordable health benefits and a stronger retirement plan. On the picket lines, bus drivers told stories of having to declare bankruptcy, pay for expensive medication out of pocket or live […]

I AM 2018 | School bus strike begins | Obscuring tip theft | Et tu, Harley?

Thursday, February 1, 2018   I AM 2018   They were just 29 and 36. They died and sparked a movement. #IAMCOLEANDWALKER #IAM2018 — AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) February 1, 2018 ► From AP — Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers — Today, mayors and elected officials in more than 70 U.S. cities are expected to […]

Bus strike | Boeing profits | Heck on unions | Rising Medicare costs

Wednesday, January 31, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seattle school-bus drivers planning to strike Thursday — School-bus drivers in Seattle are planning to strike over labor contracts beginning Thursday, meaning some 12,000 students may need to find different ways to get to school. Teamsters Local 174, the union representing Seattle Public Schools’ […]

Inslee’s rejection | Kapstone’s merger | Boeing’s tariffs | Pence’s failure

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Inslee rejects Vancouver Energy oil terminal — Gov. Jay Inslee described the application as “unprecedented both in its scale and the scope of issues it raised.” He cited the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council’s unanimous recommendation to reject the project, saying that he […]

Birthday privacy | NAFTA talks | 5-year-old farmworkers

Monday, January 29, 2018   LOCAL     ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Ill Hanford workers face a maze of benefit programs. This new center is coming to the rescue — Representatives will help workers made ill by working at Hanford or their survivors understand what help is available from different programs, some of them complex […]

H-2A ‘deathbeds’ | Trump obstructs | Daughter’s dire request

Friday, January 26, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — State monitors found radioactive contamination from troubled Hanford demolition project — Monitors at the federal Hanford Nuclear site found plutonium and americium contamination up to 10 miles from a troubled demolition project that was suspended in December due to concerns about the spread of radioactive […]

Hanford hazards | U.S.-Mexico NAFTA complaint | Trump under oath

Thursday, January 25, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Hanford radioactive monitoring not protecting workers — New test results show that monitoring for airborne radioactive contamination has not protected Hanford nuclear reservation workers as the site’s PFP is demolished. Two more bioassays are positive for inhaled contamination. ► From The Stranger — Starbucks expands worker […]

‘Yes’ on school levies | Trumka unloads | Democratic decline

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s News Tribune — Renew levies, vote yes for strong schools (editorial) — Long after McCleary fades into history, South Sound schools will need levy and bond aid to cover programs, facilities and staff (such as school nurses) not funded by the state. What the Legislature did was […]


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