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Our ‘forgotten’ colleges ● Our trade war ● Our climate job killer

Wednesday, April 17, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington’s ‘forgotten’ community colleges call for more funding from the state — After years of feeling ignored by lawmakers, faculty and students at Washington’s community and technical colleges walked out of classes Tuesday, urging the Legislature to invest in their schools. […]

Give us a break vote! ● Coverage, not cost ● Dems vs. Bernie 2: Electric Boogaloo

Tuesday, April 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In the Yakima H-R — Nurses need breaks — for everyone’s safety (editorial) — A common-sense state bill requiring nurses to take regular rest breaks and prohibiting mandatory overtime or “on-call” status has passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan vote and is awaiting state […]

Killed in the line of duty ● Funding schools ● ILWU vs. racism

Monday, April 15, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the Columbian — Cowlitz County deputy killed while investigating disabled vehicle — The Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy shot in the line of duty Saturday night has died. Sheriff’s officials Sunday afternoon identified the fallen deputy as Justin DeRosier, 29. He leaves a wife and a five-month […]

Tougher tanker inspections ● Levy-lid layoffs ● Tax bill: $0 ● Panic!

Friday, April 12, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing’s other problem: Much-needed Air Force tanker keeps hitting snafus (by Jon Talton) — The U.S. Air Force twice stopped deliveries of the KC-46A Pegasus in recent months because of loose tools and foreign debris discovered in closed compartments of the plane. On Tuesday, […]

Mark defends himself ● Doug enriches himself ● Don’t scapegoat immigrants

Thursday, April 11, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — My wife is a teacher, but I disagree with the teachers union on pay (by Sen. Mark Mullet) — The teachers union and many school officials are demanding (SB 5313), arguing that schools need more local money for programs. But when […]

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 […]


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