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Hanford help ● Emergency! ● WV Strike 2: Electric Boogaloo

Tuesday, February 19, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — State lawmakers consider more help for sick Hanford workers, while feds push back — Even as the federal government sues to stop a new Washington state law that helps Hanford workers, some state lawmakers are working to change the new law to allow […]

Let majorities rule ● Tim takes a seat ● More on the past than the future

Monday, February 18, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Stonier primary sponsor of bond majority bill — Election Day could have given the Ridgefield School District cause to celebrate, with a majority of voters — 57.9 percent — supporting a school bond that would have paid for the construction of new […]

Was it worth it? ● Goose poop ● Win in Denver ● Apple music

Friday, February 15, 2019   SHUTDOWNS AND EMERGENCIES   ► In today’s Washington Post — Congress approves border deal to avert shutdown; Trump to sign it and seek wall money elsewhere — Congress on Thursday approved a massive budget deal to avert an impending government shutdown, and President Trump promised to sign it, but only […]

‘Fair Contract Now!’ ♥ Cutting out contractors ♥ Coding women ♥ Janus Schmanus

♥  Thursday, February 14, 2019  ♥   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Clark College faculty seek pay increases — Clark College’s faculty union marched through campus Wednesday to support its bargaining team, which remains locked in contract negotiations with college administrators. Union members were clad in the trademark red of educator unions and carried the now-familiar Washington […]

Local levy results ● Privatizing mental health ● Will Trump sign it?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   LEVY RESULTS   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters — Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, voters overwhelmingly approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for more police and firefighters. The tax will allow the city to hire 20 new police […]

Deal done ‘in principle’ ● Hungover nurses ● Union Strong(er)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   NO MORE SHUTDOWNS!   ► In today’s Washington Post — Lawmakers say they have reached an ‘agreement in principle’ to avoid government shutdown — Key lawmakers announced a tentative deal late Monday that would avert another government shutdown at the end of the week while denying Trump much of the […]

No more shutdowns! ● Fixing the fix ● About your taxes…

Monday, February 11, 2019   NO MORE SHUTDOWNS!   ► In today’s Washington Post — Shutdown looms as border talks break down over immigration enforcement — The nation faces the real possibility of another government shutdown at the end of this week after bipartisan talks aimed at averting that outcome broke down in a dispute […]

Growing unions ● Will 747+50 = 797? ● Foxxconned ● Snow’s very nice

Friday, February 8, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Local unions seeing membership increase following statewide trend –According to the Washington State Labor Council, union members now make up 20 percent of the state’s workforce, making Washington the third most unionized state in the country, behind Hawaii and New York. […]

Investing in jobs ● Tax-cut bust ● Larsen steps up ● No more shutdowns

Thursday, February 7, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Terminal 5 upgrade is good for Seattle and the state (editorial) — Even as Seattle becomes more tech centric, it must continue supporting its maritime sector, which provides tens of thousands of jobs and economic opportunity across the state. The sector will get a […]

Radical Seattle ● Abrams wins the night ● Pence defends shutdown

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Setting the record straight on the 1919 Seattle General Strike (by Ron Judd) — In 1919, Seattle’s General Strike shut down the city for 6 days — but in the 100 years since, its stories have grown a little murky… The strike remains, […]


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