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Work safety at Darigold ● The beginning of Trump’s end? ● Shareholders vs. America

Monday, August 20, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Darigold says it’s working to improve dairy industry’s safety record — In February 2015, a worker on a dairy farm of a Darigold farmer-owner in Mabton, Yakima County, drowned when he drove a front loader into a manure lagoon. That year, farmworkers on Washington […]

‘Don’t be a d—‘ (that’ll be $550) ● Still separated ● Aretha’s other anthem

Friday, August 17, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — A $550-per-hour coach is helping Sound Transit’s chief get along with his employees  — Sound Transit is paying a management coach $550 per hour to help Chief Executive Officer Peter Rogoff get along better with his employees. The sessions are part of the “leadership-development […]

Pickets pay off ● NAFTA deal ● The Trump economy

Thursday, August 16, 2018   THE QUEEN OF SOUL (1942-2018)     PAY OUR TEACHERS!   ► From KNKX — Hundreds of Seattle teachers rally for a raise as contract bargaining continues —  Teachers’ unions across the state are pushing for salary increases after lawmakers approved another $1 billion for public education earlier this year. In […]

Pay our teachers ● ILWU heroes ● Matt out ● ‘Ironstache’ advances

Wednesday, August 15, 2018   PAY OUR TEACHERS   ► From KIRO 7 — Hundreds of teachers to rally for higher pay — Hundreds of teachers in Western Washington school districts will be rallying for higher pay Wednesday. Many of them of them say they’re closer to going on strike. ► In today’s Columbian — Woodland schools, teachers […]

Strong unions → better pay ● Tax cuts exposed ● Illegal sabotage

Tuesday, August 14, 2018   TEACHER PAY   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Toppenish School District employees OK contract; average raises of 18.5 percent — After weeks of sometimes contentious contract negotiations, Toppenish School District employees accepted the latest offer from administrators for a pay increase for the upcoming school year. Teachers and other staff members […]

Pay teachers! ● Republicans and Russia ● A Space Force question

Monday, August 13, 2018   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Tri-Cities teacher raises are still up in the air. Will they reach deals in time? — Richland teachers plan to rally Monday as contract negotiations with the school district over raises stretch toward the start of the school year. Meanwhile, Pasco and Kennewick […]

Smith vs. Smith ● Trump’s grift and graft ● A helium-huffing Wonder?

Thursday, August 10, 2018   ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Rep. Adam Smith may face Democratic challenger Sarah Smith this fall — Rep. Adam Smith (D-Bellevue) might face a challenge from the left this fall, as Democratic candidate Sarah Smith pushed into second place in the primary as new votes were counted Thursday. The […]

A primary thrashing ● Teacher pay ● Caring about unions

Thursday, August 9, 2018   ELECTION   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington’s primary-election vote puts Republicans on the spot in three U.S. House races — National political analysts downgraded Republican odds in some state congressional races, while leaders of both parties predicted increased attention to the state in the fight for control of the U.S. […]

Blue wave arrives ● Kava… naw ● The attack on Evergreen

Wednesday, August 8, 2018   ELECTION   See The Stand’s roundup of Tuesday’s election results here. ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Results point to real contest: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown nearly tied in primary — Out of more than 120,000 votes counted, Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had a lead of a little more than […]

VOTE TODAY! ● WAFLA cashes in ● Keep Postal Service public

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY!   ELECTION   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — It’s Election Day, and no stamp is no problem — Drop your ballot in any mailbox, but it must be postmarked today. There also are special ballot boxes. EDITOR’S NOTE — Find that ballot, fill it out — and make sure you […]


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