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  • Jail inmate charged with assaulting 2 corrections officers
    YAKIMA – A jail inmate in Yakima is facing new charges in connection with assaults on two corrections officers last week. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported 26-year-old Gustavo Franco is accused of attacking a corrections officer who was conductin…
    - 1 Mar 17, 3:18pm -
  • Boeing investigates security breach after spreadsheet shared

    Boeing investigates security breach after spreadsheet shared

    SEATTLE – Boeing is investigating an internal security breach impacting thousands of workers in four states, including Washington. The company says it was notified in January after a worker accidentally sent personal information of 36,000 Boeing em…
    - 1 Mar 17, 1:17pm -
  • Montana governor calls for May 25 election to replace Zinke
    HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock says a special election will be held May 25 to fill Montana’s vacant seat in the U.S. House. That seat became vacant Wednesday when Republican Ryan Zinke was confirmed as President Donald Trump’s Interior Department…
    - 1 Mar 17, 1:14pm -
  • Union says University of Oregon planning 75 layoffs of faculty
    EUGENE – A labor union representing University of Oregon employees says the school is considering a plan to lay off 75 nontenured faculty members. The Register-Guard reported that United Academics says the reductions will affect employees of the C…
    - 1 Mar 17, 12:59pm -
  • Small plane crash shut down Bellingham airport for 24 hours
    BELLINGHAM – Authorities say a small plane crash during a snowstorm shut down the Bellingham International Airport for nearly 24 hours. The Bellingham Herald reported that no details about the cause of Monday’s crash have been released, but autho…
    - 1 Mar 17, 12:14pm -
  • Hanford project to keep uranium out of Columbia River

    Hanford project to keep uranium out of Columbia River

    Work to keep uranium from leaching into the Columbia River at Hanford just north of Richland is being expanded after a test showed good results.Wells are being drilled now to inject a solution into the ground to bind the uranium contaminating the gro…
    - 1 Mar 17, 11:00am -
  • Pullman council hears pitch for police drones
    PULLMAN – Changes could be coming to Pullman’s streets and air space, and Police Chief Gary Jenkins wants to hear what the public thinks about those changes.At Tuesday’s Pullman City Council meeting, Jenkins presented information on the possibl…
    - 1 Mar 17, 10:48am -
  • Yakima County commissioners seeking voters’ advice on legal marijuana
    YAKIMA – Voters in unincorporated areas of Yakima County will be asked in November if a ban on marijuana businesses should remain intact.Despite the ban, there are now more than 20 such state-licensed businesses – primarily growers and processors…
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:12pm -
  • Icy winter pushes WSDOT’s road salt budget into the red

    Icy winter pushes WSDOT’s road salt budget into the red

    Washington state Department of Transportation officials are asking lawmakers to put an extra $5 million into the department’s current snow-and-ice removal budget to cover costs incurred this winter.“We program our budget based on historical data,…
    - 28 Feb 17, 4:10pm -
  • Nearly half of local millennials consider moving as Seattle-area home costs soar again

    Nearly half of local millennials consider moving as Seattle-area home costs soar again

    Big housing-cost increases are taking a heavy toll on millennials throughout the Seattle area, which has retained its title as the hottest housing market in the country.A new poll from a Seattle-area nonprofit finds that 45 percent of millennials in…
    - 28 Feb 17, 3:20pm -

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  • newKnight scores 13 to carry Dartmouth over Merrimack 55-46

    Knight scores 13 to carry Dartmouth over Merrimack 55-46

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Chris Knight had 13 points and eight rebounds as Dartmouth defeated Merrimack 55-46 on Friday night in the first game of the River Hawk Invitational. The Big Green started the second half on a 19-3 run, over nearly 11 minutes,…
    - 5 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:09pm -
  • newProtests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising

    Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests have struck several major cities in Iran, including the conservative stronghold of Mashhad, over the government cutting back on gasoline subsidies and increasing costs by 50%. The state-run IRNA news agen…
    - 7 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:07pm -
  • newCoburn scores 23 to carry Hofstra past New York Tech 111-69

    Coburn scores 23 to carry Hofstra past New York Tech 111-69

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Tareq Coburn had a career-high 23 points as Hofstra rolled past New York Tech 111-69 on Friday night. The 111 points surpassed the program’s record of 107 set against Molloy (2017) and Rosemont (2018). The 42-point margin o…
    - 9 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:05pm -
  • newGeorgia ethics commission files lawsuit over Abrams emails

    Georgia ethics commission files lawsuit over Abrams emails

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission has filed a lawsuit seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations. But Abrams’ former campaign manager Lauren Gr…
    - 11 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:03pm -
  • newStock scams bring 15-year sentence for former Eastside man who posed as a billionaire

    Stock scams bring 15-year sentence for former Eastside man who posed as a billionaire

    Keenan Gracey, a former Newcastle man, was sentenced Friday to 15 years for an elaborate corporate stock scheme that bilked $6.1 million from 107 victims in Washington and California.
    - 15 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:59pm -
  • newWashington’s Hameir Wright is ‘the glue’ for the Huskies, and he’s already showing why

    Washington’s Hameir Wright is ‘the glue’ for the Huskies, and he’s already showing why

    After two games, junior forward Hameir Wright has proven to be indispensable in large part because he’s become a rangy, ball-hawking defender with shot-blocking instincts.
    - 21 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:53pm -
  • newGovernor’s office: Revenue commissioner resigning

    Governor’s office: Revenue commissioner resigning

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office says state Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman is resigning. Dunleavy, in a statement, praised Tangeman for his work ethic and contributions to the administration. Dunleavy’s office says Tangema…
    - 26 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:48pm -
  • newIsrael says 2 Gaza missiles intercepted despite cease-fire

    Israel says 2 Gaza missiles intercepted despite cease-fire

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says its missile defenses have intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. The firings early Saturday raise more doubts about the fate of a fragile cease-fire that was announced Thursday. The Egyptian-brokered lull en…
    - 28 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:46pm -
  • newSheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

    Sheriff calls deadly shooting at Airbnb rental a ‘bloodbath’

    ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath.” Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston said Friday that he knows residents in…
    - 29 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:45pm -
  • newNorth Korea says Kim attended military air show

    North Korea says Kim attended military air show

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un attended a flight demonstration of military aircraft at an airfield on the country’s eastern coast where he instructed combat pilots to acquire “great idea and tactics” against ene…
    - 32 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:42pm -

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  • Respect our teachers! ● Calls for Shea to resign ● Nonprofits need unions

    Respect our teachers! ● Calls for Shea to resign ● Nonprofits need unions

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019   RESPECT OUR TEACHERS!   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kennewick teachers vow strike if no agreement by Aug. 26 — Kennewick teachers voted Monday to go on strike on Aug. 27, the scheduled first day of school, if n…
    - 87 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 11:47am -
  • Fired SC Boeing Machinists win legal battle

    Fired SC Boeing Machinists win legal battle

    The following is from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 20, 2019) — Five instances of company discipline and unjust terminations of IAM members at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner manufacturing…
    - 87 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 10:09am -
  • Charity golf tournament Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver course

    Charity golf tournament Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver course

    SPOKANE — Teamsters Local 690, UFCW Local 1439 and Sunrise for Children invite all to participate in the Teamsters/UFCW/Sunrise Dental Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver Golf Course, with a shotgun start a…
    - 87 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 10:09am -
  • Join ‘People Over Pharma Profits’ rally Tuesday at noon in Seattle

    Join ‘People Over Pharma Profits’ rally Tuesday at noon in Seattle

    The following is from Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action: SEATTLE — Organizations, healthcare and consumer advocates, and patients are coming together Tuesday as part of a national day of action to demand that lawmakers take serious action…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 4:12pm -
  • Trolls vs. AFSCME ● NABTU vs. Trump ● Billionaires vs. taxes

    Trolls vs. AFSCME ● NABTU vs. Trump ● Billionaires vs. taxes

    Monday, August 19, 2019   DOWN SOUTH   ► From the NW Labor Press — Troll on the Hill — Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) office support staffperson Jesse Miller thought something was odd about the online trolls who began attacking A…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 12:08pm -
  • Save veteran construction training programs

    Save veteran construction training programs

    The following is from the Union Veterans Council: (Aug. 19, 2019) — After coming home from the Army, Union Veteran Council Executive Director Will Attig struggled to find his place. “I came home without a job, a degree or a future,” Attig said.…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:24am -
  • No vote on NAFTA ’til it’s fixed: Tuesday is National Call-In Day

    No vote on NAFTA ’til it’s fixed: Tuesday is National Call-In Day

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After 25 years of NAFTA empowering corporations to undermine basic labor standards, attack environmental laws, and outsource more than 1 million U.S. jobs, the revised NAFTA 2.0 deal that Donald Trump signed in late 2018 is not t…
    - 88 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:24am -
  • Labor Day events planned across Washington state on Sept. 2

    Labor Day events planned across Washington state on Sept. 2

    This Labor Day — which is fast approaching on Monday, Sept. 2 — working people in every corner of the country have good reason to be proud. Our labor movement is on the rise. We are marching and striking and organizing. We are refusing to accept…
    - 91 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Development Director

    WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Development Director

    SEATTLE (Aug. 16, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the largest union federation and considered to be the voice of labor in the State of Washington, is hiring! The WSLC is seeking applicants for two positions: Workforce…
    - 91 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • ‘Why do we have to choose?’ ● Stepford Amazonians ● Too Hot

    ‘Why do we have to choose?’ ● Stepford Amazonians ● Too Hot

    Friday, August 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Vancouver hearing explores overtime pay proposals — Vancouver workers, business owners, unions and business organization representatives gathered Thursday for a public hea…
    - 91 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:06pm -
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  • newAttorney General Ferguson Garners First-Ever Conviction Under Animal Trafficking Act
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Donald Frank Rooney of Everett has pleaded guilty to trafficking in species threatened with extinction under a voter-approved initiative banning the sale or transfer of products made from certain end…
    - 19 mins ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:55pm -
  • Morning Wire: Amazon’s influence on local politics, President Fawn Sharp, Governor Locke at Re-Wire
    Elections have a funny way of telling us who we really are as a statewide community. It’s an empirical poll from those of us that wish to participate that tells us pretty much who we are. This year, the view about us may be that Washington is not m…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 1:45pm -
  • Homelessness takes center stage in local elections
    When Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart conceded the Spokane mayoral race, he spoke of a politics that sucked the life out of his campaign, a politics from which he could not escape.  I thought last year when I announced, and again when we…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 9:00am -
  • I-976 and the multibillion-dollar question
    Should I-976 survive the legal challenge headed its way, a multibillion-dollar budget gap will need to be filled. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have proposed strategies for backfilling the gap.              At the moment, transpor…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 11:47pm -
  • Four things that are different after Amazon’s step into local elections
    This 2019 election in Seattle was something else. I’m not sure anyone quite has a coherent theory of what ultimately took place in a way that weaves together all of the various threads of this election cycle story. But one story line appears to be…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 4:53am -
  • Sen. Maureen Walsh won’t seek re-election
    State Senator Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, is announcing she will not seek re-election to her seat, but will complete the last year of her term, which ends Jan. 11, 2021. Walsh’s impending retirement will mark the end of a long and productive care…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 12:21pm -
  • Q&A: President Fawn Sharp on why Tribal Nations are poised to lead the global response to climate change
    Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, winning 61 percent of the vote. Sharp ran a campaign centered around addressing climate change. Tribal Nations have been on the f…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 7:34pm -
  • Old tensions boil over in I-976 vote
    When the first round of election results were released on Tuesday evening, Senator Phil Fortunato was not surprised at what he saw. In a conversation with me on Wednesday afternoon, shortly before a second round of results were released showing Initi…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 10:19pm -
  • Morning Wire: Rep. Stokesbary, Topical Agenda, R-88
    With November starting, we move back into the Morning Wire as a weekly newsletter. We’re gearing up for both our 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference as well as the 2020 legislative session.  So, we’ll begin to have more coverage for you from across…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:02pm -
  • Q&A Part 2: Rep. Drew Stokesbary talks about the importance of applying pressure to bring about change
    Rep. Stokesbary and I continue our conversation by talking about the pressure applied to the NCAA by state legislatures, the pace of legislative change more broadly, and how Rep. Stokesbary plans to move this issue forward next session. You can read…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 11:52am -

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