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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 -

The Guardian: Washington News

  • Washington state's supreme court strikes down death penalty
    Judges rule measure unconstitutional, and order that the eight people on death row have sentences converted to life in prisonA panel of judges on Thursday unanimously struck down the death penalty in Washington state, ruling that it violates the stat…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 1:55pm -
  • On Washington's McNeil Island, the only residents are 214 dangerous sex offenders
    Civil commitment centers, which exist in less than half of US states, are meant as a community safeguard, but they’re riddled with controversiesA small island in the state of Washington houses a group of unlikely residents: they are all men the sta…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 6:00am -
  • Microsoft to require contractors to offer paid parental leave
    The company’s new policy, prompted by legislation passed in its home state of Washington, will give workers 12 weeks paid leaveMicrosoft has announced a policy requiring its contractors to offer employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave,…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 8:56pm -
  • Two men charged with in-flight sex crimes as FBI ramps up response
    Reports of sexual assaults on airlines have increased, a change some attribute to the #MeToo movementTwo men accused of sexually assaulting fellow passengers aboard separate airline flights have been federally charged in a move meant to signal a heig…
    - 53 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 7:18pm -
  • Couple in voyeurism case awarded $1m by Washington state judge
    Aquatic center employee videotaped women in changing areaWoman said secret taping affected her marriage and lifestyleA judge has awarded a couple $1m in damages in a voyeurism case after they sued a former lifeguard and local city employee who admitt…
    - 66 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 2:42pm -
  • Seattle stolen plane: FBI recovers flight data recorder from crash site
    Airport worker Richard Russell, 29, died in wreckageHorizon Air plane’s 75-minute flight ended on Ketron IslandSeattle FBI agents have recovered the flight data recorder and components of the cockpit voice recorder from the Horizon plane that was s…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 9:24am -
  • More than 100 large wildfires in US as six new blazes erupt
    The fires have scorched states from Washington to New Mexico, with California among the hardest hit Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break ou…
    - 72 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 9:13am -
  • Security alert at Seattle's SeaTac airport after plane 'took off without permission'
    F-15 fighter planes gave chase after ‘suicidal, single male’ stole a Q400 plane from a maintenance areaA plane has been stolen from Seattle-Tacoma international airport by an airline employee and crashed, authorities have confirmed, after F-15 fi…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 9:35am -
  • Plane stolen from Seattle airport chased by fighter jets – video
    A plane has been stolen from Seattle-Tacoma international airport by an airline employee and crashed, with F-15 fighter jets scrambled and flights grounded in a major security incident. Military pilots contacted the rogue aircraft and it crashed soon…
    - 73 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 5:38am -
  • Orca mother grieving for dead calf inspires push to save dying pods
    Headlines on mother who carried baby for days fuel concern over Seattle population that is stressed and starvingSeattle’s orcas are dying. That they are dying publicly and painfully may save them.First was Tahlequah’s calf. Born on 24 July, she d…
    - 75 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 3:18pm -

The Olympian

The Seattle Times

The Stand

  • newDirty or merely ‘unconventional’? ● Restoring OT pay ● Eyman in 2020

    Dirty or merely ‘unconventional’? ● Restoring OT pay ● Eyman in 2020

    Monday, October 22, 2018   ELECTION   ► In the Seattle Times — Conservative political group mailer called ‘blatant voter suppression’ by Democratic leaders — The campaign mailers recently sent out in at least two Washington’s state le…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 12:02pm -
  • newApply now to join WSLC team as receptionist/special projects staff

    Apply now to join WSLC team as receptionist/special projects staff

    SEATTLE (Oct. 22, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is looking for a full-time receptionist/special projects support staff for its Seattle office. The WSLC is the largest union organization in the state, representing the interests…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 9:25am -
  • ‘This is dirty politics at its absolute lowest’

    ‘This is dirty politics at its absolute lowest’

    State Republican operatives target female Democratic challengers with fake union postcards in effort to protect GOP incumbents    OLYMPIA (Oct. 20, 2018) — As voters received their election ballots this week, state Republican Party operatives hav…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 11:24am -
  • Got ballot? ● Amazon’s HQ2 revealed ● I Predict a Riot

    Got ballot? ● Amazon’s HQ2 revealed ● I Predict a Riot

    Friday, October 19, 2018   ELECTION   ► From McClatchy — Labor union launches its biggest-ever digital ad campaign — A major national union is launching its largest-ever digital advertising campaign less than three weeks before Election Day,…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:10pm -
  • New NAFTA is the beginning of the end for ‘free trade’

    New NAFTA is the beginning of the end for ‘free trade’

    The ‘USMCA’ deal steps away from the failed globalization model, and begins to recognize our national interests. But we can do better.   By STAN SORSCHER (Oct. 19, 2018) —  The United States, Mexico, and Canada just renegotiated the North Ame…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 10:30am -
  • Horning Brothers to pay $525K in workers’ sexual harassment case

    Horning Brothers to pay $525K in workers’ sexual harassment case

    The following is from the Northwest Justice Project: WENATCHEE (Oct. 19, 2018) — Horning Brothers, LLC, an agricultural business in Quincy, will pay $525,000 to settle claims of sexual harassment after 10 of its female employees were harassed by th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 10:24am -
  • Time to vote! ● We are the worst ● Cathy’s shame ● More militancy

    Time to vote! ● We are the worst ● Cathy’s shame ● More militancy

    Thursday, October 18, 2018   ELECTION   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Ballots hit mailboxes this week. Postage is prepaid. ► In the (Everett) Herald — Time to vote: Ballots are in the mail (editorial) — Ballots for the Nov. 6 electi…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:57am -
  • Time is running out; we must act to save our planet, ourselves

    Time is running out; we must act to save our planet, ourselves

    We must go all-in on clean energy to save our environment, our economy, our jobs — and our lives.   By JEFF JOHNSON “It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now…” — Debra Roberts…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 9:54am -
  • WSLC seeks Legislative Intern in Olympia for the 2019 session

    WSLC seeks Legislative Intern in Olympia for the 2019 session

    OLYMPIA (Oct. 18, 2018) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor organization which represents some 450,000 union members from more than 600 local unions, has an exciting internship opportunity in Olympia during th…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 9:19am -
  • UNITE HERE, Seattle Westin (Marriott) reach tentative deal

    UNITE HERE, Seattle Westin (Marriott) reach tentative deal

    The following is from UNITE HERE Local 8: SEATTLE (Oct. 16, 2018) — After months of negotiations, including a 19-hour final bargaining session concluding just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning, UNITE HERE Local 8 members at the Westin Seattle have rea…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 12:54pm -
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Washington State Wire

  • Conservative activist pushes write-in candidates to split Democrat vote
    Voters in multiple legislative districts across the state have received mailers urging them to write in “real progressive” candidates, rather than the Democratic candidates listed on their ballots. However, the group responsible for the ad lists…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 7:52pm -
  • New data: health care is the top issue in midterm political advertising
    Health care continues to be a key issue in federal midterm races across the country, according to a new analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project. Between September 18th and October 15th, 45.9 percent of broadcast television ads for federal races mentio…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:24pm -
  • Topical Agenda for 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference is now available!
    The Topical Agenda for our 2018 Re-Wire Policy Conference on December 13th is now available! Like the Washington State Wire, the second annual Re-Wire Policy Conference is a non-partisan, policy agnostic platform for civil, civic discourse on policy…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 1:52pm -
  • An update on election security improvements since the 2016 election
    Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference on election security on Tuesday morning at the King County Elections Office. Joining Wyman and Inslee were King County Elections Director Julie Wise and Colonel Ken Borchers…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 3:07pm -
  • Morning Wire: The 32nd LD race, Rep. Nicole Macri, Congressional debates
    In this edition of the Morning Wire we have a White House event on Washington State, election observations, and a podcast with one of the legislature's most thoughtful first-term members. 
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 1:03pm -
  • Sen. Padden visits White House for Pacific Northwest states conference
    Last week, Senator Mike Padden traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a White House conference focused on issues affecting Washington and Oregon. The conference included state and local policy makers from the Pacific Northwest, with Sen. Padden repres…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:15am -
  • Watch the 32nd LD Senate race
    One of the most interesting legislative races this year is happening in the 32nd legislative district Senate race. Incumbent Maralyn Chase is facing challenger Jesse Salomon.  Both candidates are progressive Democrats.  The policy divisions between…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:15am -
  • Podcast: A Conversation with Rep. Nicole Macri on Homelessness
    Representative Nicole Macri represents the 43rd Legislative District, covering parts of Seattle including Downtown, the University District, and Green Lake. Macri serves as the Vice Chair of the Washington State House Healthcare & Wellness Committee…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:15am -
  • Health care figures as a key issue in Rossi/Schrier race
    The results of a new AARP poll released on Wednesday, shows older voters in Washington’s 8th Congressional District have health care on their minds as the midterm election looms. This appears consistent with the candidates’ own assessments of the…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 7:21pm -
  • First US Senate debate offers window into candidates’ stances
    Last Monday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and her Republican challenger Susan Hutchison met for their first debate leading up to the November midterm election. The event yielded a window into federal policy elements that figure prominently for…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 6:29pm -

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