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  • newShanghai stocks tumble, other Asian stocks clam

    Shanghai stocks tumble, other Asian stocks clam

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks in Shanghai fell sharply but in rest of Asia, markets were calm Thursday after the Fed minutes largely met investor expectations that it will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. KEEPING SCORE: Chi…
    - 24 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:11am -
  • newBiologist expects more bears in Kodiak after poor berry crop

    Biologist expects more bears in Kodiak after poor berry crop

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Several Kodiak residents have reported seeing bears in town throughout the past few weeks, and at least one area expert believes that’s because of a lackluster berry crop this year. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday…
    - 29 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:06am -
  • newWard Village developer files suit against Waiea contractor

    Ward Village developer files suit against Waiea contractor

    HONOLULU (AP) — The developer of Honolulu’s Ward Village community has filed a lawsuit against the general contractor of the luxurious residential high-rise Waiea. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that developer Howard Hughes Corp. filed suit…
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:05am -
  • newTrump’s stop in Honolulu before Asia costs city nearly $141K

    Trump’s stop in Honolulu before Asia costs city nearly $141K

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Honolulu with first lady Melania Trump cost the city $140,776. KHON2-TV reports that the couple arrived Nov. 3 and spent less than 24 hours on the island before departing for Asia. Various…
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:05am -
  • new3 Alaska men file suit, say they were poisoned at work

    3 Alaska men file suit, say they were poisoned at work

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three former Alaska construction workers have filed a lawsuit against oilfield service company Baker Hughes, saying working conditions in 2014 caused them to suffer brain damage. KTVA-TV reported Tuesday that the men’s la…
    - 31 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:04am -
  • newRaisman embraces role as ‘Fierce’ advocate for abuse victims

    Raisman embraces role as ‘Fierce’ advocate for abuse victims

    The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It…
    - 42 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:53am -
  • newWSU gets two new class of 2018 commitments on Thanksgiving Eve

    WSU gets two new class of 2018 commitments on Thanksgiving Eve

    WSU gets commitments from a receiver and a defensive tackle on Wednesday
    - 49 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:46am -
  • newNHL’s Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

    NHL’s Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

    Erik Gudbranson looks at the standings almost every day. Sure, it’s only November, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the playoffs and see which teams are atop the division standings. “Every single point matters,” the Vancouver…
    - 51 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:44am -
  • newZimbabwe, facing new leader, wonders ‘Where is Mugabe?’

    Zimbabwe, facing new leader, wonders ‘Where is Mugabe?’

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and his wife. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began im…
    - 56 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:39am -
  • newNorthwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in Utah

    Northwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might find tough sledding due to a shortage of conifers in the Pacific Northwest this year. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that the shortage has to do with the Great…
    - 57 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:38am -

The Stand

  • newNext update: Monday, Nov. 27
    Have happy holidays, y’all. Sincerely, The Entire Staff of The Stand
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:47am -
  • Worse than you thought | Mo’ money, same problem | Keith’s manhood

    Worse than you thought | Mo’ money, same problem | Keith’s manhood

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017   TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH   ► In today’s NY Times — After vote on taxes, spotlight shifts to undecided senators — The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:04pm -
  • Budget gambit killing hundreds of jobs

    Budget gambit killing hundreds of jobs

    Senate GOP’s decision to hold capital budget hostage costs 500 jobs (and counting)   The following is from the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFSCME Council 28: OLYMPIA (Nov. 21, 2017) — Nearly 500 state agency and higher education j…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:12am -
  • Congress: Don’t slash funding for Social Security Administration

    Congress: Don’t slash funding for Social Security Administration

    Senate GOP wants $492 million cut in Social Security administration, public services   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 21, 2017) — At more than 1,200 field offices around the country, the Social Security Administration provides direct, personal assistance…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:11am -
  • 10% fewer Boeing jobs | Jaime ‘good’ with tax plan | When unions are gutted

    10% fewer Boeing jobs | Jaime ‘good’ with tax plan | When unions are gutted

    Monday, November 20, 2017   LOCAL   ► In the (Everett) Herald — Aerospace workers adjust to changing industry — Their long, fruitful careers at the Boeing Co. came to an abrupt end this year. Gary Stone and Larry Lupescu are now helping oth…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:57am -
  • Donate to Operation Agua to help Puerto Ricans get safe water

    Donate to Operation Agua to help Puerto Ricans get safe water

    The following is from AFT Washington: (Nov. 20, 2017) — Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated their island, a million Puerto Ricans still have no safe drinking water. People are resorting to collecting water in contaminated waterways or from…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:52am -
  • Buy Union to have a happy Thanksgiving

    Buy Union to have a happy Thanksgiving

    (Nov. 20, 2016) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food items that are essential to a traditional family feast, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:43am -
  • Help PSLA have another great Children’s Holiday Party on Dec. 9

    Help PSLA have another great Children’s Holiday Party on Dec. 9

    (Nov. 20, 2017) — Since 1975, the Puget Sound Labor Agency and its volunteers have been building wheelchair ramps for disabled citizens who can’t afford to install them and providing a union member emergency assistance program in partnership…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:43am -
  • Seattle’s boom | Boeing vs. Airbus in America | The Joke’s on them

    Seattle’s boom | Boeing vs. Airbus in America | The Joke’s on them

    Friday, November 17, 2017   LOCAL   ► From The Stranger — Restaurant boom exposes the complete stupidity of UW’s anti-high wages report — Seattle had 2,696 restaurants as of the first quarter of 2017, according to Department of Revenue da…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:52am -
  • House GOP approves tax plan; urge senators to oppose it

    House GOP approves tax plan; urge senators to oppose it

    Corporations, wealthy get 80% of tax cuts; millions of Americans would pay more   WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve the House Republicans’ tax plan, 227-205. All four Republicans from…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:18am -
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Washington State Wire

  • newStober and Sotelo seek public disclosure reform
    In a joint press release, King County Democrats Chair Bailey Stober and King County Republican Party Chair Lori Sotelo called for reform of Washington’s public disclosure laws. They say the current laws are outdated and no longer serve the purpose…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:08pm -
  • newJudge rules Seattle income tax illegal
    Ruling comes as no surprise – courts have repeatedly ruled graduated income tax unconstitutional King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl today ruled that Seattle’s local income tax is illegal. Judge Ruhl granted the plaintiffs’ motion for su…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:26pm -
  • newSens. Murray and Cantwell write letter urging passage of the Dream Act
    U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and nine other female Democratic Senators wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell imploring him to pass the Dream Act before the Senate recesses in December. The letter, sent…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:09pm -
  • Seattle’s 2018 budget: homelessness, safe injection sites, and police outreach
    The Seattle City Council approved its $5.6 billion 2018 budget on Monday by a vote of 8-1. The budget boosts funding for homelessness programs, allocates money for the creation of a safe injection site, and will be put toward strengthening the Seattl…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:09pm -
  • Rep. Terry Nealey statement on November 2017 state revenue forecast
    The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released its quarterly state revenue forecast today. According to Chief Economist and Executive Director Steve Lerch, the General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast has been increased by $3…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:07pm -
  • Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on Supreme Court McCleary order
    House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s McCleary order. When the Legislature adjourned a few months ago, I was confident our education funding plan was adequate to ensure our schools are fully funded…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Washington has 10th highest rate of cybercrime in US
    In anticipation of Cyber Monday, OpenVPN created a report outlining state-by-state risks of cybercrime victimization. The analysis used information from the FBI and the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) to determine which states, and which demographics…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:03pm -
  • Inslee signs memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Umbria Region
    Gov. Jay Inslee, while visiting Italy this week, met with President Catiuscia Marini of the Umbria Region, Deputy Mayor Michele Fioroni of Perugia –one of Seattle’s sister-cities – and Italian aerospace business leaders. Umbria is home to a ro…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:31pm -
  • Supreme Court rules state not on track to meet McCleary deadline
    The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state will not meet its constitutional requirement for fully funding basic education by the September 1, 2018 deadline the state had previously imposed. As a result, the Supreme Court will conti…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:49pm -
  • Update on DUI convictions, forensic phlebotomy, and illegal firearm sales legislation
    On Tuesday, the Senate Law & Justice committee meeting began with an update on three bills passed during the 2017 legislative session that were recently enacted this past July. The enacted legislation includes repeated DUI convictions (SB 5037), fore…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:46pm -

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