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  • newTrial moved for man accused of killing girlfriend’s daughter

    Trial moved for man accused of killing girlfriend’s daughter

    MARENGO, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been moved to Linn County for a man accused of punching to death a 2-year-old girl in Iowa County. A judge agreed in a ruling filed Friday that pretrial publicity had marred Cody Stevenson’s chances for a fair tri…
    - 3 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:53am -
  • newAre you watching, Germany? Dutch still trying to form a govt

    Are you watching, Germany? Dutch still trying to form a govt

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — If Angela Merkel wants to see how tough it can be to form a multiparty government, the German chancellor need only look across the border at the Netherlands, where four-party coalition talks are still grinding on more…
    - 3 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:53am -
  • newUgandan lawmakers in brawl over ‘life presidency’ bill

    Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over ‘life presidency’ bill

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A fight broke out in Uganda’s parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the president’s decades-long hold on power. After opposition lawmakers accused a colleague on the government side of…
    - 4 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:52am -
  • newRelatives: Toddler who fatally shot father has asked for him

    Relatives: Toddler who fatally shot father has asked for him

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Relatives say a St. Louis toddler who killed his sleeping father while playing with a gun has been asking “for his daddy.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the 2-year-old accidently shot 27-year-old Darrion N…
    - 8 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:48am -
  • new2 more plead guilty in state health benefits scam

    2 more plead guilty in state health benefits scam

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two pharmaceutical sales representatives in New Jersey have pleaded guilty for their involvement in a $50 million state health benefit program scheme. Prosecutors say Judd Holt, of Evesham, and George Gavras, of Moorestown, plea…
    - 9 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:47am -
  • new2 inmates assault 2 guards at reopened Kentucky jail

    2 inmates assault 2 guards at reopened Kentucky jail

    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say two inmates have assaulted two guards at a Kentucky jail that reopened earlier this month following a riot in August. WSAZ-TV reports that Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods says the two guards are recover…
    - 11 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:45am -
  • newAlabama teen arrested on murder, burglary charges

    Alabama teen arrested on murder, burglary charges

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teen wanted on a murder charge has been arrested. WSFA-TV reports that 19-year-old Anfernee Sledge was arrested Sunday and faces multiple charges, including murder, auto burglary and burglary of a residence. Montg…
    - 12 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:44am -
  • newJury convicts woman accused of keeping sister in closet

    Jury convicts woman accused of keeping sister in closet

    CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A woman who authorities say kept her disabled adult sister locked in a mid-Michigan closet has been convicted of charges including unlawful imprisonment. A Shiawassee County jury on Monday also found Candy Lawson guilty of vul…
    - 13 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:43am -
  • newMan on trial for weapons theft confesses during trial

    Man on trial for weapons theft confesses during trial

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump has admitted at trial that he committed the crimes. Joseph Jakubowski took t…
    - 15 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:41am -
  • newHomicides down significantly in Minnesota

    Homicides down significantly in Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New data from the FBI shows a significant drop in the number of homicides in Minnesota. While violent crime remained relatively unchanged, homicides dropped about 25 percent from 2015 to 2016, per 100,000 residents. Minnesota’s…
    - 15 mins ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:41am -

The Stand

  • newStrike closes BTC, Times vs. gift horse, America says let DREAMers stay

    Strike closes BTC, Times vs. gift horse, America says let DREAMers stay

    Monday, September 25, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Bellingham Herald — Strike cancels Bellingham Technical College classes — Classes at Bellingham Technical College are canceled Monday because of a labor dispute with support staff members. A…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 12:06pm -
  • newRepublicans try to buy votes to kill ACA

    Republicans try to buy votes to kill ACA

    While Trump was baiting NFL players, GOP senators were resuscitating their last-ditch effort to take away health coverage from millions of Americans.   By DAVID GROVES The Stand WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 25, 2017) — If you’re wondering why Preside…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:41am -
  • Death by dotards, Dino in D.C., what Americans really want

    Death by dotards, Dino in D.C., what Americans really want

    Friday, September 22, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► From the CBPP — Like other ACA repeal bills, Cassidy-Graham would cap and deeply cut Medicaid — Sens. Cassidy and Graham have tried to focus attention on their block grant and away from the per-capit…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:10pm -
  • Bellingham Technical College staff vote to strike Monday

    Bellingham Technical College staff vote to strike Monday

    The following is from the Washington Education Association: BELLINGHAM (Sept. 22, 2017) — Non-faculty employees at Bellingham Technical College have voted to strike Monday, Sept. 25, if the BTC Board of Trustees continues its refusal to offer a fai…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:27am -
  • L&I proposes 2.5% rate decrease for 2018

    L&I proposes 2.5% rate decrease for 2018

    By DAVID GROVES The Stand TUMWATER (Sept. 22, 2017) — Five years ago, business lobbyists in Washington were apoplectic about the state-run workers’ compensation system. Reserve funds in the safety net for injured workers had been drawn down to lo…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:07am -
  • Trumpcare vote next week, slavery in Tacoma, stop the giveaways

    Trumpcare vote next week, slavery in Tacoma, stop the giveaways

    Thursday, September 21, 2017   TRUMPCARE   ► From The Hill — Senate GOP aims to vote next week on Trumpcare ► From the AFL-CIO — The Senate is in a hurry to cut our health care — Republican leaders are in such a rush that they plan to vot…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:02pm -
  • Welfare & Pension strike continues, nearing one month

    Welfare & Pension strike continues, nearing one month

    The company that administers health care plans and pensions for union workers is trying to take away those same benefits from its employees.   MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (Sept. 21, 2017) — More than 70 employees of Welfare and Pension Administration Ser…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:25am -
  • Health care liars, minimum wage liars, deficit liars

    Health care liars, minimum wage liars, deficit liars

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017   HEALTH CARE   ► In today’s NY Times — Republican leaders defy bipartisan opposition to health law repeal — Eleven governors, including five Republicans and a pivotal Alaskan independent, urged the Senate on T…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:05pm -
  • Get DACA, immigration answers at forum on Sunday in Seattle

    Get DACA, immigration answers at forum on Sunday in Seattle

    SEATTLE — In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), several immigrant rights organizations and community partners are hosting an Immigration Community Forum fr…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:13am -
  • Our state lacks political will to properly fund our colleges

    Our state lacks political will to properly fund our colleges

    By JOHN BURBANK (Sept. 20, 2017) — Monday night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending, enough to make tuition free at all public colleges and universities in the country. President Donald Trump…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:12am -
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Washington State Wire

  • Washington state House Democrats ask Congress to find a solution to keep DACA recipients here
    This week, all 50 members of the Washington state House Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell requesting that Congress take action in response to President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:56am -
  • Morning Wire: Reichert for Gov?, Seattle Seahawks, Rep. Joe Schmick
    The purpose of the Washington State Wire is to provide smart, strategic content with thoughtful brevity. We create original content, and we lean on the good work of others. We see our role as helping you look ahead just a little bit, to better know w…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:52pm -
  • Public policy, the will of the voters, and the Seattle Seahawks
    “Across all demographics, the 12s are contagious. It’s for everybody.” In this quote, King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles was reflecting on the role of the Seattle Seahawks as a unifying force for the Seattle community. It may be hard…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:12pm -
  • Four reasons Dave Reichert runs for governor in 2020, and four reasons he won’t
    Republican Congressman Dave Reichert’s recent announcement of retirement from Congress has gotten a number of folks thinking about his open seat.  The 8th CD voted for Democrats at the presidential level since John Kerry’s 2004 campaign. It vote…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:33pm -
  • What advice did Governor receive on B&O tax cut veto?
    There were many twists and turns during this year’s record 193 day legislative session. Perhaps none was as surprising or shocking than the Governor vetoing a B&O manufacturing tax cut that was agreed to by lawmakers as part of the 2017-19 budg…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 12:54pm -
  • Podcast: Rep. Joe Schmick on Washington State Policy and Politics
    Now that’s the nicest way I’ve ever heard anyone say ‘You’re a bold-faced liar.’ Representative Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) tells us the story behind that comment, which is indicative of his legislative style: polite but not going to back down f…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 5:42pm -
  • Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon on settlement of PSE rate case
    Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment Committee, on settlement of PSE rate case: I congratulate Puget Sound Energy, the Sierra Club, and the other signatories to today’s multiparty settlement for taking a b…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:51am -
  • Dhingra holds lead over Englund in new poll
    A poll conducted by Myers Research | Strategic Services shows that Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra has a double-digit lead over her Republican opponent Jinyoung Englund. The Senate race in the 45th Legislative District will determine which party w…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 2:33pm -
  • City of Tacoma files suit against three of top prescription opioid manufacturers
    The City of Tacoma has filed suit against Purdue, Endo and Janssen, three of the biggest manufacturers of prescription opioids in the United States. The suit was filed to hold Purdue, Endo and Janssen accountable for providing false and misleading in…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:49am -
  • AWB bus tour to celebrate manufacturers
    Watch for a big, vinyl-wrapped bus rolling through your community soon. The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is hitting the road to celebrate Washington manufacturers — the makers of everything from airplanes and music stands to carbon fibe…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 6:30pm -

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