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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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  • newBerkeley ban on living in RVs tests its liberal image

    Berkeley ban on living in RVs tests its liberal image

    Faced with criticism from a changing population, city leaders have banned people from living in recreational vehicles here, proving that even the most accepting of cities is not immune to the demands that often accompany wealth and gentrification.
    - 49 mins ago, 25 May 19, 10:05pm -
  • newFernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

    Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign almost a week after the ex-leader stunned the country by saying she was ru…
    - 49 mins ago, 25 May 19, 10:05pm -
  • newKaku, Omir Fernandez lead Red Bulls over FC Cincinnati 2-0

    Kaku, Omir Fernandez lead Red Bulls over FC Cincinnati 2-0

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Romero “Kaku” Gamarra and Omir Fernandez scored late goals to help the New York Red Bulls beat expansion FC Cincinnati 2-0 on Saturday night. Kaku pounced on FC Cincinnati defender Mathieu Deplagne’s poorly managed ball and…
    - 51 mins ago, 25 May 19, 10:03pm -
  • newAlyssa Thomas leads Sun past Mystics in a WNBA opener

    Alyssa Thomas leads Sun past Mystics in a WNBA opener

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 on Saturday night in the WNBA season-opener for both teams. Washington was m…
    - 55 mins ago, 25 May 19, 9:59pm -
  • newState soccer: Vashon Island claims first state soccer championship

    State soccer: Vashon Island claims first state soccer championship

    Tommy Delargy scored two goals as the Pirates upset Winlock-Toledo 3-1 in the title game.
    - 60 mins ago, 25 May 19, 9:54pm -
  • newState soccer: Justin Blachman comes up big to deliver Lakeside a championship

    State soccer: Justin Blachman comes up big to deliver Lakeside a championship

    He had a goal and an assist as the Lions handed Bellevue its first lost of the season, 2-0.
    - 1 hour ago, 25 May 19, 9:33pm -
  • newGuldberg lifts Yellow Jackets past Wolfpack, 9-2

    Guldberg lifts Yellow Jackets past Wolfpack, 9-2

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Michael Gulberg hit a three-run homer, his first home run of the season, and Georgia Tech advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship with a 9-2 victory against North Carolina State on Saturday night. The s…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:22pm -
  • newTrump downplays North Korean missile treat

    Trump downplays North Korean missile treat

    TOKYO (AP) — In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they’re not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan.…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:20pm -
  • newAli Adnan helps Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 2-1

    Ali Adnan helps Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 2-1

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ali Adnan had his first MLS goal to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday. Lucas Venuto also scored for Vancouver (4-6-3) and Maxime Crepeau made three saves. Adnan split defenders Michael Ba…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:19pm -
  • newInfant in Seattle ER is 8th confirmed measles case in Puget Sound area outbreak

    Infant in Seattle ER is 8th confirmed measles case in Puget Sound area outbreak

    This is the fifth measles case in King County this month. The baby contracted the highly-contagious disease from someone in her household, not from exposure in the community.
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:06pm -

The Stand

  • Welcome home, Vietnam vets ● June clearing for takeoff? ● “I don’t know French”

    Welcome home, Vietnam vets ● June clearing for takeoff? ● “I don’t know French”

    Friday, May 24, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — ‘Welcome home’: New Vietnam War memorial park draws the Mattis family to Seattle — The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park at the Museum of Flight just south of do…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 12:00pm -
  • April Sims, Jeff Johnson will receive awards June 3 at WSLC

    April Sims, Jeff Johnson will receive awards June 3 at WSLC

    SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are invited to attend a special award ceremony as April Sims, Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and former WSLC President Jeff Johnson are each presented with th…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:42am -
  • Congress hits Boeing on SC unionists’ firings

    Congress hits Boeing on SC unionists’ firings

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2019) — More than 70 members of Congress have written Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg seeking information regarding reports of retaliation against six union organizers at the company’s South Carolina facility late last year…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:41am -
  • Fund for ironworkers’ families ● H-2A oversight ● Millennial pessimism

    Fund for ironworkers’ families ● H-2A oversight ● Millennial pessimism

    Thursday, May 23, 2019   LOCAL   ► In the NW Labor Press — Donations pouring in for the families of ironworkers killed in Seattle crane collapse — More than $128,000 has been donated to the families of two ironworkers killed in an April 27 to…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:02pm -
  • WSLC backs Sen. Liz Lovelett, takes action on ballot measures

    WSLC backs Sen. Liz Lovelett, takes action on ballot measures

    Council will urge union members to affirm I-1000, oppose Eyman’s I-976   (May 23, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 550,000 rank-and-file members, has…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:06am -
  • Massive safety failure ● What Ford did with its tax cut ● Strength in diversity

    Massive safety failure ● What Ford did with its tax cut ● Strength in diversity

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s News Tribune — Human error, safety oversights caused 2017 Amtrak derailment that killed 3 near DuPont — An Amtrak train derailment near DuPont that killed three and injured dozens happened beca…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 12:09pm -
  • Beware this sneak attack on Social Security

    Beware this sneak attack on Social Security

    “Chained CPI” might sound technical and boring, but anyone who has closely followed the Social Security debate knows better. It has long been proposed as a deceptive, hard-to-understand way to cut our earned Social Security benefits.   By NANCY…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:36am -
  • America needs action on nation’s infrastructure, not more talk

    America needs action on nation’s infrastructure, not more talk

    By THOMAS J. DONOHOE and RICHARD TRUMKA WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2019) — More than half a century ago, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a Democratic-majority Congress empowered millions of Americans to build an interstate highway syst…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:35am -
  • Setbacks at Hanford ● It’s about health care ● Benefits of a union

    Setbacks at Hanford ● It’s about health care ● Benefits of a union

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Unexpected contamination reported in Hanford cleanup — A difficult cleanup of a Hanford research laboratory near Richland and the Columbia River suffered setbacks this spring as s…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 11:57am -
  • What the state’s new Fair Chance law means for job applicants

    What the state’s new Fair Chance law means for job applicants

    OLYMPIA (May 21, 2019) — In 2018, the Legislature passed the Washington Fair Chance Act to protect job applicants with a criminal record so they can fairly compete for job opportunities for which they are otherwise qualified. This legislation was s…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 11:46am -
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