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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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  • newPublic servants aren’t the enemy. They’re us.

    Public servants aren’t the enemy. They’re us.

    Attacking the people who provide services won’t fix what’s ails government   By DEREK KILMER (June 19, 2018) — Fifty-six years ago today, on June 19, 1962, John F. Kennedy was about a year and a half into his presidency. He took a break from a…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 11:59am -
  • newChild abuse as policy | Boeing defies employees | What’s a fact?

    Child abuse as policy | Boeing defies employees | What’s a fact?

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018   AMERICA’S SHAME: CAGING CHILDREN     ► From The Guardian — Families divided at the border: ‘The most horrific immigration policy I’ve ever seen’ — One month before Donald Trump’s administration enacted a…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 11:55am -
  • newSubmit proposals now for Dec. apprenticeship conference

    Submit proposals now for Dec. apprenticeship conference

    TACOMA (June 19, 2018) — The 2018 Pacific NW Apprenticeship Education Conference (PNWAEC) will be Dec. 4-5 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, but NOW is the time to share your union’s innovations, best practices and strategies to support an…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:11am -
  • Children in cages | Secretaries guard inmates | Gerrypunting

    Children in cages | Secretaries guard inmates | Gerrypunting


    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:03pm -
  • Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

    Labor 2018 kickoff is June 23 in Longview

    LONGVIEW — Something is happening in Washington state — and in America. Even as CEOs and rich corporations are paying people to go door to door to weaken working families’ power to negotiate fair wages, good benefits, and the resources we need…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:57am -
  • NO Janus decision today
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Thursday, June 21. Stay tuned and get ready!
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:29am -
  • Your best option | Cathy’s words vs. actions | Wear Sunscreen

    Your best option | Cathy’s words vs. actions | Wear Sunscreen

    Thursday, June 14, 2018   NO JANUS DECISION TODAY — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Monday, June 18. Stay tuned and get ready!   JANUS  …
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 12:03pm -
  • NO Janus decision today
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 14, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court released opinions today, but not in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The next possible date for this announcement will be Monday, June 18. Stay tuned and get ready!
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 10:13am -
  • Picketing Snohomish Jail workers haven’t had contract since 2014

    Picketing Snohomish Jail workers haven’t had contract since 2014

    After this week’s picket, the County Council voted to impose its final offer   EVERETT (June 14, 2018) — This week they had a practice picket. After three-and-a-half years, if these workers don’t get a fair contract soon, the Snohomish County…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • ‘We’re not going anywhere’ | Insleecare | Who needs allies?

    ‘We’re not going anywhere’ | Insleecare | Who needs allies?

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018   JANUS   ► From ABC News — Union workers stay overnight on Capital stairs to protest upcoming Supreme Court decision — An upcoming Supreme Court decision about union rights is causing workers to protest nationwide,…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 18, 12:35pm -
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