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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

  • 'Give back to the earth': Washington could legalize composting of human remains
    The legislation, if signed, would see the state become the first in the US to legalize the alternative to cremation and burialWhen Briar Bates was dying she made a request to her friend, Katrina Morgan: bury me in my garden.As a 42-year-old artist an…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 1:00am -
  • Washington state: at least 20 county sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws
    Moves may pose a significant threat to the state’s ambitious agenda on firearms reformAt least 20 county sheriffs in Washington state – more than half of the state’s total – are now publicly refusing to police new gun laws. Several county gov…
    - 26 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • Jay Inslee, potential 2020 contender, on climate: 'We need to blow the bugle'
    Washington state’s Democratic governor wants to ‘put the pedal to the metal’ to save the planetThe US stands virtually alone in the world in having a leader who openly dismisses the reality of climate change. But amid growing concern among Amer…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 1:00am -
  • 'Atmospheric river': storms pummel California with snow, rain and mud
    Avalanche warnings and evacuations in effect for some areas amid flooding and risk of debris flowsMore rain, snow and wind hit America’s west on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from…
    - 34 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 10:07pm -
  • World weatherwatch: snow wreaks havoc in Washington state
    State of emergency declared in US’s Pacific north-west while flash floods hit Chile and PeruA state of emergency was declared in Washington state as a snowstorm delivered deep snow along the coast of the Pacific north-west. More than 60,000 people…
    - 34 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 4:30pm -
  • Hawaii sees 'very unusual' snow as US storms wreak havoc
    Series of powerful storms brings Arctic air from Alaska and sends huge waves to HawaiiAn unusually large weather system is wreaking havoc in America’s north-west and even brought snow to Hawaii.Schools closed across Washington state and the legisla…
    - 36 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 8:27pm -
  • Washington hair stylists proved independent contractors can't be cut
    Hairdressers in the state protested a bill which would have prevented salons from renting out spaces to stylists – and forced employers to pay a higher taxOne thing is obvious to anyone who’s ever visited a hair stylist: this is an industry that…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • Four-year-old shoots mother in face after finding gun under mattress
    Pregnant woman, 27, has ‘life-threatening’ injuriesNew Washington state law governs unsafe gun storageAuthorities said a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face on Saturday by her four-year-old son, after the boy found a loaded and u…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Feb 19, 1:49pm -
  • How armed leftwing and rightwing groups united against racism
    A far-right group’s racist flyers led to dialogue among pro-gun groups in the Pacific north-west. But their alliance may be fragileRenewed far-right activism in the US Pacific north-west has led to an unlikely expression of solidarity between leftw…
    - 45 days ago, 3 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • Measles outbreak sparks concerns over anti-vaccination movement
    Washington state outbreak highlights low vaccination rates and the danger the disease presents to unvaccinated childrenA measles outbreak which has spread from south-west Washington to other parts of the Pacific north-west has highlighted low vaccina…
    - 46 days ago, 2 Feb 19, 6:00am -

The Olympian

The Seattle Times

  • newMariners injury updates: Shawn Armstrong suffers Grade 1 oblique strain, Mallex Smith progressing in Arizona

    Mariners injury updates: Shawn Armstrong suffers Grade 1 oblique strain, Mallex Smith progressing in Arizona

    Armstrong will be out at least two weeks if not more. Smith still hasn't played in the field this spring.
    - 34 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:20am -
  • newDutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

    Dutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could indirectly eliminate his majority in Parliament…
    - 41 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:13am -
  • newDutch police continue investigation in deadly tram shooting

    Dutch police continue investigation in deadly tram shooting

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police and prosecutors are questioning two suspects as they investigate whether a deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror. Police spokesman Joost Lanshage said Wednesday that…
    - 52 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 4:02am -
  • newEU’s Juncker says Brexit delay decision unlikely this week

    EU’s Juncker says Brexit delay decision unlikely this week

    BERLIN (AP) — European Union leaders are unlikely to agree at a summit this week on a delay to Britain’s departure, and will probably have to meet again next week, the head of the bloc’s executive branch said Wednesday. British Prime Minister T…
    - 56 mins ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:58am -
  • newAP PHOTOS: City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

    AP PHOTOS: City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

    SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland voted for Brexit to make itself heard, and in hope of a brighter future. Almost three years later, residents are still waiting. This city in northeastern England once built ships that drove global commerce and…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:28am -
  • newDoping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

    Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

    PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the Internat…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:25am -
  • newPulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

    Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

    DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. “I want t…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:22am -
  • newHuston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

    Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team

    VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There’s always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there’s credibility. That’s what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport, and that was the vibe when USA Skateboarding announ…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:17am -
  • newTaliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern Pakistan

    Taliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say militants overran a remote security outpost in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing six members of the paramilitary forces. The Pakistani Taliban — known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan — cl…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:12am -
  • newModerate earthquake hits Turkey; no casualties reported

    Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; no casualties reported

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Managemen…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 3:12am -

The Stand

  • newDolores Day ● Dennis the Decider ● Janus loses in court

    Dolores Day ● Dennis the Decider ● Janus loses in court

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Spokesman-Review — Senate approves day to honor farm-worker activist Dolores Huerta — April 10 will be set aside to honor longtime civil rights activist and labor organizer Dolores Hu…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:02pm -
  • newHeck decries potential cuts of state military projects for wall

    Heck decries potential cuts of state military projects for wall

    ‘(Trump) is diverting funds from real operational priorities in order to build an unneeded wall,’ says Rep. Denny Heck   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Monday confirmed that four military projects in Washington stat…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 10:12am -
  • Health care bills advance on two fronts

    Health care bills advance on two fronts

    Plus, a status report on key labor-backed bills   This is the latest edition of the weekly Legislative Update newsletter from the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. If you didn’t receive it via email, subscribe to The Stand and you’ll get…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:51pm -
  • Kadlec rally ● Hard ‘no’ for Sound Transit ● Sick and bankrupt

    Kadlec rally ● Hard ‘no’ for Sound Transit ● Sick and bankrupt

    Monday, March 18, 2019   LOCAL     ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kadlec nurses rally to keep staff and patients safe, they say — Kadlec nurses rallied Friday afternoon in Richland for safe staffing levels, paid time-off benefits and prote…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:36am -
  • White supremacist terrorism ● The poor pay more ● Thank you, Sly

    White supremacist terrorism ● The poor pay more ● Thank you, Sly

    Friday, March 15, 2019   WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM   ► In today’s Washington Post — 49 killed in terrorist attack at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand — Portions of the ghastly attack were broadcast live on social media by a man who re…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 12:05pm -
  • AFL-CIO announces opposition to NAFTA 2.0 in its current form

    AFL-CIO announces opposition to NAFTA 2.0 in its current form

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2019) — The following statement was issued by the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Thursday: For more than a quarter-century, North America’s working families have raised our voices for a better trade policy. The defenders…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 10:29am -
  • Join Embassy Suites employees at their 1st picket line Tuesday

    Join Embassy Suites employees at their 1st picket line Tuesday


    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 10:22am -
  • ‘An abundance of caution’ ● Universal isn’t radical ● Trump vs. unions (again)

    ‘An abundance of caution’ ● Universal isn’t radical ● Trump vs. unions (again)

    Thursday, March 14, 2019   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — FAA grounds Boeing’s 737 MAX, says doomed flights ‘behaved very similarly’ — The similarities “warrant further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for t…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:04pm -
  • Let’s close ‘most outrageous loophole in the tax code’

    Let’s close ‘most outrageous loophole in the tax code’

    Carried interest tax loophole lets Wall Street execs avoid paying fair share   WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2019) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) are (re)introducing the Carried Interest Fairness Act, which would clo…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 12:01pm -
  • Annual fundraiser for Seattle Labor Chorus is March 16

    Annual fundraiser for Seattle Labor Chorus is March 16

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Labor Chorus is the musical voice of labor in Seattle, comprised of about 40 singers from all walks of life who serve the labor community in song. This Saturday, March 16 is the Seattle Labor Chorus’ annual fundraiser from 7…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 9:13am -
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