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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

  • newTwo hurt as police officer plows car through crowd at Tacoma street race
    Police vehicle seen hitting several people, running over oneDepartment says officer feared for own safetyAt least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians who…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Jan 21, 12:41pm -
  • An uncounted American statistic: the long-term unemployed
    Millions who lost their jobs at the beginning of the pandemic are continuing to face unemployment, a number not touted by the Trump administrationBetty Patterson of Lakeland, Florida lost her job as a cashier at Dollar General in April, and has strug…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 6:00am -
  • Michigan and Washington impose new restrictions as US Covid cases pass 11m
    Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer: ‘We are at the precipice’America sees 13th straight day of more than 100,000 casesMichigan and Washington state have joined a growing number of US cities and states in imposing new restrictions to curb the spre…
    - 70 days ago, 16 Nov 20, 10:55am -
  • Hiker lost in Mount Rainier whiteout dies in ER – and is brought back to life
    Hospital uses extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine‘I’ve got a million people to thank,’ says Michael Knapinski, 45A hiker who was rescued after being lost overnight in a whiteout in Mount Rainier national park died in the emergency room…
    - 71 days ago, 14 Nov 20, 5:56pm -
  • First murder hornet nest found to have 200 queens capable of spawning new nests
    Washington state scientists found about 500 live specimens in various stages of development inside the basketball-sized nestWhen scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the US, they discovered abou…
    - 75 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 7:24pm -
  • Kevin Peterson Jr: unrest in Washington state after police shooting
    Protesters face off with federal agents in downtown VancouverRight- and leftwing protesters square up amid tensionTensions boiled over into unrest late on Friday following a vigil for a Black man shot and killed by law enforcement in a city near Port…
    - 86 days ago, 31 Oct 20, 10:52am -
  • 'They give me the willies': scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight
    Chris Looney helped dismantle the first nest of Asian giant hornets in the US. Now he’s preparing for the next stepThe eradication of the first nest of Asian giant hornets on US soil somewhat resembled a science fiction depiction of an alien landin…
    - 86 days ago, 31 Oct 20, 3:00am -
  • Kevin Peterson Jr: protesters decry police shooting in Washington state
    Father identifies former football player, apparently shot while talking on the phoneThe shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state sent shockwaves through the Pacific north-west on Friday, and threatened to increase tensions in th…
    - 86 days ago, 30 Oct 20, 10:23pm -
  • More murder hornet nests suspected after first on US soil eradicated
    Scientists removed 98 invasive insects at Washington state site‘We suspect there may be more nests in Whatcom county’Scientists removed 98 so-called murder hornets from a nest discovered near the Canadian border in Washington state over the weeke…
    - 91 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 2:10pm -
  • Washington state crews destroy first US murder hornet nest
    Nest near Canadian border contained an estimated 100 to 200 invasive insects, which crews vacuumed into canistersHeavily protected crews worked in Washington state on Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the Un…
    - 93 days ago, 24 Oct 20, 5:04pm -

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The Stand

  • Respect our teachers! ● Calls for Shea to resign ● Nonprofits need unions

    Respect our teachers! ● Calls for Shea to resign ● Nonprofits need unions

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019   RESPECT OUR TEACHERS!   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Kennewick teachers vow strike if no agreement by Aug. 26 — Kennewick teachers voted Monday to go on strike on Aug. 27, the scheduled first day of school, if n…
    - 20 Aug 19, 11:47am -
  • Fired SC Boeing Machinists win legal battle

    Fired SC Boeing Machinists win legal battle

    The following is from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM): WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 20, 2019) — Five instances of company discipline and unjust terminations of IAM members at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner manufacturing…
    - 20 Aug 19, 10:09am -
  • Charity golf tournament Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver course

    Charity golf tournament Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver course

    SPOKANE — Teamsters Local 690, UFCW Local 1439 and Sunrise for Children invite all to participate in the Teamsters/UFCW/Sunrise Dental Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Spokane’s Downriver Golf Course, with a shotgun start a…
    - 20 Aug 19, 10:09am -
  • Join ‘People Over Pharma Profits’ rally Tuesday at noon in Seattle

    Join ‘People Over Pharma Profits’ rally Tuesday at noon in Seattle

    The following is from Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action: SEATTLE — Organizations, healthcare and consumer advocates, and patients are coming together Tuesday as part of a national day of action to demand that lawmakers take serious action…
    - 19 Aug 19, 4:12pm -
  • Trolls vs. AFSCME ● NABTU vs. Trump ● Billionaires vs. taxes

    Trolls vs. AFSCME ● NABTU vs. Trump ● Billionaires vs. taxes

    Monday, August 19, 2019   DOWN SOUTH   ► From the NW Labor Press — Troll on the Hill — Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) office support staffperson Jesse Miller thought something was odd about the online trolls who began attacking A…
    - 19 Aug 19, 12:08pm -
  • Save veteran construction training programs

    Save veteran construction training programs

    The following is from the Union Veterans Council: (Aug. 19, 2019) — After coming home from the Army, Union Veteran Council Executive Director Will Attig struggled to find his place. “I came home without a job, a degree or a future,” Attig said.…
    - 19 Aug 19, 10:24am -
  • No vote on NAFTA ’til it’s fixed: Tuesday is National Call-In Day

    No vote on NAFTA ’til it’s fixed: Tuesday is National Call-In Day

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After 25 years of NAFTA empowering corporations to undermine basic labor standards, attack environmental laws, and outsource more than 1 million U.S. jobs, the revised NAFTA 2.0 deal that Donald Trump signed in late 2018 is not t…
    - 19 Aug 19, 10:24am -
  • Labor Day events planned across Washington state on Sept. 2

    Labor Day events planned across Washington state on Sept. 2

    This Labor Day — which is fast approaching on Monday, Sept. 2 — working people in every corner of the country have good reason to be proud. Our labor movement is on the rise. We are marching and striking and organizing. We are refusing to accept…
    - 16 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Development Director

    WSLC seeks Legislative Director, Workforce Development Director

    SEATTLE (Aug. 16, 2019) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which is the largest union federation and considered to be the voice of labor in the State of Washington, is hiring! The WSLC is seeking applicants for two positions: Workforce…
    - 16 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • ‘Why do we have to choose?’ ● Stepford Amazonians ● Too Hot

    ‘Why do we have to choose?’ ● Stepford Amazonians ● Too Hot

    Friday, August 16, 2019   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Columbian — Vancouver hearing explores overtime pay proposals — Vancouver workers, business owners, unions and business organization representatives gathered Thursday for a public hea…
    - 16 Aug 19, 12:06pm -
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