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  • Next update: Monday, July 24
    The Entire Staff of The Stand will be fully recovered and back in operation on Monday, July 24. See you then!
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:16am -
  • GOP kills infrastructure jobs, Trump revives Trumpcare, NAFTA 2

    GOP kills infrastructure jobs, Trump revives Trumpcare, NAFTA 2

    Thursday, July 20, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Olympian — No fix for water rights ruling — and no construction budget — expected before lawmakers adjourn — Washington state lawmakers appeared as if they would adjourn for the y…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:36pm -
  • Convention shifts focus to racism, organizing

    Convention shifts focus to racism, organizing

    Delegates urged to change how unions do business to survive, thrive in Trump era   VANCOUVER, Wash. (July 20, 2017) — If Tuesday’s session of the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO was a time for inspiration and even…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:53am -
  • Wife sworn in, let it fail/let ’em die, stable schedules

    Wife sworn in, let it fail/let ’em die, stable schedules

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Columbian — Ferguson champions consumer protection — Two separate conventions packed the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Tuesday and drew the attention of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson an…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:02am -
  • WSLC Convention: Resist. Persist. Repeat.

    WSLC Convention: Resist. Persist. Repeat.

    Shuler: ‘Resistance is working. But persistence will get us where we need to be’   VANCOUVER (July 19, 2017) — The first Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention of the Trump presidency had all the makings of a somber affair. It occu…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 9:28am -
  • WSLC 2017 Convention begins today in Vancouver

    WSLC 2017 Convention begins today in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 18, 2017) — AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, this morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Hundreds of delegates…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:40am -
  • Social Security works for America: Don’t cut it, expand it

    Social Security works for America: Don’t cut it, expand it

    New Trustees’ report underscores that its future is bright, with adjustments The following is from the Economic Opportunity Institute: WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2017) — Last week, the Social Security Trustees published their 269-page annual repo…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:27am -
  • Jobs still held hostage, Trumpcare lacks votes, NAFTA 2

    Jobs still held hostage, Trumpcare lacks votes, NAFTA 2

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017   THIS WASHINGTON   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Washington lawmakers face deadline in stalemate over rural water-use — A handful of Washington lawmakers hope to reach a last-minute deal to end the lingering — and c…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:14am -
  • Persak for Port, scary new Trumpcare, Diaper Don’s destination

    Persak for Port, scary new Trumpcare, Diaper Don’s destination

    Friday, July 14, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Seattle Times — The Times recommends: John Persak for Port of Seattle Commission, Position 4 (editorial endorsement) — In a field of accomplished candidates, Persak stands out as the candidate wi…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:52am -
  • The Stranger wrong to dismiss Persak for labor leadership

    The Stranger wrong to dismiss Persak for labor leadership

    SEATTLE (July 14, 2017) — The following statement was released today by Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative weekly newspaper, just came out with its endorsements for politica…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:14am -
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Washington State Wire

  • Capital budget’s impact on school construction funding
    The third special session ended yesterday without the passage of the $4.2 billion capital budget. Legislators were unable to agree on a water-rights bill to address the Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, an issue rural representatives had tried to rai…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Ranker: Unconscionable that Senate Republicans blocked vote on capital budget
    Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement after Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote on the state capital budget: It is incredibly unfortunate that on the final day of the special legislative session, the Senate Republicans pla…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 12:07pm -
  • Capital budget, Ryan Calkins, #dadhacks
    With luck, today will be the last day of the 2017 legislative session, giving us a whopping 12 days before the August primary.  We’ve got a few data points for you, both qualitative and quantitative, on the session and the ballot box in this editi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Political punditry from the Deja Vu strip club
    Chalk this one up to leaving a digital trail of crumbs when perhaps you didn’t want to. In reviewing political ads, I came across Nikkita Oliver’s Twitter campaign of #nikkitabecause. It’s a smart organizing tool that allows folks to explain wh…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:04am -
  • Commercials in the Seattle mayor’s race
    With the August primary heating up, we thought we would run down a few of the commercials on the air in the Seattle mayor’s race.  Here are a couple that we found that were worth a review.   Cary Moon Cary Moon is legit, and in a different race,…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:50am -
  • Legislature agrees on capital budget, Hirst still unclear
    The State Legislature has reached an agreement on the capital budget. Senate Republicans were holding the capital budget hostage until an agreement was reached on the Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, which impacts rural communities. The Senate passe…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:28pm -
  • Tacoma City Council passes homelessness ordinance
    Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance this week aimed at cracking down on homeless encampments. The ordinance prohibits unauthorized camping on public property until October 9, 2017, which is when the city’s emergency homelessness declaration als…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 1:12pm -
  • Council approves city income tax on high earners
    Council unanimously approved legislation today creating a city income tax on high-income households to move Seattle toward a fairer, more progressive tax system. The legislation (Council Bill 119002) is intended to reduce regressive taxes such as p…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 6:28pm -
  • 2017-19 budget: “This deal is getting worse all the time”
    After getting over the initial shock of nearly 1,000 pages of spending, taxes and education policy being released and acted on without any measure of transparency or time for public comment, I finally have had a chance to review the 2017-19 budget de…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 12:14pm -
  • Inslee veto reneges on negotiated tax agreement, betrays Washington workers, say House Republican leaders
    Despite a negotiated agreement between Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a section of Senate Bill 5977, which would have reduced the business and occupation tax on all manufacturers to match the rate paid by…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 11:41am -

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