Friday, February 24, 2017   TOWN HALLS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Hundreds protest at U.S. Rep. Reichert’s office, demand town-hall meeting — Several hundred people demonstrated outside U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert’s district office in Issaquah on...
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By JOHN SCEARCY (Feb. 24, 2017) — The state Legislature is right to focus on fully funding our public education system as required under the McCleary decision. We need to invest in our children. But legislators in Olympia must also invest in the public...
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SEATTLE (Feb. 24, 2017) — In July 2015, Nabisco announced that it would lay off 320 employees, members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union. In total, Nabisco plans to lay off 600 union sisters and brothers, most of whom...
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Both Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have taken additional steps in defiance against the Trump Administration this week. Inslee announced an executive order at a Thursday press conference. It won’t change state law whatsoever, but rather is...
2/23/2017
Two bills that could expand telemedicine’s reach in Washington have made it through cutoff and secured a spot on the Senate floor calendar. SB 5457 would make it so health plans would run at the same rates for telemedicine services as comparable...
2/23/2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017   TOWN HALLS   ► In today’s News Tribune — Direct heat comes with the job, congressman (editorial) — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8th) picked the wrong time to hide behind a Facebook screen. His constituents have legitimate...
2/23/2017
Get discounted Pajama Game tickets; come early to talk about unions   SEATTLE (Feb. 23, 2017) — The Pajama Game is playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Join the Washington State Labor Council, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association and the...
2/23/2017
By AMY WOODWARD The Stand (Feb. 23, 2017) — Many of you have heard of the Union Summer internship program, but have you had the opportunity to sponsor or house an intern? Now’s your chance! On Wednesday, March 8 from noon to 1 p.m., the Washington State...
2/23/2017
By JOHN BURBANK (Feb. 23, 2017) — Here’s a headline that should make us happy: “Trump, Battered in Washington, Is Buoyed at Boeing Rally.” That was from The New York Times last Friday. But the funny thing is, there was no Boeing rally in our state, where...
2/23/2017
It’s not unusual for political dynamics to shift as political powers shift at the federal level. But the dynamics are changing pretty quickly as we enter the second month of President Donald Trump’s administration. Notably, Democratic governors and...
2/22/2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   TOWN HALLS   ► In today’s Wenatchee World — Overflow crowd turns out for town hall without Reichert — A standing room only crowd of more than 350 people crowded into Cashmere’s Riverside Center Monday night for a town hall...
2/22/2017
By KAREN STRICKLAND OLYMPIA (Feb. 22, 2017) — Monday, Feb. 20 was a wet and dreary day. Or so it seemed it would be. Instead, roughly 1,200 people gathered to celebrate our collective power — ordinary people fighting for racial equity, economic justice,...
2/22/2017
Some school districts may have to send out pink slips if the state legislature doesn’t pass the Democrats’ “levy cliff” bill, argued Democratic leadership at their weekly press conference Tuesday. “I’m hearing from superintendents too,” said Rep....
2/22/2017
It was just over a year ago when three suspects between the ages of 13 and 17 years old shot and killed two victims, and wounding three others, in the unauthorized homeless encampment on state owned property that runs alongside Interstate 5 through...
2/21/2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — Noel Canning workers go on strike — About three dozen workers at Noel Canning went on strike at 5 p.m. Monday over what they say are unfair labor practices. About a dozen men on Monday night...
2/21/2017
The idea that someone can serve as a sitting state senator during the legislative session and hold down a full-time job on the side is ludicrous on its face to anyone remotely familiar with the duties of a state legislator. That’s why there has been no...
2/17/2017
The parlor game of thinking through future elections can be entertaining.  I advocated for Jay Inslee to run for President in 2015, for example, in a column that drew private comments from both my left and my right of the “Are you serious?” sort. And,...
2/17/2017
Drilling a “permit-exempt” well in Washington became a lot more complicated last October after a state Supreme Court ruled that under the Growth Management Act, it’s the county and not the state department of ecology, that determines whether there’s...
2/17/2017
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson office was not hesitant in calling the Trump administration’s action rescinding the travel ban executive order a “defeat.” President Donald Trump indicated his team will draft another version of the order to be...
2/16/2017
Shortly after Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s significant court win against the Trump administration, the Office of the Attorney General has released a request for proposal for litigation support services. President Trump announced on Thursday that he...
2/16/2017
It may not feel like it, but there are pressing issues unrelated to funding education, and a panel at City Action Days, hosted by the Association of Washington Cities, looked over some of those issues Wednesday afternoon. Well water Bill Clarke, policy...
2/16/2017
While other states highlighted individual plaintiffs’ claims, Washington aimed for a sweeping victory by arguing that the order would cause drastic damage to the state as whole.
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2/4/2017
Washington state officials spoke at a news conference outside Federal District Court in Seattle after Judge James Robart temporarily blocked President Trump's immigration order.
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2/4/2017