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Joy Harjo Reads at Evergreen (OlyBlog)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:11 PM - Event:  Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm From today's inbox: Joy Harjo's Poetry Reading March 12th, 7-9PM The Recital Hall The Evergreen State College Joy Harjo is an...

'Is Income Inequality Harmful?' (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:51 AM - Lane Kenworthy: Is income inequality harmful?, The Good Society, March 2015: A generation ago, perhaps even just a few years ago, worry about high or rising income inequali...

U-Link Restructure Proposals Coming T... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:30 AM - Later this week, Metro and Sound Transit will release their initial restructure plans for the opening of University Link next March. Broadly speaking, there will be two alt...

“Prevention is so much less expensive... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:48 AM - Rebecca Talbot Bluechel, Registered Nurse at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, testifies before the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness in support of House...

Paul Krugman: Walmart’s Visible Hand (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:15 AM - How the pie is sliced depends upon more than economic forces: Walmart’s Visible Hand, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: A few days ago Walmart, America’s largest emplo...

Broad coalition backs bills on retali... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:02 AM - (March 2, 2015) — The following letter, signed by more than 60 union and community organizations (see list below), was sent last week to all Washington state legislat...

Boeing layoffs, Senate bumps, DHS dra... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:49 AM - Monday, March 2, 2015   REFINERY STRIKE   ► From Reuters — Union, Shell to resume talks in U.S. refinery strike on March 4 — Negotiations to settle th...

Welcome, Madam Speaker (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:48 AM - BARRETTRAINEY Second Thoughts Our congratulations to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on selection as Speaker du jour of the U.S. House of Representatives. And our thanks to t...

In the Briefings (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:45 AM -   King County Executive Dow Constantine (foreground, left) tours a new energy use tracking system being installed by the county. (See the local government section.) (i...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:39 AM - Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted wi...

SDOT Will Finally Make Rainier Safer (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:30 AM - Photo by Oran Walking up Rainier Ave. S toward the Columbia School for a community meeting on SDOT’s anatest Rainier Avenue safety proposal last Thursday night, I was...

Refinery strikers are in a fight for ... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:19 AM - (March 2, 2015) — Picture this: You’re at the airport, about to board your flight. As you wait by the gate a pair of airline pilots chat nearby. They are your crew. “...

It isn't about a primary vs. a caucus... (<b>Olympia</b> Time)
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Looking Into Putin's Soul? (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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Monday Music Break: Quel Temps Fait-I... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
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Fed Watch: Game On (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 12:15 AM - Tim Duy: Game On, by Tim Duy: Almost too much Fed news last week to cover in one post. The highlight of the week was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the S...

Links for 03-02-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 12:06 AM - The Strange Urge to Raise Rates - Paul Krugman Reasons to worry about US equities - Gavyn Davies Eurozone fiscal policy - still not getting it - mainly macro Japan is not a...

Actual effects (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, March 1 at 04:28 PM - RANDYSTAPILUS Washington The argument against major raises to the minimum wage, notably in Washington – where the minimum is the highest in the country – sometimes run...

Does Obama Have a Secret Contingency ... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
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He Was Not Spock. He was Narab. (Skull / Bones)
Filed Sunday, March 1 at 01:59 PM - I’m trying to recall this movie serial, which was shown a whole bunch of times on the low watt Fox affiliate, starring Leonard Nimoy. Was it Zombies of the Stratosphe...

Traditional Media

Mayor Hopes To Ease Competition... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:02 PM - Mayor Ed Murray laid out his 10 year transportation plan Monday. The move sets the stage for renewing the transportation levy that expires this year. He plans to revea...

House plans vote Tuesday on hik... (HeraldNet.com: The Petri ...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:54 PM - A bill to ratchet up the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour is scheduled to be voted on by the...

Bill creating Silver Alert syst... (HeraldNet.com: The Petri ...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:33 PM - The state Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring the Washington State Patrol to issue a special alert statewide when...

Crews Work To Clean Up Yakima R... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:23 PM - Emergency crews are responding to a 1,500-gallon oil spill in Central Washington’s Yakima River. The used motor oil has threatened wildlife since it escaped Sund...

$12 Minimum Wage Vote Likely In... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:22 PM - The Washington House is expected to vote this week on a $12 per hour minimum wage.

Adventurers Complete First-Ever... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:22 PM - Two experienced hikers arrived safe and sound at the Mexican border Sunday, four-and-a-half months after beginning their trek in the North Cascades.

Washington Lt. Governor Tosses ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:22 PM - In January, the Washington state Senate adopted a rule requiring that new taxes pass the Senate by a two-thirds vote. Monday Lt. Governor Brad Owen tossed it out. Owen...

Washington Senate Passes 11.7 C... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:22 PM - The Republican-led Washington Senate Monday approved a nearly 12-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase phased in over three years.

Mt. Hood Glacier Cave Featured ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:21 PM - One of Mt. Hood's glacier caves, Snow Dragon, has partially collapsed, according to Glacier Caves Explorers . Sometime between November 2014 and the end of January, th...

Satellites Give Scientists A Be... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 04:21 PM - You might call it the forester's version of Google Earth: new satellite mapping that's giving scientists a clearer view of insect outbreaks in Northwest forests. A stu...

Washington Tribes Take Dispute ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 03:40 PM - Jeannie Yandel talks with Bob Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington, about a dispute over fishing rights which went to t...

Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager D... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 03:36 PM - Rosa Parks is well known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama in Dec. 1955. But Parks' Civil Rights protest ...

2/3-for-taxes rule ruled uncons... (www.theolympian.com -- Le...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 03:22 PM - Lt. Gov. Brad Owen said Monday he won’t enforce a Senate rule making it harder to pass new taxes – ruling it violates the state constitution. Click to Continue »

With Much Controversy, Boston B... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 03:06 PM - The near-record amount of snow that has fallen on Boston this winter is testing one of the city's great traditions: On orders from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Public Wo...

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cak... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:30 PM - When the corn dog was discovered in an Iowa cave in the 1950s, explorers dated it at roughly 40,000 years old. Its recipe has gone largely unchanged since then, though...

The Transportation Package That... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:25 PM - Ross Reynolds talks with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins and state Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, about a possible transportation package in the legisl...

Will Seattle Ever Be Trash Free? (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:25 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with Heather Trim, Zero Waste Seattle leader, about what it would take for the city to be trash free. 

Walk A Little Faster To Get The... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:04 PM - Some people — who are they? — have no problem fitting regular aerobic exercise into their lives. The rest of us want to know how much we have to exercise to see health...

High Court Case Tests Independe... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 01:58 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Li... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 01:58 PM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXJIsCZRJ5A

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

Jon Stewart mocks John Boehner:... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:23 PM — Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday for apparently losing control of his own members in the dispute over funding the Departm...

American Jews Face an Ominous N... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:41 PM — Eli Valley We never saw this one coming.

American Jews Face an Ominous N... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:41 PM — Eli Valley We never saw this one coming.

Franklin Graham and evangelical... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:35 PM — Evangelist Franklin Graham was among several conservative Christians protesting both online and in public against a plan to expand non-discrimination ordinances in Cha...

Superstition Fuels Spike In Mur... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:09 PM — "They used to attack 14- and 15-year-olds and hack off their limbs. Girls were attacked. Aged people were attacked. Now they have come to babies. It's terrible, really...

Virginia Legislature Repeals La... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 02:01 PM — But the state’s deal with Xerox to replace tax refund checks with Comerica-issued debit card has meant headaches and fees for taxpayers and raised concerns about exces...

Yahoo CEO Doesn’t ‘Play The Gen... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 01:52 PM — "There are probably industries where gender is more of an issue, but our industry is not one where I think that’s relevant.” The post Yahoo CEO Doesn’t ‘Pl...

Will the Murder of Boris Nemtso... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 01:30 PM — James Carden The opponents of the recently concluded Minsk agreement could use the murder as a pretext to derail the ceasefire accord.

Will the Murder of Boris Nemtso... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 01:30 PM — James Carden The opponents of the recently concluded Minsk agreement could use the murder as a pretext to derail the cease-fire accord.

Guinness Resumes Sponsorship Of... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 12:20 PM — Guinness is "delighted" to resume sponsoring New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade, even though LGBT groups are still protesting it. The post Guinness Resumes Sponsorshi...

Mental Health Experts Explain H... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 11:38 AM — Although it's a step in the right direction, nothing beats a good ol' face-to-face conversation. The post Mental Health Experts Explain How Facebook Could Help Prevent...

Will Facebook’s Efforts Actuall... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 11:38 AM — But even though it's a step in the right direction, nothing beats a face-to-face conversation. The post Will Facebook’s Efforts Actually Help Prevent Suicide? ap...

MoveOn's Ben O'Keefe Joins "Huf... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 11:25 AM — I sat down with Alyona Minkovski at “HuffPost Live” for her segment “Political Junkies.” We discussed the groundswell of support that Run Warre...

Report: Justice Department to C... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 11:22 AM — The US Department of Justice may have passed on filing federal charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after he shot and killed Michael Brown in t...

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/2/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:55 AM — Today's Water Cooler: April launch for Clinton, Emmanueldammerüng, IMF on unions and income inequality, hope for the Mississippi delta?

Radio host: Black lawmakers sho... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:54 AM — Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King argued recently that Democratic lawmakers — and specifically members of the Congressional Black Caucus — should be pu...

Why Republicans May Come To Reg... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:15 AM — Republicans could win the right to gerrymander Arizona's congressional districts, only to lose voter ID laws and similar efforts at voter suppression enacted via initi...

What Do Tom Brady And A Kazakh ... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:06 AM — High-end real estate transactions between the very wealthy, shrouded in legal secrecy and tangled in webs of shell companies, appear to be fueling criminality amid a h...

Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism? (In These Times)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:45 AM — In July 2008, the Viennese daily Die Presse published a caricature of two stocky Nazi-looking Austrians, one of them holding in his hands a newspaper and commenting to...

Netanyahu Recalls History Of Je... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:37 AM — "Today, we are no longer silent. Today we have a voice. And tomorrow as prime minister of the one and only Jewish state I plan to use that voice," Netanyahu said. The ...

Netanyahu Directly Addresses Co... (Think Progress)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:37 AM — "Today, we are no longer silent. Today we have a voice. And tomorrow as prime minister of the one and only Jewish state I plan to use that voice," Netanyahu said. The ...

WATCH: In United Nations Speech... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:22 AM — As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States to address the pro-Israeli lobby group AIPAC and Congress, we feature Noam Chomsky's United Nation...

Why Americans Don't Care About ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:16 AM — Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

Why Americans Don't Care About ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:16 AM — Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

MoveOn's Anna Galland talks to ... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:09 AM — Over the weekend, MoveOn.org Civic Action Executive Director Anna Galland appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” for nearly an hour to take questi...

Traditional Media

Police: Man charged in stabbing... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, March 4 at 04:00 PM — A Chicago man facing numerous charges in a Mundelein stabbing incident later threw his own blood at a police officer, according to court documents.

Clinton used private email for ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:27 PM — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account for her official government business when she was secretary of state and did not routinely preserve and turn over t...

Execution of Georgia woman post... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:12 PM — Georgia officials, citing problems with the drug that would be used for lethal injection, postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday.

Israel's Netanyahu to address C... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 10:09 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will escalate his campaign against U.S. President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy on Tuesday in a speech...

NYT: Hillary Clinton may have b... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:55 PM — Ex Sec. of State Clinton may have violated federal laws by using only personal email account for work, reports NY Times

Artist: Clinton museum portrait... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:45 PM — A museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress, said the painting's artist.

Hillary Clinton may have broken... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:25 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work mess...

Barack Obama heads off Netanyah... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:14 PM — In an interview at the White House, the US president tackles the Israeli prime minister's objections over negotiations with Iran. Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to mak...

Union members speak out against... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 09:09 PM — Electricians, pipe fitters, carpenters and other union members opposed to making Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state dominated more than 11 hours of testimony Monda...

Execution of Georgia woman post... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:55 PM — Georgia officials, citing problems with the drug that would be used for lethal injection, postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday.

Sentences reduced for Amish bea... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:36 PM — Dismissal of hate crime convictions for Samuel Mullet Sr., others means reduced sentences for beard-cutting attacks

Execution of Georgia woman post... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 08:26 PM — Corrections officials have postponed Georgia's first execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.

Price would be steep if Bears t... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:44 PM — If the Bears want to take one giant leap to solve a long-standing issue at safety, a pricey fix will likely be available.

Heightened tensions between the... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:19 PM — Israeli Prime Minister to address joint session of Congress on Tuesday

Congress grapples with U.S. dom... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:12 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heightening the political drama over funding the U.S. domestic security agency, the Senate Monday voted to block negotiations with the House of ...

Jeb Bush distances himself from... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:08 PM — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states...

How Clinton's Portrait Secretly... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 07:02 PM — See what he did to the painting.

Hillary Clinton may have broken... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:59 PM — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work mess...

Hometown bank robbed (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:47 PM — The FBI is searching for a gunman in connection with Friday's robbery at the U.S. Bank branch in Hometown and who is suspected of twice robbing another branch of the b...

Hometown bank robbed (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:47 PM — The FBI is searching for a gunman in connection with Friday's robbery at the U.S. Bank branch in Hometown and who is suspected of twice robbing another branch of the b...

Will Bibi's speech deflate the ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:45 PM — Netanyahus address threatens to erode the unquestioning support of Israel that has united US lawmakers for decades

Georgia set to execute woman fo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:41 PM — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped wou...

Execution of Georgia woman on h... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:41 PM — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped wou...

Some police stations offered as... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:35 PM — For buyers and sellers on Craigslist, there's a new place to make the handoff: the police station.

Obama goes on offensive ahead o... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Monday, March 2 at 06:23 PM — President seeks to head off Israeli prime minister’s criticism of Iran nuclear talks, declaring freeze on weapons program far better than sanctions or military action ...

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