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Final Budget: Hits and Misses (schmudget)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:01 PM - Graphic updated July 1st   After three special sessions and with one day to spare before a government shutdown, lawmakers finally approved a budget today . It increase...

Portland Jobs with Justice’ new direc... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:31 PM - With more than two decades experience as an activist, Wu has a sizable movement résumé. The post Portland Jobs with Justice’ new director: Diana Pei Wu appeared first...

Fed Watch: Ahead of the Employment Re... (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:59 AM - Tim Duy: Ahead of the Employment Report, by Tim Duy: A rare Thursday release of the employment report is on tap for tomorrow, and all eyes will be watching to see if it fal...

Sakuma workers walk on Day 1 of harvest (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:19 AM - The following is from Latino Advocacy: BURLINGTON, Wash. (July 1, 2015) — Farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers walked out from the fields on the first day of the blueberry ...

'Path to Grexit Tragedy Paved by Poli... (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:02 AM - Barry Eichengreen: Path to Grexit tragedy paved by political incompetence: Since our last episode, the crisis in Greece has escalated further. Negotiations between the gove...

Instafab strike articles spark Intern... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:38 AM - One commenter was especially prolific. It turns out he has a big stake in the discussion. The post Instafab strike articles spark Internet flame war appeared first on nwLab...

Instafab strike article sparks Intern... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:38 AM - One commenter was especially prolific. It turns out he has a big stake in the discussion. The post Instafab strike article sparks Internet flame war appeared first on nwLab...

Greater tasks ahead than just lowerin... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:38 AM - As we celebrate our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July, perhaps we should do some reflecting about our nation, especially as we consider last month’s murder of nine bl...

Did Dodd-Frank Fix Too Big To Fail? (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:36 AM - Gara Afonso and João Santos at the NY Fed's Liberty Street Economics blog: What Do Bond Markets Think about “Too-Big-to-Fail” Since Dodd-Frank?: In our previous post, we co...

Inslee signs budget, Pharma ♥’s TPP, ... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:08 AM - Wednesday, July 1, 2015   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In today’s Olympian — Gov. Inslee signs new state budget to avert government shutdown — State age...

Effective resignation letters (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 08:34 AM - Michael Strickland teaches literacy education at Boise State University. He consults about writing, publishing and social media. Join the discussion and for free tips and r...

First Take (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 08:08 AM - It’s pot day in Oregon: Marijuana is now (generally) a legalized substance (under state law) in Oregon. The headline writers found various aspects of this, at the Ore...

‘Land of the Free’ still far from ens... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 07:43 AM - By JOHN BURBANK (July 1, 2015) — As we celebrate our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July, perhaps we should do some reflecting about our nation, especially as we ...

Announcing Our First Fundraising Drive (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 07:30 AM - For over 8 years, Seattle Transit Blog has been an independent, award-winning resource for helping tens of thousands of people in our region understand and take action on l...

Caregivers win new contract at PeaceH... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 06:42 AM - The following is from SEIU HealthCare 1199NW: BELLINGHAM (July 1, 2015) — After taking action together in a picket and strike and through a lockout, the 900 caregiver...

If Inslee concurs, STEP project will ... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 06:40 AM - SPOKANE (July 1, 2015) — The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel project, which is supported by the Washington State Labor Council, took another step toward becoming a r...

Links for 07-01-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:06 AM - The psychology of saving - Tim Harford Focusing on High-Cost Patients - Tim Taylor U.S. Leaves Markets Out of Fight Against Carbon Emissions - NY Times Monetary Policy in t...

PBGC readies rules to cut retiree pen... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Tuesday, June 30 at 05:11 PM - Severely distressed union pension plans may soon start cutting benefits for existing retirees. The post PBGC readies rules to cut retiree pension benefits appeared first on...

Fast-tracking trade deals signed into... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Tuesday, June 30 at 05:07 PM - A week after unions celebrated a setback for Fast Track, the seeming victory came unzipped. The post Fast-tracking trade deals signed into law appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Traditional Media

Get To Know Your New Seattle Ci... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, November 3 at 02:10 PM - How well do you know the Seattle City Council district you live in? In 2013, Seattle voted to split the city into seven districts to elect council members with two mor...

POTUS Weighs In: No Peas In Gua... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 04:28 PM - If you were about to talk to President Obama and suggest that he try adding fresh peas to guacamole, don't. The Twitterverse learned this when someone asked Obama what...

Vancouver Votes On Transportati... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 04:11 PM - Ross Reynolds speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about a referendum in Vancouver asking voters to approve a tax hike to fund a multibillion-do...

How To Stay Safe In Seattle's H... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:53 PM - Marcie Sillman speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer at Seattle King County Public Health, about heat illness and how to stay safe when temperatures soar.

Your Own Seattle Waterfront Is ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:42 PM - The patch of ground doesn’t look like much – it’s full of weeds and marked by graffiti-marred signs – but it’s precious: a public spot for people to connect to Seattle...

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sen... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:37 PM - When it comes to premature death and disease, what we eat ranks as the single most important factor, according to a study in JAMA , the Journal of the American Medical...

Electrifying play, younger fans... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:33 PM - Who needs the boys? After watching the Women's World Cup in Canada this week, I'm struck by three things: 1) How much more enjoyable it is than the men's World Cup, or...

Puerto Rico Says With Restructu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:22 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Cities In California Conserved ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:21 PM - Cities in drought-plagued California took water conservation seriously in May. Residential water use went down by 28.9 percent in May, according to a press release fro...

Lawmakers in limbo over class-s... (Politics Northwest)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:15 PM - How the fight over a high-school biology test, and a shortage of votes to suspend a voter-approved measure to reduce K-12 class sizes are gumming up the budget works i...

Donald Trump gets fired by NBC ... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:09 PM - Billionaire Republican  presidential candidate Donald Trump was fired again Wednesday as Macy’s announced it’s pulling Trump ware from its shelves. But  &#...

Donald Trump gets fired by NBC ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:09 PM - Billionaire Republican  presidential candidate Donald Trump was fired again Wednesday as Macy’s announced it’s pulling Trump ware from its shelves. But  “the Donald” i...

More than 100 Egyptian soldiers... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:00 PM - A major air-land battle took place across a swath of the northern Sinai peninsula in Egypt on Wednesday when insurgents affiliated with ISIS launched a wave of attacks...

Need Detox? King County Loses P... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:51 PM - Ross Reynolds talks with  Dennis Donovan, director of the  University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, about the loss of detox beds in King ...

Senators Call For VA To Explain... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:36 PM - A group of 12 U.S.

Refugees Get Friends In Powerfu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:33 PM - Kim Malcolm talks with refugee Masar Altaie about her experience in Tatweer, a Seattle-based employment program run out of Jewish Family Service of Seattle. ...

Greece Moves Forward With Refer... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:28 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

As The NBA's Free Agency Period... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:28 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Justice Department Investigates... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:28 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:28 PM - Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities s...

Breaking Nationally

Progressive Media

Is There a Human Right to Kill? (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, July 31 at 10:24 AM — Neve Gordon How governments, NGOs, and conservative think tanks turned the language of human rights on its head.

Donald Trump Goes to War With G... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 03:33 PM — As a steady stream of companies dissociate themselves with Donald Trump over his recent comments accusing Mexican immigrants of being "rapists" who bring drugs and cri...

This Professor Was Fired for Sa... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:41 PM — Michelle Goldberg The misuse of Title IX by pusillanimous college administrators is creating a campus panic.

Department of Homeland Security... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 02:09 PM — Anti-immigrant organizations allegedly "cultivated spokespersons from within these unions who are willing to echo their messaging and to advocate for their policy goal...

Rand Paul Wants To Sell Off Ame... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 01:46 PM — Paul met with outlaw rancher Cliven Bundy, who infamously caused an armed standoff with federal officials after he refused to pay more than $1 million in grazing fees ...

Why We Still Need Affirmative A... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 01:17 PM — The rehearing of Fisher v. University of Texas is renewing the conversation on class-based affirmative action. The post Why We Still Need Affirmative Action Policies I...

Obama Administration Deals Blow... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:24 PM — The oil company appears undeterred, saying it still intends to drill. The post Obama Administration Deals Blow To Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plans appeared first on Think...

Marijuana Is Now Legal In Orego... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:20 PM — The cannabis legalization measure Oregon voters approved last year is now officially in effect. But it could be more than a year before the state's retail sales system...

Marijuana Is Legal In Oregon Bu... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:20 PM — The cannabis legalization measure Oregon voters approved last year is now officially in effect. But it could be more than a year before the state's retail sales system...

Now That Greece Has Defaulted, ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:07 PM — At 1 a.m. Athens time on Wednesday, after five tumultuous years in which Greece’s unemployment rate ballooned, homelessness grew and the suicide rate skyrocketed...

Now That Greece Has Defaulted, ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:07 PM — At 1 a.m. Athens time on Wednesday, after five tumultuous years in which Greece’s unemployment rate ballooned, homelessness grew and the suicide rate skyrocketed...

Now That Greece Has Defaulted, ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:07 PM — At 1 a.m. Athens time on Wednesday, after five tumultuous years in which Greece’s unemployment rate ballooned, homelessness grew and the suicide rate skyrocketed...

Western Europe Shatters Tempera... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 12:02 PM — Europe isn’t the only continent to see record high temperatures in recent weeks. The post Western Europe Shatters Temperature Records During Multi-Day Heat Wave appear...

How The U.S.-Cuba Reconciliatio... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:42 AM — Cubans and Americans could both enjoy access to cheaper, better medicine and health care, if Republicans agree to lift the economic embargo. The post How The U.S.-Cuba...

Why ‘Unconnected’ Church Burnin... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:17 AM — Many African Americans see the difference between an official hate crime and an act of “vandalism” as an issue of semantics, especially given the long, painful history...

California Moves To Pay Profess... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:02 AM — Professional cheerleaders are often paid far below minimum wage standards for their work, despite representing one of the most lucrative entertainment industries in th...

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/1/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 AM — By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TPP/TTIP/TiSA “Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal” [Politico (allan)]. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of...

Chomsky: Greece’s Syriza & Spai... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:55 AM — As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe's "savage response" to the pushback against austerity dema...

Chomsky: Greece’s Syriza Faces ... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:55 AM — As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe's "savage response" to the pushback against austerity dema...

Chomsky: Greece Faces "Savage R... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:55 AM — As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe's "savage response" to the pushback against austerity dema...

Will the New Federal Overtime P... (The American Prospect)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:38 AM —   AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  Editor’s note: In...

Latest blow to black AME church... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:10 AM — At least three black churches in South Carolina have received letters threatening violence against women pastors. WIS reported that the letters had been left at Societ...

It’s No Coincidence That So Man... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:10 AM — Media Source:  Ring of Fire This post orginally appeared on RingofFireRadio.com .  Ever since Dylann Roof gunned down nine innocent people at the Emanuel AME...

Oklahoma Bible Thumpers Find Th... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 10:03 AM — Author:  KJ McElrath Media Source:  Ring of Fire This post originally appeared on RingofFireRadio.com . The devout right-wing fundamentalist Christian folks ...

Big Pharma and Medical Device M... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 09:55 AM — Author:  KJ McElrath Media Source:  Ring of Fire In the wake of news about the  largest Medicare fraud case in history , more disturbing facts have come...

Traditional Media

Hastert, the accidental House s... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 29 at 04:56 AM — He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach.

Ex-speaker Hastert charged with... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, July 28 at 07:57 PM — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to ...

George Pataki announces preside... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, July 28 at 06:43 AM — Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president.

Jeb Bush rejects post-Charlesto... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, July 27 at 02:33 PM — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting...

Gavin Newsom: 'Unbelievable' ga... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, July 26 at 06:18 PM — Gavin Newsom was jumping into the car, headed to a breakfast speech on job creation, when a commonplace day turned extraordinary: The Supreme Court of the United State...

State Dept.: Some emails missin... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, July 25 at 05:28 PM — The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a Ho...

GOP presidential candidates dou... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, July 25 at 02:46 PM — Even though the GOP caucus in Congress stepped away months ago from its years-long assault on Obamacare, the top contenders for the Republican presidential nod appear ...

GOP introduces drought relief b... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, July 25 at 12:02 PM — California House Republicans introduced a drought-relief bill Thursday afternoon that they said would pump more water to struggling farmers in the Central Valley witho...

Indians on social media mock Bo... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, July 25 at 03:30 AM — As a rising power, India is obsessed with its image in the world, so the announcement of the first U.S. presidential candidate with Indian roots figured to create a st...

Jesse Jackson Jr. released from... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 22 at 06:25 AM — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March.

'White racism,' NRA are to blam... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, July 21 at 07:00 PM — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Ri...

Hillary Clinton: 'America's lon... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, July 20 at 01:31 PM — In an evocative and emotional address, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday urged the nation to come to grips with the "deep fault line" of race in the U.S., blaming it ...

It's easier to run as a woman n... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 15 at 03:00 AM — Hillary Rodham Clinton says running for president as a woman is unquestionably easier now than during her last White House bid - and Hollywood gets part of the credit.

On eve of presidential bid, Jeb... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, July 14 at 02:12 PM — On the eve of formally launching his bid for the White House, Jeb Bush says he's prepared for a long slog to break out of the crowded pack of Republican presidential c...

Who was Hillary Clinton aiming ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, July 13 at 01:56 PM — Hillary Clinton will never win the presidency on the sheer force of lofty rhetoric, as her announcement speech demonstrated Saturday.

Bush: 'I'm not going to change ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, July 13 at 06:51 AM — Two days before Jeb Bush formally launches his presidential campaign, he sketched out the candidate he hopes to be as he finished a tour of three European capitals on ...

Rand Paul in Irvine says Republ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, July 12 at 10:46 PM — As he traveled through Southern California on a two-day trip, Republican Sen. Rand Paul called on his party Friday to widen its outreach to minority voters, whom he sa...

Jeb Bush says his trip to Europ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, July 11 at 09:38 AM — Midway through a three-nation trip intended to polish his foreign policy credentials, Jeb Bush said Thursday that his meetings with leaders in Germany and Poland have ...

Jeb Bush calls Putin a 'bully' (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, July 10 at 09:42 AM — Seeking to burnish his credentials as a plausible commander-in-chief, Jeb Bush stepped up his criticism Wednesday of Vladimir Putin, calling the Russian president a bu...

A Rookie’s Road Trip Through Mo... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Saturday, July 4 at 09:00 PM — A car-averse traveler finds freedom in the driver’s seat, covering 700 miles and three states over three days.

Watch: Bobby Jindal In A Minute (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 05:11 PM — Here's everything you need to know (and probably didn't know) about the 2016 presidential candidate.

Alabama's confused response to ... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 05:00 PM — A federal judge ordered the state's probates to comply, but 17 refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Watch: Bobby Jindal In A Minute (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 04:53 PM — Here's everything you need to know (and probably didn't know) about the 2016 presidential candidate.

Jeb Bush Dishes About Peas in G... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 04:49 PM — Former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush sets the record straight about the raging debate over guacamole.

US probing possible airline col... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Wednesday, July 1 at 04:45 PM — Justice Department says it is investigating potential "unlawful coordination" between some airline carriers

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