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Hear Shelby’s story: Learn why we nee... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:11 AM - Shelby Ramirez wears many hats: mother of two, daughter, worker and full time student. After a recent experience of taking time off work to care for sick family members-and...

PSRC Studies Impacts of Increasing Ra... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:00 AM - Last week — by sheer chance, the day an oil train (harmlessly) derailed in Interbay – the Puget Sound Regional Council released a staff report on the transporta...

Increase wages to fix Social Security... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:34 AM - This week the Social Security Trustees reported that our FICA contributions plus interest, net of all benefits paid out, have increased the Social Security Trust Fund by $3...

Railing solo, highway cliff, San Dieg... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:55 AM - Wednesday, July 30, 2014   RAILROADS   ► From KPLU — BNSF’s plan for one-person train crews concerns rail workers — Railroad workers are speakin...

Ben Franklin would be rolling in his ... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:54 AM - The union boycott of Staples is growing, in protest of postal privatization. The post Ben Franklin would be rolling in his grave appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Mindful Leadership (Notes in Samsara)
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On the dark side (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:24 AM - DAVIDFRAZIER Boise Guardian Just yesterday a group of political has-beens and news junkies were chatting over coffee bemoaning the state of local journalism. “Popkey s...

On the front pages (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:22 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...

'Unemployment and the 'Skills Mismatc... (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:01 AM - Gary Burtless: Unemployment and the “Skills Mismatch” Story: Overblown and Unpersuasive, by Gary Burtless, Brookings: The jobless rate has dipped to 6.1 percent, and busine...

'Real GDP increased at 4.0% Annualize... (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:44 AM - Bill McBride at Calculated Risk: BEA: Real GDP increased at 4.0% Annualized Rate in Q2, by Bill McBride: From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2014 (Advance ...

Sass ends long career at Machinists L... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:43 AM - Starting at Lodge 1432 in 1971, Sass rose to become secretary-treasurer of the Oregon Machinists The post Sass ends long career at Machinists Lodge W24 appeared first on nw...

Dan Sass ends long career at Machinis... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:43 AM - Starting at Lodge 1432 in 1971, Sass rose to become secretary-treasurer of the Oregon Machinists The post Dan Sass ends long career at Machinists Lodge W24 appeared first o...

Longtime AFSCME rep Henson retires (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:27 AM - Henson started as a Carpenter, became head of SEIU Local 49, and returned to serve AFSCME The post Longtime AFSCME rep Henson retires appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Longtime AFSCME rep Rick Henson retires (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:27 AM - Henson started as a Carpenter, became head of SEIU Local 49, and returned to serve AFSCME The post Longtime AFSCME rep Rick Henson retires appeared first on nwLaborPress .

SEIU 503 political director Arthur To... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:14 AM - Towers helped empower home care workers, raise corporate taxes, and save public services from cuts. The post SEIU 503 political director Arthur Towers departs after decades...

NLRB affirms McDonald’s responsibilities (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:14 AM - The following is from Working Washington: (July 30, 2014) — The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday found that McDonald’s Corporation maintains such exten...

IBEW attorney Norm Malbin rests his case (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:04 AM - Malbin policed an industry, trained hundreds in labor law, and helped members with legal problems The post IBEW attorney Norm Malbin rests his case appeared first on nwLabo...

Duncan retirement sidelines motorcycl... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:00 AM - Co-founder Lee Duncan retires from Unions4Kids, and his job at IBEW Local 48 The post Duncan retirement sidelines motorcycle poker run for kids appeared first on nwLaborPre...

Lee Duncan retirement sidelines motor... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:00 AM - Co-founder Lee Duncan retires from Unions4Kids, and his job at IBEW Local 48 The post Lee Duncan retirement sidelines motorcycle poker run for kids appeared first on nwLabo...

Machinists, Metal Trades, DCU have vo... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 06:56 AM - Lucy has been with the Machinists for 35 years. The post Machinists, Metal Trades, DCU have void to fill with Scott Lucy retirement appeared first on nwLaborPress .

Traditional Media

Alpine Lakes bill heads to Hous... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:51 AM - After more than 40 months of delay, legislation to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness protect the closest mountain river valley to Seattle has finally passed out of th...

Fed Continues To Ease Up On Eco... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:38 AM - The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will ease up slightly on its efforts to stimulate the economy. Fed officials said that there is still room for improvement i...

Pierce County First In Northwes... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:37 AM - A divided county council in Pierce County, Washington Tuesday voted to display the motto "In God We Trust" in its chambers . That makes it the first jurisdiction in th...

How Twitter Amplified An NRA Lo... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:37 AM - Supporters of a Washington gun control measure on the November ballot may have just gotten a mid-summer boost. They’re capitalizing on an audio recording that recently...

Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:00 AM - Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç stirred some controversy on Monday, when during an Eid el-Fitr speech, he said chaste women should not laugh in public. "Chastity is...

Problem Drinking In Midlife Lin... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:54 AM - To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now. In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a mi...

Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:50 AM - For the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been one of the top doctors battling the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history. Khan had treated over a ...

Beauty Shop Ladies Weigh In On ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:20 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

When Searching For Mentors, Loo... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:20 AM - Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Making Space For People Who Are... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:20 AM - A very smart person I know, a long time civil rights activist, told me once that "gratitude is overrated." Now, I know that sounds harsh, but what I think she meant wa...

Fashion And Music And Treats, O... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:19 AM - Black on black, instrumental music, and bubble tea: What do they all have in common? They're currently trending. Join Nia Price-Nascimento and Noah Phillips Reardon on...

Sen. Karen Fraser among 10 Amer... (The Bellingham Herald -- ...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:19 AM - The Thurston County Democrat has helped sister-city relationships since 1980 and last year chaired a 50-year host committee that welcomed a Japanese delegation to Olym...

Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:12 AM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g

How The New York Times Came Aro... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:03 AM - Bill Radke speaks with Terry Tang, New York Times deputy editorial page editor, about the newspaper’s six-part editorial series on legalizing marijuana. Tang said the ...

U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:10 AM - The State Department on Wednesday announced it was revoking visas for a number of Venezuelan government officials the U.S.

'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlig... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:02 AM - Hillary Clinton's book tour is over. Although it wasn't a campaign rollout, it did offer a peek at the strengths and weaknesses of a possible Clinton candidacy. One th...

Desk Desk Evolution (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:13 AM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0Xk5pv3BA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQj_b2nsn8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2qoiUWfWM4

Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:19 AM - A new law in Bolivia allows children as young as ten to work legally, and has led to sharp criticism from many international human rights groups, who note that it goes...

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:18 AM - In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks. They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists...

Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:18 AM - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's piddling suspension of Ray Rice of the Ravens for a mere two games for Rice's apparent violent attack upon his then-fiancee, now wife,...

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Progressive Media

Elderly Receive Excessive and E... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:05 AM — Elderly people still face hurdles in affirming their end-of-life medical wishes. The post Elderly Receive Excessive and Expensive Medical Treatment, Recent Poll Sugges...

My Night At The Heritage Founda... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:05 AM — An unusual night at the movies. The post My Night At The Heritage Foundation Watching Rick Santorum’s New ‘Religious Liberty’ Movie appeared first on...

Why Is Washington Risking War W... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:32 AM — Katrina vanden Heuvel Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

House Republicans Fiddle While ... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:28 AM — The House is expected to vote on a bill that would waive at least 14 environmental laws within 100 miles of the southern U.S. border, and has already spent time voting...

Video: Norman Finkelstein & 25 ... (Democracy Now! Blog)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM — In New York City, a group of demonstrators blocked traffic by laying down in the streets outside Israel’s Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday. Twenty-six people w...

It Takes a Village to Raise a C... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM — Many discussions of Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who was jailed for "abandoning" her 9-year-old daughter at a park, fail to mention how limited child-care ...

‘Palin of the South’ House cand... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:54 AM — A Republican congressional candidate from Louisiana reportedly fled from an interview recently when she was asked about President Barack Obama’s birthplace. Afte...

These Maps Show How Big Data Ca... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:48 AM — New maps illustrate the impact of climate change and pollution on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for ...

How This Lawyer Who Dared To Ca... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:46 AM — Watch what happens when you reform the rules. The post How This Lawyer Who Dared To Call The Constitution ‘Progressive’ Just Became A Judge Without A Hitch...

Teen Allegedly Sexually Assault... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:20 AM — The incident occurred at a Keith Urban concert. The post Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaulted At A Concert As People Watched And Filmed Her appeared first on ThinkProgress .

Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 ... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:03 AM — A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The post Lender That...

Why Is Washington Risking War W... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:56 AM — Katrina vanden Heuvel Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Church deacon who blamed Satan ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:22 AM — An Idaho church deacon who blamed Satan after he molested a 12-year-old girl in a storage closet has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but could spend less than a ...

Twitter CEO’s Hashtag Q&A Derai... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 08:21 AM — Twitter users took over the hashtag to talk about the company's lax harassment policies. The post Twitter CEO’s Hashtag Q&A Derailed By Users Challenging On...

Stephen A. Smith Won’t Appear O... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:48 AM — ESPN won't call it a suspension, but Stephen A. Smith is getting an extended break after warning women not to "provoke" domestic violence. The post Stephen A. Smith Wo...

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:45 AM — On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal ...

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:45 AM — On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal ...

How New York’s Governor Is Play... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:41 AM — In the wake of the recent announcement that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating an entirely new party devoted to “women's equality,” some women's rights supporters have wond...

Nightlights not Lions!, Three C... (OnEarth Magazine Articles)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:32 AM — By Jason Bittel Stand up and be counted : All around the country, Americans are speaking their minds on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new power-plant pollution...

World Bank Preparing To Scrap P... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:25 AM — A leaked World Bank document says the organization is planning to gut crucial safeguards created to protect indigenous peoples and the environment. The post World Bank...

South Carolina Education Panel ... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:12 AM — State Senator Mike Fair (R) hopes the new rules will "stimulate even more in-depth questions," about whether "Darwinian natural selection” actually exists. The post So...

Californians Are Taking To Twit... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 07:08 AM — When water becomes a precious commodity in California, things get ugly. The post Californians Are Taking To Twitter To Shame Neighbors Who Waste Water appeared first o...

‘Liberal’ Fox News host slut-sh... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 06:54 AM — Even the hosts of Fox News were shocked and embarrassed on Tuesday after co-host Bob Beckel labeled a reality TV star a “slut” because she had not agreed t...

House Republican Insists He’s N... (Think Progress)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 06:48 AM — Will the House listen to Sarah Palin? The post House Republican Insists He’s Not Considering Impeaching Obama, Then Admits He Is, All In Less Than 60 Seconds app...

Bryan Fischer: 'It Will Be Impe... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 06:43 AM — Media Source:  People for the American Way The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is one conservative who doesn’t agree with John Boehner tha...

Traditional Media

What You Get for ... $1,700,000 (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 09:00 PM — Water views in Washington and North Carolina and a working farm in Maryland

Immigration leads Arizona gover... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 12:20 PM — One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill t...

House Democrats Weigh Voting Do... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 12:15 PM — Democrats are apparently considering a tactic of voting down the House highway bill in hopes that Republicans would have to accept the Senate measure that offers a dif...

Wireless Cramming: Consumers To... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 12:12 PM — A report released by a Senate panel estimates that unauthorized third-party charges on consumer cellphone bills, known as "cramming," likely cost consumers hundreds of...

Feds probing for fraud in DC bu... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 12:06 PM — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nations capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, peopl...

WA-Winners (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:54 AM — Here is a TEST list of winners of races in Washington.Suzan DelBene (i), DemEdwin Moats, GOPRick Larsen (i), DemB.J.

Feds probing for fraud in DC bu... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:49 AM — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nations capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, peopl...

Restore the Senate | Commentary (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:30 AM — Something has gone terribly wrong when the American people have a less favorable impression of Congress than Brussels sprouts, root canals, and used car salesmen. Most...

Legislature may allow Mecklenbu... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:12 AM — A Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum still could be on the ballot this fall, two lawmakers said Wednesday. Click to Continue »

Members of Congress on social m... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:07 AM — As House Democrats and Republicans announce their social media stars, the Guardian hands out a few gongs of our own With a few exceptions, politicians are pretty lame ...

Gaza catastrophe must be set in... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:07 AM — Harriet Sherwood ( Report , 30 July) highlights Israels destruction of Gazas power plant and Amnesty International says this represents collective punishment of Palest...

WA-Uncontested (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 11:04 AM — Here is a TEST list of uncontested races in Washington..

Ex-IRS Official Called Conserva... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:59 AM — Republican committee leader cites emails in bid for investigation.

New York Times investigating pl... (Erik Wemple)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:59 AM — FishBowlNY spotted some similarities between a Wikipedia entry for Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo and a passage in a July 24 item by New York Times report...

Roger Williams Makes Play for N... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:56 AM — Freshman Rep. Roger Williams of Texas is gunning to challenge current National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden's bid for a second term and is a...

Roger Williams Makes Play for N... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:56 AM — Updated 2:10 p.m. | Freshman Rep. Roger Williams of Texas is gunning to challenge current National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden's bid for a ...

Campus sexual assault bill unve... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:41 AM — Law would require colleges and universities to create a confidential adviser to guide victims through reporting process Jessica Valenti: the campus rape problem doesnt...

In campaign mode, Obama slams R... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:41 AM — Having apparently given up on charm, golf and persuasion, President Obama on Wednesday went for taunting sarcasm in his long-fruitless attempt to persuade Republicans ...

In campaign mode, Obama slams R... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:41 AM — Having apparently given up on charm, golf and persuasion, President Obama on Wednesday went for taunting sarcasm in his long-fruitless attempt to persuade Republicans ...

The GOP Twitter Shuffle: Eric C... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:38 AM — Eric Cantor's exit as House majority leader is near, yet he still reigns as owner of @GOPLeader, at least for now.

Legislature may allow Mecklenbu... (The Charlotte Observer --...)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 AM — A Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum still could be on the ballot this fall, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Click to Continue »

Obama Scolds Congress: Stop 'Ha... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:26 AM — "Only reason I’m doing [executive action] is because you don’t do anything."

Conservative group Alec devises... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:22 AM — As Republicans debate party future, aggressive corporate dating service launches new group to push for conservative policies The corporate lobbying network American Le...

Bergdahl to Meet Army Investiga... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:19 AM — Bergdahl was captured by Taliban after leaving Afghan base.

Rep. Jared Polis says "no" to C... (Denver Post: Politics)
Filed Wednesday, July 30 at 10:01 AM — Congressional candidate George Leing, former state Senate candidate Lang Sias and the GOP gubernatorial nominee, Bob Beauprez, at a GOP governor's debate in May in Wes...

 

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