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Volunteers of America presents an ant... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:46 AM - CEO Kay Toran proposes no raises and a "right to work" rule that would undermine the union. The post Volunteers of America presents an anti-union ‘final offer’ ...

New Seasons unwelcome | The virtue of... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:48 AM - Thursday, April 26, 2018   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Here’s why Kadlec caregivers are picketing     ALSO at The Stand ...

An attack on Medicaid and more (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 05:28 AM - The Trump administration is supporting a major policy shift on Indian health programs which could result in a loss of millions of dollars and sabotage treaty rights. A stor...

Providence urged to keep promises at ... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 05:00 AM - ‘We’re picketing to say our community is done being a low priority.’   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: RICHLAND (April 26, 2018) — When...

Join Mosqueda at #LaborWeek events ne... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 03:55 AM - The following is from the office of Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: SEATTLE (April 26, 2018) — Next week, in honor of International Workers’ Day, Seattle Council...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Wednesday, April 25 at 03:42 PM - Picking through the timeline to see where the “pee tape” fits. The DNC sues a batch … Trump = Cyrus the Great. I hate to say it, but Orrin Hatch’s n...

the problem of the messaging sitcom (Skull / Bones)
Filed Wednesday, April 25 at 03:09 PM - The discordant result of a “Very Special Episode” (or, one that was clearly written with large input by governing agencies) from an 80s sitcom.  I suppose there...

Good jobs go begging | Scathing Hanfo... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, April 25 at 08:17 AM - Wednesday, April 25, 2018   TODAY’S MUST-READ   ► From KUOW — High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees ̵...

Join today’s picket calling on Provid... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, April 25 at 08:05 AM - RICHLAND (April 25, 2018) — Members of SEIU HealthCare 1199NW who work at Kadlec Regional Medical Center are standing up for their patients and community today by con...

Pot, meet kettle (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, April 25 at 05:41 AM - Over the 40 years I’ve been involved in politics I’ve come to loathe negative campaign ads. They demean the process and cheapen it. They thrive on distortion, half-truths a...

A Burgerville store goes union — offi... (nwLaborPress)
Filed Tuesday, April 24 at 10:32 AM - The Burgerville at 92nd and Powell may be the nation’s first officially unionized fast food union. The post A Burgerville store goes union — officially appeared first on nw...

Union YES at Burgerville | NAFTA 2.0 ... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, April 24 at 08:41 AM - Tuesday, April 24, 2018   LOCAL   ► From Reuters — Wells Fargo CEO’s pay details spark pushback by some employees — Wells Fargo’s disclosu...

Sexual harassment at work: Know your ... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, April 24 at 06:27 AM - The following is from the Office of the Attorney General: OLYMPIA (April 24, 2018) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson last week released a guide designed to be posted in...

What happened to law and order? (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, April 24 at 05:34 AM - When I was growing up in the Republican party, I learned the lesson of responsible fiscal policy by heart – government must live within its means. That did not mean g...

Price Level Targeting with Evolving C... (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, April 23 at 12:31 PM - This is by Seppo Honkapohja and Kaushik Mitra (very wonkish): Price Level Targeting with Evolving Credibility, by Seppo Honkapohja and Kaushik Mitra: Abstract We examine gl...

Links (Economist's View)
Filed Monday, April 23 at 12:24 PM - Winners and losers from rising American inequality - VoxEU A Tribute to Uwe Reinhardt - Paul Krugman Metrics Monday: Don’t Overcontrol - Marc Bellemare A hostile environmen...

We build this city, but we can no lon... (The Stand)
Filed Monday, April 23 at 06:58 AM - By LOGAN SWAN SEATTLE (April 23, 2018) — My workday starts on an unfinished floor with no windows, 40 stories up. I scan Seattle’s skyline, watching the endless headl...

UW Postdocs’ election begins this week (The Stand)
Filed Monday, April 23 at 06:57 AM - SEATTLE (April 23, 2018) — Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Washington are set to vote to formalize their choice to unionize this month, the culmination ...

Oh yes, it’s different (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Monday, April 23 at 05:17 AM - “He’s 92 and I’m 88 and we’d like a divorce,” she said. The attorney asked, “Why did you wait so long?” Said she, “We didn’t want to do it when the kids were alive.” Disgus...

Idaho Briefing – April 23 (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Sunday, April 22 at 10:09 AM - This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for April 16. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com. Campaigns for major office...

Traditional Mass Media

Front Row Center 2017-2018 Season (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, May 31 at 02:21 PM - Join KUOW’s Marcie Sillman as she pulls back the curtain on the creative process, giving participants a glimpse of why and how an artist creates work, and we hope, a g...

Season 3 of KUOW's 'Ask A' series (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Sunday, May 13 at 01:00 AM - One reason we’re seeing such polarization in American society is that we’re not talking to each other. We’re wrapped up in our own cocoons and echo chambers. In an eff...

Peace At Hand? Korean Leaders M... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:13 PM - An historic handshake at the most heavily fortified border in the world on Friday symbolized the hope that two Koreas could create a lasting rapprochement – but failed...

Burgerville Sets Election Dates... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:23 PM - Workers at a second Burgerville store will decide whether they want to join a union. The move comes just days after employees at the Burgerville location on 92nd Stree...

PPS Faces Formal Complaint Over... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:04 PM - Portland Public Schools is facing a formal complaint over its handling of ACCESS Academy, an alternative program for gifted students whose neighborhood schools were no...

Korean Leaders Start Historic S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:28 PM - Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Portland Hip-Hop Promoter And A... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:01 PM - Portland hip-hop luminary Idris OFerrall, who performed as 'Starchile,' died Thursday. OFerrall was diagnosed with lymphoma this spring. His father confirmed his death...

Navigating Campus For The 'Not ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 05:53 PM - University of Michigan students Griffin St. Onge and Lauren Schandevel have published an online guide that anybody can edit called " Being Not Rich at UM ." It's a Goo...

A Fish And Wildlife Employee Is... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 05:09 PM - In the national tug-of-war over public employee unions, Debora Nearman presents an interesting case. The Independence, Oregon, woman is an employee of the state Depart...

Aaron and Elmer Dixon: The brot... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:49 PM - Bill Radke talks with brothers Aaron and Elmer Dixon, co-founders of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party.

‘Alexa, make a fart noise.’ (Ye... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:48 PM - I debated whether to share this fart story with you, because farts are – unfairly, in my opinion – maligned as juvenile and bad manners. But I decided in favor, becaus...

Taking the creepy out of dating... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:38 PM - Bill Radke talks to Bellingham artist Jenna Bean Veatch about her event ' The Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Single and Want to Fall in Love ' and why she bel...

What you need to know about thi... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:38 PM - Is there really a heat wave in Seattle in the middle of April? Bill Radke talks to KOMO News Meteorologist Scott Sistek about the mini heatwave and what you can expect...

The Race for Oregon Labor Commi... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:28 PM - In early April, several dozen voters filed into a private room at a Beaverton brewery to hear from candidates vying for one of Oregon's most powerful elected positions.

Free To Speak, Ex-CIA Chief Joh... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:17 PM - John Brennan's tenure as CIA director ended the same day that President Trump entered office last year, and since then, the former spy chief has been a relentless crit...

Meet The Man On A Quest To Upen... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:17 PM - Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Connelly: Challenger Brown clos... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:13 PM - U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a member of the House Republican leadership, is in the race of her life. According to a new survey taken for Public Policy P...

Kids Of White House Reporters T... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:11 PM - The children of the White House press corps added a little levity to what has been a notoriously fraught relationship, standing in for their parents at 1600 Pennsylvan...

Viral 'Rescue' Videos Ignite Di... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:07 PM - Philippine authorities say they have conveyed to Kuwait their "strong surprise and great displeasure" over the Gulf country's decision to expel their envoy within a we...

These Black Panthers marched on... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:01 PM - Madrona is a posh Seattle neighborhood with million-dollar homes. But 50 years ago, at the playground here, it was where hundreds of Black Panthers trained.

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Don Lemon unleashes epic takedo... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:53 PM — After a kooky and ghastly day in President Donald Trump’s White House, CNN host Don Lemon connected the dots on the one consistency since declaring his candidacy...

Seth Meyers explains exactly ho... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:24 PM — In a Thursday installment of “A Closer Look,” “Late Night” host Seth Meyers said it has become “genuinely disorienting how many crazy thi...

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:18 PM — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday night threaded the needle between the quiet announcement of President Donald Trump’s two new no-name lawyers that accompa...

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: Trump’s ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:01 PM — In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s unhinged 30-minute rant on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, CNN’s Anderson Cooper said he thinks the president is sou...

Watch MSNBC’s Ari Melber gives ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:31 PM — In the current climate, MSNBC host Ari Melber’s rap knowledge is rarely deployed in favor of politics. But when hip hop and politics collided amid Kanye WestR...

CNN panel mocks Trump’s unhinge... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 04:16 PM — President Donald Trump called into Fox News’s morning show “Fox & Friends” Thursday and the interview went completely off the rails quickly. In ...

CNN’s Joan Walsh calls BS on Tr... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 02:54 PM — In a Thursday discussion with CNN’s “The Lead” panel, national affairs correspondent “The Nation” Joan Walsh was appalled by President Do...

FBI confirms White House knew o... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 02:47 PM — The best people. Only the best people . The F.B.I. first gave the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, a file containing spousal abuse allegations against Rob Por...

‘He appointed them!’: Ex-CIA of... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 02:41 PM — Phil Mudd, a former senior intelligence adviser for the FBI and current CNN counterterrorism analyst, sounded off on President Donald Trump’s latest unhinged Fox...

Paul Ryan Gave the House Chapla... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 01:42 PM — Reverend Patrick Conroy, the chaplain for the US House of Representatives, surprised federal lawmakers when he announced his retirement earlier this month. As it turns...

Republican Cornyn slams Jon Tes... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 01:00 PM — Echoing popular vote loser Donald Trump, Senate Whip John Cornyn tried to use the total fiasco that is Ronny Jackson's defunct nomination to be Veterans Affairs secret...

Paul Ryan fires House chaplain,... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 11:59 AM — "Devout" Catholic Speaker Paul Ryan has apparently fired House Chaplain Patrick Conroy, whose resignation explicitly says Ryan forced him out. "As you have requested, ...

Medicaid for Idaho headed for t... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 11:42 AM — Phenomenal news from Idaho, where a huge group of dedicated activists have done what the Republican legislature tried to make impossible: get a ballot initiative quali...

Senate Republicans adopt new ru... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 11:02 AM — Senate Republicans found a sympathetic ear at The New York Times to help them justify messing with Senate rules again to get popular vote loser Donald Trump's nominees...

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/26/2018 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 AM — Today's Water Cooler: China Trade, Steny Hoyer rigs a primary, midterm intensity, durable goods, manufacturing, Tesla, bubbles, the power of Op-Eds, sleep and light

Bill Cosby Was Just Found Guilt... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:56 AM — Bill Cosby was just found guilty of sexual assault. A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ...

Trump Announces He’s Considerin... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:35 AM — President Donald Trump suggested during an interview on Fox & Friends Thursday that he might become involved in the work of in his Justice Department—a threat that...

A Bipartisan Group of Senators ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:29 AM — On Thursday, four Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to take a major step towards formally protecting Mueller from an ous...

Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as ... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:25 AM — The Senate voted 57-42 Thursday to confirm Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, the first, to quote Meteor Blades, "climate science-denying, torture-backing, military-fi...

Rep. Joe Barton calls Scott Pru... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:56 AM — Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton on Thursday insisted that EPA Director Scott Pruitt had been a “victim” of Democrats because of news reports which accuse ...

Tens of Thousands of Arizona Te... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:56 AM — On March 7, just a day after West Virginia teachers successfully pressured lawmakers to pass a $2,000 pay raise, scores of Arizona teachers wore red to ...

Support for Dreamers, health ca... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:30 AM — The House has enough votes to pass a resolution to force debate four separate immigration bills, including protections for Dreamers, the Deferred Action for Childhood ...

Voters to Republicans: Don't cu... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:37 AM — The 2018 midterm election is shaping up to be not just a referendum on popular vote loser Donald Trump, but on Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act....

CNN’s Tapper exposes extraordin... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:23 AM — Appearing as a guest  on CNN,  ostensibly to plug his new book The Hellfire Club, afternoon host Jake Tapper used the premise of his novel — which takes place in...

House ranking member tells Prui... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:05 AM — Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on EPA Director Scott Pruitt to resign over a series of press reports ...

Traditional Mass Media

Asian stocks follow Wall Street... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Friday, April 27 at 12:00 AM — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after reports of strong U.S. earnings, as investors watched the inter-Korean summit. KEEPING SCORE: The Shang...

Bobby Kennedy for President rev... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 10:00 PM — Netflix’s new four-parter is a meticulous study of a seismic political era – though it takes its time to really spring to life Here’s a short news clip of Robert F Ken...

APNewsBreak: Trump lawyer gave ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:50 PM — A taxi magnate with longtime business ties to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is transitioning into the legalized marijuana industry

Kim Jong Un Kim says he and Moo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:46 PM — With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed bord...

Democrats decry Speaker Ryan's ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:36 PM — Democrats cry foul after Speaker Paul Ryan forces House chaplain's resignation.

Kyle Schwarber home run enough ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:35 PM — Manager Joe Maddon couldn’t pass up a chance to find some amusement in Kyle Schwarber’s game-winning home run Thursday night. “Yeah, his launch angle was perfect,” Mad...

Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson and... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:30 PM — Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey were captains and the All-America rocks of Notre Dame’s offensive line in 2017. Thursday, the two went in the top 10 of the NFL draf...

Roquan Smith says it’s ‘going t... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 09:20 PM — Leonard Floyd was the highest-drafted linebacker in Georgia history when the Bears selected him ninth in the 2016 draft. Roquan Smith topped that by one spot Thursday ...

Bears draft linebacker Roquan S... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:55 PM — So many plays on Roquan Smith’s highlight reel will leave a lasting impression. For the sake of introduction, though, watch how the Georgia inside linebacker blew up o...

Roquan Smith hoping to find his... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:30 PM — Roquan Smith got off to a heck of a start Wednesday when he began rattling off the names of great linebackers in Bears history — Dick Butkus, Brian Urlacher, Mike Sing...

Defending his record to Congres... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:26 PM — Scott Pruitt gave little ground Thursday as he testified before two House panels about controversial spending and management decisions he has made while at the helm of...

With new allegations against To... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:07 PM — NBC News Chairman Andy Lack had barely slept. Late the night before, he had walked from the art deco headquarters of NBC Universal in Midtown Manhattan to the Upper Ea...

Two shot after string of carjac... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:05 PM — A gunman carjacked an undercover police officer Thursday afternoon on the Near North Side embarking on nearly two-mile crime spree that left two people shot in the cit...

Smart move, Ryan Pace: Isn't Ch... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 08:05 PM — Since the day the Bears hired coach Matt Nagy in January, the offseason narrative at Halas Hall has focused almost solely on offense, enough for force to feel neglecte...

Yorkville's 'Pine Village massa... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:55 PM — Bruce Rekate was only 8 years old when police came to his house to tell them his 16-year-old sister Catherine was among the five murdered in a 1972 massacre at a resta...

Lynching memorial and museum in... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:54 PM — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a fi...

Capsule look at Bears first-rou... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:45 PM — Roquan Smith Round 1, Pick 8, LB Georgia, 6-1, 236 On the field: He totaled 137 tackles, including 14 for loss, 6 ½ sacks, two passes defended, one forced fumble and t...

Police: 2 shot during Gold Coas... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:30 PM — Two people were shot during a crime spree that started with the carjacking of an on-duty undercover Chicago police officer in the Near North neighborhood Thursday even...

Gold Coast shootings (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:24 PM — Chicago Police respond to a series of carjackings and shootings in the Gold Coast on April 26, 2018. 

With Roquan Smith in the fold, ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:20 PM — Thursday night was the easy part for Ryan Pace. When the Bears went on the clock with the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft, they had a handful of promising players availabl...

Police suspect Rockford woman w... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 07:19 PM — Authorities in Illinois say a woman found dead in her Rockford home was likely beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, who later died in a Wisconsin car crash. The body o...

Cubs aren't fretting over Yu Da... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:55 PM — Cubs manager Joe Maddon sat down with Yu Darvish in the visiting manager’s office in Cleveland the other day, trying to let Yu be Yu. In his first month with the Cubs,...

White Sox reliever Danny Farquh... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:45 PM — The White Sox took the field for batting practice Thursday at Kauffman Stadium wearing T-shirts that reflect the wishes of the players. White lettering on the black sh...

Judge appoints special master t... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:41 PM — A federal judge on Thursday appointed a special master to review material seized from the office and residences of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael C...

Investigators: DNA from genealo... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Thursday, April 26 at 06:37 PM — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA w...