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On overtime pay, Washington must step up (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:16 AM - By GOV. JAY INSLEE OLYMPIA (Nov. 6, 2018) — By almost any metric, Americans are working harder and longer than ever before. But even though a worker’s productivity is...

Latest results: Schrier wins, legisla... (The Stand)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:15 AM - (Nov. 8, 2018) — Following Wednesday’s additional ballot counting, Issaquah pediatrician Dr. Kim Schrier (D), the candidate endorsed by the Washington State Lab...

An inflammatory call (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 04:34 AM - When I was taking over as Idaho’s Attorney General in January of 1983, the Aryan Nations group was on the rise in northern Idaho. The Aryans were attracting dangerous white...

Quickie: Scary piece: America’s... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 11:10 PM - America’s Next Civil War American chaos is already oozing over the border: the trickle of refugees crossing after Trump’s election has swollen to a flood; a trade war...

Links (11/7/18) (Economist's View)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:25 PM - The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession - Kenneth Rogoff The Lies We Were Told - mainly macro Central bank balance sheets and monetary policy - VoxEU China Should Import M...

everything and nothing changed after ... (Skull / Bones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:19 PM - I think when Nate Silver and 538 conjure up a narrow loss by Beto O’Rourke as a good thing for his 2020’s presidential ambitions because it leaves him unencumbe...

And in Oregon . . . (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:36 PM - The big Oregon political news on a really hyperlocal level on Tuesday was the election of Linda Watkins of Ridenbaugh Press to the Carlton (Oregon) City Council. It wasn...

And in Idaho . . . (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:57 AM - A few preliminary thoughts about the highly nationalized election in Idaho, which was evidently less nationalized in Idaho than in many other places. Generally, you can div...

Doc leads Dino ● Split happens ● Mote... (The Stand)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:47 AM - Wednesday, November 7, 2018   STATE ELECTIONS   LAST NIGHT at The Stand — Dems gain in Washington, but how much? ► In today’s Seattle Times — Ki...

Dems gain in Washington, but how much? (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:28 PM - (Nov. 6, 2018—10 p.m.) — As of late Tuesday night, one labor-endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress is leading with Kim Schrier over Dino Rossi in the 8th CD, and...

WSLC’s Jeff Johnson on election: ‘We’... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:20 PM - (Nov. 6, 2018) — As election results from around Washington state began to be released on Tuesday night (see the latest results here), Jeff Johnson, President of the ...

The doings of the Natural Law Party, ... (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:34 PM - My bi-annual search on the continued existence… in one form or other… by ballot… of the Natural Law Party. It still exists in Michigan.  For the hobby can...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:17 PM - Remembering the election of 1874, wave out the Republicans. —after the 2016 election—that I might write a book about the end of Weimar for a general audience. I wasn’t tryi...

Looking back at Nader and Stein (Washington Liberals)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 02:27 PM - In 2000, starry-eyed Nader supporters rejected ardent environmentalist Al Gore and helped elect George W Bush, the worst (or second worst) president in American history. Th...

Vote out the ‘lap dogs’ ● Boeing’s Ch... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:51 AM - ELECTION DAY Tuesday, November 6, 2018   LOCAL ELECTIONS   ► In today’s (Everett) Herald — Be a part of history and get your ballot in (editorial) ...

Vote (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:56 AM - It’s election day. If you haven’t already, you know what to do.   Share on Facebook

Marriott strike settled in Oakland, D... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 06:29 AM - The following is from UNITE HERE: NEW YORK CITY (Nov. 6, 2018) — Hotel workers with UNITE HERE have reached settlement with Marriott and ratified contract agreements ...

Learn how new trade policies affect u... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 06:20 AM - SEATTLE — All union members and community supporters are encouraged to get their tickets now for the Washington Fair Trade Coalition Breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 28 h...

A billion-dollar non-solution (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:53 AM - So, Trump is sending federal troops to the border in California and Arizona to defend us from the murderous thieves and marauding thugs that make up the approaching caravan...

Right-wing Evangelical letter opposin... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 08:58 PM - The progressive social justice group Faithful America is reporting in an email: President Trump’s religious right supporters have just launched a new antisemitic cons...

Traditional Mass Media

Big King County vote boosts Dr.... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:51 PM - Good news for Democrats in a Washington congressional district they have never carried but hope to "flip." Dr. Kim Schrier has expanded her lead over Republican Dino R...

Generous Seattle voters approve... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:58 PM - The generous voters of Seattle pass another property tax levy, the brainchild of Mayor Jenny Durkan.  The $619 million, seven year levy, will expand the city's prescho...

State will have power in Congre... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:21 PM - Washington state will be an influential presence in the "other" Washington as Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Adam Smith will chair t...

State orders killing of wolves ... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 09:36 AM - The state of Washington has authorized killing wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle

Washington Fish and Wildlife ta... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:50 AM - WDFW to cull Togo and Smackout packs

Washington Ecology proposes new... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - Washington Ecology floats fees for wine wastewater permits

Washington pear packer starts u... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - A Wenatchee Valley pear cooperative is the first tree fruit packer in Washington to use H-2B-visa foreign guestworkers. Needed, the co-op says, during September throug...

Dairy family claims feds renege... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:40 AM - A lawsuit filed against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation claims the agency has failed to help a Washington family relocate after its land was condemned.

Dems control, but tight legisla... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 10:40 PM - The Democrats will have majorities in both houses of the Washington Legislature.  How large will be determined by our state's days-long vote count. Controversial State...

Big Oil beats carbon tax, Big S... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:54 PM - Initiative 1631, Washington's proposed first-in-the-nation fee on carbon emissions, goes down to a thumping defeat. Major oil companies mounted a $31 million campaign ...

Connelly: Sen. Cantwell keeps c... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 07:05 PM - Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., easily wins a fourth term, running a cool, positive campaign in a heated year.  She sweats policy details, holds seats on three A-list Se...

The battle to control Congress ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 05:10 PM - Washington's 8th Congressional District may "flip" to the Democrats for the first time since it was created after the 1980 census.  Dr. Kim Schrier, an Issaquah pediat...

Poachers caught cutting trees o... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 08:40 AM - Charging documents say timber poachers were caught cutting 18 trees on Washington forest land off the Mountain Loop Highway

WSDA snares Asian gypsy moth; e... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:37 AM - Washington catches rare Asian gypsy mot

Washington small chicken farmer... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Tuesday, November 6 at 04:37 AM - Paul and Susan Puhek have been profitable since they started raising eggs in 1995. Paul Puhek offered a course to small farmers on the economics of egg production duri...

Turnout surges across US, almos... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 12:26 PM - The 2018 election is drawing far higher voter turnout than the 2014 and 2010 mid-term elections, a trend stretching from Florida and Texas to Washington. Nearly half o...

Water contamination prompts war... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Monday, November 5 at 07:05 AM - Residents of 82 homes in North Bend were warned not drink their water after the utility discovered evidence of coliform bacteria

Rossi vs. Schrier -- dead heat ... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 03:14 PM - Election 2018:  Washington has three hot races for Congress . . .  a Governor strutting his stuff on the national stage . . . a multi-million-dollar barrage of mud-sli...

Connelly: Ballot Initiatives --... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 12:39 PM - We break ground on the Washington ballot.  The initiative process has allowed the state to approve same-sex marriage, legalize (regulate and tax) recreational marijuan...

Smackout wolfpack reaches thres... (Capital Press | Washington)
Filed Friday, November 2 at 08:25 AM - Washington wolfpack reaches threshold for lethal removal

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Stock Markets Do Not Create Value (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:55 AM — A new study on stock price performance undermines conventional thinking.

GOP lawmaker ramps up attack on... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:04 AM — Appearing on CNN on Thursday morning, outgoing GOP House member, Rep. Ryan Costello (PA) continued his tirade against Donald Trump for dumping on Republicans who lost ...

Deb Haaland, One of Nation's Fi... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:47 AM — Two Native American women have made history in the midterms, becoming the nation's first Native congresswomen. Democrat Sharice Davids won the 3rd Congressional Distri...

Gun Safety Activist Lucy McBath... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:47 AM — Democrat Lucy McBath has narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel to represent Georgia’s 6th congressional district—a significant feat for the fi...

Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to I... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:29 AM — Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats in a historic midterm election that gives Democrats subpoena power fo...

Trump Fires AG Sessions, Instal... (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:13 AM — President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with a Trump loyalist who has called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigati...

Headlines for November 8, 2018 (Democracy Now!)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:00 AM — California: Mass Shooter Kills At Least 12 at Student-Filled Bar, Trump Fires AG Sessions, Puts New Loyalist in Charge of Mueller Probe, WH Bans CNN Reporter Acosta as...

The Most Extreme Wing of the Ho... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 03:00 AM — For the first time in eight years, the House of Representatives has turned blue. When the next speaker takes the gavel in January—whether it is Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca...

Wolf Richter: The State of the ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 02:36 AM — Consumer debt continues to grind upwards.

WATCH LIVE: Police respond to m... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 02:20 AM — Police are responding to another mass shooting, this time in Thousand Oaks, California inside a Borderline Bar and Grill. Local ABC affiliate KABC said during morning ...

How UK (and US) Surveillance Cr... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 01:23 AM — The UK's surveillance state poses legal problems for the legality of personal data transfers to it post Brexit, and the UK and EU are not close to having a solution.

Trump Ouster of Sessions Gives ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 09:12 PM — In typical Trump fashion, Trump managed to get himself in more trouble while trying to poke a stick in the eye of his opponents.

‘Impeachment is real now’: Lawr... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 08:09 PM — MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday explained how Democratic Party control of the House of Representatives, along with President Donald Trump ousting At...

‘President’s political genius’:... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 06:44 PM — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday looked back on the results of the 2018 midterm elections, one night after the polls closed. Maddow detailed how, in seat after...

‘A lie’: Watch slow motion vide... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:55 PM — The White House released a statement Wednesday making it sound as if CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta “placing his hands” on a “young woman&#...

WATCH: Late Night comedians hil... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:48 PM — Comedians reveled in mocking the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday. The White House action against Sessions, who had been the first pro...

Trump Is “Acting Like A Mob Bos... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 05:23 PM — It happened: The Attorney General of the United States has been forced out. The resignation letter of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III hit the internet...

‘Way beyond Watergate’’: Watch ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 04:36 PM — NBC News presidential historian says Donald Trump’s latest actions against special counsel Robert Mueller could be “ten times worse” than the obstruc...

WATCH: Tulsa politician claims ... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:34 PM — A Tulsa City Council member claimed during a meeting of the chamber that the city’s founder did “many, many good things” in spite of being in the KKK...

7 Thinkers on the Left Explain ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:33 PM — The 2018 midterm elections saw mixed results for progressives. Democrats took the House of Representatives, which will include a crop of new members who ran on issues ...

A Message to J.B. Pritzker: We ... (In These Times)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:11 PM — After one term of Bruce Rauner, Illinois finds itself much worse off than we were four years ago. The full economic damage done to the state has yet to be fully calcul...

Matthew Whitaker, the New Actin... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 03:03 PM — In January 2016, Matthew Whitaker drew up a list of eight questions he wanted NBC’s Lester Holt to ask Hillary Clinton at a Democratic presidential debate. S...

Ex-DOJ spokesperson: Every seni... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 02:49 PM — The former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice said “every senior official” at DOJ has an obligation to resign if Acting Attorney General Matt...

In New Attorney General, Trump ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 02:25 PM — In choosing his next attorney general, President Donald Trump is likely to put one qualification above the rest: loyalty to Trump. For nearly two years, Trump has wail...

Yes, Trump’s Taxes Are Fair Gam... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Wednesday, November 7 at 01:54 PM — Tuesday’s election has reignited the fight over President Donald Trump’s tax returns, and the terms of that debate have shifted dramatically. Democrats, wh...

Traditional Mass Media

In Georgia, Kemp Claims Victory... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:50 AM — Brian Kemp announced he would resign as Georgia's Secretary of State Thursday after a lawsuit was filed calling it a conflict of interest for Kemp to oversee the vote ...

Democrat beats Republican Karen... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:21 AM — Democrat and gun-control advocate Lucy McBath defeated Republican U.S. Representative Karen Handel in a congressional race in Georgia, racking up another seat for Demo...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fra... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:10 AM — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs after falling in her office Wednesday night.

Hakeem Jeffries Enters Democrat... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 07:08 AM — New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries announced Thursday that he is running for Democratic Caucus chair, creating another three-way leadership race.  California Reps. Linda Sá...

CNN's Jim Acosta has White Hous... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:58 AM — President called Acosta a ‘rude, terrible person’ after he refused to give up a microphone while trying to ask a question The White House is revoking the credential pa...

Active shooter incidents are on... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:50 AM — The new report details 10 more incidents in 2016-2017 than in 2014-2015.

Handel concedes long-red US Hou... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:49 AM — GOP Rep. Karen Handel concedes long-red House seat in Atlanta suburbs to Democratic rival

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzin... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:40 AM — We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories. There is lif...

Retiring GOP Congressman: Trump... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:40 AM — Retiring Rep. Ryan Costello bristled that the president would chide Republicans who did not campaign on his support and lost their midterm races, likening it to “danci...

Bernie Sanders says midterms pr... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:36 AM — Senator warns of Trump’s ‘demagoguery 101’ but tells the Guardian he has not decided whether to run in 2020 Bernie Sanders has declared that the midterm election resul...

Factbox: Can the new U.S. attor... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:32 AM — U.S. President Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with a noted critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller raised...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hos... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:31 AM — The 85-year-old justice fell in her office at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday evening. She's been hospitalized for "observation and treatment."

It’s Thursday — 14 House Races,... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:24 AM — Two days after Election Day, three Senate races and 14 House races remain unresolved. A runoff later this month will determine the winner of the Senate race in Mississ...

Brett Kavanaugh To Formally Tak... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:16 AM — President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Bla... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 06:00 AM — Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she isn't interested in publicity or a book deal. She is struggling to get her life back on track following her testimony in the Se...

Trump calls mass shooting at cl... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:46 AM — At least 12 people were killed in a California bar Wednesday night.

Karen Handel Concedes in Race f... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 05:34 AM — Democrats this week did what they failed to do in last year’s expensive special election: flip Georgia’s 6th District.  Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who won that June...

Trump forces Jeff Sessions out ... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 04:57 AM — Jeff Sessions has resigned as attorney general at the request of the president, effective immediately.

White House suspends credential... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 04:34 AM — The White House claimed Jim Acosta placed "his hands" on an intern who tried to take the microphone away from him.

The Note: Pelosi is central fig... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 04:32 AM — The California representative could again become Speaker.

Democratic Senator Weighs In On... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 04:06 AM — NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about what the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General could mean for the Mueller investiga...

For Democrats, U.S. House win m... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 03:53 AM — Now that the Democrats have won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they need to choose a leader and that means solving one of their toughest puzzles: Nancy ...

'She touched him': Acosta row e... (The Guardian (NW and US))
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 03:33 AM — Trump backers and opponents dissect video of flashpoint at White House press conference It lasts barely a couple of seconds, but the video of a White House staff membe...

Democrat-led House seen backing... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 03:12 AM — The new Democrat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is likely to back President Donald Trump's trade war with China and could even egg him on, but will offe...

Newly emboldened Democrats want... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Thursday, November 8 at 03:09 AM — Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion po...