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It surely wasn’t his intent, but talk-radio shock jock Glenn Beck gave Exhibit A last week of why Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard is so worried about the future of his school.
In February, a bitterly divided local Machinists union at Boeing narrowly voted to accept the company’s contract extension to build new 777X airplanes. Despite record profits for the firm, the new contract called for significant increases in workers’ health-care contributions, a radical revamping of the pension plan and modest wage increases for the next decade.
OLYMPIA — Rodney Tom is an unlikely political leader.
Sometimes it’s the offhand remark that’s the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them.
SEATTLE — When state politicians were scrambling last fall to give Boeing the largest state tax break in U.S. history, they did pause, briefly, to hold three public hearings over the course of two days.
OLYMPIA — The most important thing about Senate Bill 5064 isn’t that it passed the Washington Legislature, but that it passed with large, bipartisan majorities.
The always-contentious issue of pay-to-play on public lands recently became far more heated.
Time after time I am amazed, when I need to rescue a client from a high-tech scam, to discover that intelligent, highly-sophisticated and experienced investors could not tell that a deal that had all the hallmarks of a scam was, in all probability a fraud.
OLYMPIA — In an announcement that was shocking though not unexpected, Washington’s school superintendent and the head of the teachers union said it would move the entire public school system to another state unless it received more money from taxpayers.
The Washington legislative session is over, the governor is passing judgment on its work — or lack thereof — and we still can’t buy recreational marijuana. Sorting out all this is exactly why the Answer Man was created.