12/12/13 09:38 AM
SEATTLE — On the second day of talks between Boeing Commercial Airplanes officials and Machinists union leaders, the union said Wednesday it presented a preliminary proposal for a contract that would mean much of the work on the company's new 777X jet would be done in the Puget Sound region....
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:13 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
By Mike Baker | 11/26/13 09:36 AM
SEATTLE — A campaign to set a $15 minimum wage in the city of SeaTac is poised for victory. King County officials are expected to certify the election Tuesday after counting some straggling votes that likely won't change the outcome. The measure involving workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/25/13 03:41 PM
During a visit to San Francisco to talk about immigration reform, President Obama pointed out to the crowd that former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in the audience.
11/20/13 04:24 PM
Tacoma City Council issued a mea culpa Tuesday night in the city’s dealings with one of its labor unions. The state Public Employment Relations Commission recently ruled that the city engaged in “unfair labor practices” in negotiations with a union that represents more than two dozen...
11/18/13 09:44 AM
The government’s multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation’s largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess. For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste stored in underground, leak-prone steel...
By Joel Gehrke | 11/15/13 12:15 PM
House Democrats are terrified of a Republican attempt to allow people to keep their current health insurance plans, according to one lawmaker who compared the mood in Congress to the reaction to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/13/13 12:59 PM
Boeing this week won the largest subsidy a company has ever won from a state when Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., signed into law an $8.7 billion package of tax breaks just for the jetmaker. Boeing got the deal, in part, by threatening to leave the state, which is the same way they secured a $3.244...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:53 AM
SEATTLE — Dozens of problematic ballots could determine the fate of an initiative that seeks to establish a $15 minimum wage for many workers in the airport city of SeaTac.
By Michael Barone | 11/12/13 05:58 PM
Looking over last week's referendum votes in the states, I believe I see a common thread in most -- not quite all, but most -- of the results. It's similar to what I describe in a Washington Examiner column last June, in which I saw libertarian trends on marijuana, gay rights and gun rights.
By Philip Klein | 12/11/13
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