Stories tagged: benefits
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, noon
‘A different kind of war’: Attorney thinks veteran may hold record for longest-delayed award from the VA
Dunlap is a prolific record-keeper. It’s that very quality, combined with a sheer, obstinate refusal to fold, that led to his victory Aug. 10: the award of benefits dating back …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
As Trump considers penalties, Seattle-area immigrants turn down public benefits they’re entitled to claim
Immigrants are withdrawing their children from health care and turning down food stamps as the Trump administration considers penalizing those who use public benefits — even if they’re legally in …
Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public lands boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according to documents the department …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
Idaho’s top candidates will see big boosts to their state pension benefits if successful in their pursuit of statewide positions.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
In the months leading up to Mother’s Day, more large companies have been boosting parental leave benefits to hourly or part-time workers.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Chipotle is the latest company to give out one-time cash and stock bonuses, and will broaden parental leave benefits for workers following sweeping changes to U.S. tax law.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos. says it’s handing out bonuses of up to $1,000 for its more than 260,000 hourly employees, as it becomes the latest major employer to invest …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Nearly two weeks after announcing higher hourly wages and one-time bonuses for its employees, Walmart has provided more specifics what employees in Washington and Idaho will be receiving.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, pushing total applications down to a low 239,000, further evidence of the strength …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
The largest two categories of America’s fastest-growing jobs offer some of the country’s lowest wages and weakest benefits.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly to a still-low 239,000 last week. Meanwhile, the four-week average fell to a fresh 44-year low, evidence that …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
More Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Now it seems, the match is roaring back. Many companies are boosting their matches in employee 401(k) plans, according to a report by Vanguard Group, the investment firm with $4.4 …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits has stayed near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Jason Chaffetz, having served just a quarter of his current House term, and at the finale of an unusually balky resignation process, recently proposed that the pay and benefits package …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
A southwest Idaho woman whose grandmother received benefits as the wife of a deceased veteran has admitted to collecting about $91,000 by not reporting her grandmother’s death.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Lawmakers representing coal-producing states are using every political device they can – including threatening to trigger a partial government shutdown to holding up a White House nominee – to prevent …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Tue., June 14, 2016
Obama perpetuates the popular but outdated myth that, by and large, the elderly are a poor, needy group. They deserve more financial help. The 65-and-over population exceeds 46 million. Some …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
The Supreme Court turned away an appeal from three former NFL players who challenged a $42 million settlement between the league and nearly 25,000 former players over the NFL’s use …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
OLYMPIA – Washington’s long-term unemployment benefits will decrease by nine weeks next month, state officials announced Wednesday. Officials with the Employment Security Department said the decrease was triggered because the …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
A benefit concert by and for the musicians of the Spokane Symphony, who went on strike Nov. 3, was packed with supporters Saturday night. The Shadle Park High School auditorium, …
Mon., July 16, 2012, 10:37 a.m.
ABERDEEN, Wash. — More than 80 inmates shuffle into a large visitation room at Stafford Creek Correctional Center. All are military veterans, but not all of them realize it.