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Editorial: Fewer plans for teachers could save state millions

As Washington state lawmakers work to close a difficult budget hole that will undoubtedly lead to hundreds of educators losing their jobs, they ought to closely read a report from …


Smart Bombs: On jobless benefits, lawmakers have it backward

It’s fascinating to watch the shift in emphasis on jobs and the economy in the past few months. During the fall campaigns, the narrative was a paucity of jobs and …


Toilet paper drive to benefit charities

Project Beauty Share will have a toilet paper drive on Sept. 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to benefit Anna Ogden Hall, Our Place Community Ministries, Our …


Wages & means

Jobs with great pay and excellent benefits can be hard to come by in a recession – but not necessarily at City Hall. The city of Spokane hasn’t stopped filling …


WA House votes to boost unemployment benefits

Washington’s House of Representatives on Friday voted to temporarily boost benefits for jobless workers by $45 a week, and plans to follow that up with a unemployment tax decrease for …


Feds To Guarantee Potty Breaks For Workers Osha Directive A Relief For Employees Forced To Hold It

An Iowa teacher brings her entire class to the bathroom with her when she needs to go and can’t find a substitute. A North Carolina meatpacker had to wait so …


Workers See Fewer Pay Hikes Survey Also Raises Questions About Sick Leave

Inland Northwest employers gave out fewer raises in 1996, a survey says, while one out of five still doesn’t let his workers take accrued sick leave to care for ill …


City Backs Away From Pension Dispute Mayor Says Officials Shouldn’t Be Involved In Mangan’s Retirement Plan

Spokane city officials shouldn’t be involved in Police Chief Terry Mangan’s dispute with the state retirement department, Mayor Jack Geraghty said Tuesday. “That’s between the employee and the retirement system,” …


Gay, Polygamous Partners Covered

South Africa’s parliamentary perks have been extended to lawmakers’ homosexual and polygamous partners in a sign of the country’s mix of traditional and modern thinking. A recent administrative notice detailing …


Hanford Firm Wins Appeal To Keep State From Paying Jobless

Westinghouse Hanford Co. has won an appeal to prevent the state from paying unemployment benefits to many workers who participated in a voluntary workforce reduction. The case means the state …