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  • New EWU contract eases pay inequities

    SEATTLE – When students come back to school at Eastern Washington University later this month, they may be taught by a very happy professor who just got a big raise. …

  • Gregoire upset about WWU faculty raises

    SEATTLE – Gov. Chris Gregoire isn’t happy about Western Washington University’s new faculty contract that includes raises and other pay increases of more than 13 percent over three years for …

  • Pay raises lag in public sector

    An analysis of recent wage increases shows that the pay of many local government workers is rising slightly slower than the rate of workers in the private sector. From 2002 …

  • Teachers union protests administrative pay raises

    Hundreds of Spokane Public Schools employees sent a message to the school board Wednesday night: “We’re angry.” Union members packed the board of directors meeting to express disappointment the elected …

  • Proposed contract gives raises to union workers at hospitals

    Unionized health care workers will continue voting today on a new contract that would award pay raises of at least 3 percent at Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital and …

  • Hearing will address council salary freeze

    The Spokane Salary Review Commission is recommending a freeze in City Council salaries.

  • Idaho lawmakers slashed spending, assailed federal initiatives

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers’ session this year was one of slash and bash – slashing deeply into state budgets for everything from schools to health care while passing measure after …

  • Elected officials’ pay stirs debate

    BOISE – Plans to give Idaho’s top state elected officials raises over the next four years are scooting through the state Legislature – but not without protest, as lawmakers also …

  • Doug Clark: Layoffs plus raises equals funny math

    Reading that hefty automatic pay raises have been handed to some of our highest paid Spokane County officials made me realize that the newspaper is still the best delivery system …



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