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Washington state to boost Amazon workers’ compensation

 A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers' compensation for Amazon fulfillment center employees, deeming the company's centers more hazardous than other types of warehouses.

Man convicted in Portland train attacks must pay victims

PORTLAND – A judge on Wednesday ordered a man convicted of fatally stabbing two men who confronted him during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train to pay $12,046 for expenses incurred by some of his victims.

SPS teacher salaries cross $100,000 mark

Base salary for the most-senior teachers in Spokane Public Schools will surpass $100,000 annually for the first time, according to a pay scale approved Wednesday night by the district board of directors.

‘Bargain now,’ Kennewick teachers demand. District says not so fast.

Hundreds of Kennewick teachers, nurses and other certificated workers rallied and marched Tuesday, saying the school district is getting millions more from the state for their salaries and benefits but isn’t passing it onto them. The educators wore red shirts and carried signs with messages like, “Teachers are role models, not doormats.”

Major League Baseball average salary drops, AP study finds

A study by The Associated Press determined the average major league salary on opening day dropped fell 0.9 percent to $4.41 million following an offseason of slashed contracts for many free agents and the decisions to start three highly paid players in the minor leagues. If Philadelphia’s Jake Arrieta, Baltimore’s Alex Cobb and Arizona’s Yasmany Tomas remained in the majors, the average would have been up 0.2 percent to $4.46 million.

Salary cap for Spokane city employees part of budget reforms proposed by Ben Stuckart

The City Council president said a limit on earnings at four times the median household income of the city was reasonable and would address citizen concerns about the city’s increased salary spending. The proposal is one of several that are part of a legislative package intended to avoid last year’s budget kerfuffle, Stuckart said.

Idaho teacher salaries rose an average of 3.6% in 2017-18

Idaho teacher salaries increased by an average of 3.6 percent in 2017-18, the third year of the state’s five-year, $250 million plan to boost teacher pay, reports Idaho EdNews. That’s the largest increase since the passage of the 2015 “career ladder” salary law, according to...

Petition for salary cuts delivered to WSU president

A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State House Higher Education Committee and WSU Board of Regents.