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Peter Starzynski: Spokane County commissioners anti-labor resolution waste of taxpayers dollars

The entire process of pushing through the new union negotiation resolution in Spokane County has been marred by mysterious insider lobbying and deceptive propaganda, while also wasting time and taxpayer …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …


GOP lawmakers want state to change provisions for union dues

As the state removes agency fees for nonunion workers, Republican legislators call for changes on union dues.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Senate passes plan to set up new way to manage home care workers

After a late-night debate and a two-day delay, Senate approves proposal to set up a new way to manage and set salaries for some home care workers.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

Ruling favors state unions in public records fight

A state appeals court has sided with a coalition of state worker unions in a clash with a conservative group over what information about public employees can be released.


Our advice: Yes on I-1491; no on I-1501

Initiative 1491. This measure would give loved ones and law enforcement a speedy way to petition a court to have a gun removed from someone who poses harm to themselves …


True aim of Initiative 1501 tangled in political brawl

There is great debate about whether Initiative 1501 on Washington’s Nov. 8 ballot actually protects seniors or is just another spat in the ongoing fight between a caregivers union and …


Two state auditor hopefuls mix it up

The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark …


Washington Supreme Court to rule on executive privilege

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire believes she can keep some documents from the public because of executive privilege. The Freedom Foundation believes she can’t because no such exemption exists in …