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IMAGE: Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is dedicated to removing the shame from a problem Washington employment law experts say impacts people's health and careers. Flyer courtesy of workplacebullying.org

SEATTLE - Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is drawing to a close, and those on the front lines say it is an issue that impacts worker's health, careers and even businesses' bottom lines. Seattle employment law attorney Elizabeth Hanley, who chairs the Washington State Association for Justice Em...Read More

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PHOTO: Amy Kaeser with Friends of Cedar River Watershed talks with brewers from Fremont Brewing, Schiling's Cider and Naked City Brewing about native plants in Seattle's Discovery Park. Credit: Dani Kendall.

SEATTLE – Some craft brewers are finding inspiration – and in some cases, ingredients – in their local surroundings to brew small batch, experimental beers. The results from 10 breweries are being tapped tonight in Seattle. They join a group of about 70 breweries in three states ...Read More

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PHOTO: An estimated 56 percent of Washington college graduates emerge from school with an average student loan debt of $24,000. At a conference this weekend in Tacoma, higher-ed stakeholders will discuss ways to increase state support for colleges and universities. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

TACOMA, Wash. - Public colleges and universities in Washington have frozen tuition for two years, but according to the premise of the upcoming Higher Education Funding Strategies and Solutions conference, the Legislature could be doing much more to improve the quality and cost of higher education in...Read More

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PHOTO: Nutrition is one focus of the 21st Century Afterschool programs in Yakima. A new report says 17 percent of Washington kids are enrolled in after-school programs; parents say 36 percent would be if they had access to one. Photo courtesy NW Community Action Center.
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SEATTLE - One in five children in Washington ends the school day with no adult supervision in the hours between 3 and 6 p.m., according to a state-by-state report on after-school programs that are intended to keep kids learning and safe. In Washington, the report said, 17 percent of children are en...Read More

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PHOTO: Watching the steady stream of political attack ads on TV won't give you the information you need to cast your midterm election ballot. In fact, it might have the opposite effect, turning you off to politics altogether. Photo credit: eelnosiva/iStockphoto.com
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SEATTLE – This week, Washington voters are receiving their ballots in the mail. But for weeks, they've been barraged with political ads and campaign phone calls, and the pace will continue up to Election Day. A New York Times poll says so far in this midterm election, 55 percent of the mon...Read More

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PHOTO: Advocates for clean energy continued their push this week to convince Puget Sound Energy to transition from using power from the Colstrip Generating Station in Montana to more locally-generated wind and solar power, as well as energy efficiency. Photo courtesy of Sierra Club.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is catching some heat from the 30 percent of their electrical power that comes from burning Montana coal. On Wednesday in Olympia, the utility company was presented with more than 10,000 petitions asking it step up the use of clean energy and energy efficie...Read More

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PHOTO: About 40 percent of the gun sales in Washington are private sales, without background checks, between individuals, online or at gun shows like the one in Texas pictured here. Only one of Washington's November ballot measures, I-594, would expand background checks. Photo credit: Glasgows/Wikimedia Commons.
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SEATTLE - Bullets aren't flying, but rhetoric is, as two ballot measures on gun-purchase background checks are defended by their respective supporters. A closer look at who's backing which initiative finds gun collectors, firearms instructors, and Tea Party groups on the side of I-591, for fewer bac...Read More

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PHOTO: Their last name is the only thing Karen (L) and Joyce Koch share with the billionaire Koch brothers. This week, they're using their social media spotlight to advocate for a higher national minimum wage. Photo courtesy of the Koch Sisters.

SEATTLE – They've become online celebrities for their plain-spoken views about politics – and the fact that they share the same last name with a couple of guys whose views are polar opposites from theirs. The Koch Sisters are the labor movement's down-home answer to the Koch brothers, ...Read More

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