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  1. Friday, May 27, 2022   GUN VIOLENCE   ► From the Spokesman-Review — ‘Thoughts and prayers are not enough’: LC students hold walkout to protest gun violence in wake of Texas massacre ► From the News Tribune — ‘We are scared.’ Tacoma high school students hold walkout and protest over gun violence The Stand (May […]

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  2. SEATTLE (May 27, 2022) — On Wednesday, members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) VBA Local 1128, AFGE Local 3197, AFGE Local 498, plus union and community supporters rallied outside the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle to demand better workplace conditions at local VA facilities and condemning the Veteran Affairs Department’s recommended closure […]

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  3. Every member of Congress from Washington calls on Bonneville Power Administration to reach power agreement to reopen aluminum plant   FERNDALE, Wash. (May 27, 2022) — U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray led Washington state’s congressional delegation in calling on the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to reach an agreement […]

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  4. Longtime leader Diane Sosne, who recently stepped down, swears in new officers for the state’s largest healthcare union   The following is from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW: (May 26, 2022) — SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is proud to welcome a new slate of officers and Executive Board members to lead us in this new chapter of our […]

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  5. Thursday, May 26, 2022   COVID   ► From the (Everett) Herald — As COVID trends up again, officials ‘strongly recommend’ masks — State health officials are again asking Washingtonians to mask up and think twice about crowds as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations trend upward. ► From the Olympian — Both Washington Gov. Inslee and […]

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  6. Wednesday, May 25, 2022   GUN VIOLENCE   ► From the AP — Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage — The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way,” authorities […]

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