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The WA State legislator would like a $0 minimum wage

“I stand by my view that minimum-wage laws are harmful. They kill jobs, disproportionately hurt minorities, young people and immigrants. Simply put, minimum-wage laws do more harm than good. This does not mean people shouldn’t be paid a fair wage for their work. It means free people should be allowed to…

Community Sustaining Fund of Thurston County announces recipients

This grant cycles’ grantees and their funded projects: Stonewall Youth:  Sponsorships for four youths to participate in two anti-oppression/social justice workshops ($600) The South Sound Estuarium:  Purchase of a cooler system for an aquarium. ($600) Fertile Ground: Acquisition of a street sign, community bulletin board, and seasonal garden interpretive signs.…

Big change this year for Procession of the Species

For the first time in two decades, Earthbound Productions—producer of the Procession—will not be providing a free community art studio in preparation for the beloved community event in April. According to Earthbound Productions director, Eli Sterling, community use of the art space had produced only about 10 percent of the…

Providence St. Peter Hospital Workers Strike for Health Care

Monday 11 March 2013, Olympia—Workers at Providence St. Peter Hospital went on strike. They have been without a contract since July, when talks broke down, mostly due to major changes in their health care benefits. Costs have gone up drastically, especially for people with chronic conditions. The new contract proposed…

Backpack Six Verdict

Wed., January 23, 2013, Tacoma—Jurors in the Backpack Six trial returned verdicts siding with the City of Tacoma. The jury was composed of 8 people (all of whom were white). Out of the original jury pool of 33 people, only one person was identifiable as a person of color, and…

Cover Collage (February 2013)

Description, clockwise from upper left and spiraling inward: 1) The Backpack Six (Patrick Edelbacher, Sarah Dunne-ACLU of WA Legal Director, Liz Rivera Goldstein, Phan Nguyen, Leah Coakley, Charlie Bevis, and Tom McCarthy) stand outside of the Tacoma Union Station United States Courthouse on the first day of their trial against…

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