The State Legislature, now in its second special session, is at an impasse over the issue of taxation. The original Democratic-controlled House budget called for a tax increase of roughly $1.5 billion, an amount that has been reduced to about $600 million in their revised budget proposal. The original Republican-controlled Senate budget called for no new taxes, and this position has been maintained in their revised budget proposal. Six factors support the view that a tax increase is necessary for Washington State. Continue reading It is (Past) Time to Raise Taxes in Washington State→
Father’s Day generates less sentimental gushing than Mother’s Day. But as this Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that just as struggling moms need fair pay and paid family leave a lot more than flowers, fathers need these policies, too –more than a new tie or camping toaster. Continue reading A Long Overdue (Economic) Gift for Our Fathers→
In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:
The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.
If you happened to be walking up Orcas Avenue on Sunday night you couldn’t have missed the excitement bubbling up from the Hillman City Park and Garden. A large crowd filled the grassy garden area, spilling out onto the sidewalk here and there. Adults stood around and talked. Children chased each other through the vibrant planting beds. Food was shared and cool beverages were offered. And laughter filled the air. Continue reading ROAR: A Farm Stand for the People→
For many Northwest residents, summer is the season we head outside to work and play. At Rainier Health & Fitness, we see less of our members in June, July and August who update us in the fall with stories like “I’ve been busy gardening” or “I skipped my workouts to run/walk around Seward Park.” While we applaud getting active in the great outdoors, we still recommend rounding out your fitness routine with regular gym visits. Here’s why: Continue reading Six Reasons to Stay Active This Summer→
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