A just released University of Washington study found that Seattle minimum wage workers have had their hours cut since their pay went to $11 an hour. They also found that 2 to 3 percent of low wage workers sought jobs outside of the city as a reaction.
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin resonates more than 240 years after it was uttered. The irony of Old Ben's observation is that many people in our era act and speak with such certitude, especially in regard to religion and politics.
Today, I filed a lawsuit against seven school districts, demanding that they stop using special levies to pay supplemental contracts for teachers. This is not a step I want to take. But four years after McCleary v. Washington, the Legislature has failed to provide adequate education funding and it has failed to create an equitable funding system.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to find a new apartment. Apartment hunting and moving are my least favorite things. It can get really stressful and I get grumpy. Surprisingly enough, I'm no fun to be around when I'm a big grumpy pants.
Americans are generally ignorant of how our geography has shaped our thinking and our nation. In our history, we have only had one major invasion – the War of 1812. We have weak neighbors to our north and south and vast oceans that buffer us from foreigners to our east and west.
A little more than a week ago we saw British citizens vote to leave the European Union, citing distrust of ruling elites in Brussels and a desire to retake lost national power.
Fireworks don't always respect city and county lines.
To commemorate the World War I Battle of Verdun, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met recently at the battle site to remember and honor the deaths of 300,000 German and French soldiers in that 10-month battle.
Do you know the difference between equality and equity? Why is it important?
Opponents of an initiative to repeal state rules allowing transgender people access to bathrooms of their choice are linking the philosophical motivations for the measure and the deadly attack at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando.
Summer has been a little late in coming this year.
The next round in the battle on access to public bathrooms was waged Thursday in Yakima.
"There is something in the American soul that wants to believe that it is facing disaster, that it has failed, that some corruption deep in its being will steal its success. I suspect that this has something to do with the familial recollections of immigrants."
The following is written by Dr. Jeff Duchin for Public Health Insider:
An exciting project has been under way for the past few months. After negotiations with both Enumclaw and Buckley city governments and administrations, a joint committee has been formed that has been named the Plateau Cities Collaboration.
President Barack Obama recently sent a directive to public schools around the country to let students use restrooms according to their gender identities. While this directive is not legally binding, the threat of potential civil rights lawsuits and loss of federal funding for Title IX looms large.
If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.
If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes.
The King County Sheriff's Office faces a $3.8 million budget deficit and needs to cut programs, which could include Search and Rescue Air Patrol.
Donald Trump's unpopularity numbers hover around 60 percent. Hillary Clinton's are between 50 and 55 percent. How did we get into a situation where most voters will be required to elect the least unpopular candidate this November? The answer lies in history and human nature.