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West Coast dockworkers to vote on deal seeking labor peace

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:27:40 GMT

Dockworkers were given the chance Friday to vote on a new contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo. Union delegates for 29 ports from Washington to California voted to allow about 20,000 rank-and-file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to vote on a proposal from employers.




Here's how Post opinion writers have judged other presidents' first 100 days

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:08:43 GMT

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Then-President-elect Barack Obama with President George W. Bush and former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in January 2009. The first 100 days benchmark originally appeared when President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a historic agenda through Congress in the early months of his presidency.




HLN Will Air a Documentary About the DC Madam

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:34:22 GMT

Almost a decade after the apparent suicide of "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey, her story finally gets its own docuseries episode on HLN. As part of the network's series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper , HLN premieres the episode "DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much" Friday at 9 p.m. The hour-long episode will delve into the controversial life and mysterious death of Palfrey, who ran an escort service that catered to DC's elite.




7 things to know now: Trump says job is tough; United passenger...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:41:44 GMT

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A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:15 GMT

In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, a worker picks apples at Flat Top Ranch in Walla Walla County, Wash. Harvesting the vast fruit orchards of Eastern Washington each year requires thousands of farmworkers, many of them working illegally in the United States.




A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:14 GMT

In this Sept. 16, 2013, file photo, Sergio Garcia empties a bag of just-picked golden delicious apples into a bin at a Valicoff Fruit Company orchard near Wapato, Wash.




GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:25:40 GMT

In this March 2, 2017 file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.




Washington's International Film Festival Celebrates 31st Anniversary

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:11:43 GMT

Films focusing on America's broken education system, the power of independent journalism, and the Syrian refugee crisis are just some of the highlights of this year's Filmfest DC. For more than 30 years, the annual event has been showcasing thought-provoking movies from around the world to a discerning audience in the U.S. capital, promoting discussion and debate.




State of Washington Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:40:23 GMT

Gov. Jay Inslee gives a thumbs up at the wheel of one of Washington state's newly acquired Chevy Bolt electric cars. The state of Washington has taken delivery of its first longer-range electric cars as part of a plan to double its electric vehicle fleet.




From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:22:26 GMT

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945, file photo, President Harry S. Truman reads to newsmen his announcement of the Japanese surrender officially signaling the war's end during a White House, Washington. At the right of the President are Secretary... .




Summit Homes of Washington and Presidio Residential Capital Have Sold ...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:59:39 GMT

"Demand for quality housing continues to soar in the Seattle area, and we're not surprised these excellent new neighborhoods sold out so quickly," said Summit Homes of Washington's marketing manager Kristian Young. "Summit Homes will continue to provide much-needed housing opportunities in this rapidly growing area."




It's time for Washington to take a test drive

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:10:59 GMT

Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future sustainability is uncertain as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel sources emerge.




Crews evacuating homes after large fire starts at Waco Wood Recycling Plant

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:26:19 GMT

President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt. President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.




Washington senators urge caution on Trump's order on national monuments - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 PST

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:50:01 GMT

Washington's two U.S. senators on Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump's executive order that orders a review of national monuments. Sen. Maria Cantwell and and Patty Murray were among a group of about 30 Democratic senators who signed a letter to Trump imploring the president to make the review transparent and to ensure Indian tribes are part of the review.




Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:07:16 GMT

President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Wash... President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt. President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt.




Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:07:15 GMT

President Donald Trump's plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Wash... WASHINGTON - Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals - outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code rules. His proposal, a one-page sketch short on detail, would reduce the top corporate tax rate by 20 percentage points and allow private business owners to claim the new lower rate for their take-home pay.




House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Majority...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:42:55 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, flanked by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves the podium during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.