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31 Jan
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Mount Vernon Voters Asked to Approve School Bond

The Mount Vernon School District is asking voters to approve a bond issue for school construction in an election February 9th. Since the last school bond was passed in 2001, the Mount Vernon School District has grown by 1,054 students ...

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29 Jan
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Support Efforts to Conserve Blanchard Mountain

The 7-year time frame to confirm funding for the Blanchard Forest Strategy Agreement that would conserve 1,600 acres on Blanchard Mountain just expired. To date, the Washington State legislature has supported this agreement with $6.5 million; however an additional $7.7 ...

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28 Jan
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Skagit Land Trust Seeks to Preserve Big Lake’s Wetlands

At the southern end of Big Lake is a special natural area called Lake Creek Wetlands. These high quality wetlands and forest are where Lake Creek enters Big Lake coming from Lake McMurray. For decades our community has wanted to ...

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26 Jan
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Lynne Dodson of WSLC on We Do The Work

On January 26, 2016, Lynne Dodson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council, was interviewed by Gary Kanter on the weekly We Do The Work radio program broadcast on KSVR (91.7 FM). Lynne reported on what has been going on ...

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25 Jan
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Action Newsletter — 25 January 2016

DEMOCRATIC EVENTS 1.  NEW – Washington State Labor Council’s 2016 Shared Prosperity Agenda for the 2016 Legislative Session: Aerospace Tax Break Accountability for JOBS Aerospace Tax Break Accountability for WAGES Dairy Worker Safety Act Reforming Legal Financial Obligations for people convicted ...

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19 Jan
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Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz – Songwriters with a Passion

On January 19, 2016, We Do The Work host Gary Kanter sat down with Sharon Abreu and Mike Hurwicz, two passionate and harmonious voices for being, feeling, speaking and singing for peace and environmental sustainability, who talked and sung about their ...

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18 Jan
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Action Newsletter — 18 January 2016

DEMOCRATIC EVENTS 1.  NEW – Skagit Democrats Essay Contest A reception will be held on Saturday, Feb 20 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Skagit Democrats Headquarters Office. We’re inviting several local, state, and national officeholders as well as family, friends, and ...

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17 Jan
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Why We Need to Make Our 45th President a Democrat

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on tonight’s Democratic debate in South Carolina: “What a difference a Democrat makes. We began the week with a reminder from the President that hope and faith in the American ...

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15 Jan
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Sen. Patty Murray on Every Student Succeeds Act

By a vote of 85-12 the United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) bipartisan legislation to rewrite No Child Left Behind. After hearing from parents, teachers, school administrators, and local and state ...

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12 Jan
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ILWU Local 5 Members from Powell’s Books–young workers

Bryan Bingold, Ryan Takas, Chris Hagen, & Amy Wren, Members of ILWU Local 5/Powell’s Books,  Jan. 12, 2016 Interview by Rich Austin:  Bryan, Ryan, Chris, and Amy answer questions about organizing, collective bargaining, young workers, keeping part-time and full-time workers ...

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