Northwest Officials, Companies Scramble To Help Thousands Of Federal Workers Impacted By Shutdown
More public and private agencies are stepping up to ease the financial strain on federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Many of those workers will miss their second paycheck Friday.
Oregon Senate Democrats announced Friday that they were abandoning a plan to fine Republicans $500 a day for the walkout, amid concerns over a protracted lawsuit and questions about how such unprecedented fines would work. Continue Reading Oregon Democrats Say Republican State Senators Won’t Be Fined For Legislative Walkout
If you were among the 1.7 million people who got a mysterious, unbidden $91.94 check in the mail recently, you may wonder if it is legitimate. It is! And the best news may be that recipients will get a similar check next summer. Continue Reading Recently Get A Random $91.94 Check In The Mail? It’s Legitimate (Because Of Where You Got Gas)
Since announcing his presidential bid March 1 through the end of July, Gov. Jay Inslee spent all or part of 90 out of 153 days — or nearly 60 percent of the days, including weekends — traveling out of state on the campaign trail, according to a new analysis by the public radio Northwest News Network and The Seattle Times. Continue Reading Jay Inslee’s Underdog Campaign Costs Washington Taxpayers More Money — And Lots Of His Time