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Ostrom Mushroom Farms pagará 3,4 millones de dólares por discriminar a sus trabajadoras

El fiscal general del Estado de Washington, Bob Ferguson, dijo que el acuerdo de Ostrom con el Estado resolvía la demanda de derechos civiles contra la empresa por sus acciones injustas, engañosas y discriminatorias contra mujeres y trabajadores locales agrícolas de Washington. Continue Reading Ostrom Mushroom Farms pagará 3,4 millones de dólares por discriminar a sus trabajadoras

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Elise Richman, associate professor of art, left, and Britt Freda, of the Northwest Artists Against Extinction, at the group's exhibition Honor: People and Salmon at the Kittredge Gallery on the University of Puget Sound campus. The two stand in front of Richman's piece, Confluence, which was included in the exhibition. Photo by Lauren Gallup.

PNW artists’ work evokes salmon to educate, inspire change

Northwest artists have drawn inspiration from salmon as long as people have walked along the running streams. But, the movement to close four dams on the lower Snake River has some artists, activists and naturalists hopeful that their pieces will not only tug at heartstrings, but also move forward the conversation of salmon conservation and restoration.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed budget bills to study removal of the four dams. Activists have been calling for the dam removals in order to preserve and restore salmon populations.
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Grassroots craftivist Laura Fielding, who started Red Berets for Medicare for All, knits a beret at Tacoma's Wright Park. Photo by Lauren Gallup.

Tacoma ‘craftivist’ featured in documentary on ‘health care for all’ movement

A new documentary, Healing US, premieres in Tacoma at the Grand Cinema on May 19. The documentary tells the story of the national movement for Medicare for All, where folks are advocating for an universal healthcare system. One of the key players in that story is Laura Fielding, founder of the Red Berets for Medicare for All coalition in Tacoma.
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‘We used to be the doctor’s handmaiden’: Nurses share perspectives on career, future

When you go to the doctor, it’s likely they aren’t the first medical professional you’ll see in the office. That’s because nurses account for the largest group of health care professionals. During National Nurses Week, health reporter Rachel Sun spoke with current and retired nurses about their careers and perspectives on the future of the profession. Continue Reading ‘We used to be the doctor’s handmaiden’: Nurses share perspectives on career, future

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