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September 24, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Ireland is destination for Seattle mayor’s first official overseas trip

Seattle’s Ed Murray is ditching the Emerald City for the Emerald Isle on his first overseas trip as mayor. Murray, whose grandparents emigrated from Ireland in the early 20th century and who lived in Belfast himself in 1974, jetted off Wednesday. He’s spending $2,020.84 in city funds on travel, with his Irish hosts footing the rest of the bill,…

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May 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Boeing fallout: Larsen snubbed as unions endorse Democrats

The Washington State Labor Council met over the weekend to hand out its endorsements for the fall elections. The list was mostly predictable, as the unions endorsed Democrats in districts across the state. (An exception was the endorsement of Republican State Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) in the 31st Legislative District.) But U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, was…

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Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congressional races | Topics: Boeing, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, unions

April 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM

U.S. Labor Department offers states $150 million for job training

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is offering states $150 million to help offset employers’ cost for on-the-job training and apprenticeship for laid-off workers, the department’s latest investment in programs to get unemployed people back on payrolls. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Monday states can apply to receive $500,000 to $6 million under…

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Comments | More in Federal government, Politics Northwest | Topics: Boeing, Department of Labor, job training

February 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Union members plan to picket Gov. Inslee speech in Lynnwood

Some Boeing Machinists, still angry about the recent contract vote that secured production of the 777X in Washington state, plan to picket an aerospace conference Gov. Jay Inslee will speak to Wednesday night. “Governor Inslee disrespected union members and acted against the labor community who he has promised to protect,” Shannon Ryker, a member of Machinists…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest | Topics: Boeing, gov. jay inslee, picket

November 20, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Poll: Most voters wish Machinists had accepted Boeing offer

A new Stuart Elway poll found that most Washington voters wish the Machinists union had accepted Boeing’s offer to build the 777X in this state in exchange for contract concessions. “By a margin of 56 to 31 percent, residents interviewed last weekend for The Elway Poll said they would have voted for the proposed contract “if…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Boeing, legislature, Machinists

November 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Inslee heads to China for delayed trade mission

Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to China Thursday morning for a delayed trade mission — a day after the Boeing Machinists’ vote that threw the future of the state’s aerospace sector into doubt. Inslee had postponed the scheduled start of the trip to wrap up the Boeing tax-break legislation he signed into law this week. He…

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Comments | More in Governor, State government | Topics: 777x, Boeing, China trip

November 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Legislature approves billions in tax breaks for Boeing

Update| 3:12 p.m. OLYMPIA — It’s a wrap. The Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved extending tax incentives worth more than $8 billion for Boeing until 2040. Along with the tax package, lawmakers voted to spend millions of dollars on worker-training programs and an effort to ease permitting for large aerospace-manufacturing sites. The bills now go to Gov. Jay…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: Boeing, Macihinists, tax breaks

November 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Legislature takes first step on Boeing tax incentives

OLYMPIA — The House Finance Committee approved a proposal Friday to extend tax breaks for Boeing and other aerospace industries. House Bill 2089 goes to House Appropriations next and then, presumably, the House floor. The Senate is expected to take up companion legislation Friday as well. Boeing has asked for the extension, paired with other…

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November 7, 2013 at 1:19 PM

House Finance chairman: Boeing tax-break measure has ‘rock-solid’ safeguards

House Finance Chairman Reuven Carlyle say there’s “rock-solid” language in legislation extending tax breaks for Boeing, and other aerospace companies, to prevent the company from moving the 777X out of Washington in the future. “They are committing in black and white, not only to the 777X but its descendant planes,” Carlyle said Thursday, the first day…

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November 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM

New Boeing letter to Inslee asks lawmakers to act

During the first day of a special session — called for the purposes of passing legislation to secure the Boeing 777X in Washington state — the aerospace giant sent the governor a letter reaffirming the need for action. “The Boeing Company faces an unprecedented level of competitiveness in the global dynamics within the aerospace…

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