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March 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Sunday Memo: Big Boeing tax refund … Take AP exam … A basset hound’s story

Some refund, eh? Boeing will be getting a $199 million tax refund from Uncle Sam.  And that’s for just 2013. Over the past dozen years, the company’s net cumulative refund of federal tax is more than $1.6 billion.

High school lectures out, doing things in: Some local teachers have tossed most of their lectures and replaced them with a series of projects for advanced high school classes. Students debate each other, write legislation, run for president in mock elections and make like lawyers arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Think you’ve got what it takes to pass an A.P. exam? Try these sample questions from the A.P. U.S. Government and Politics exam.

Hop grower to pay $85,000 in sexual harassment case:  In a settlement of a lawsuit stemming from a male supervisor harassing male farmworkers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Roy Farms, one of the largest hop producers in the world, has agreed to pay $85,000. The EEOC’s lawsuit says male farmworkers faced constant sexual and threatening comments and physical contact from a supervisor that lasted nearly two years. Roy Farms is based in Moxee, southeast of Yakima.

If you like dogs, read this story from the Tri-City Herald about Copper, a 4-year-old basset hound who lived in hell, but …

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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