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January 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Supporters of fired vice principal to deliver signatures to archbishop

A coalition of Eastside Catholic school students, alumni and area Catholic leaders on Wednesday will deliver nearly 20,000 petition signatures to Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, protesting the dismissal last month of the school’s gay vice principal for marrying his male partner. The school said Mark Zmuda was terminated for violating the teachings of the…

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August 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Young illegal immigrants may begin applying Wednesday for deportation reprieve

Beginning Wednesday, young people who came to this country illegally as children, have lived here continuously since then while staying out of trouble, may begin applying for a kind of deportation clemency being offered by the Obama Administration. Nationally, this so-called deferred action, good for two years, could extend to as many as 1.7 million illegal…

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December 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Fired Muslim workers sue Hertz

Twenty-five former Hertz employees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are suing the car-rental company, claiming it discriminated against them based on their religion, race and national origin when it fired them in October. Hertz initially suspended and then terminated the 25 Somali Muslim drivers after they refused managers’ requests to clock out for daily 10-minute breaks, during…

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