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Workers injured in dam explosion released from hospital

SEATTLE — Two more of the workers injured in an explosion at a hydroelectric dam in central Washington have been released from the hospital.

Date: 10/11/2015 | Northwest

Worker safety at dairies needs the Legislature’s attention

As we celebrate Labor Day, I want to take this opportunity to thank all workers for the contributions they make to our economy. I hope all get to enjoy end-of-summer picnics and barbecues, watch a baseball game or participate in some other family activity this weekend.Last...

Date: 09/06/2015 | Commentary

It's already been a year

Family and friends gather to remember Bradley Hogue

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

Working harder to relax so we can work harder

We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking. The remaining quarter is for countering the ill effects of overworking. We do the latter not necessarily to...

Date: 06/25/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Workers in confined spaces to come under protection rule

WASHINGTON Construction workers in confined spaces like manholes and tanks will come under a new federal rule intended to give them similar protections to workers in manufacturing and other industries.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Business Wire

Shared duty for worker safety

The bell tolled 89 times Tuesday for those in Washington state who died from injuries or illness related to their work.Twelve times it rang for residents of Snohomish County. The annual Worker Memorial Day...

Date: 04/30/2015 | Editorials

12 from county remembered at ceremony for those killed on the job

TUMWATER — Alan and Deanna Hogue approached the cylindrical brass bell and paused to collect their emotions.Then, as cloudy skies threatened a downpour Tuesday afternoon, Deanna Hogue told a small crowd gathered in the Worker Memorial Garden that they'd traveled from...

Date: 04/29/2015 | Local News

5 myths about fast-food work

Viewpoints: Many workers older, supporting families

Date: 04/19/2015 | Commentary

Personal safety app could be a lifesaver

Nobody to walk you back to your hotel or car after dark? This personal safety app may offer some peace of mind.

Date: 03/15/2015 | Life

Paid sick leave helps workers and businesses

I'll spare you the details — since you've likely been through a similarly undignified experience — but a bout of intestinal flu isn't pretty. Hopefully you were able to do what I did: take a few days off work to get well. I could do that without losing part of my paycheck,...

Date: 03/11/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Do not reduce train crews to one

With profit seemingly driving all business decisions, it shouldn't be a surprise that the country's major railroad companies are continuing their quest to reduce freight trains crews ... to one person. Not surprising, but scary.The railroad bosses are united in their desire...

Date: 12/29/2014 | Editorials

Stay healthy during flu season

Understanding germs is key

Date: 12/28/2014 | Life

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