Teenagers need to be able to explore lots of educational and career possibilities – and to do so without having the military automatically know about their personal explorations. When you’re in high school (not to mention older), you may not know what you want to be. Personally, I remember that when I was 16, I dreamt of being a physician. A fan of Grey’s Anatomy, I thought that a rebellious doctor who happens to find a Prince Charming in an all-white lab coat epitomized the perfect job.
Is respect for immigrants’ rights patriotic? Yes, indeed, and now this has been recognized by no less an authority than the Washington Supreme Court. In its recent unanimous ruling in the case In re Discipline of McGrath, the Court included this powerful statement:
New fee disclosure requirements for 401k plans are just around the corner – that’s good news for everyone who wants to save
You can’t see them easily, but chances are they’re eating away at the money you’ve been putting away for years. I’m talking about hidden fees in 401K plans, long the bane of good savers, which quietly eat away at people’s retirement accounts.
On Saturday, over 120 Washington CAN! and Main Street Alliance members came together for our annual Summer Leadership Conference. Members made the trip from Spokane, Olympia, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Bellingham, Tacoma and Seattle to enhance their skills, meet new people and take action for racial, social and economic justice.
Alex and Jake show the Stars and Stripes at Camp Muir (10,080 ft) on Mt. Rainier (14,411 ft).** Help us reach the top! We’re past the halfway point- and with your help, we can meet our challenge: raise $10,000 in individual donations and we’ll earn another $10,000 match! Will you help us?
Looking at the weather map, how can you not be grateful we live in the Northwest? The rest of the country is sweltering and steaming in heat and humidity with no end in sight — meanwhile, we keep the comforter on the bed, the window cracked for fresh air, and enjoy mostly sunny days that aren’t too hot!
A group of state legislators who support the health law have discussed what they could do to replace the insurance mandate, if the court strikes it down, said Karen Keiser, a Democratic state senator in Washington who chairs the group. Possibilities for replacing a federal mandate include the “politically difficult” route of passing state versions of the mandate, or replacing private insurers with government-run coverage in some states, Keiser said. “It’s much more likely that states would step in and take it on because it seems the Congress is really at impasse,” she said by phone. In states that choose not to act, she said, “a large number of Americans would be left out and left behind.”
State officials and insurance executives are devising possible alternatives to the coming federal requirement that most Americans buy health insurance, even as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of the mandate.