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- Governor Cuomo on Teachers Union—“Don’t Say You Represent Students” January 29, 2015"This was never a teacher employment program and this was never an industry to hire superintendents and teachers. This was a program to educate kids.” The post Governor Cuomo on Teachers Union—“Don’t Say You Represent Students” appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Let’s Extend Passion of 12’s to Passing $12 Minimum Wage January 29, 2015So 12 is key to paving the way to the Super Bowl. It is also a key to decent pay in our state. The post Let’s Extend Passion of 12’s to Passing $12 Minimum Wage appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Broad Coalition Calls for Action on Climate Change in WA January 29, 2015Voices representing labor unions, businesses, public health advocates, diverse community organizations, and environmental organizations today announced the formation of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. The post Broad Coalition Calls for Action on Climate Change in WA appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Jordan, China & Venezuela January 29, 20151) ISIS threatened to kill a hostage if a new deadline for an exchange (sundown today) was not met. Jordan announced they would be willing to trade suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi for the captive Jordanian pilot, Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh. The fate of Kenji Goto, the Japanese man also held, was not mentioned by the Jordanian government. 2) The Pentag
- World Class Hour on #FTRRadio with just me! 1/28/15 January 28, 2015Guest: JUST ME! Japanese Hostage Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izPbmnVmCnA The Islamic State released a video of two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa. In a break from previous ISIS messages, the terrorists announced a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom. While announcing a deadline is new to ISIS, the request for ranso
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: ISIS, Libya & Venezuela January 28, 20151) ISIS released a new video of Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, late yesterday. The audio is reportedly spoken by Goto, in English. Goto says that Islamic State will execute him and Muadh al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, unless Jordan releases the terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in the next 24 hours. A campaign for Goto, to raise awareness and show solidarity … Con
- Feds’ Price War on Housing Puts Taxpayers at Risk January 29, 2015Government housing agencies seeking to entice more low-income homebuyers to purchase mortgages are engaged in a price war that could leave taxpayers on the hook if another housing meltdown occurs, according to experts.
- Gun Rights Groups Not Satisfied By DC Issuing Carry Permits January 29, 2015Leading gun rights groups say Washington, D.C.'s issuance of a limited number of gun carry permits has not lessened their objections to the city's law. Though the Metropolitan Police Department has approved a handful of applicants to carry firearms in the city, gun rights organizations continue to argue that the permitting process is too restrictiv
- CNN: US Intel: Taliban Man Released From Gitmo in Bergdahl Deal is Back to Militant Activity January 29, 2015
- Milwaukee Streetcar Debate Continues January 29, 2015Supporters of a Milwaukee streetcar boondoggle are chiding a city alderman for expressing the fear that streetcar passengers could be vulnerable to crime. Apparently, opponents of progressive ideas like streetcars aren’t supposed to use real facts when making the case against those ideas. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports crime by transit mode.
- Transit Idiocy January 28, 2015Self-driving cars could “make congestion dramatically worse,” warns a headline in the Atlantic‘s CityLab. Simulations show that, if just 25 percent of cars on the road are self-driving, the article says, there will be a lot more delays at intersections. It’s not surprising that the transit crowd would want to try to discredit the idea […]
- Someone Teach Him the Laws of Supply & Demand January 27, 2015With its “vibrant mix of residential, retail, commercial and green space,” Arlington County, Virginia is exactly where a lot of Millennials in the Washington DC area would like to live–at least according to one such Millennial named Harrison Godfrey. However, many can’t, as the median home price is $550,000, which is far more than two […]