State lawmaker sues Central Washington University, investigator after firing as CWU professor

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants. He is seeking more than $2 million in damages. CWU officials said Friday they could not comment on pending […]

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State lawmaker sues Central Washington University, investigator after firing as CWU professor

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, is suing Central Washington University and the investigator it hired to look into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Manweller, a political professor at the college since 2003, was fired from the school Tuesday. On Thursday, he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit naming both CWU and Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law as defendants. He is seeking more than $2 million in damages. CWU officials said Friday they could not comment on pending […]

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The Trump military parade was always a really bad idea

On Thursday night, the Pentagon said that it was shelving the much-ballyhooed military parade in Washington — until at least next year. On Friday morning, President Donald Trump tried to explain why. “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it,” he tweeted. “Never let someone hold you up! I will […]

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Trump administration could loosen transparency rules on big companies

President Donald Trump says he has asked the SEC to study whether to stop requiring companies to report quarterly earnings. In speaking to business leaders, one told him a twice-a-year reporting system would allow companies the flexibility and cost savings companies need to “Make business (jobs) even better in the U.S.” Trump tweeted Friday morning. In speaking with some of the world’s top business leaders I asked what it is that would make business (jobs) even better in the U.S. “Stop quarterly […]

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7 Texas newspapers among hundreds telling Trump journalists are not the enemy

(CNN) — About 350 newspapers in the United States had editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people.” Here are some of the newspapers blasting Trump’s anti-press rhetoric. ALASKA Anchorage Daily News Why attacks on free speech and the free press are so dangerous ARIZONA The Arizona Daily Star The free press is not the ‘enemy of the people’ The Arizona Republic Journalists, don’t let Trump’s attacks on media keep us from […]

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Public safety officials aren’t fans of the potential 2019 budget

DALLAS — When it comes to public safety in the city of Dallas, the city seems to be putting it’s money where it’s mouth is. Dallas City Council met on Tuesday to talk about a proposed $1.35 billion budget for next year, which includes millions more for the police department, including an increase in starting salary. This battle has been going on for years now, but really got taken up notch in the aftermath of the July 7th police ambush […]

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Dallas officials search for gun loaned to Lupe Valdez

DALLAS – The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a gun that was loaned to Democratic candidate for Texas Governor Lupe Valdez. Documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News show Valdez had the gun while she served as Dallas County Sheriff. The weapon has not been returned. The documents also say the weapon could have been lost or stolen. A police report had to be filed because the weapon could be in the hands of a criminal. Valdez is reportedly working […]

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Democrat Kim Schrier advances, will face Dino Rossi in November for US House seat

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in Washington that Democrats are hopeful of capturing in November, but it is the only one that is an open seat. Long-time incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is retiring. The seat has […]

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Peter Strzok fired from the FBI

WASHINGTON — The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russia probe last year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok’s lawyer said Monday. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s attorney, said FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich ordered the agent’s termination on Friday. Goelman said that the deputy director’s decision comes after the head of the office that normally handles disciplinary actions decided Strzok should instead face a demotion and 60-day suspension. “The decision to fire […]

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