Voters cast mail ballots in the Evergreen State

Washington State voters received their mail ballots last week, their chance to vote on I-522, a statewide ballot measure that would require labeling of all genetically engineered food.


Jobless rate drops slightly in September

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent from August to September, to 7.2 percent, the BLS said. The partial federal shutdown/lockout sent all of the BLS staff home in the first two weeks of October and delayed release of the results.


"Let us work," say government workers

It's hurting our communities, said demonstrators in downtown Detroit protesting the tea party led government shutdown.


How does the shutdown and the debt ceiling fight affect you?

There has been precious little discussion of what the gridlock means to workers and their families outside the Capitol Beltway.


Obama picks full-employment advocate Yellen to head Federal Reserve

President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve vice chair, to run the Federal Reserve, the most important central bank in the world.


John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.