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Washington State electorate gives green light on important issues

Tacoma voters approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2018, a partial victory.

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Labor launches Latino voter education program

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement launched a national campaign aimed at educating Latinos on the importance of voting.

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SCOTUS takes on Little Sisters of the Poor challenge to Obamacare

A woman's rights to birth control and proper health coverage from her place of employment are once again coming under fire.

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Many right-wingers defeated at the polls this year

The American people as a whole can take hope from the fact that right wingers across the U.S. are facing stronger and stronger challenges - many were defeated Tuesday.

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Student loans are screwing your granny

"I keep hoping that some day the opportunity will come up where I can satisfy my debt."

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Students criticize cartoon published at University of Illinois

Cultural centers on campus released a statement condemning the publication.

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Health care activists demand improved Medicare for all (with video)

"When you can keep 20 cents on the dollar in profit, and don't deliver healthcare for it, that truly is blood money."

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Native student challenges California professor who denies genocide

In 1852 the California legislature paid $1.1 million to citizen militias to hunt and kill Native Americans.

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Bay area residents demand affordable housing

Workers are not going to stand for housing prices that make it impossible for them to work and live in the Bay Area.

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Despite tea party senators, government shutdown avoided for now

The House and Senate have approved an agreement that will make it more difficult for right wing lawmakers to force government shutdowns for at least two years.

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