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IRS chief: Processing backlog of tax-exempt groups is gone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 02:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS has eliminated a huge processing backlog of groups seeking tax-exempt status, the agency's chief said Tuesday. Tea party organizations' claims that they were singled out for tough treatment when they applied for that designation were at the heart of a 2013 controversy over the agency.

Mining massacre report given to Zuma

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:48
The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 workers at the Marikana mine in South Africa are given to President Jacob Zuma.
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Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:44

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, before signing a Memorandum of Disapproval Regarding S.J. Res. 8, a Joint Resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.


Obama vetoes Republican bid to block union election rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:43

Obama delivers remarks before signing a disapproval of S. J. Resolution 8, a joint congressional resolution that would block a National Labor Relations Board rule allowing faster union elections, in the Oval Office at the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The rules would shorten the period between a union filing a petition to represent workers and an election, from the current median of 38 days to as little as 14 days. Employers would be required to share workers' names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses with unions. The National Labor Relations Board adopted the rules last year and they are set to take effect April 14.


Graves eyes four-day Test matches

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:42
Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.
Categories: BBC World News

Woman convicted of killing gambler for $10K casino winnings

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:39
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of killing a gambler she followed after he won $10,000 at a Southern California casino.

Netherlands v Spain

BBC World News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:22
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's International Friendlies game between Netherlands and Spain.
Categories: BBC World News

Even More Thoughts on Spring . . Plus, this week’s show with Paul Thorn & Ruthie Foster

E-Town - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:00

IMG_1967Hi all! Our spring themed blogs continue (third one in a row now . . what does this tell us? We’ve  definitely collectively got seasonal change on the brain here in eTown).

Check out this photo I took last week while out for a walk around the neighborhood. Wild . . it was still March! As I write this, it’s currently in the 70’s, but snow is on the way in a few days. Yup. That’s springtime in the Rockies. We tend to have what you might call ‘bipolar weather’ here, with lots of temperature swings (it drives us all crazy; most of us are actually craving summer at this point). And this week is no different. We’ll be experiencing cold again soon unfortunately. However, the good news is this week’s eTown broadcast’s line up is HOT.

IMG-1080One of our favorite singer/songwriters, Paul Thorn is back with us, bringing his compelling mix of Americana, country, blues and Southern rock. Paul is an uber-smart, down-to-earth guy with an interesting and colorful past (former professional boxer, son of a preacher and nephew of a pimp . . those are all just a part of his rather extensive bio). And he is, in a word, FUNNY. The conversation alone with Nick is way worth tuning in for.

Also with us: Gifted Grammy Award winning, soulful blues singer and songwriter Ruthie Foster. Ruthie’s been with us for several shows now, and each time just gets better. She’ll rock the house.

Ruthie for blogThe award story this week is pretty amazing, too, about a husband-and-wife duo providing much needed clean water to people in Haiti, impacting the lives of countless people.

So, unlike the weather here in eTown, it’s a solid, consistent sizzler of a show this week. I hope you’ll tune in.

– Helen

 

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49 Degrees North Washington

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Alpental Washington

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Bluewood Washington

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Crystal Mountain Washington

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Mission Ridge Washington

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Mt. Baker Washington

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Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park Washington

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Stevens Pass Resort Washington

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The Summit at Snoqualmie Washington

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White Pass Washington

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