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    Seattle Times – By Dominic Gates – Feb. 03 (Investigative Report) – Boeing is struggling to complete 787 fuselage sections in South Carolina since a production rate increase, and sections are arriving in Everett more unfinished and problematic than before.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average – 3 Reviews » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    sdstrader joined the group Military/National Security Coverage   3 months, 3 weeks ago · View

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    Associated Press – By Donna Gordon Blankinship – May. 28 (News Report) – With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way the state thinks about public schools.NewsTrust Rating: 3.1 average (not enough reviews) – See Reviews » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    michelewollert joined the group Outstanding Journalism   1 year ago · View

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    michelewollert joined the group Education Coverage   1 year ago · View

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    michelewollert posted an update in the group Local/Neighborhood Coverage:   1 year ago · View

    Olympia legislation news 2013-14 session:

    Here are 3 good reasons why our state should reject a Uniform Corrections and Clarifications Defamation Act (passed unanimously in the Senate and being considered now by the House). It should be rejected for these reasons:

    *The premise that this law will eliminate or limit litigation is illusory: the Act does not present a mechanism for determining the sufficiency of the correction published, a pivotal issue in determining what levels of damages may be sought by the defamed person subsequent to a timely publication. The courts will necessarily be embroiled in such determinations.

    *The Act does not recognize that defamation damages are often immediate, severe and non-economic as well as economic. An attorney is often engaged immediately at considerable expense. Even if the timely correction is deemed sufficient, the defamed person often will have suffered months of non-compensable injury (emotional distress, lowered reputation, family and friendship disruption, loss of standing in the community, failure of correction to reach significant members of the community, etc) and legal, perhaps even medical and/or mental health treatment, expense.

    *The Uniform Laws Commission made the Act available in 1993. The fact that only one State, North Dakota, has enacted it in the interim, speaks volumes. Despite it’s professed intention to aid individuals and institutions, the Act is tilted far more to the benefit of the very organizations that cause the harm in the first place by careless, circulation or ratings driven, and even malicious publications. The good that prompt, adequate correction can do should not be purchased by the loss of remedies for the real harms defamed persons suffer before the correction is published and while it works its way into the public mind.

    Thank you, JJW, for your informed and experienced guidance in helping me articulate what is wrong with this flawed bill. :)

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    michelewollert joined the group Local/Neighborhood Coverage   1 year ago · View

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    michelewollert posted an update in the group Media Ethics:   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    The University of Washington’s School of Social Work has an excellent resource for ethical mental health best practices reporting that I think is worthy of sharing:

    http://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/

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      johnhamer · 1 year, 2 months ago

      Thanks for the comment, Michele. Sorry for the delayed response. We’re trying to shift more comments to our WNC Facebook page, which seems to get more traffic than our website. Appreciate your encouraging words! Hey, tomorrow is national ”TAO of Journalism — Transparent, Accountable & Open” Pledge Day. Go to our TAO website and check it out. Also, watch tomorrow’s Seattle Times for the first of a 3-part NIE series on the TAO concept. We hope to keep the WNC alive and well. But funding is a constant challenge. Donations welcome!

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    skibonkrs1 posted an update in the group Environmental Coverage:   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Concerning the ”Coal Train” story and the proposed superport for Cherry Point, I hope everyone has had a chance to review the web site: http://www.coaltrainfacts.org/key-facts.

    I’d enjoy participating with a journalistic team exploring this issue and contributing factual research to be included in articles for public consumption on this critical issue. Washington State has the opportunity to have a favorable impact on the global warming problem by stimulating an open dialouge on the coal train issue and clearly illuminiating the carbon impact of the shipment of coal half way across the world. It’s reasonable to assume the facts may be so horrific that our illuminiation might ”derail” the entire enterprise. I’ll refrain from editorial comment on that potential eventuality.

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    skibonkrs1 joined the group Environmental Coverage   1 year, 4 months ago · View

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    Seattle Times – By Linda Shaw – Oct. 09 (News) – The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington state received big donations from Microsoft, New York state residents and hedge funds.NewsTrust Rating: 3.5 average (not enough reviews) – See Reviews » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    artshotwell joined the group New Journalism Matters   1 year, 10 months ago · View

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    artshotwell joined the group Local/Neighborhood Coverage   1 year, 10 months ago · View

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    New York Times – By William Yardley – May. 28 (News Report) – South of Canada, a New Border Focus on LatinosNew York TimesSometimes they hover outside the warehouse where Mexican immigrants sell the salal they pick in the temperate rain forest. Sometimes they confront people whose primary offense, many argue, is skin tone. Those kinds of scenes might be common in towns …NewsTrust Rating: 2.0 average (not enough reviews) – See Review » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    Washington Post – By Rachel Weiner – Feb. 14 (News Report) – In California, a federal appeals court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, declaring it unconstitutional. In New Jersey, the state Senate passed a bill to legalize gay marriage, two years after a similar measure went down in defeat. And on Monday Washington became the seventh state to legalize gay marriage when Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) signed it into law. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is pushing for gay marriage legislation, but he’s short a few votes and says the bill needs more Republican support. NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average – 3 Reviews » [...]

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    Seattle Times – By Andrew Garber – Jan. 04 (News Report) – “It’s time, it’s the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it,” Gregoire said in a statement. “Our gay and lesbian families face the same hurdles as heterosexual families — making ends meet, choosing what school to send their kids to, finding someone to grow old with, standing in front of friends and family and making a lifetime commitment,” Gregoire said. “For all couples, a state marriage license is very important. It gives them the right to enter into a marriage contract in which [...]

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    Seattle Times – By Lynda V. Mapes – Jul. 31 (News Analysis) – Seattle and King County propose spending more than $1.3 billion on combined sewer overflows, raising rates that already are among the highest in the country. Yet it will make little difference to the water quality of Puget Sound.NewsTrust Rating: 4.0 average (not enough reviews) – See Review » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    I bit stunned that this made the front page of KIRO’s mynorthwest.com, next to stuff about the Old Spice Man and a video of a dad dropping his daughter to catch a foul ball at a Dodgers game (not even local). http://mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=491160 No information about the trial, just the fact that the infamous Barefoot Bandit [...]

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    Reuters – By Laura L. Myersoe – May. 13 (News) – Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its 2012 presidential primary election on Thursday, a move signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire to save some $10 million from the state budget.NewsTrust Rating: 3.1 average (not enough reviews) – See Reviews » – Review It        Visit NewsTrust | About | Sign Up | Disclaimer

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    Western Washington University journalism student and Investigate West intern, Will Graff, recounts in full detail how he was confronted for legally taking pictures from a public street at the Ferndale ConocoPhillips refinery. The pictures were part of a story investigating the potential public safety hazards of a chemical disaster. The security personnel at ConocoPhillips were [...]

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