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Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Medical marijuana workers start unionizing with government help

Marijuana may still be illegal at the federal level, but the US labor board believes pot workers still have the same rights as any other American employee. According to the Huffington Post, attempts to unionize by medical marijuana workers in Maine have attracted what some may think to be an unlikely government ally: the National […]

California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’

California set for historic minimum wage raise while DC rejects ‘living wage bill’

The California Senate approved raising the state’s minimum wage on Thursday to $10 an hour by 2016, one of the highest rates in the nation. The state Senate passed AB10 by a party-line vote, 26-11, approving a gradual minimum wage jump from $8 to $10 over two years. The bill now goes to the state […]

DHS City Manager Rick Daniels one of three finalists for Clackamas County Administrator

DHS City Manager Rick Daniels one of three finalists for Clackamas County Administrator

Clackamas County is nearing completion of a nationwide search for a County Administrator. The County Administrator manages the employees and activities of the county by implementing the policies and goals of the Board of County Commissioners. Members of the public are invited to meet the three finalists for the position during a public reception Wednesday, […]

Eurozone unemployment hits highest level since records began: 19,071 million out of work

Eurozone unemployment hits highest level since records began: 19,071 million out of work

Eurozone unemployment levels have hit 12 percent – the highest in the history of eurozone record-keeping, since the currency was launched in 1999. The average unemployment rate across the eurozone’s 17 constituent European Union countries rose from January’s 11.9 percent high to 12 per cent in February, meaning a further net 33,000 people were left […]

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

New York City’s literacy rates are on the decline: nearly 80 percent of high school graduates lack basic skills like reading, writing and math and are required to relearn them before qualifying for community college. During his most recent State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hyped about the large investment […]

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

US programmer outsourced own job to China, spent workdays on Reddit and Facebook

A programmer at a US company outsourced his job to a Chinese contractor for a fraction of his six-figure salary. After handing over his login information, he spent his days on Facebook and perused cat videos while the Chinese firm worked in his name. ‘Bob,’ as he has been dubbed in the media, had his […]

Florida city passes ban on hiring smokers

Florida city passes ban on hiring smokers

In an attempt to save money on insurance, a city in South Florida has banned hiring employees who smoke or use tobacco products, causing some Americans to complain that the government is controlling too much of their personal life. Delray Beach City Commissioners on Tuesday announced a policy that would help the financially struggling city […]

Gourd Artists Sought for Yucca Valley Gourd Art Festival

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking gourd artist vendors for the November 3 & 4, 2012Yucca Valley Gourd Art Festival. The Festival will be held at the Yucca Valley Community Center located at 57090 29 Palms Hwy, in Yucca Valley. To download an application go to www.yuccavalley.org and follow the Gourd Festival link […]