Washington Now Has Most Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in the US
Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, January 05, 2020
Washington Now Has Most Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in the US

When a worker goes on leave, they receive partial wage replacement benefit, the value of which is based on income and could potentially cover up to 90% of your standard paycheck.

IAM751 Union Urges Individual Strike Funds for Boeing 2024 Negotiations
Bonnie Johnson - Monday, December 30, 2019
IAM751 Union Urges Individual Strike Funds for Boeing 2024 Negotiations

Boeing employees are encouraged to begin payroll deductions of $50 per paycheck, in order to accrue $6k between now and when talks begin. The motivation behind the movement is to have a workforce that is financially solvent to the point of being able to withstand the cost stress of long weeks of negotiation.

Everett PD to Launch Body Worn Camera Program
Bonnie Johnson - Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Everett PD to Launch Body Worn Camera Program

Besides transparency, the Institute cites increased civility, the concept that citizen compliance is increased and less complaints lodged against law enforcement once the additional level of surveillance is disclosed. Quicker resolution is noted as well, as a nod to faster resolution to citizen complaints and lawsuits pertaining to excessive force. The body worn cameras can also supply additional evidence to ongoing investigations and be a rich source for training materials.

PUD Rates Below National Average and Maintaining for 2020
Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, December 19, 2019
PUD Rates Below National Average and Maintaining for 2020

The 2020 budget includes a $650m operating budget for the PUD’s electric system, down just a bit from last year’s $665m.

Local Family Creates Scholarship to Tackle Skilled Trades Gap
Bonnie Johnson - Sunday, December 15, 2019
Local Family Creates Scholarship to Tackle Skilled Trades Gap

The scholarships are meant to help people obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring the heavy debt associated with education, a barrier for many as the cost of living and education continue to climb faster than wages. “This is all about giving back to our community, through our community.”

Hotel Indigo Open for Business on Everett Waterfront
Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hotel Indigo Open for Business on Everett Waterfront

Hotel Indigo has approximately 8,000 square feet of indoor space, where you’ll find 142 individual hotel rooms (119 of which overlook the water), combined with a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, fitness center, a saline pool and the Jetty Bar & Grille.

City of Everett Lifts Breed Specific Ban on “Dangerous” Dog Breeds
Bonnie Johnson - Friday, November 29, 2019
City of Everett Lifts Breed Specific Ban on “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

Per the American Temperment Test Society, pitbulls frequently rank within the same rankings of that of very popular, non-banned breeds, like Golden Retrievers.

Roy Firestone Hosting Fundraiser for Everett Rotary
Bonnie Johnson - Monday, November 11, 2019
Roy Firestone Hosting Fundraiser for Everett Rotary

​The Rotary Club of Everett is putting on the fundraising event, “An Evening With Roy Firestone,” with an eye turned towards raising funds for the Rotary Youth Foundation. Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy award winner and seven time ACE Award winning host, narrator, writer, producer and interviewer.

Honoring the Ultimate Sacrifice as Gold Star Mothers
Bonnie Johnson - Friday, November 08, 2019
Honoring the Ultimate Sacrifice as Gold Star Mothers

Definition of a Gold Star Mother, per the Department of Defense: Women as mothers, stepmothers, adoptive or foster mothers of a son or daughter that died while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States or an international terrorist attack as recognized by the Secretary of Defense.

Open Interview with Anna Rohrbough
Bonnie Johnson - Thursday, October 31, 2019
Open Interview with Anna Rohrbough

Anna Rohrbough is running for Snohomish County Council District 2. She took some time to do a little Q&A, to share a little about herself and her platform.


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