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Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.

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The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.

From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

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Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.

The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”

Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

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A local berry farm is paying out close to a million dollars to workers it abused last year. But is Washington's complaint-based system for regulating farm labor really helping?