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Dave Ross

Ross: The real secret to a happy workforce

When employees get asked ‘how can we make you feel appreciated’ they’ll say, well you know, donuts are great, but a little more money would be nice too.
3 days ago
“Homosexuality in America,” Life, 26 June 1964, pp. 66-80....
Dave Ross

Ross: How the suburbs guard ‘birds-and-the-bees’ chatter

I saw a copy of LIFE magazine on the living room coffee table that featured a two-page spread captioned “Homosexuality in America.”
4 days ago
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Ross: Have Seattleites gone soft on crime?

The Seattle Police Department recently came out with some advice on what to do if a burglar breaks in while you’re at home. The advice… is to get out, ASAP.
5 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Why Oklahoma’s stance on abortion will echo throughout the country

12 states have trigger laws that take effect if Roe v Wade is overturned – and Oklahoma is one of them.
6 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Baby formula shortage puts new mothers in difficult spot

I’m having trouble accepting that the US is dealing with a baby formula shortage – especially when the main advice is do NOT try to make your own.
9 days ago
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Ross: Are vasectomies the best form of birth control?

A Tweet caught my attention because it was a sketch for a short story about a world where abortions aren’t necessary.
10 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: A dip in the stock market asks us to look at our savvy non-investments

The way stocks have been melting over the past 16 months, those of us with the courage to open the monthly statement are wondering how low can they go…
11 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Are Americans ready for Big Tech to eliminate passwords?

Apple, Google, and Microsoft announce that they have joined the FIDO alliance: FIDO stands for Fast Identity Online, and its mission is to end password hacking.
12 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: The different levels of for-profit media

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that there are media businesses not dependent on billionaires.
13 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: A brief history of presidential efforts to fight inflation

Throughout history, presidents have tried various things to fix inflation.
16 days ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Overturning Roe v. Wade ‘wrong result,’ upsets Supreme Court precedent, former WA AG says

The Supreme Court is poised to make a ruling on Roe v. Wade, potentially upturning the right to abortion and leaving the issue up to the states.
17 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: I’m getting ahead of rising interest rates, and so should you

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and that means yesterday was the right time to buy inflation-indexed bonds.
17 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Paul McCartney still holds a crowd and solos like it’s 1964

I saw Paul McCartney last night. I know what you're thinking right now --- what's a guy your age doing at a rock concert on a school night?
18 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: The Roe v. Wade draft opinion and revisiting the Right to Life’s pledge to end childhood poverty

My guess is this story is a trial balloon to gauge how much panic a repeal might create. But it fits the timeline of a pro-life crusader I interviewed three years ago.
19 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Should Biden cancel student-loan debt?

Here we are – with millions of students who borrowed money to learn stuff no employer wants to pay for. And who, we’re told, are angry enough to abandon the Democrats in November.
20 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: When will Google let us block those repulsive toenail fungus ads?

Here’s some good news from the tech industry – Google is giving us more power to control online ads.
23 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: With US past ‘full blown’ pandemic and Shanghai in lockdown, democracy sends a message

A raucous democracy might just be able to keep cities open without resorting to anything like forced quarantines of Chinese Communism.
24 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Standard incandescent lightbulbs are about to disappear, and that’s OK

75 days from now, the standard for household lightbulbs will be raised to 45 lumens per watt. This should surprise no one.
25 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: The case of kneeling former Bremerton coach interrogates the humility of prayer

The problem here is that the Court, under the Constitution, is not allowed to ask the most important question, which is what does God think? Too bad.
26 days ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Former Mayor McGinn: ‘Police alone are never going to be enough’ to curb Seattle’s crime problem

Former Mayor Mike McGinn shared his concerns towards the current administration's approach to curb the growing violent crime rate.
27 days ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Why aren’t people going back to the office?

Dave reflects on why Seattle-area workers are reluctant to head back to the office as COVID forces him to work from home himself.
27 days ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Labor shortage befalls Alaska Air as pilots bargain for ‘basic quality of life issues’ in latest contract

Alaska Airlines has a shortage of pilots and their union advocates for 'basic quality of life' improvements to their contract.
1 month ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Finding the critical race theory in Florida’s rejected math textbooks

The State of Florida this week released its list of rejected textbooks- including mathematics texts which were rejected for including “prohibited topics”.
1 month ago
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Nick Bowman

‘Another tool for the toolkit’: Can social housing initiative help make Seattle more affordable?

Can a newly-proposed social housing ballot initiative in Seattle address the city's growing struggles with affordability?
1 month ago
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