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Pre 2012 Archives

Three PSARA Members on the Radio

Three PSARA members were interviewed in January on the “We Do The Work” radio Program on KSVR at Skagit Valley Community College.

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A Legacy in Jeopardy

Washington State has a long history of environmental protection. We are consistently ranked as one of the greenest states in the nation. In 1970 Washington established the Department of Ecology.

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To All of You

My love for each of you is there in my work, some named and some not.

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Rethinking Dad: Puzzles, Problems, and Proofs

“You’re going to major in what? Philosophy? What kind of work can you do with that?” my mom asked when I called to tell her I was switching from a math to a philosophy major. “Public Relations?”

I was speechless. Then I almost laughed.

But she continued, “That’s not what dad was thinking.”

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The New Face of Hunger: Working-Age People Are Now the Majority of SNAP Recipients

For the first time since SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as “Food Stamps”) started in 1964, the majority of SNAP recipients are working-age people, and not children and seniors.

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How We Won on the Chained CPI

Some of you may have heard that, unlike his last year’s budget, President Obama will NOT be proposing cuts in Social Security through a so-called “chained CPI” in his FY 2015 budget.

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My Trip to Cuba

I recently spent 10 days in Cuba as part of a delegation led by Witness for Peace (WFP), a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience.

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Unnatural Disasters: Ice Storms, Droughts, Earthquakes, and Fossil Fuels

Ice storms in Florida. Drought in California. Earthquakes – of all things – in Oklahoma. The news media call these events “natural disasters,” yet they are anything but.

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Time to Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act turned 21 this February. The law has helped millions of Americans take time off work to nurture their newborn child, care for a critically ill family member, or recover from their own serious health condition.

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2014 Membership Drive

PSARA is excited to announce that we have 49 new members as of the end of Jan 2014.

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