March 1, 2014 |
A business executive who stole nearly $400,000 from the rock band Pearl Jam was sentenced Friday in Washington state to 14 months in prison. Rickey Goodrich, former chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company, pleaded guilty in December to six counts of first-degree theft "for using company accounts to pay personal debts and fund lavish family vacations, spa treatments, life insurance and pricey California wines," according ...
February 17, 2014 |
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors - taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations - is a job killer.
February 7, 2014 |
A pregnant Montana teacher who alleges that she was fired from a Catholic middle school because she was not married has hired a law firm in the latest conflict between religious doctrine and shifting societal values. Shaela Evenson, 36, was fired from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena for violating the morality clause of her contract, the diocese said. “As with any Catholic school, we have the obligation to provide an authentically Catholic learning environment,” Supt.
February 5, 2014 |
SEATTLE - First came the Seattle Seahawks' blowout victory, one of the most lopsided final scores in Super Bowl history. Then the unofficial celebration burbled up, a little Sunday night mayhem in polite Seattle fashion - a few torched sofas, a damaged historic building, maybe half a dozen arrests. A Twitter hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) followed, with tweets mocking the ways a laid-back citizenry goes crazy when its home team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time: “Throw garbage in the compost-only bin.” “The Priuses are honking.” “Wearing sandals without your socks.” Tuesday, the president called.
January 15, 2014 |
Tosh Lupoi, a former Washington defensive line coach who is under investigation by the NCAA for allegedly violating rules while working as an assistant under Steve Sarkisian, will receive $300,000 as part of a mutual separation with the school, a Washington spokesman said Wednesday. The allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, surround the recruitment of defensive lineman Andrew Basham, who signed a letter of intent with the Huskies in February 2013 but did not qualify academically to enroll.
December 30, 2013 |
New Washington football Coach Chris Petersen announced his coaching staff Monday and Tosh Lupoi wasn't on it. Lupoi, Washington's defensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian the last two seasons, "has been reassigned to other duties within the athletic department," the school said in a news release The NCAA is investigating allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, that Lupoi paid for tutoring and online classes for Andrew Basham, a...