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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 -- 4:49 am
Farmworkers' rights abused in WA
The Falcon - Familias Unidas por la Justicia , an independent farmworker union in Burlington, Washington, is asking consumers to boycott products that contain Sakuma Bros. Farm's berries. Read more...
Monday, April 20, 2015 -- 1:44 pm
Driscoll's Berry Boycott and Labor Dispute Intensifies
Indybay.org - Farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm in Burlington, Washington have been locked in a years-long struggle for a fair contract and dignified working conditions. Today, leading fair trade advocacy organization Fair World Project organized and sent a letter signed by nearly 10,000 consumers to Driscoll's, the biggest buyer of Sakuma Brothers berries, asking it to suspend purchases from the farm until this dispute is resolved, and pledging to not purchase any berries under the Driscoll's brand until that time. Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 4:57 pm
Sakuma Brothers Farm issues pay plan for berry pickers
The Columbian - ... on the number of pounds picked, replacing the old rate per pound picked. Sakuma CEO Danny Weeden, who joined the Burlington, Skagit County, farm in March, said in a statement, "We've been paying pretty good under a piece-rate program. This is even a ... Read more...
Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 3:57 pm
Highway 410 accident victims rememberd during Sunday church service
KOMO News - ... d memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, at the His Place Community Church. It's located at 1480 South Burlington Boulevard in Burlington. The service begins at 3 P.M. Read more...
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 11:22 pm
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... man from Idaho, was not hurt. The company that owns the insects, Belleville Honey and Beekeeping Supply of Burlington, sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible, and bees covered their protective suits as they worked. The bees became more ... Read more...
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 4:53 pm
Beenado: Millions of angry bees spilled over interstate near Seattle
Examiner.com - ... across the highway unleashing bees in the millions. Workers from Belleville Honey and Beekeeping Supply from Burlington, Wash. -- the owners of the bees and their hives -- rushed to the scene to try to contain the bees by sunrise, but failed. Bees ... Read more...
Friday, April 17, 2015 -- 1:01 pm
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck tips
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... man from Idaho, was not hurt. The company that owns the insects, Belleville Honey and Beekeeping Supply of Burlington, sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible, and bees covered their protective suits as they worked. The bees became more ... Read more...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -- 6:10 pm
How One Tribe Could Slow the Rate of 'Bomb Trains' Through Seattle
The Stranger - ... run across Swinomish property on their way to a refinery near Anacortes (after running beneath Seattle and up to Burlington). "No authority for railroad to cross Swinomish reservation present," the message reads. The telegram, and railway ... Read more...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -- 7:27 am
2-year-old dies after falling into septic tank
WUSA-TV Washington - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after he apparently fell down an unsecured septic tank. The Skagit County 2-year-old dies after falling into septic tank BURLINGTON, Wash. Read more...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -- 3:01 am
Farmworkers' Union Calls for Boycott Against Driscoll's
Triple Pundit - ... citing unfair labor practices by one of Driscoll's suppliers. According to farmworkers at Sakuma Berry Farm in Burlington, Washington, this important supplier of Driscoll's has been paying unfair wages and substandard working conditions. The union ... Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 8:00 am
Farmworkers call on consumers to boycott Driscoll's berries
TreeHugger - ... and continuous retaliation for their efforts to improve conditions. The Sakuma Brothers berry farm , located in Burlington, WA, supplies strawberries to Driscoll's, a familiar label to many consumers. Even here in faraway, still-wintry Ontario, ... Read more...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 -- 6:29 pm
State Supreme Court hears case about ag worker rest breaks
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... proceeding. A class-action lawsuit was filed by two farmworkers against Sakuma Brothers Farms, a berry farm in Burlington. The farmworkers and Sakuma Brothers Farms finalized a settlement agreement resolving most of the claims in November. The ... Read more...
Monday, March 16, 2015 -- 11:24 am
Washington Supreme Court Considers Paid Rest Breaks for Farm Workers
KUOW-FM Seattle - ... time." Ford represents several berry pickers who brought a lawsuit last year against Sakuma Brothers Farms, near Burlington. That's mostly settled. But it kicked a question to the state's high court. State law is clear that all adult workers are ... Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 2:48 pm
New super hi-res images of the NW released, plus other pix of Seattle by NASA
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... of North America (48.0N, 123.0W) where rainfall exceeds 120 inches anually. The cities of Seattle/Tacoma and Burlington, as well as the Canadian city of Vancouver can be seen in great detail along the heavily indented coastline of this glacier ... Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 2:31 pm
For Your Information
Cleanfax - ... insurance adjuster, is the main presenter at this event and shares his insight on how to work with his industry. BURLINGTON, WA - Ron Britton has joined the Legend Brands family of companies as the director of cleaning products. He is responsible ... Read more...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Awarding Elwha River interpretive center bid to out-of-town firm...
Peninsula Daily News - A divided Board of County Commissioners has awarded a $144,444 bid to a Burlington contractor to construct an interpretive center overlooking the Elwha River west of Port Angeles. Interwest Construction, Inc., submitted the lowest of four bids to build the facility off Lower Dam Road near state Highway 112. Read more...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 -- 10:01 pm
Third time the charm?: King's boys hope third straight state run ends with title
HeraldNet - ... been on the wrong side of things." King's head coach Rick Skeen made it to three state championship games with Burlington-Edison before becoming the Knights' coach four seasons ago. In his career, Skeen is 0-5 in title games. "It's not about me. ... Read more...
Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Image360 Franchise Opportunity
Franchising.com - ... ve a group of seasoned professionals in my court and that help is a phone call away. " Anthony C. Asp Image360 in Burlington, WA Read more...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 -- 1:07 am
Kelli and Kelly Books to Guest on Seattle's "New Day" TV...
PR.com - ... Washington publishing partners launched "I Am NOT Selling My Tooth!" at the Children's Museum of Skagit County in Burlington and Imagine Children's Museum in Everett in honor of Children's Dental Health Month. Nielsen and Hawkins will return to the ... Read more...
Monday, February 16, 2015 -- 12:51 am
Kelli and Kelly Books for Kids Launch Rebellious "I Am Not...
PR.com - ... of their newest book, "I Am Not Selling My Tooth!" They will be at the Children's Museum of Skagit County in Burlington, Wash. from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and Imagine Children's Museum in Everett, Wash. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cate Anderson, Executive ... Read more...



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