On TVW this week: Religion at work case, update on Model Toxics Control Act

By | October 21, 2013 | Comments

Here’s what is airing this week on TVW. We’ll update this post as events get added.

Tuesday Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.: The Washington Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that could determine if employers are required to accommodate their employees’ religious practices. It stems from a lawsuit brought by four employees of Gate Gourmet, a company that prepares airline food. Because of security reasons, the employees are not allowed to bring lunch to work. They argue that the company provided them meals without labeling the ingredients, leading some employees to unknowingly eat pork or other meats that violate their religious beliefs.

The Seattle Times has more details about the case here. TVW will air the arguments live on television.

Tuesday Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.: TVW will air a segment of the 2013 Washington Senior Citizens’ Foundation Conference. Speakers include Tacoma mayor Marilyn Strickland and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on “Consumer Protection and Fraud Abuse.”

Wednesday Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.: The House Environment Committee is holding a work session to discuss the Model Toxics Control Act, which provides the state Ecology Department with funding to clean up sites contaminated by hazardous substances. The committee will get a funding and priority update on the account. TVW will air the hearing live on television and webcast it here.

Wednesday Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.: TVW will live webcast a public hearing of the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup chaired by Gov. Jay Inslee. The committee will be hearing public comments about how the state can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting will be held at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. Watch the webcast at this link.

Wednesday Oct. 23 at 7 & 10 p.m.: On this week’s edition of “The Impact,” host Anita Kissee looks at why the Dept. of Natural Resources is forcing houseboats and their owners out of Harbor waters. Plus, a conversation with the author of the country’s first public charter school.

Wednesday Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.: TVW will air a segment of the 2013 Washington Senior Citizens’ Foundation Conference. Speakers include Kevin W. Quigley, the Secretary of Department of Social & Health Services.

Thursday Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.: The Washington Supreme Court will hear a gain-sharing case that could affect state retirees enrolled in what’s known as “Plan 3.” The Washington Education Association brought the case, and has more details here.

Thursday Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.: TVW will air a segment of the 2013 Washington Senior Citizens’ Foundation Conference. A panel of speakers will discuss the state’s mental health services.

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