Stories by Mike Baker

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Washington state courts Airbus

SEATTLE - Even as they try desperately to hang on to Boeing Co., officials in Washington state have been courting the main competitor of the aerospace giant.
By Mike Baker

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Washington governor calls for union vote on Boeing offer

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday called for a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and machinists, even though local union leaders have already rejected the company's latest offer.
By Mike Baker

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

George Beverly Shea dies at 104

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - George Beverly Shea, the booming baritone who sang to millions of Christians at evangelist Billy Graham's crusades, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 104.
By Mike Baker

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Minimum wage gap grows between states

Automatic increases designed to compensate for inflation have steadily pushed up wages in some states, even through the recession, expanding the pay gap between areas that make annual adjustments ...
By Mike Baker

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009

Gospel legend keeps singing

MONTREAT, N.C. --- George Beverly Shea is skipping from memory to memory of his globe-trotting career as evangelist Billy Graham's crusade crooner. When words can't explain, he bellows out a song.
By Mike Baker
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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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