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• The Seattle Times reports that a two-decade Costco employee has filed a lawsuit charging the company with discrimination tied to her gender, disability and sexual orientation. The Times writes that Tracy Abbott “was fired for gossiping in 2007 after requesting accommodation for a workplace injury,” and that she charges that her superiors “created a hostile work environment.”

• The Los Angeles Times this morning reports that Kroger-owned Ralphs Grocery Co. has begun selling salsa manufactured by the Homeboy Industries' Homegirl Cafe & Catering job training program – a gang intervention agency designed to give young gang members in Southern California options that will get them off the streets and out of cycles of violence.
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