WASHINGTON — In response to a deadly train derailment last summer, the Canadian government Wednesday ordered the country's railroads to ...
April 6, 2013
Bremerton Fire Marshal Scott Rappleye, left, and Fire Chief Al Duke sift through the charred remains of a March 2004 house fire in Bremerton. In 2009, a one-month contract clause provided a temporary pay increase of 12 percent specifically to a few long-serving lieutenants and captains. During that month, three of those workers, including Rappleye, retired. Rappleye saw his annual pension benefits, based largely on his final paycheck, jump by more than $9,000 per year, courtesy of the brief pay raise.