Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

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Redmond neighbors examine the concepts for the future Downtown and Southeast Redmond light rail stations

Redmond neighbors examine the concepts for the future Downtown and Southeast Redmond light rail stations

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A closeup shot of one of the conceptual alignment profile plans for the Downtown Redmond Link extension

A closeup shot of one of the conceptual alignment profile plans for the Downtown Redmond Link extension

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A packed house was on hand for Sound Transit's downtown Redmond light rail station design open house

A packed house was on hand for Sound Transit's downtown Redmond light rail station design open house

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Sound Transit's Ryan Bianchi advances slides at a light rail station design open house in downtown Redmond

Sound Transit's Ryan Bianchi advances slides at a light rail station design open house in downtown Redmond

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South Bend's waterfront during an autumn sunbreak

South Bend's waterfront during an autumn sunbreak

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Saturday Night Live aired the fifth episode of its forty-third season last night. Here are a collection of notable sketches.

The cold open: Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Mikey Day) meets with Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon).

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Star trails, photographed from Cannon Beach, Oregon

Star trails, photographed from Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Greetings from Cannon Beach, Oregon, and best wishes for a safe and peaceful Veterans Day weekend from the team at NPI

Greetings from Cannon Beach, Oregon, and best wishes for a safe and peaceful Veterans Day weekend from the team at NPI

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Extremist Alabama Republican Roy Moore a sexual predator? Woman says Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

The Washington Post has just published a bombshell story about Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican vying to succeed Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate. “While reporting a story in Alabama about supporters of Moore’s Senate campaign, a Post reporter heard that Moore allegedly had sought relationships with teenage girls. Over the ensuing three weeks, two Post reporters contacted and interviewed the four women. All were initially reluctant to speak publicly but chose to do so after multiple interviews, saying they thought it was important for people to know about their interactions with Moore. The women say they don’t know one another.”

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A Washington county that went for Trump is shaken as immigrant neighbors start disappearing

“Many in Pacific County thought Trump would take away ‘drug dealers, criminals, rapists’ with his immigration crackdown,” writes Nina Shapiro. “They were shocked to see who started to go missing.”

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Senator-elect Manka Dhingra delivers her victory speech #waelex

Senator-elect Manka Dhingra delivers her victory speech #waelex

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The crowd at Manka Dhingra's victory party in Woodinville #waelex

The crowd at Manka Dhingra's victory party in Woodinville #waelex

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomes Senator-elect Manka Dhingra to the stage #waelex

Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomes Senator-elect Manka Dhingra to the stage #waelex

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Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski salutes the hard work of Democratic activists in the 45th #waelex

Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski salutes the hard work of Democratic activists in the 45th #waelex

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State Senator Patty Kuderer lauds the Eastside's emerging women leaders #waelex

State Senator Patty Kuderer lauds the Eastside's emerging women leaders #waelex

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State Representative Vandana Slatter celebrates her first victory as a legislative candidate

State Representative Vandana Slatter celebrates her first victory as a legislative candidate

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Dow Constantine kicks off Senator-elect Manka Dhingra's victory party #waelex

Dow Constantine kicks off Senator-elect Manka Dhingra's victory party #waelex

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Senator-elect Manka Dhingra takes a photo with a supporter at her victory party

Senator-elect Manka Dhingra takes a photo with a supporter at her victory party

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Burn Donald Trump to the ground if you ever want to win another vote from a woman, a black person or a Latino… Look at the exits and the composition of the electorate. We’re getting slaughtered with women. We’re getting slaughtered with minorities.

— Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist who has vocally opposed Trump, speaking to The Washington Post after the conclusion of voting in Virginia’s 2017 elections.

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Manka Dhingra's Teen Campaign Committee celebrates victory

Manka Dhingra's Teen Campaign Committee celebrates victory

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Watch out, Donald Trump. Here come the Democrats.

“In Virginia, New Jersey and Washington, a blue wave rises,” writes The Huffington Post’s Nick Baumann, Amanda Terkel, and Igor Bobic.