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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Panelists Sammi Brown, Elora Diaz, Anna Eskamani, and Summer Lee prepare to take a photo after Young Women of Color Winning Elections, a panel at #NN19

Panelists Sammi Brown, Elora Diaz, Anna Eskamani, and Summer Lee prepare to take a photo after Young Women of Color Winning Elections, a panel at #NN19

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Dylan Cate speaks about relational organizing at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

Dylan Cate speaks about relational organizing at Netroots Nation 2019 #NN19

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Every election is important. This one, in 2020, is existential.

— Former Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking at Defending the Census, a Netroots Nation 2019 panel discussion

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Ruth Buffalo defeated Republican Randy Boehning, the sponsor of a restrictive voter identification law, to become the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota State Legislature #NN19

Ruth Buffalo defeated Republican Randy Boehning, the sponsor of a restrictive voter identification law, to become the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota State Legislature #NN19

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Kevin de Leon applauds the work of the Sunrise Movement and climate justice organizing efforts around the world at the conclusion of "Making the Green New Deal Real" #NN19

Kevin de Leon applauds the work of the Sunrise Movement and climate justice organizing efforts around the world at the conclusion of "Making the Green New Deal Real" #NN19

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Naomi Klein shares a lighthearted moment with fellow panelists at the conclusion of "Making the Green New Deal Real" #NN19

Naomi Klein shares a lighthearted moment with fellow panelists at the conclusion of "Making the Green New Deal Real" #NN19

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"Immoral": Protesters against Donald Trump decry his destructive policies and toxic politics in front of The White House

"Immoral": Protesters against Donald Trump decry his destructive policies and toxic politics in front of The White House

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Defeat Mitch. Defend Democracy. That’s Amy McGrath’s mission in 2020. She used to fly fighter jets for the U.S. Marines; now, she’s running against top Republican Mitch McConnell for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

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A wider view of bursts above the pyrotechnics barge, taken during yesterday's Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks show

A wider view of bursts above the pyrotechnics barge, taken during yesterday's Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks show

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Another live composite from yesterday evening's Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks show

Another live composite from yesterday evening's Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks show

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Happy Independence Day from NPI!

Happy Independence Day from NPI!

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Davina Duerr, the newest member of the Washington State House of Representatives

Davina Duerr, the newest member of the Washington State House of Representatives

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Bothell City Councilmember  Davina Duerr affirms the oath of office to become a Washington State Representative

Bothell City Councilmember Davina Duerr affirms the oath of office to become a Washington State Representative

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The King and Snohomish County Councils congratulate newly appointed Senator Derek Stanford

The King and Snohomish County Councils congratulate newly appointed Senator Derek Stanford

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Derek Stanford is sworn into office as a Washington State Senator, succeeding Guy Palumbo

Derek Stanford is sworn into office as a Washington State Senator, succeeding Guy Palumbo

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A KC-135R Stratotanker operated by the 168th Air Refueling Squadron of the Alaska Air National Guard takes off from Juneau International Airport

A KC-135R Stratotanker operated by the 168th Air Refueling Squadron of the Alaska Air National Guard takes off from Juneau International Airport

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Maine’s Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon, announced that she will run for the United States Senate in 2020, taking on entrenched Republican Susan Collins.

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Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Here's a view of the cab of Sound Transit's first Siemens-made Link light rail vehicle, which will soon be joining the fleet in revenue service

Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Here's a view of the cab of Sound Transit's first Siemens-made Link light rail vehicle, which will soon be joining the fleet in revenue service

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Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: The light rail vehicles Siemens is delivering to Sound Transit already have the Northgate stations on their above doors route maps

Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: The light rail vehicles Siemens is delivering to Sound Transit already have the Northgate stations on their above doors route maps

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Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Siemens will deliver more than one hundred and fifty light rail vehicles just like this to Sound Transit as the agency prepares to extend service to Northgate

Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Siemens will deliver more than one hundred and fifty light rail vehicles just like this to Sound Transit as the agency prepares to extend service to Northgate

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Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Sound Transit's second generation light rail vehicles offer snazzier overhead screens that can be configured to show route information or safety warnings

Puget Sound, say hello to your new ride: Sound Transit's second generation light rail vehicles offer snazzier overhead screens that can be configured to show route information or safety warnings