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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BECU SVP/CFO Kathy Elser speaks during the credit union's first annual Member Summit

BECU SVP/CFO Kathy Elser speaks during the credit union's first annual Member Summit

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Hundreds of delegates wait to get checked in at the 45th Legislative District Democratic District Caucus

Hundreds of delegates wait to get checked in at the 45th Legislative District Democratic District Caucus

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Representative Roger Goodman speaks to the 45th Legislative District Democratic Caucus

Representative Roger Goodman speaks to the 45th Legislative District Democratic Caucus

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Delegates queue up to sign in at the packed 45th Legislative District Democratic Caucus

Delegates queue up to sign in at the packed 45th Legislative District Democratic Caucus

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Rhododendrons in bloom

Rhododendrons in bloom

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Democratic Party, Clinton and Sanders campaigns to sue Arizona over voting rights

“The Democratic Party and the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will sue the state of Arizona over voter access to the polls after the state’s presidential primary last month left thousands of residents waiting as long as five hours to vote,” The Washington Post reports.

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Montage of the newly completed Sounder Mukilteo Station

Montage of the newly completed Sounder Mukilteo Station

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Ribbon-cutting for the newly completed Sounder Mukilteo Station

Ribbon-cutting for the newly completed Sounder Mukilteo Station

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Sounder commuter dogs celebrate the opening of the new Mukilteo Sounder station platform

Sounder commuter dogs celebrate the opening of the new Mukilteo Sounder station platform

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FDA sued over genetically engineered salmon

“Less than six months after the FDA approved the first genetically altered animal, it has its first legal challenge,” KING 5 reports.

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View up to Space Needle construction

View up to Space Needle construction, ca. November 13-15, 1961. Rare photograph by George Gulacsik, digitized and made available by the Seattle Public Library. Browse the entire collection of 2,4000 images online.

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Taste of summer: Families enjoy the warm weather on the shores of Lake Sammamish

Taste of summer: Families enjoy the warm weather on the shores of Lake Sammamish

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Wind and solar are crushing fossil fuels

Bloomberg’s Tom Randall documents and discusses the recent clean energy investment boom, which is outpacing oil and gas two to one.

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Workers maneuver the cutterhead for Sound Transit's North Link tunnel boring machine #1 at Husky Stadium

Workers maneuver the cutterhead for Sound Transit's North Link tunnel boring machine #1 at Husky Stadium

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Here comes the cutterhead: Workers remove the first part of the tunnel boring machine that drilled from Northgate

Here comes the cutterhead: Workers remove the first part of the tunnel boring machine that drilled from Northgate

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The scandal is the latest embarrassment for Alabama, the U.S. manufacturing base for Mercedes-Benz and Airbus Group SE. House Speaker Mike Hubbard faces trial next month on a 23-count corruption indictment. Two of the past five governors went to prison. Any impeachment trial would be overseen by Chief Justice Roy Moore, who in 2003 was himself thrown out of office for installing a granite Ten Commandments monument in the Supreme Court; he regained his seat in 2012.

— Bloomberg Politics: Torrid tape imperils Alabama Governor, prison plan

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Conservative lose key Supreme Court voting rights case

Another right wing political power grab has ended in failure after the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that states may draw legislative districts based on total population, not merely the population on the voter rolls. The opinion in the case, Evenwel v. Abbot, was authored by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The ribbon is cut: Governor Inslee and regional leaders celebrate the opening of the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

The ribbon is cut: Governor Inslee and regional leaders celebrate the opening of the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

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Governor Jay Inslee celebrates the awarding of a Guinness World Record to the State of Washington for the World's Longest Floating Bridge

Governor Jay Inslee celebrates the awarding of a Guinness World Record to the State of Washington for the World's Longest Floating Bridge

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Kids check out a LEGO model of the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

Kids check out a LEGO model of the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

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Washingtonians explore the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington

Washingtonians explore the new Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington