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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

In Brief - May 9th, 2006

Here is today's quick news digest:
  • A reminder that Eric Oemig's campaign kickoff event is this Friday at the Hollywood Schoolhouse. More details are available here.
  • If you haven't yet registered for Camp Wellstone Seattle yet, what are you waiting for? If you've never been through the training before you owe it to yourself to take part in this amazing learning experience. Five or six bloggers went to the training last year, and we all highly recommend it.
  • The Bush administration is encountering resistance to Dubya's latest pick to head the CIA. Even Speaker of the House Hastert is opposed.
  • From last week: In a surprise announcement made by the soft drink industry and the Bill Clinton Foundation, the nation's largest beverage distributors have agreed to halt nearly all sales of sodas to public schools - a step that will remove the sugary, caloric drinks from vending machines and cafeterias around the country. More on their unexpected voluntary step here.
  • Yesterday, Orbusmax posted a link to a P-I article about declining circulation at Seattle's two dailies (the Times and the P-I), using this headline: NORTHWEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION CONTINUES DESCENT: P-I DOWN 9%, TIMES 5%. Appended below this link was the comment, ORBUSMAX: HERE'S A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY...which linked to this P-I editorial about the Republicans' increasingly dim prospects this November. The argument that local newspapers are losing readers because they aren't conservative enough is not just a myth, it's completely ridiculous. Not surprisingly, it's been made before - I debunked it pretty thoroughly last November. Nice try, Orbusmax.
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