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Monthly Archives: June 2011

President Obama releases statement on Gregoire’s decision not to run in 2012

Excerpt: Fol­low­ing Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire’s announce­ment this morn­ing that she would not be seek­ing a third term as Wash­ing­ton’s chief exec­u­tive, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma released a state­ment thank­ing her for her ser­vice and wish­ing her well in her future endeav­ors… which might include an impor­tant posi­tion in his administration. I applaud Gov­er­nor Gre­goire for her decades of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As expected, Gregoire announces that her second term as governor will be her last

Excerpt: Less than one hun­dred and twen­ty hours after Rob McKen­na announced that he would be run­ning for gov­er­nor as a Repub­li­can, Chris Gre­goire has revealed her own plans, say­ing that she will not be seek­ing a third term. At a press con­fer­ence at the exec­u­tive man­sion on the Capi­tol Cam­pus, Gre­goire reviewed some of her accom­plish­ments […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman reveals that his old buddy Kemper Freeman Jr. is bankrolling I‑1125

Excerpt: When Tim Eyman announced a few weeks ago that he would be attempt­ing to qual­i­fy a mea­sure for this year’s bal­lot, we were imme­di­ate­ly sure that he had con­vinced some­body to put up a lot of cash to hire mer­ce­nary peti­tion­ers (because Tim does­n’t do vol­un­teer sig­na­ture dri­ves). On May 1st, I wrote the fol­low­ing: […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Open Government, Policy Topics, Public Planning
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Alaska begins releasing Sarah Palin emails

Excerpt: Today, many emails from Sarah Palin’s par­tial­ly-com­plet­ed term as Alas­ka gov­er­nor were released.  So far, noth­ing too embar­rass­ing has come out, though the State of Alas­ka is still hold­ing back many documents. Accord­ing to The Guardian, approx­i­mate­ly 2,358 pages are being with­held out of the 26,553 pages of emails that were iden­ti­fied in Decem­ber.  The […]
Written by:Wes Murry
Categories:Media & Culture, Open Government, Policy Topics
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Thursday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 fil­ing peri­od for elect­ed office are upon us. All this week, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office. Through­out the week, we’ll be keep­ing watch on who has filed in key races in King Coun­ty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rob McKenna makes his gubernatorial ambitions official… as if he needed to

Excerpt: This evening, in front of a friend­ly crowd at Sam­mamish High School in Belle­vue, and with his fam­i­ly by his side, Rob McKen­na announced what we’ve all known for some time: He wants to be gov­er­nor of Wash­ing­ton State. In a long, care­ful­ly script­ed speech, McKen­na laid out his agen­da, which most­ly con­sist­ed of a series […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Wednesday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 fil­ing peri­od for elect­ed office are upon us. All this week, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office. Through­out the week, we’ll be keep­ing watch on who has filed in key races in King Coun­ty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rob McKenna to officially launch gubernatorial campaign tomorrow in Bellevue

Excerpt: It’s been said that Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney Gen­er­al Rob McKen­na’s guber­na­to­r­i­al ambi­tions are the biggest open secret in Wash­ing­ton pol­i­tics. Tomor­row, McKen­na is expect­ed to offi­cial­ly con­firm those ambi­tions (and more) when he for­mal­ly announces his 2012 cam­paign in Bellevue. The King Coun­ty Repub­li­can Par­ty, act­ing as a proxy for McKen­na’s cam­paign, has rent­ed the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2011: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon

Excerpt: June and the 2011 fil­ing peri­od for elect­ed office are upon us. All this week, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office. Through­out the week, we’ll be keep­ing watch on who has filed in key races in King Coun­ty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer to speak at Netroots Nation

Excerpt: The line­up of speak­ers for the sixth annu­al Net­roots Nation is final­ly start­ing to fill out, with just a week and three days to go before the con­ven­tion begins. Orga­niz­ers announced this morn­ing that White House Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Direc­tor Dan Pfeif­fer will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in a ques­tion and answer ses­sion with atten­dees. Pfeif­fer will like­ly be […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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