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Daily Archives: October 10th, 2011

Al Rosellini: 1910-2011

Excerpt: Governor Albert D. Rosellini, who served as Washington State’s chief executive in the late 1950s and early 1960s, died today from complications of pneumonia, his family announced today. He was a hundred and one years old. Since leaving office at the end of 1964, Rosellini has been a friend and mentor to generations of Democratic […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netflix finally listens to its members, drops plans to spin off DVDs-by-mail as Qwikster

Excerpt: Netflix is staying Netflix. The company announced this morning that it was dropping its ill-conceived plans to spin out its DVDs-by-mail into a separate website called Qwikster, after weeks of getting irate emails and phone calls from its members. Dear Member: It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Tim Eyman is wrong: Variable tolling is fair

Excerpt: On occasion, Tim Eyman inadvertently does us all a service by deviating from his well-rehearsed talking points and revealing just how little he knows about the subject matter of his own initiatives. This happened again last week, when Eyman sent out a missive attacking variable tolling, which is currently permitted by state law, but would […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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