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Daily Archives: December 9th, 2011

John Stokes wins extremely close election for Bellevue City Council Position #1

Excerpt: It’s over, at last: After a two-day manda­to­ry recount trig­gered by an extreme­ly close final spread in the con­test for Belle­vue City Coun­cil Posi­tion #1, we final­ly have a win­ner: pro­gres­sive activist John Stokes, whose final mar­gin of vic­to­ry end­ed up being just fifty-four votes. That’s less than the pop­u­la­tion of one precinct. Stokes, a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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I‑1183, if implemented, could generate $81 million plus in annual sales for Costco

Excerpt: Ever since Cost­co and its exec­u­tives first start­ed mak­ing noise about dereg­u­lat­ing and pri­va­tiz­ing our state’s liquor con­trol sys­tem, it’s been appar­ent that their dri­ving moti­va­tion for push­ing pri­va­ti­za­tion is because they want our state’s liquor stores’ busi­ness for them­selves — not because they think “get­ting the state out of the liquor busi­ness” (which is […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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