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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Latest tragedy in Seattle a sad reminder: Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people

Excerpt: Another late spring day has come and gone, and with it, the lives of more innocent Washingtonians have been blotted out, cruelly cut short by gunfire: A man who killed four people in a bloody shooting spree at two Seattle locations ended an intense manhunt by turning the gun on himself as officers closed in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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BREAKING: Tim Eyman’s I-1053 has *finally* been struck down as unconstitutional!

Excerpt: Joyous news to report out of the King County Courthouse this morning: Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller has just ruled that Tim Eyman’s I-1053 – the third in a series of initiatives undemocratically requiring two-thirds votes of both houses of the Legislature to raise revenue – is unconstitutional on multiple grounds. The ruling, which Rob […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Litigation
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Baumgartner comes to WWU, response is lukewarm

Excerpt: Michael Baumgartner, current State Senator (6th-R) and opponent to Maria Cantwell, came to Western Washington University today to talk to students with slightly grammatically incorrect campaign material. A few students stopped to talk, but most students were huddled around the very enthusiastic evangelical preacher yelling to students in Red Square or were targets of three […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Unscheduled Programming
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BP and ConocoPhillips revealed as the big money behind Tim Eyman’s I-1185

Excerpt: The wheels and gears of Tim Eyman’s initiative factory are once again being lubricated with piles of money from greedy multinational oil companies, newly updated Public Disclosure Commission records show. Minutes ago, Tim Eyman’s treasurer uploaded campaign finance reports for the latest incarnation of Eyman’s “Voters Want More Choices” committee for the month of April, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Elections
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PubliCola closes its doors; writers moving gossip site’s feature columns to Crosscut

Excerpt: PubliCola, the political news and gossip blog launched by former Stranger news editor Josh Feit three and a quarter plus years ago, is ceasing publication, its founder announced this afternoon. Feit’s farewell post, which went live just before 3 PM, didn’t mince words. “I’ve got a serious afternoon Jolt: PubliCola is going out of business. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Media & Culture
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François Hollande elected President of France; Nicolas Sarkozy ousted after one term

Excerpt: It’s official: the République française will soon have a new leader. The people of France ousted incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy today in a runoff election, denying the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (Union for a Popular Movement) leader a second term in favor of Socialist François Hollande, who has called for more investment in France’s public services and fewer […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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