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Monthly Archives: June 2012

United States Postal Service closing Redmond’s downtown post office in July

Excerpt: Redmond’s downtown post office will be closed and its operations relocated to a mail processing facility in the eastern part of town, the United States Postal Service confirmed this week. As of a month from this Saturday – July 30th – the current location will no longer be open for business. In a letter dated […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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LIVE from Providence: Netroots Nation news roundup for Friday, June 8th, 2012

Excerpt: As of this evening, we are now more than halfway through Netroots Nation 2012. Here’s a roundup of some of the articles the traditional media has published about the convention since yesterday: WRNI, Providence’s local National Public Radio (NPR) station, has a report on Netroots Nation’s opening day. WPRI, the city’s CBS affiliate, talked to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Providence: Saving Public Transportation: A Matter of Social Justice

Excerpt: Although it seems like the early afternoon (still on West Coast time), it’s as good a time as any to talk about the national pattern on defunding public transportation and transit’s place as a social justice issue. This panel was a reminder about work which is being done back in Washington state by the Transit […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Economic Security, Events, Live Coverage, Our Environment
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LIVE from Providence: Educational Opportunity & Economic Dignity

Excerpt: How is educational equality linked to the economic situation on the ground? I came to this discussion between the American Federation of Teachers and Ilyse Hogue of the Nation. Like many of the panels so soon after the Wisconsin recall, conversation started out about the attacks which have been made against unions, and the fact […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Economic Security, Education, Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Providence: Organizing Outside the Lines: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Communities On and Offline

Excerpt: “These are not the only people working on these issues”, the moderator emphasized at the beginning of the panel. In a packed ballroom hall, this panel attempted to talk about ways to genuinely engaged groups that are not traditionally engaged. The moderator had to emphasize that “hard-to-reach” was in quotes, as communities which might be […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Civil Liberties, Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Providence: Opening Day at Netroots Nation 2012… in pictures!

Excerpt: Good afternoon from Providence! We have had a busy day so far here on the first day of the seventh annual Netroots Nation, as you may have noticed if you’ve been following our morning convention coverage. Though we try to be as descriptive as we can when we’re covering panels, keynotes, and special events, a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Providence: Collaboration, Not Co-Option: Labor, Community Organizations, and Occupy Wall Street Working Together

Excerpt: Welcome to my first post from Providence! Now it’s 10:30, and I’m sitting in a panel about how the Occupy movement and more traditional progressive groups can work together, in order to better create positive change. Panelists first described where they were when they first heard about Occupy Wall Street, and stories emerged from the […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Unscheduled Programming
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