Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

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

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 […]

Posted inEvents, Live Coverage

LIVE from Providence: Netroots Nation news roundup for Friday, June 8th, 2012

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 […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Events, Live Coverage, Our Environment

LIVE from Providence: Saving Public Transportation: A Matter of Social Justice

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 […]

Posted inEconomic Security, Education, Events, Live Coverage

LIVE from Providence: Educational Opportunity & Economic Dignity

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 […]

Posted inCivil Liberties, Events, Live Coverage

LIVE from Providence: Organizing Outside the Lines: Reaching Hard-to-Reach Communities On and Offline

“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 […]

Posted inEvents, Live Coverage

LIVE from Providence: Opening Day at Netroots Nation 2012… in pictures!

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 […]

Posted inUnscheduled Programming

LIVE from Providence: Collaboration, Not Co-Option: Labor, Community Organizations, and Occupy Wall Street Working Together

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 […]