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Daily Archives: September 12th, 2012

Ad Watch: Our Washington goes after Rob McKenna, says he’s not who he says he is

Excerpt: Wel­come to Ad Watch, our newest spe­cial series, which will run week­ly from now until elec­tion week. The pur­pose of this series is to attempt to cat­a­log, or index, the many cam­paign ads that are going up on tele­vi­sion (and some­times radio) to influ­ence elec­tions in the Pacif­ic North­west. In each install­ment, we’ll briefly describe […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Series & Special Reports
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Seattle Chamber of Commerce announces opposition to AWB and Tim Eyman’s I‑1185

Excerpt: Great news: Ear­li­er today, the Seat­tle Metro Cham­ber of Com­merce announced that after care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, it has decid­ed to join the oppo­si­tion to Tim Eyman’s Ini­tia­tive 1185, which would reim­pose the uncon­sti­tu­tion­al two-thirds vote require­ment to raise rev­enue on the state Leg­is­la­ture. The deci­sion is sig­nif­i­cant because the pri­ma­ry finan­cial force behind I‑1185 is the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections
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Terrorist attack in Benghazi kills American ambassador to Libya, two U.S. Marines

Excerpt: U.S. Ambas­sador to Libya Christo­pher J. Stevens, For­eign Ser­vice Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment Offi­cer Sean Smith and two U.S. Marines were killed yes­ter­day when ter­ror­ists attacked the Amer­i­can con­sulate in Beng­hazi with rock­et-pro­pelled grenades and firearms dur­ing a protest by angry Libyans upset with a trail­er for an anony­mous­ly-pro­duced film that den­i­grates Islam, the White House has con­firmed. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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