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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Initiative 1185: An attack on democracy

Excerpt: Pro­po­nents of I‑1185, includ­ing its pri­ma­ry spon­sor Tim Eyman, would have vot­ers believe the issue this ini­tia­tive would address is tax­es. In fact, the issue is democ­ra­cy — specif­i­cal­ly, an attack on democ­ra­cy and major­i­ty rule, fund­ed by pow­er­ful cor­po­ra­tions and pro­mot­ed by the far right. Since Cal­i­for­nia approved Propo­si­tion 13 in 1978, cre­at­ing a require­ment that […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections
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LIVE from Seattle Center: Maria Cantwell, Michael Baumgartner square off in debate

Excerpt: Two hours from now, the first (and per­haps only) tele­vised sen­a­to­r­i­al debate for the 2012 cycle will begin tap­ing at KCTS’ stu­dios at Seat­tle Cen­ter. It will air tonight at 7 PM (KCTS high def­i­n­i­tion chan­nels are 9.1 for over-the-air broad­casts, 009 on Dish or DirecTV, 109 on Com­cast Xfin­i­ty, and 509 on Fron­tier FiOS). […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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Intercity Transit to Thurston County commuters: Let us help you get to Sounder

Excerpt: Twelve years and three weeks after launch­ing com­muter rail ser­vice between King and Pierce coun­ties, Sound Tran­sit’s Sounder is final­ly serv­ing Lake­wood via South Taco­ma instead of ter­mi­nat­ing at Freight­house Square near down­town Taco­ma. For the time being, five trains run north­bound from Lake­wood in the morn­ing, and five trains arrive south­bound from Seat­tle in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Ad Watch: Gubernatorial air war gets more intense; more campaigns go up on television

Excerpt: Wel­come back to Ad Watch, our newest spe­cial series, which is run­ning 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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Series & Special Reports
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