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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pacific NW Portal 5.5 (Waldport) released

Excerpt: On behalf of the NPI team, I’m pleased to announce that we have completed work tonight on a new release of Pacific NW Portal – Version 5.5, codenamed Waldport. Waldport is a maintenance release – the fifth in the Newport series. In other words, there aren’t any new major features… just bug fixes, updates to the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PDC to investigate Tim Eyman, associates for violating our public disclosure laws (again!)

Excerpt: Washington State’s Public Disclosure Commission will investigate allegations that Tim Eyman and his associates failed to timely register a committee for Initiative 517 and failed to timely report contributions and expenditures for the I-517 campaign, its Director of Compliance said this week. I-517 is an initiative to the Legislature that would: double the length of time […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Announcements, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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We have a pope! Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio emerges from papal conclave as Francis, first pope from the Americas

Excerpt: To the delight of many Catholics (including this one!) the one hundred and fifteen cardinals who participated in this year’s just-concluded papal conclave in Vatican City have, at long last, given the Church its first pontiff from the New World. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has just been introduced to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, World Commmunity
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Returning to 2/3rds rule an attack on our colleges

Excerpt: Last week when Tim Eyman’s I-1053 was declared unconstitutional there was much cheering and rejoicing across the state of Washington, not least through the halls of Facebook and Twitter. Many of these voices were students at our universities, who have seen more than 1.4 billion cut from our state higher education system since 2009, increased […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Education, Legislative Advocacy
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Education supporters agree: Restoration of majority rule is an opportunity

Excerpt: People from who care about kids are celebrating Thursday’s Washington Supreme Court ruling striking down the provision at the heart of Tim Eyman’s I-601 clones. Parents, teachers and other advocates for great public schools agree that simply cutting funding from other vital public services and reallocating the money to education – the only option on […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
Categories:Education
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