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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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