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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned “for life” from the NBA, commissioner announces

Excerpt: Goodbye and good riddance, Donald Sterling: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, it was announced today at a press conference in Manhattan. Commissioner Silver has also fined Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. The fine money […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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An in-depth look at the April 22nd special election: Results from across the state

Excerpt: Although the demise of King County Proposition 1 was the most noteworthy outcome of last night’s special election, it’s important to remember there were other measures on the ballot as well.  According to the Washington Secretary of State’s office, there were thirty-five ballot measure on the ballot across the state. Turnout was depressed this April, […]
Written by:Patrick
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections
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King County voters turn down Proposition 1; Metro service remans in jeopardy

Excerpt: Well, the initial batch of returns for the April 22nd special election just got reported by King County Elections, and they aren’t pretty. By a vote of 55% to 44%, voters are rejecting Proposition 1, the measure unanimously referred to the ballot by the King County Council to save Metro and fund badly needed road […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Representative Cyrus Habib launches campaign for state Senate in 48th District

Excerpt: Last week, when Rodney Tom announced his decision to retire from the Washington State Senate, we observed that Tom’s departure would likely result in a major shakeup in the race, with either State Representative Ross Hunter or Representative Cyrus Habib getting in, and current senate Democratic candidate Joan McBride swapping places with one of them. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Representative Ross Hunter tells 48th District Democrats he’s “staying in the House”

Excerpt: State Representative Ross Hunter (D-48th District: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Clyde Hill, Medina, the Points communities) announced this evening that he has decided against a bid for the state Senate in the wake of Rodney Tom’s retirement, and will instead run for reelection to the House of Representatives. At the April monthly meeting of the 48th […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Rodney Tom ends reelection bid; fallout will reshape the 2014 electoral landscape in WA

Excerpt: Democrats across Washington who have been longing for an end to the Rodney Tom error in Evergreen State politics got their wish fulfilled today with the unexpected news that Tom is dropping his reelection bid to care for his injured father and spend more time with his family. Tom, fifty, is the Majority Leader in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Denny Heck to keynote NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: As of this evening, we are just seventeen days away from our 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala, which (as in past years!) will be taking place in the heart of King County at the Mercer Island Community & Events Center. For the past few months, we’ve been busy organizing the event and putting together a great […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Flashback: The Seattle Times was for funding Metro bus service before they were against it

Excerpt: Readers, welcome to another installment in our Flashback series, where we enlist the help of past Seattle Times editorial boards to debunk shortsighted and poorly reasoned editorials published on the Times’ op-ed page in the present day. Today, 2000, 2006 and 2008 Seattle Times are going to be helping us defend Metro against 2014 Seattle […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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Grandpa George Storm: 1915-2014

Excerpt: Sad news to share today: I’ve just learned that Grandpa George Storm, the patriarch of my mother’s family and the best storyteller I’ve ever known, died peacefully this morning, before dawn. He was ninety-eight years old. My family and I had known this day was coming for some time – Grandpa had been coping with […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dino Rossi, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Tim Eyman to join NPI’s Advisory Council

Excerpt: We have some exciting news to share today on this glorious first day of April. As I mentioned a few days ago, on Saturday, NPI’s board appointed four outstanding individuals to serve as the founding members of our Advisory Council: Steve Zemke, Martin Chaney, Rob Dolin, and State Representative Luis Moscoso. Today, we’re pleased to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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