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Monthly Archives: September 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics condemns Tim Eyman for use of obscene, violent image

Excerpt: Tim Eyman’s decision to use an obscene, repulsive image to illustrate a political attack email against King County Executive Dow Constantine (which I wrote about a few days ago) has drawn outrage and condemnation from many quarters, in addition to further cementing Eyman’s well-deserved reputation as a purveyor of destructive initiatives and practitioner of toxic […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frontier working round the clock to restore service to Redmond area after major outage

Excerpt: For the past few days, many homes and businesses in the greater Redmond area have been without phone, Internet, and television service after a construction crew working on a stormwater treatment project sliced through fiber and copper lines belonging to Frontier Communications when they dug in the wrong place. The damage caused was appraised by […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Tim Eyman once again goes fishing for media coverage, using an obscene image as bait

Excerpt: Tim Eyman may not have an initiative on the ballot this year, but he has no intention of keeping a low profile this autumn, as he demonstrated yesterday when he went fishing for media coverage using an obscene image for story bait. In an email to reporters sent yesterday afternoon, Eyman engaged in quite a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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Redmond communications outage shows how vulnerable our critical infrastructure is

Excerpt: This morning, at around at 9:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time, a construction crew working on a stormwater treatment project in NPI’s hometown of Redmond, Washington accidentally caused a major telecommunications outage for nearly six thousand customers of Frontier Communications (including yours truly) when they dug in the wrong place and severed vital fiber and copper […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scotland says no to independence, yes to the United Kingdom in historic vote

Excerpt: After months of campaigning leading up to an unprecedented, history-making referendum on their country’s future, the people of Scotland have said no to independence and chosen to remain a part of the United Kingdom, according to unofficial counts released in thirty-one of thirty-two local jurisdictions. As of around 10:30 PM Pacific Time on Thursday September […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Elections, World Commmunity
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Supreme Court finds Legislature in contempt for failing to fully fund Washington’s schools

Excerpt: This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously found the State of Washington – and more specifically, the State Legislature – in contempt for failing to comply with its earlier rulings in the McCleary case, which found that the state is not fulfilling its paramount duty under Article IX to make ample provision for the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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In memoriam, thirteen years later

Excerpt: Today is the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate. Two thousand one, nine eleven […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is Internet Slowdown Day: We’re standing up for a free and open Internet

Excerpt: Today, thousands of websites around the world – ranging from those belonging to big firms like Netflix to small nonprofits like NPI – are overlaying symbolic spinning wheels of death on top of their content to raise awareness of the need for net neutrality, the principle that all traffic on the Internet should be treated […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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