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Daily Archives: April 23rd, 2015

Loretta Lynch confirmed as the United States of America’s new Attorney General

Excerpt: Well, it’s finally happened. After many contemptible delays, the United States Senate finally took up Loretta Lynch’s nomination today and voted to confirm her as the nation’s next Attorney General, which means that incumbent Eric Holder can finally pack his bags and leave office, as he has wanted to do for many months. A relieved […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Service
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Lake Washington teachers latest to walk out in protest of inadequate education funding

Excerpt: Teachers in the Lake Washington School District – which serves 26,700 students in NPI’s hometown of Redmond along with the neighboring cities of Kirkland and Sammamish – have voted to walk off the job on Wednesday, May 6th in protest of the Legislature’s completely inadequate response to the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, and its refusal […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Legislative Advocacy
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Ubuntu and Kubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” released; Debian 8 “Jessie” due Saturday

Excerpt: Editor’s note: If the terms GNU and Linux don’t mean anything to you, this post is probably going to read like a bunch of gibberish. Sorry. But do read on if you’re interested in learning more about the wonderful world of free software. Free software enthusiasts, it’s time to rev up your Advanced Packaging Tool […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Celebrating Free Software, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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