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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bernie Sanders live-tweeted the Republican presidential debate and it was fabulous

Excerpt: Mer­ci­ful­ly, the first Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial debate of the 2016 cam­paign is over. Those of us who watched the event on Fox Noise Chan­nel will nev­er get those two hours back, but thank­ful­ly, on Twit­ter, pro­gres­sives had a fan­tas­tic debate watch­ing com­pan­ion in Ver­mont Sen­a­tor Bernie Sanders, who live-tweet­ed the debate. Here’s a chronol­o­gy of Bernie’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters in NPI’s hometown of Redmond easily rejecting public safety and parks levies

Excerpt: Sig­nal­ing that they may not be hap­py with how the Bicy­cle Cap­i­tal of the North­west is being run, vot­ers in NPI’s home­town of Red­mond are eas­i­ly defeat­ing two levies that were placed on the August Top Two bal­lot by the Red­mond City Coun­cil with the sup­port of incum­bent two-term May­or John Mar­chione. The first levy, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Carol Gregory, Teri Hickel in dead heat in 30th Legislative District beauty contest

Excerpt: The mar­quee race of 2015, which will take place this Novem­ber in the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict between Demo­c­rat Car­ol Gre­go­ry and Repub­li­can Teri Hick­el, is shap­ing up to be tighter than tight, if tonight’s results are any indi­ca­tion. State law requires that par­ti­san races appear on the Top Two bal­lot, even when few­er than three […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fred Felleman, Marion Yoshino lead crowded field for Seattle Port Commission #5

Excerpt: Good evening from Shore­line and wel­come to NPI’s live cov­er­age of Wash­ing­ton’s 2015 Top Two Elec­tion! After work­ing around some ini­tial tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties, King Coun­ty Elec­tions has man­aged to get its first batch of results post­ed, and they show that two can­di­dates in the crowd­ed, nine-per­son field for Seat­tle Port Com­mis­sion Posi­tion #5 have pulled […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s Top Two Election Day in Washington State — don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: Read­ers, a reminder that today is the last day of the August 2015 Top Two Elec­tion, the elim­i­na­tion round of our dys­func­tion­al two-part gen­er­al elec­tion sys­tem. Bal­lots must be post­marked or returned by a drop box by 8 PM tonight, or they won’t count. Be sure yours is in, and then remind friends and fam­i­ly […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Reporting, commentary on lawsuit against Eyman’s I‑1366 misses mark, distorts history

Excerpt: Last week, with­in the span of twen­ty-four hours, Tim Eyman’s odi­ous I‑1366 received its fis­cal impact state­ment from the Office of Finan­cial Man­age­ment, was cer­ti­fied for the bal­lot by Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman, and then was sub­ject­ed to a legal chal­lenge by King Coun­ty Elec­tions Direc­tor Sher­ril Huff, Thurston Coun­ty Audi­tor Mary Hall, and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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