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Monthly Archives: October 2015

2016 Democratic candidates treat America to a real presidential debate about serious issues

Excerpt: Well, that was refreshing! This evening, at the Wynn Las Vegas resort-casi­no in Nevada’s largest city, five of the six Democ­rats who have declared them­selves to be can­di­dates for Pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States met onstage, face-to-face, for the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial debate of the 2016 cycle, which was mod­er­at­ed by CNN’s Ander­son Cooper. As […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Liveblogging the first 2016 Democratic Presidential Debate from the great Northwest

Excerpt: Good evening, and wel­come to NPI’s live cov­er­age of the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial debate of the 2016 cycle. NPI staff and board mem­bers are at watch par­ties around the Sound and will be shar­ing their impres­sions of the debate as it pro­gress­es. The debate is being broad­cast by CNN, both on cable and on the Web. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Spokane City Council adopts resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s I‑1366

Excerpt: Great news to share this evening: Moments ago, the City of Spokane put itself on record as opposed to Tim Eyman’s incred­i­bly destruc­tive I‑1366 by vot­ing unan­i­mous­ly to adopt a res­o­lu­tion urg­ing a NO vote by Novem­ber 3rd. The Coun­cil act­ed after hear­ing tes­ti­mo­ny from pro­po­nents and oppo­nents of I‑1366. League of Women Vot­ers of Wash­ing­ton […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Where to watch tomorrow night’s Democratic presidential debate, the first of the 2016 cycle

Excerpt: Tomor­row night, most of the cred­i­ble declared Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates for Pres­i­dent (with the notable excep­tion of Lar­ry Lessig, who is being exclud­ed) will be gath­ered togeth­er onstage in Las Vegas for the first Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial debate of the 2016 cycle. CNN is the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s media part­ner for this event, and will be tele­vis­ing the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scandal-plagued Tim Eyman churns out new email jeering at his growing list of opponents

Excerpt: A new work­week has just begun, and with it has come yet anoth­er elec­tron­ic Tim Eyman mis­sive den­i­grat­ing the oppo­si­tion, brash­ly pre­dict­ing vic­to­ry in Novem­ber for Ini­tia­tive 1366, and of course, ask­ing for mon­ey (“there are no lim­its on how much can be giv­en,” as Tim likes to remind his fol­low­ers in his boil­er­plate pitch). Like […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Obama heading to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow morning

Excerpt: Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma will make two stops in the Pacif­ic North­west tomor­row before head­ing to Cal­i­for­nia for the week­end, the White House has confirmed. The Pres­i­dent will depart Joint Base Andrews around 9:15 AM East­ern for a cross-coun­try flight to Eugene, Ore­gon. Oba­ma is sched­uled to land in Track Town USA around 11:40 AM Pacif­ic. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alliance for Jobs & Clean Energy will go to the ballot in 2016 with initiative to cap pollution

Excerpt: Excit­ing news to share today: The Alliance for Jobs & Clean Ener­gy, of which NPI is a mem­ber, has announced that it will be launch­ing an ini­tia­tive to the peo­ple for 2016 to cap emis­sions of pol­lu­tants that have giv­en our plan­et an increas­ing­ly bad fever. The ini­tia­tive will appear on the Novem­ber 2016 statewide […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Our Environment
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Tacoma resident notices similarities between Pam and Dan Roach’s pro-I-1366 op-eds

Excerpt: This past week­end, as many read­ers may already know, The Seat­tle Times and The News Tri­bune of Taco­ma each pro­vid­ed space on their op-ed pages for a dis­cus­sion of Tim Eyman’s I‑1366, which is appear­ing on this year’s gen­er­al elec­tion ballot. The Times ran an edi­to­r­i­al and two columns — one for the ini­tia­tive, signed […]
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Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations completed in Atlanta, says White House

Excerpt: Nego­ti­a­tions on the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship, an unprece­dent­ed trade pact that has been devel­oped in secret by diplo­mats rep­re­sent­ing eleven nations as well as lob­by­ists for large, multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions, have final­ly been com­plet­ed, the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion announced this morning. “This part­ner­ship lev­els the play­ing field for our farm­ers, ranch­ers, and man­u­fac­tur­ers by elim­i­nat­ing more than 18,000 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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At least ten shot dead at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon; more injured

Excerpt: Gun vio­lence has once again left dozens of peo­ple dead and wound­ed at a place of learn­ing, this time right here in the great Pacif­ic North­west: An inci­dent with an active shoot­er has tak­en place at Umpqua Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege in Rose­burg that has left at least 10 peo­ple dead and more than 20 injured. Accord­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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