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Monthly Archives: July 2016

CarbonWA’s I‑732 heads into summer with bare majority in support, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Although this week marks the sig­na­ture sub­mis­sion dead­line for 2016 ini­tia­tives to the peo­ple, it’s worth remem­ber­ing that there are two ini­tia­tives to the 2016 Leg­is­la­ture that were pre­vi­ous­ly cer­ti­fied to the bal­lot at the begin­ning of this year. Nei­ther was act­ed on by the House and Sen­ate, so the peo­ple will decide their fate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Tim Eyman broke the law with ad campaign against Democratic legislators, PDC confirms

Excerpt: Ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer Tim Eyman has once against been bust­ed for seri­ous vio­la­tions of Wash­ing­ton State’s pub­lic dis­clo­sure laws. Staff at the Pub­lic Dis­clo­sure Com­mis­sion — Wash­ing­ton’s equiv­a­lent of the Fed­er­al Elec­tions Com­mis­sion — have fin­ished inves­ti­gat­ing a com­plaint filed by NPI part­ner Wash­ing­to­ni­ans For Eth­i­cal Gov­ern­ment sev­er­al weeks ago which alleges that Eyman and his […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Elections, Open Government
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NRA can expect another defeat this fall: NPI poll finds massive support for I‑1491 in WA

Excerpt: The Nation­al Rifle Asso­ci­a­tion and the gun lob­by arrayed around it may have a lot of influ­ence in Con­gress and state leg­is­la­tures around the coun­try, includ­ing Wash­ing­ton’s, but an over­whelm­ing major­i­ty of vot­ers in the Ever­green State are ready to stand up to them and once again vote to strength­en gun safe­ty laws, a recent […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and forty years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are repost­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Holidays
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Tim Eyman’s pals Eddie Agazarm and Roy Ruffino ordered to cooperate with AG’s probe

Excerpt: The men Tim Eyman relies on to orga­nize paid sig­na­ture dri­ves to force pub­lic votes on his schemes to wreck gov­ern­ment have been ordered by a Thurston Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court judge to coop­er­ate with Attor­ney Gen­er­al Bob Fer­gu­son’s inves­ti­ga­tion into their law­break­ing, just forty-eight hours after a Sno­homish Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court judge ordered Eyman him­self […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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