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Daily Archives: August 2nd, 2016

Top Two results show Washington Democrats are poised to win both houses of Legislature

Excerpt: You might not know it from read­ing mass media cov­er­age of Wash­ing­ton’s Top Two elec­tion, but the biggest sto­ry of tonight is that Democ­rats appear poised to win both hous­es of the Leg­is­la­ture this autumn, expand­ing their House major­i­ty and recap­tur­ing the Sen­ate major­i­ty with a com­pelling slate of can­di­dates. Some back­ground: At present, Democ­rats […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Hilary Franz ahead of four other Democrats in contest for Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: Future­wise Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Hilary Franz appears to have earned a spot on the Novem­ber gen­er­al elec­tion bal­lot as the Demo­c­rat with the most sup­port for Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands. She’s cur­rent­ly ahead of four oth­er Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates — King Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Dave Upthe­grove, for­mer Spokane May­or Mary Vern­er, Karen Porter­field, and John Still­ings. Repub­li­can Steve […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Delaware Supreme Court declares state’s death penalty law unconstitutional

Excerpt: A sig­nif­i­cant vic­to­ry for human rights has been won today: The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled the state’s death penal­ty law is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al – and the only chance at fix­ing it is to punt the issue to the already-divid­ed Gen­er­al Assem­bly. The top court released its rul­ing Tues­day that said Delaware’s cur­rent cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment statute vio­lates the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion by […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Washingtonians: Vote, vote, vote, vote!

Excerpt: Read­ers, a reminder that today is the last day of the August 2016 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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