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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 […]
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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
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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 […]
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