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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Republican Kim Wyman’s call for “citizenship checks” of voters draws swift condemnation

Excerpt: Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman made it known this morning that, if reelected, she will be asking the Legislature to enact legislation to at least partially implement the privacy-infringing federal “REAL ID” Act in order to “check for citizenship of people who want to register and vote in Washington”. “Our package is reasonable; […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant square off in second Washington gubernatorial debate

Excerpt: Once again, good evening from Bellevue. The first presidential debate is behind us, and now we’ll be liveblogging the second Washington gubernatorial debate from Bellevue, between Governor Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant. [php function=7]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Liveblogging the first presidential debate of 2016 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the first presidential debate of 2016. NPI staff will be watching and sharing impressions of the debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump as it progresses. The debate, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is being broadcast on all major networks […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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BIG NEWS: Attorney General Ferguson files *three* new complaints against Tim Eyman!

Excerpt: Responding to a set of citizen’s action notices sent earlier this year by Washingtonians For Ethical Government and Keep Washington Rolling, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced this morning it has filed three new complaints in Thurston County Superior Court against Tim Eyman and his associates for serious violations of Washington’s public disclosure laws. “Washington’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit inaugurates service on Angle Lake Link, bringing light rail to S. 200th Street

Excerpt: The communities of South King County, and leaders from around the Puget Sound Region gathered this morning in Seatac to officially inaugurate service to and from Sound Transit’s newest Link light rail station at South 200th Street and 28th Avenue South. Angle Lake is the first of several new Link extensions approved and funded under […]
Written by:Dominic Barrera
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State collects $20,000 in attorney’s fees and court costs from Tim Eyman and his PACs

Excerpt: Scandal-plagued initiative promoter Tim Eyman and the political committees he controls have agreed to reimburse Washington State taxpayers to recoup the costs incurred to compel his cooperation into its investigation into his concealment of campaign funds, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office has announced. “I refused to allow Tim Eyman and Citizen Solutions to impede our […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Link: All aboard to Angle Lake!

Excerpt: Good afternoon from SeaTac! Nearly eight years ago, I had the great privilege of joining fellow activists, elected leaders, and media for a preview ride on Sound Transit’s Link light rail system, which at the time was undergoing testing in preparation for its grand opening nine months later. Today, Sound Transit has once again invited […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI thanks Redmond City Council for voting to endorse Sound Transit 3

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Earlier tonight, the Redmond City Council voted 5-2 to take a position supporting a yes vote on Regional Proposition 1, also known as Sound Transit 3, which NPI strongly supports. The following letter of appreciation was penned by NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve to the five councilmembers who voted in favor of the resolution to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman’s explanation for Washington’s decline in voter turnout doesn’t make sense

Excerpt: Last week, the League of Women Voters of Seattle and King County held a well-attended debate between the two candidates running for Secretary of State this year — Republican incumbent Kim Wyman and Democratic challenger Tina Podlodowski. A key topic discussed at the debate was what to do about voter turnout in Washington State, which […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren headed to Ohio to campaign for Hillary Clinton

Excerpt: Progressive heroes Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are both headed to Ohio this weekend to anchor organizing events for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Hillary For America announced this morning. Details for Sanders’ appearances are as follows: Bernie Sanders to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Lay Out Stakes of Election for Millennial Voters On Saturday, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tina Podlodowski to Snohomish County officials: Act now to protect the right to vote

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Tina Podlodowski is one of two finalists for the position of Secretary of State. Today, her campaign published this open letter to Snohomish County elected leaders, calling on them to take immediate action to protect the right to vote. Requested actions include the placement of more drop boxes throughout the county. NPI strongly […]
Written by:Tina Podlodowski
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In memoriam, fifteen years later

Excerpt: Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate. Two thousand one, nine eleven […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman continues attack on state Supreme Court, misquotes Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

Excerpt: With no initiative on the ballot to sell this year, scandal-plagued initiative promoter Tim Eyman has turned his attention to launching attacks on individuals and institutions he doesn’t like, namely the Washington State Supreme Court, Democratic candidates for office at all levels, and Sound Transit. This afternoon, Eyman sent out yet another missive excoriating the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson proposes legislation to ban sale of assault weapons

Excerpt: Vowing to protect lives and strengthen the state’s many diverse communities, Washington’s chief legal officer announced today he will be proposing legislation to ban the sale of assault weaponry — in other words, guns designed for the sole purpose of killing large numbers of human beings. The agency request legislation, which already has the support […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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