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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tim Eyman’s wealthy benefactors funding Rodney Tom’s attacks on Justice Wiggins

Excerpt: Newly filed reports with the Public Disclosure Commission show that several of Tim Eyman’s top wealthy benefactors are working with Medina’s Rodney Tom to fund $350,000 worth of attack ads against Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins, who is one of three incumbents seeking reelection to the state’s highest court this year. Tom’s political action committee, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ignore the Seattle Times editorial board and the naysayers — vote YES on Sound Transit 3

Excerpt: To the astonishment of no one, the Seattle Times editorial board this week published an editorial formally recommending a “no” vote on Regional Proposition 1, the bold and much needed plan to expand light rail, commuter rail, and express bus service that’s on the ballot in urban Puget Sound. Commonly known as Sound Transit 3 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Paul Ryan keeps invoking Bernie Sanders to rile up his base, delighting Bernie’s team

Excerpt: Bernie Sanders and his team are certainly having a banner week. While the Vermont Senator travels the country campaigning for Hillary Clinton, his team has been working to fully capitalize on Paul Ryan’s recent attempts to rile up his right wing base by invoking Sanders as a bogeyman. Team Sanders has responded by sending out […]
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Liveblogging the final presidential debate of 2016 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the final 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 […]
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Washington’s incumbent Secretary of State could be doing more to lead on cybersecurity

Excerpt: Responding to Donald Trump’s absurd recent allegations about election rigging, incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman today published a sternly-worded statement rebuking her party’s nominee (though not by name) and expressing full confidence in Washington State’s own elections systems. Said Wyman: In recent days, we have heard heated campaign rhetoric about American elections being […]
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Tim Eyman: “All the initiatives are awful this year – vote no over and over and over again”

Excerpt: Big media may think of Donald Trump as the star of the 2016 election cycle, but here in Washington State, the real stars of this election are not people, but ideas. Washington’s ballot this year features a plethora of worthy progressive policy proposals, from raising the minimum wage to passing extreme risk protection orders to […]
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Today is the last day to register to vote online (or by mail) in Washington for 2016 election

Excerpt: Readers, a reminder that today is the deadline to register to vote in Washington for the 2016 general election. We ought to have same-day voter registration — allowing people to register up until and on Election Day — but we don’t. It will be possible to register in-person for a couple more weeks, but that […]
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Liveblogging the second presidential debate of 2016 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the second presidential debate of 2016. NPI staff and board 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 […]
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Republicans deserve to be stuck with Donald Trump, the monster they created

Excerpt: GOP consumed by crisis as more Republicans call on Trump to quit. Pressure Mounts on Trump to Step Aside. Trump Says He Won’t Quit as Republican Officials Abandon Him. These are just some of the headlines we’re seeing in big media today following The Washington Post’s publication of an extremely lewd, behind the scenes conversation […]
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Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta closing after over two decades in Redmond: An appreciation

Excerpt: At the end of next week, one of the most beloved restaurants in NPI’s hometown of Redmond will be going out of business after a twenty-three year run in the heart of the city’s commercial district — to the dismay of many current and former residents. Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta has been a fixture on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Tina Podlodowski narrowly ahead of Kim Wyman; I-732 well under fifty percent

Excerpt: With November 8th only a month away, we’re starting to see new polling released on a near-daily basis. Today, KOMO TV and Strategies 360 released a new set of results from a recent poll they collaborated on, while Tina Podlodowski’s campaign distributed findings from a poll showing Podlodowski narrowly ahead of incumbent Republican Kim Wyman […]
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Liveblogging the 2016 vice presidential debate from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Good evening, and welcome to NPI’s live coverage of the 2016 vice presidential debate. NPI staff will be watching and sharing impressions of the debate between Democratic nominee Tim Kaine and Republican nominee Mike Pence as it progresses. The debate, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, is being broadcast on all major networks as […]
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State of Washington sues Kim Wyman for public disclosure law violations

Excerpt: The State of Washington is suing Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman for multiple public disclosure law violations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced in a news release this afternoon. “The complaint alleges the Wyman campaign failed to timely file contribution and expenditure disclosure reports, as required under the state’s campaign finance laws. It also […]
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