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LIVE from Seattle: Impact Hub hosts televised 2017 Emerald City mayoral debate

Tonight, Seat­tle City Club is host­ing a may­oral debate with six of the lead­ing can­di­dates for Seat­tle’s top pub­lic job, includ­ing Jessyn Far­rell, Bob Hasegawa, Cary Moon, Niki­ta Oliv­er and Jen­ny Durkan. NPI will be chron­i­cling the pro­ceed­ings with live updates as the night con­tin­ues, so stay tuned. QUESTION: What sets you apart? ANSWERS: Niki­ta Oliv­er stressed […]

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“There are no limits on how much can be given”: Tim Eyman would like your money

Twen­ty years ago, before Tim Eyman had become a house­hold name and a mas­ter media manip­u­la­tor, he was a sell­er of wrist­watch­es to fra­ter­ni­ties and soror­i­ties, resid­ing near Green Lake in Seat­tle. This was, for many years, the text that greet­ed vis­i­tors to Eyman’s Insignia Cor­po­ra­tion web­site, Estab­lished in 1989, Insignia Cor­po­ra­tion is officially […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, Technology

NPI to FCC’s Ajit Pai: Broadband must remain classified as a telecommunications service

Editor’s Note: The fol­low­ing are the com­ments sub­mit­ted by the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute to the Fed­er­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion in sup­port of a free and open Inter­net, oppos­ing Repub­li­can Ajit Pai’s pro­pos­al to do away with the rules adopt­ed in 2015 to require broad­band providers to adhere to net neu­tral­i­ty. Com­mis­sion­ers: Title 47 of the Code […]

Posted inElections, Policy Topics, Public Planning

Sound Transit: Tim Eyman’s great white whale

Despite hav­ing failed to qual­i­fy the last four (yes, four) con­sec­u­tive ini­tia­tives he print­ed up peti­tions for, Tim Eyman is once again ask­ing his shrink­ing base of fol­low­ers to believe in him and give him mon­ey — lots of mon­ey — to force a new anti-Sound Tran­sit ini­tia­tive in front of the Leg­is­la­ture. Ini­tia­tive 947 […]

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More déjà vu: Tim Eyman unveils Initiative 947, his latest effort to destroy Sound Transit

It’s been a lit­tle over twen­ty years since vot­ers in urban King, Sno­homish, and Pierce coun­ties vot­ed to cre­ate the Region­al Trans­porta­tion Author­i­ty (RTA), bet­ter and more com­mon­ly known as Sound Tran­sit. Dur­ing those years, thanks to the wise invest­ment of our tax dol­lars, our region has gained a net­work of express bus routes, commuter […]