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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey’s impact worsens as rainfall continues to deluge greater Houston

Excerpt: Last week, as read­ers know, Hur­ri­cane Har­vey roared ashore in Texas, mak­ing its first land­fall at Rock­port around 03:00 UTC. It is the first hur­ri­cane to make land­fall in the south­ern Unit­ed States in twelve years, end­ing a record stretch that began fol­low­ing the dev­as­ta­tion caused by Hur­ri­canes Kat­ri­na and Wilma in 2005. Since then, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Public Planning
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Parker Harris backs Manka Dhingra; calls Republican Jinyoung Englund a “façade”

Excerpt: Two weeks ago, inde­pen­dent Park­er Har­ris was offi­cial­ly elim­i­nat­ed as a can­di­date for the Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate when the results of the 2017 Top Two elec­tion were cer­ti­fied by King Coun­ty. Now, Har­ris is throw­ing his sup­port behind Man­ka Dhin­gra, say­ing he thinks she’s the best choice for the dis­trict in Novem­ber. He writes: I […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cecil Andrus: 1931–2017

Excerpt: For­mer Demo­c­ra­t­ic Ida­ho Gov­er­nor and Unit­ed States Inte­ri­or Sec­re­tary Cecil Andrus, a pil­lar in the con­ser­va­tion move­ment, has died of com­pli­ca­tions of lung can­cer, his daugh­ter Tra­cy con­firmed this morn­ing. He was eighty-five. Andrus lived a ful­fill­ing life and leaves behind a lega­cy worth appre­ci­at­ing. Raised in Ore­gon, he lat­er moved to Ida­ho and became […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances
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This is what greed sounds like: Meet Utah’s own wannabe Once-ler, Republican Mike Noel

Excerpt: “When you turn the man­age­ment over to the tree-hug­gers, the bird and bun­ny lovers and the rock lick­ers, you turn your her­itage over.” – Repub­li­can State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mike Noel Ever since Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma used his pow­ers under the Antiq­ui­ties Act to cre­ate Bears Ears Nation­al Mon­u­ment, the pro-greed, anti-con­ser­va­tion fac­tion of the Utah Repub­li­can […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Save the Date: NPI’s tenth Spring Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018!

Excerpt: As long­time sup­port­ers know, each year, in the mid­dle of spring, we hold a major event to thank our sup­port­ers and raise mon­ey to sup­port our work. It takes the com­bined strength of our board, staff, and con­trib­u­tors to orga­nize, but it’s always been an extreme­ly suc­cess­ful event and we’re con­fi­dent it will con­tin­ue to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Atlanta: Al Gore Takes the Stage for the Closing Plenary of Netroots Nation 2017

Excerpt: It’s a beau­ti­ful day in the North­west, but we’re tak­ing you to Atlanta, Geor­gia for our live cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation 2017. For the clos­ing ple­nary this evening, atten­dees are hear­ing from for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore, labor leader Dolores Huer­ta, civ­il rights leader Rev. Dr. Ger­ald Dur­ley, NextGen Amer­i­ca founder Tom Stey­er and DACA […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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Netroots Nation 2018 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from August 2nd-4th

Excerpt: It’s offi­cial: Amer­i­ca’s largest annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sives will be head­ing to the Big Easy next year dur­ing the first few days of August. Chuck Rocha, who mem­o­rably inspired atten­dees of Net­roots Nation 2009 in Pitts­burgh with a pow­er­ful, well-received speech, just announced onstage that New Orleans will be the host city for next year’s […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Atlanta: Netroots Nation hears from Ben Jealous and Elizabeth Warren

Excerpt: Good morn­ing, and wel­come back to our con­tin­u­ing live cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation 2017, tak­ing place in Atlanta, Geor­gia. Atten­dees are once again com­ing togeth­er in the Cen­ten­ni­al Ball­room for a morn­ing ple­nary ses­sion with Eliz­a­beth War­ren and many oth­er dis­tin­guished speak­ers. The Rev. angel Kyo­do williams, author of Rad­i­cal Dhar­ma, returned to open the […]
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Events, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Atlanta: Stacey Abrams, Barbara Lee anchor opening night of Netroots Nation

Excerpt: Good after­noon, and wel­come back to NPI’s live cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation 2017, tak­ing place in Atlanta, Geor­gia today through this com­ing Sat­ur­day. Net­roots Nation is Amer­i­ca’s largest annu­al gath­er­ing of pro­gres­sive activists, advo­ca­cy jour­nal­ists, and grass­roots orga­niz­ers. NPI has had a pres­ence at every Net­roots Nation con­fer­ence, going back to 2006, when the con­ven­tion […]
Written by:Alonso Conrad
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Manka Dhingra now has a double digit lead over Jinyoung Lee Englund in 45th LD

Excerpt: The sec­ond week of bal­lot count­ing is under­way in Wash­ing­ton’s 2017 Top Two elec­tion, and with today’s drop, the good news con­tin­ues for Man­ka Dhin­gra and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty. Dhin­gra today achieved the sym­bol­ic thresh­old of a dou­ble dig­it lead over Repub­li­can oppo­nent Jiny­oung Englund, once again widen­ing her lead in what has become the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Late ballots continue to bolster Manka Dhingra in 45th LD, confounding Republicans

Excerpt: Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­ate hope­ful Man­ka Dhin­gra has end­ed the first week of count­ing in the August Top Two elec­tion in an incred­i­bly strong posi­tion, hav­ing gained dis­tance from Repub­li­can oppo­nent Jiny­oung Lee Englund with each and every tab­u­la­tion thus far. Dhin­gra’s elec­toral per­for­mance demon­strates that the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty was very suc­cess­ful in get­ting out the vote […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democratic Party’s Manka Dhingra pads lead over Republican Jinyoung Englund in 45th LD

Excerpt: Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­ate hope­ful Man­ka Dhin­gra has sur­passed 51% in the sec­ond round of Top Two elec­tion vote count­ing, putting more dis­tance between her­self and Repub­li­can oppo­nent Jiny­oung Lee Englund in the fierce­ly con­test­ed race to elect a suc­ces­sor to appointee Dino Rossi in the 45th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict. As of last night, Dhin­gra had 50.51% and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive slate leads in closely watched 2017 Seattle School Board contests

Excerpt: Grass­roots edu­ca­tion advo­cates in Seat­tle can take com­fort in ear­ly results for this year’s con­tests for school board posi­tions. Emer­ald City vot­ers are enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly back­ing a trio of can­di­dates whose com­mit­ment to pub­lic schools is not in doubt. In the con­test for Posi­tion #4, Wash­ing­ton’s Para­mount Duty cofounder Eden Mack is tru­ly clean­ing up with […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County voters reject proposition to fund the arts with sales tax increase

Excerpt: Let’s stop deep­en­ing our reliance on regres­sive tax­es to fund things we care about. That seems to be the mes­sage that King Coun­ty vot­ers are send­ing tonight to King Coun­ty Exec­u­tive Dow Con­stan­tine and King Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Jeanne Kohl-Welles by reject­ing Access for All, the lat­est mea­sure to car­ry the moniker “Propo­si­tion #1”, which would […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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