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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
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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
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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
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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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