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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Equal pay for equal work easily clears the Washington State House again

Excerpt: The Washington State House of Representatives has once again overwhelmingly approved a bill that would address pay inequity in the workplace, sending its version over to the Senate, where it is certain to get a better reception than in the past thanks to the chamber's new Democratic majority.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Tickets are now on sale for NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 7th!

Excerpt: NPI is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala, taking place Saturday, April 7th at 5:30 PM. This post goes into more detail about the event and provides a link to buy tickets.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Anyone who lives inside the U.S. can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds”

Excerpt: Take a few moments today to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther Kingr, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail, in which he explains that no American can be considered to be an outsider within the boundaries of their own country.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays
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Book Review: David Neiwert’s “Alt-America” is a very necessary — but difficult — read

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Alt-America, local author David Neiwert's well-researched book about the rise of the radical right in the Trump error.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture
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Breakfast after the bell legislation easily clears the Washington State House again

Excerpt: The Washington State House of Representatives has once again given overwhelming, bipartisan support to a bill (HB 1508) that requires qualifying high needs high schools to offer breakfast after the bell programs to students following the commencement of the school day.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on board with reforms to lower barriers to voting

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has signaled that her office will be supportive of efforts to eliminate or lower barriers to voting this session in Washington State this year, which will hopefully result in some bipartisan cooperation on the election reform front.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Even Republicans like Mark Schoesler oppose drilling for oil off of Washington’s coast

Excerpt: While it may appear that the Republican Party's love of the oil industry and its desire to extract, refine, and burn every last drop of black gold has no limit, it turns out there are a fair number of Republicans who aren't comfortable giving the oil industry unchecked permission to plunder America's natural resources. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon make their break-up official in nasty public spat

Excerpt: The bromance, or alliance of convenience, or whatever you want to call it... is over. Pass the popcorn; the former members of Trump's inner circle are at war.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Susan Hutchison resigns as Chair of the Washington State Republican Party

Excerpt: Donald Trump admirer Susan Hutchison gave notice today that she intends to stand down as Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party effective February 4th, 2018, having spent about five years in the position.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Party Politics
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Documentary Review: “United States of ALEC” remains a timely and informative film

Excerpt: "United States of ALEC" is a Moyers & Company segment produced in late 2012 but is worth watching even five years later as, sadly, not much has changed.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Media & Culture, Open Government, Views & Reviews
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