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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Coming soon: Coverage of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival!

Excerpt: The last trimester of spring is almost here, and that means the time has come for the annual Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF 2018 begins on May 17th and runs through June 10th. Learn about the coverage NPI will be offering of this year's Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Announcements, Events, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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WA-08 hopeful Jason Rittereiser: How I got to single payer healthcare

Excerpt: "In politics, this is still a matter of debate. But to many Americans, this isn’t an abstract question: it’s a question of life or death for millions of families without access to affordable health insurance. Watching a close friend face this very question was what convinced me we must enact a single-payer system."
Written by:Jason Rittereiser
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Healthcare
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Immigration, healthcare, economic security discussed at Pramila Jayapal’s latest town hall

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal's sixteenth town hall, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Seattle Central Public Library in downtown Seattle.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Elections, Healthcare
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Paul Ryan backs down; Patrick Conroy will remain in his post as U.S. House chaplain

Excerpt: The veteran United States House chaplain, a beloved Jesuit priest, will continue with his ministry to the chamber's four hundred and thirty five voting members after Speaker Paul Ryan backed down and assented to Conroy's wish to rescind the resignation he had unhappily offered last month at Ryan's behest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, Party Politics, Public Service
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Documentary Review: “A Plastic Ocean” is a sobering film that everyone should see

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "A Plastic Ocean". Stream the film on Netflix, or rent or buy it on YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes. You can also request to host a screening, check out the schedule of screenings, or rent or buy the film directly from Plastic Oceans Foundation.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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