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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Claire Wilson: Washington’s 30th District deserves an effective progressive senator

Excerpt: Can Democrats turn the 30th Legislative District completely blue this year? Meet education champion Claire Wilson, who is running against Mark Miloscia.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Paul Allen: 1953–2018

Excerpt: Tech pioneer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who amassed one of the largest fortunes in the world after co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died due to complications of cancer, his family has announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: It’s time to sprint to pass Initiative 1631 and save our common home

Excerpt: It's time to act on climate! Read Gael Tarleton's speech thanking the Washington Conservation Voters for recognizing her as their Legislator of the Year and calling for passage of I-1631.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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VICTORY! Death penalty abolished in Washington by order of State Supreme Court

Excerpt: IT'S OVER. The death penalty has been ended in Washington State by court order! All death sentences have been converted to life imprisonment. Now it's time for the Legislature to change the RCWs and affirm we are a state that values justice.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Seattle Times endorses Manka Dhingra for a full four year term as 45th District’s senator

Excerpt: The editorial board of the Seattle Times has decided that Manka Dhingra is the best choice for State Senate in the 45th District, a year after urging voters to fill in the oval for Jinyoung Lee Englund.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison share a stage for an hour at PLU in Parkland

Excerpt: It was billed as a debate, but Susan Hutchison chose to show up as a Republican operative instead of a serious candidate for the United States Senate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: Michael Moore takes on the Trump error with Fahrenheit 119

Excerpt: In Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9, the well-known activist/director explores how we can get our country moving back in a progressive direction and save our democracy.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: In the future of “Unscaled”, AI will keep the rich different from you and me

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Susan Collins was always for Brett Kavanaugh

Excerpt: Susan Collins' credibility is in tatters. And if Maine progressives get their way, she's finished as a United States Senator as of January 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate advances Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote with Manchin’s help

Excerpt: Kavanaugh is one step closer to being confirmed, but he's not assured of actually making it to the Supreme Court yet.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Is the 26th ready to swing blue with Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford?

Excerpt: After years of mounting losing campaigns in the battleground 26th Legislative District, Washington Democrats believe they've found three candidates who can win. Meet Emily Randall, Connie FitzPatrick, and Joy Stanford.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Book Review: Dana Fisher’s Activism, Inc. is a reminder of the sin of ideals procrastinated

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Activism, Inc., a 2006 book by Dana Fisher that examines "how the outsourcing of grassroots campaigns is strangling progressive politics in America."
Written by:David A Johnson
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Jessa Lewis, Kay Murano, and Dave Wilson hope to bring progressive change to 6th LD

Excerpt: Learn about one of the top legislative battlegrounds in Washington State in 2018, which isn't anywhere near the metropolis of Puget Sound.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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