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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Anchorage, Alaska, causing widespread damage

Excerpt: A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the City of Anchorage, its suburbs, and points beyond this morning, causing widespread damage in Alaska's largest city. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Manka Dhingra elected Deputy Senate Majority Leader; will also chair new Behavioral Health Subcommittee

Excerpt: Manka Dhingra is going places. The pioneering 45th District Senator and Northwest Progressive Foundation boardmember has been elected to Senate leadership.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frank Chopp to retire as Speaker of the Washington State House after 2019 session

Excerpt: The 2019 legislative session will be Frank Chopp's swan song as House Speaker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Book Review: Hilarie Gamm’s “Billions Lost” sadly has nothing useful or progressive to say

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and the Roadmap to Change" by Hilarie T. Gamm.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Reforms still needed to make presidential primary usable by both major parties in WA

Excerpt: Will both of Washington's major parties use a presidential primary in 2020? It could happen, if some necessary election administration reforms are adopted.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A great day for Sound Transit: Hilltop Link breaks ground; Lynnwood Link gets funded

Excerpt: Puget Sound's Regional Transportation Authority has secured two big wins heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, Public Planning
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A stamp shouldn’t be necessary to vote: Let’s keep ballot return envelopes postage-free

Excerpt: We all ought to be able to agree that voting shouldn't be difficult and burdensome. Let's continue to provide prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Emily Randall widens her lead over Marty McClendon in tight 26th District Senate race

Excerpt: With the November 15th ballot drop, Democratic Senate contender Emily Randall is up to an eighty-eight vote lead over Republican Marty McClendon in the closely watched 26th District Senate race.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Just twelve votes now separate Emily Randall and Marty McClendon in 26th LD Senate race

Excerpt: As of November 14th, a mere twelve votes separate Democratic contender Emily Randall from Republican Marty McClendon for Senate in Washington's 26th Legislative District.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kyrsten Sinema triumphs over Martha McSally: Democrats pick up a U.S. Senate seat

Excerpt: Big news out of Arizona tonight: The Associated Press has called the Grand Canyon State's U.S. Senate race for Democratic contender Kyrsten Sinema, and Republican Martha McSally has conceded the race in a congratulatory tweet.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI alum Garlin Gilchrist II set to become the next Lieutenant Governor of Michigan

Excerpt: One of NPI's distinguished alumni -- a discerning thinker and gifted writer -- will soon take office as the next Lieutenant Governor of Michigan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Senate Democrats select Andy Billig as their new Majority Leader

Excerpt: Andy Billig of Spokane, the State Senate's sole Democrat hailing from east of the Cascades, has been chosen to be the chamber's new Majority Leader.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Fain concedes to his Democratic challenger, Senator-elect Mona Das

Excerpt: Congratulations to State Senator-elect Mona Das, D-47th District (Auburn and South King County).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democratic challenger Mona Das overtakes Republican incumbent Joe Fain in 47th LD

Excerpt: Updated returns published by King County Elections show Fain now losing to his Democratic challenger, small business owner Mona Das.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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