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Monthly Archives: April 2019

April King County special election results: LWSD levy passing, Evergreen bond failing

Excerpt: Read NPI's summary and analysis of results in the April 23rd, 2019 special election for jurisdictions in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Big Earth Day victory: 100% clean electricity bill goes to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk

Excerpt: We've just taken another step towards a future where we meet our energy needs more sustainably and responsibly than we have for the past few centuries.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Happy Easter 2019!

Excerpt: If you are observing the Easter holiday today, please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House should investigate extremist Matt Shea’s disturbing conduct

Excerpt: The Guardian has obtained a copy of a chat in which militant Republican Matt Shea and his pals discussed surveilling and physically attacking political opponents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Washington State Senate passes bill ending the personal exemption for MMR vaccine

Excerpt: Parents in Washington may soon no longer be able to opt schoolchildren out of being vaccinated for measles, mumps, or rubella on philosophical grounds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Legislation to abolish death penalty won’t get a vote in the Washington State House in 2019

Excerpt: Speaker Frank Chopp has blocked the Washington State House from voting to abolish the death penalty during the 2019 legislative session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Documentary Review: Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” is an essential film

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Inequality For All, a film based on the work of progressive thought leader and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Economic Security, Views & Reviews
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Legislature close to permanently authorizing prepaid postage for ballot return envelopes

Excerpt: In the wake of last year's historic midterms, prepaid postage will become mandatory for ballot return envelopes in Washington with Senate Bill 5063.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Tim Eyman botches effort to overturn legislator pay increases; blames Kim Wyman

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is attacking fellow Republican Kim Wyman because he doesn't want to accept responsibility for his latest strategic blunder.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Poll Watch: Democratic voters in California offer strong support to Joe Biden

Excerpt: A new public opinion survey brings good news for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially enter the crowded Democratic field.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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Tim Eyman stuck in Chapter 11 for now as Judge Barreca orders him to file a budget

Excerpt: Motion to dismiss denied! The disgraced initiative promoter will remain in bankruptcy for the time being, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Bill requiring a clean electric grid clears Washington State House, returns to Senate

Excerpt: Landmark legislation that would commit Washington State to a renewable energy future is one step closer to reaching Governor Jay Inslee's desk.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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VICTORY! U.S. House of Representatives finally votes to restore net neutrality

Excerpt: The people's House of Representatives finally has a majority willing to implement the people's demand for Net Neutrality. Get details on the historic vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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Hilary Franz to deliver opening address at NPI’s 2019 Spring Fundraising Gala in Renton

Excerpt: On Friday, April 26th, the Northwest Progressive Institute will hold its biggest event of the year in the heart of King County. Meet our opening speaker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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