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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Last week (June 10th-14th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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Book Review: With “No One at the Wheel”, the rich can steal the roads from us — if we let them

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of No One At The Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future by Samuel Schwartz.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Views & Reviews
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NBC announces debate lineups for initial Democratic debates on June 26th and 27th

Excerpt: Each consists of ten candidates who will share a stage on a different night at the end of the month in Miami.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Oregon poised to enact groundbreaking “cap and invest” legislation with HB 2020

Excerpt: It's time to accelerate the clean energy revolution in the Pacific Northwest! Let's get HB 2020 passed and to the desk of Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Washington voters strongly support requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns

Excerpt: 60% of voters surveyed in May 2019 support requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns to appear on the state's general election ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Announcements, Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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LIVE from Bothell: Democratic PCOs meeting to choose nominees to succeed Guy Palumbo

Excerpt: NPI is live in Bothell observing the WSDCC's special nominating caucus to draw up a list of nominees for the State Senate vacancy created by Guy Palumbo's resignation and a possible House vacancy if Derek Stanford is chosen to take Palumbo's place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Party Politics, Public Service
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Last week (June 3rd-7th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Poll Watch: Fewer voters think Donald Trump will lose in 2020 compared to last December

Excerpt: If you needed any reminding that polls are just a snapshot in time, then take a gander at the numbers from CNN's most recent survey.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day — the day of the Normandy landings

Excerpt: June 6th is an opportunity to remember all who were involved in the Normandy landings. The success of the operation set the stage for the end of Hitler's Third Reich and the liberation of occupied Europe.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Holidays
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VICTORY! U.S. House passes Suzan DelBene’s National Landslide Preparedness Act

Excerpt: The bill would advance our understanding of the geology behind landslides and make funds available for emergency preparedness programs pertaining to landslides.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Public Planning
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