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Monthly Archives: July 2019

We’re watching the second night of the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the debate as it progresses, which will take place over the course of two nights in Detroit, Michigan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Party Politics, Public Service
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We’re watching the first night of the second 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the debate as it progresses, which will take place over the course of two nights in Detroit, Michigan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Meet the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls: Elizabeth Warren

Excerpt: Get to know the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts in this installment of our recurring series.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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FBI arrests Seattle woman for breaching CapitalOne’s servers; 100 million+ affected

Excerpt: Paige A. Thompson is in big trouble. The Seattle-based hacker is in federal custody after FBI agents searched her home and found evidence she breached the serves of CapitalOne.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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Dori Monson attacks NPI and bashes Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover’s recent work

Excerpt: A badge of honor: Today, Dori Monson attacked the "far left" Northwest Progressive Institute while impugning Heidi Groover's reporting in The Seattle Times.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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What might we see at the second round of Democratic debates in Detroit, Michigan?

Excerpt: Twenty Democratic candidates will be on stage in Detroit for two nights of back-to-back debates. NPI's Presidential Electoral Analyst breaks down some of the dynamics we may see.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Kim Schrier, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer join chorus for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: It's official. Every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State is calling for a Trump impeachment inquiry.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene declares support for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: "With every act of defiance, he continues to disgrace his office and violate the checks and balances that are the foundation of the Constitution," DelBene wrote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Last Week (July 22nd-26th) In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the adoption of a resolution opposing the BDS movement and final approval of permanent relief for September 11th first responders.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Tim Eyman held in contempt (again) for intentionally violating court discovery orders

Excerpt: The price that the disgraced initiative promoter must pay for trying to evade accountability for his blatant and repeated violations of Washington's voter-instigated public disclosure laws keeps going up. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman cuts deal with Lacey to get misdemeanor theft charge dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cut a deal that will allow him to avoid jail time for his crime. He has paid a fine and agreed to stay away from the Lacey Office Depot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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I-1000 in jeopardy with right wing poised to qualify Referendum 88 to November ballot

Excerpt: If a majority of Washingtonians votes Approved, I-1000 would remain the law of the land and go into effect. If a majority votes Rejected, I-1000 would be eliminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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William Barr is totally, completely wrong: Encryption makes us stronger — not weaker

Excerpt: The Attorney General wants to require technology companies to build backdoors into their products to facilitate spying. That's a terrible idea that would make it illegal to properly secure anyone's data.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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