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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for Governor of Washington State in 2020

Excerpt: The two-term Governor will attempt to become the first chief executive since Dan Evans in 1972 to earn a third term from Washington voters.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Why it makes sense that Jay Inslee will likely seek a third term as Governor of Washington

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee's first term was -- legislatively speaking -- sabotaged by the treachery of Rodney Tom. Inslee could regain lost opportunities to sign progressive bills into law with a third term.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee ends his candidacy for President of the United States

Excerpt: In an appearance on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Washington State's chief executive announced that he has decided to withdraw from the 2020 field, having concluded that his candidacy was not gaining traction.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican State Senator Barbara Bailey to resign effective September 30th, 2019

Excerpt: The 10th Legislative District will soon have a new state senator, who must be of the same party as Bailey. The seat will be contested in next year's presidential elections.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is coming to Cascadia; will hold 08/25 Seattle town hall

Excerpt: Want to engage with one of the leading Democratic candidates for President of the United States? Here's your chance!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Former Governor John Hickenlooper ends his stalled presidential campaign

Excerpt: The neoliberal former governor of Colorado has thrown in the towel, recognizing that his candidacy wasn't going anywhere.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Georgia’s Stacey Abrams is (definitely) not running for President of the United States

Excerpt: The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate has decided instead to join Florida's Andrew Gillum in becoming a champion for voting rights and access to the ballot.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Tim Eyman associate Mike Fagan eliminated in Top Two for Spokane City Council President

Excerpt: One of Tim Eyman's longtime sidekicks has failed in his efforts to seek higher office after two terms on the Spokane City Council.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Public Planning
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Big East Link milestone: Sound Transit’s light rail bridge over I-405 is structurally complete

Excerpt: Sound Transit's eastward light expansion continues to roll forward, with contractors now preparing to remove the falsework from East Link's I-405 bridge.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Sam Cho, Grant Degginger, Fred Felleman, Garth Jacobson advance in Seattle Port races

Excerpt: Voters in King County seem ready to reelect Fred Felleman to the Seattle Port Commission. He could be joined in the Port by either Sam Cho or Grant Degginger.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alex Ybarra well positioned to retain Matt Manweller’s old seat for the Republican Party

Excerpt: The special election for the State House in Washington's 13th is turning out to be devoid of drama, as expected.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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State Senator Liz Lovelett leads in 40th LD special election, trailed by Daniel Miller

Excerpt: In early 2019 Top Two results in the 40th Legislative District, voters were favoring the incumbent and a Republican challenger.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Tim Eyman ordered to pay $156,000 in contempt fines; lashes out at Bob Ferguson

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is on the hook for over six figures in contempt penalties. He's responded with fundraising appeals for his legal defense fund.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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