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Monthly Archives: August 2019

One night only! Lineup announced for third 2020 Democratic debate in Houston, Texas

Excerpt: Just ten candidates had qualified for the stage in Houston, which means that that the debate will only take place on one night instead of two like in the last rounds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cheer up, Seattle Times: There will be plenty of exciting in-state political drama in 2024

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve suggests The Seattle Times might want to devote some ink to the real fires that are actually burning right now, like the ecological catastrophe in the Amazon or Individual Number One's assault on our rights and freedoms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren electrifies Emerald City at huge Seattle Center rally with 15,000 people

Excerpt: A massive crowd showed up on Sunday, August 25th, 2019 to hear from one of the leading contenders in the 2020 Democratic field.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Bernie Sanders unveils bold plan for securing climate justice in the 2020s and beyond

Excerpt: Vermont's junior United States Senator is thinking big about what we need to do to bring emissions under control and save the Earth, our common home.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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 0825 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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