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Monthly Archives: September 2019

NO on Tim Eyman’s I-976 kicks off campaign home stretch in Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle

Excerpt: The effort to put a stop to the disgraced initiative promoter's latest awful scheme is shifting into high gear as November 5th approaches.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Unhappy pals of Tim Eyman sue for breach of contract after getting conned themselves

Excerpt: They've filed a lawsuit against proponents of Initiative 1000 (Washington's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Act) alleging breach of contract.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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How did the leading Democratic presidential candidates fare in the third 2020 debate?

Excerpt: NPI's Presidential Electoral Analyst takes a look at Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders' performances in the Houston debate.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Behold, the Eymallot… a general election ballot packed full of Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: View the design/layout of this year's general election ballot for King County, Washington State, which has no room for local races on the front.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Something wicked this way comes: Meet the terrible trio the right wing is bringing to town

Excerpt: Scott Walker. Laura Ingraham. Jeanine Pirro. These are the people who will headline a series of upcoming "Annual Dinners" for Republicans and right wing groups in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the third 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Follow along with us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the third 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Houston, Texas, over the course of three hours.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, eighteen years later

Excerpt: In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Senate Republicans are responsible for the Sound Transit taxes they say are unfair

Excerpt: Steve O'Ban and Mike Padden, among other Senate Republicans, have been attacking Sound Transit for years over vehicle fees. But they are actually responsible for the adoption of the vehicle valuation schedule they say is unfair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
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Forty-eight states have launched a major antitrust investigation targeting Google

Excerpt: Search and advertising giant Google and its parent company Alphabet are about to face more regulatory scrutiny, but this time from the state level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology, World Commmunity
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ThinkProgress to power down, lose staff after Center for American Progress fails to sell it

Excerpt: We're losing another newsroom at a time when we need more journalism, not less. Read NPI's founder's response to the demise of a once-leading progressive source of news and analysis.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman pleads with his followers for more cash: “I’m getting the crap kicked out of me”

Excerpt: Tim Eyman isn't having a good day, or a good week, or even a good month, for that matter. He wants you to give him money for living expenses. Now.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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City of Everett approves resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s destructive I-976

Excerpt: Washington's seventh largest city has taken a position opposing the measure, citing loss of funding for road maintenance work, light rail expansion, and law enforcement.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Public Planning
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Sound Transit officially breaks ground on Lynnwood Link, delighting Snohomish County

Excerpt: At a ceremony at the Lynnwood Transit Center, the agency celebrated the long-anticipated milestone with a third of the state's congressional delegation plus state legislators, labor leaders, and construction workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thanks, but no thanks: Dave Reichert takes a pass on challenging Jay Inslee for Governor

Excerpt: The former King County Sheriff and United States Representative declared today that he will not be a candidate for Governor of the State of Washington in 2020, saying that he enjoys his current work and deeply values his time with his family.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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