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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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
Categories:Elections
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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
Categories:Media & Culture
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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
Categories:Elections
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, Public Planning
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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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Dave Reichert for Governor? Republicans can dream, but they can’t escape Trump in 2020

Excerpt: The Washington State Republican Party is struggling to recruit candidates for the state's nine executive department positions, including governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “The Great Hack” shows how data insecurity impacts elections

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Great Hack, an essential, must-see film breaking down what happened to our democracy in the 2016 presidential election.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Elections, Technology, Views & Reviews
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