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Monthly Archives: February 2020

LIVE from Tacoma: Bernie Sanders supporters stream into the Tacoma Dome for rally

Excerpt: The NPI team is in place at the Tacoma Dome to bring you live coverage of Bernie 2020's first major Washington State event featuring Senator Senators.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 10th-14th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House approval of a bill expanding wilderness protections and Senate approval of a resolution reasserting Congress' power to declare war.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Elizabeth Warren returning to Cascadia for February 22nd rally at Seattle Center

Excerpt: The United States Senator from Massachusetts is bringing her presidential campaign back to Washington State for another rally in the Emerald City.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal to hold Presidents Day rally at the Tacoma Dome

Excerpt: The frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination will return to Washington State for a February 17th rally in Pierce County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Supreme Court: Sound Transit’s motor vehicle excise tax (MVET) is constitutional

Excerpt: The Washington State Legislature did not violate Article II, Section 37 of the Constitution when it granted Sound Transit new revenue authority in 2015, the Court has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, Public Planning
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Tim Eyman finally dispenses with the pretense of running for governor as an independent

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is now running for governor as a Republican, which makes Caleb Heimlich very happy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lawsuit against I‑976 to continue as judge rejects most claims of unconstitutionality

Excerpt: Judge Marshall Ferguson has rejected most of the constitutional claims against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976, but not all. The Supreme Court will have the final word.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Andrew Yang, Michael Bennet drop out in the wake of New Hampshire presidential primary

Excerpt: Bennet, a U.S. senator, and Yang, a tech entrepreneur, both chose Tuesday night to throw in the towel on their presidential dreams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Labor for Bernie rallies in Seattle ahead of Washington’s March 10th presidential primary

Excerpt: Speeches from Washington's Pramila Jayapal and union leaders made the case for the Sanders campaign and helped attendees organize.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington’s beloved Mount Rainier National Park is inaccessible due to washed out roads

Excerpt: It isn't possible to visit Mount Rainier right now and access to the park may take weeks or even months to be restored.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Public Planning
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 3rd-7th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 and the Senate's refusal to convict Donald Trump.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Sparks fly in eighth Democratic presidential debate at Manchester’s Saint Anselm College

Excerpt: On the back of a packed political week, the candidates on stage were more fiery and energetic than we have seen them so far.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Tim Eyman’s push polls are a rare glaring case of “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government

Excerpt: "Advisory votes" are costing the people of the State of Washington millions of dollars, but Republicans are too afraid of Tim Eyman to back their repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the eighth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the final debate before the New Hampshire Democratic primary on February 11th as it progresses.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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