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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Why there are party oaths on Washington’s presidential primary ballot return envelope

Excerpt: For your vote to count, you must mark a declaration affirming that you affiliate with the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Here's why.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nevada cements Bernie Sanders’ position as the Democratic frontrunner

Excerpt: The Nevada caucuses proved that Sanders is the candidate to beat, and paved a path for Democrats beyond the nomination, to the general election in November.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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“Dream big, fight hard”: Elizabeth Warren fires up Emerald City crowd in Seattle return

Excerpt: Ahead of Washington State's March 10th presidential primary, Elizabeth Warren's campaign organized a rally for supporters at Seattle Center that attracted over 7,000 enthusiastic supporters.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson steps up to defend access to reproductive health services

Excerpt: A stickler for the rule of law, Washington's chief law enforcement officer has repeatedly taken on the Trump regime... and won.
Written by:Richard McCartan
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Our Environment
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LIVE from Seattle Center: Elizabeth Warren encourages persistence at energetic rally

Excerpt: Those who believe Washington State is Warren country turned out in significant numbers to hear from her at her second Seattle Center rally in six months.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from Seattle Center: Elizabeth Warren supporters pack the Armory for marquee rally

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute team is in place at the Seattle Center, preparing to cover Elizabeth Warren's first Evergreen State campaign stop of 2020. Join us!
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Bernie Sanders projected to win Nevada Democratic caucuses as early results released

Excerpt: The 2020 Democratic frontrunner has prevailed in another early state, early results and media projections indicate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA’s 2020 Democratic presidential primary counts: Meet the people who made it possible

Excerpt: Many people worked hard between 2016 and 2019 to ensure that Washington State could and would use a presidential primary in 2020 to allocate its delegates to both major party conventions.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Democratic Party’s Las Vegas candidates debate was its liveliest and best watched yet

Excerpt: The February 2020 debate in Las Vegas between the six leading Democratic candidates was the most contentious of the cycle, and also the best watched.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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We’re watching the ninth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, held in Nevada. Join us!

Excerpt: Follow along with us from home as we chronicle the ninth Democratic debate, which is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 19th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate adopts legislation permitting Seattle to keep intersections clear with safety cams

Excerpt: The Washington State Senate has approved a bill that would allow the City of Seattle to enforce prohibitions against "blocking the box" by motorists at highly congested intersections using automated traffic safety cameras.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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“Yuge” Bernie Sanders rally draws thousands of enthusiastic supporters to Tacoma Dome

Excerpt: Ahead of Washington State's March 10th presidential primary, Bernie Sanders' campaign organized a massive rally in the City of Destiny.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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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