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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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As Top Two election nears, remember to take time to get up to speed on downballot races

Excerpt: Washingtonians, when you vote, make sure you vote for each and every downballot office. They matter. The deadline to return a ballot is Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 8 PM. 
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections
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Trump regime still making trouble for Pacific Northwest cities despite purported exit pact

Excerpt: An overview of late July 2020 developments on the front lines of protests against police brutality in Portland and Seattle, which have drawn a federal response.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties
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COVID-19 Update: Business, social activities restricted as region struggles to combat virus

Excerpt: The Pacific Northwest is trying to determine the best combination of restrictions to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 without going back to a full scale lockdown.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act and House/Senate passage of a major military appropriations bill.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Southwest exposure: Long takes on Herrera Beutler in marquee 3rd CD House rematch

Excerpt: The Evergreen State once again has a House challenge on its hands. The 3rd is the lone West Coast district (outside Alaska) bordering the Pacific Ocean that is still represented by a Republican. Will that change in 2020?
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Trump’s neofascist regime is targeting Pacific Northwest cities for Donald’s electoral gain

Excerpt: Portland and Seattle are seen as places where they can use fed­er­al law enforce­ment per­son­nel to insti­gate con­flicts that will be help­ful in ril­ing up their base and spread­ing fear.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties
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Release The Kraken! Seattle’s NHL team gets a name at last, and it’s drawing attention

Excerpt: Through what Seattle NHL officials have called methodical process of elimination, the franchise settled on the mythical sea creature for the team name as opposed to alternatives like Sockeye, Steelhead, or Totems. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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More negative momentum for Tim Eyman: Scammer falls to 4% in new Elway Poll

Excerpt: If this data is indicative of the actual results, Tim Eyman won't be moving on to the November general election to face Jay Inslee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrats target districts sculpted to lean Republican in Washington legislative races

Excerpt: The Washington State Democratic Party is seeking to expand on its 2018 gains by going on offense again in 2020 in districts drawn to be favorable to Republicans.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Activists and local leaders challenge illegal detentions by federal agents in Portland

Excerpt: The people's right to peaceably assemble has been repeatedly infringed upon by federal authorities operating in the Rose City on Donald Trump's orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee’s emergency powers affirmed by federal judge

Excerpt: While new cases of COVID-19 proliferate, the right wing continues to hamper efforts to fight the virus, despite losing a major legal challenge.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Healthcare
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Bringing racial equity into focus in our schools and beyond: A letter to education leaders

Excerpt: Read Erin Jones' ideas for implementing racial equity in Washington State schools, inspired by conversations she had with educators.
Written by:Erin Jones
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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John Lewis: 1940–2020

Excerpt: There are few people in American history who lived their lives as courageously and conscientiously as Georgia's best known member of Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances
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