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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Governor Inslee endorses Ingrid Anderson over incumbent Mark Mullet in 5th LD race

Excerpt: A nurse running to champion progressive causes in Washington's 5th Legislative District has earned the support of the state's most prominent Democratic officeholder for her insurgent campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Despite pandemic, Sound Transit’s East Link Line 2 remains on track for 2023 completion

Excerpt: The agency and its contractors are now at about ninety percent of civil construction and the structural work on the Downtown Bellevue Tunnel, one of the most important segments of the line, is complete.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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RNC is proof that Trump sees no distinction between the federal government and himself

Excerpt: The White House and the National Park Service, which belong to the people of the United States, are being exploited to help Donald Trump's reelection effort.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections, Events, Party Politics
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Instructive bad reading, Part IV: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Fourth installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture, Series & Special Reports, Views & Reviews
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Instructive bad reading, Part III: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Third installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Mary Fairhurst honored with Lynn Allen Award at NPI’s Summer Anniversary Picnic

Excerpt: Retired Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst of Olympia has become the seventh person to earn NPI's highest honor, the Lynn Allen Award. Learn more.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (August 17th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Delivering for America Act and the defeat of Republican amendments to the bill.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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Instructive bad reading, Part II: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: Second installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Instructive bad reading, Part I: Dissecting fascism with the help of “Might is Right”

Excerpt: First installment in a series examining a white supremacist text published in 1896 that can help us understand what's happening today. Sometimes, it's in the awfully done that we can see a point of view most clearly.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Republican Noise Machine aimlessly flings mud as Democrats rally behind Joe Biden

Excerpt: Professionally employed insult hurlers on Fox and other right wing media outlets are trying out every attack they can think of, hoping something will stick and bring down the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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States launch lawsuits against Trump/DeJoy as USPS says it’s pausing “service changes”

Excerpt: Led by Bob Ferguson of Washington and Josh Shapiro of Pennyslvania, states are going to court to stop the Trump regime's assault on the United States Postal Service.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Stalwart Republicans urge U.S. to abandon Trump and unify behind Biden at 2020 DNC

Excerpt: Meg Whitman, John Kasich, and Christine Todd Whitman were part of the program for the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections
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