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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Spokesman-Review to ditch endorsements after furious backlash to pro-Trump editorial

Excerpt: Spokane's daily newspaper will stop publishing unsigned editorials and candidate endorsements after its publisher's exhortation to vote for Donald Trump was poorly received.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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How will the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett affect the United States Senate?

Excerpt: Mitch McConnell and his caucus are giddy that they added another archconservative justice to the Supreme Court. But their majority could soon be gone.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Mike, John McKay join Republican-appointed former prosecutors in endorsing Joe Biden

Excerpt: “We firmly believe that Vice President Joe Biden is the candidate who can – and will – provide the leadership we need to refocus the Justice Department on the cause of impartial justice," the letter signed by the brothers declares.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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With I‑976 kaput, transit advocates focus on navigating out of the coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Tim Eyman's assault on multimodal transportation infrastructure has been nixed by the Washington State Supreme Court, but the coronavirus pandemic and the Legislature's failure to deliver progressive tax reform continue to threaten transit.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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Republicans install the unqualified Amy Coney Barrett on the United States Supreme Court

Excerpt: The vote was fifty-two to forty-eight, with Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine (who previously voted for Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch) voting nay along with the Democratic members and the chamber's two independents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters likely to sustain state’s new sex ed law by approving Referendum 90, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: A clear majority of Washingtonians are voting or prepared to vote to keep the state's new Democratically-approved comprehensive sexual health education law and resume its implementation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Chris Reykdal leads for OSPI; Maia Espinoza not far behind and many voters undecided

Excerpt: Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, a former Democratic legislator, is ahead of his Republican-backed challenger Maia Espinoza, but not by much... and most voters surveyed by NPI are not sure who they're voting for.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 19th-23rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the failure of a Democratic effort to block the gutting of the Community Reinvestment Act and the failure of a Republican effort to pass a COVID-19 response bill.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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NDP wins snap election in British Columbia, giving John Horgan a majority government

Excerpt: Canada's westernmost province will remain under progressive governance for another four years thanks to what is shaping up to be a huge win for the British Columbia New Democratic Party (BCNDP).
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Some takeaways from the final presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Excerpt: This debate was seen by many as a return to civility, but Trump was still full of lies, conspiracy theories and nonsensical claims.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden likes to say, “Here’s the deal.” He just used the final debate to close the deal.

Excerpt: The final presidential debate of 2020 is in the history books. Read Joel Connelly's analysis of the last showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Liveblogging the final presidential debate of 2020 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: NPI's liveblog of the October 22nd, 22020 faceoff between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Events, Live Coverage
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Denny Heck has twice as much support as Marko Liias for LG, but most voters undecided

Excerpt: Washingtonians will be choosing from between two Democratic candidates in the 2020 contest for Lieutenant Governor, one of whom currently has twice as much support as the other.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Elections Director Julie Wise says that her team is seeing record early turnout

Excerpt: With voting underway in the 2020 presidential election, NPI's Andrew Villeneuve talked to King County's top elections official about the record-setting participation so far and options for returning ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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