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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Washington’s Redistricting Commissioners unveil their proposed congressional maps

Excerpt: The proposals are intended to give Washingtonians something to inspect and critique as the Commission moves towards trying to reach a consensus on a final set of maps. The Commission has until November 15th to reach agreement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The people of Franklin County, Washington deserve fair representation — but they’ll have to overcome Republican opposition to get it

Excerpt: Right wing elected officials in the Tri-Cities are fiercely resisting a challenge brought under the Washington Voting Rights Act to unrig the electoral system in Franklin County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open as well as the 2021 version of the National Defense Authorization Act and Senate confirmation of several Biden judicial and executive nominees.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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Ready for Northgate Link to be open? Get an advance look inside the new Line 1 stations

Excerpt: If you'd like to take a peek inside the U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations ahead of the Saturday, October 2nd 2021 opening, we've put together three photo galleries showcasing each one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit will get a new CEO next year: Peter Rogoff to depart in 2022, agency says

Excerpt: In an early evening press release, Board Chair Kent Keel said that Rogoff will remain as CEO until mid-2022 and then hand over duties to a yet-to-be-announced successor that the board hopes to find through a national search. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Herrera Beutler challenger Joe Kent was among the speakers at D.C. rally supporting the January 6th insurrectionists

Excerpt: The insurgent Republican candidate has Donald Trump's endorsement in the 2022 race for Washington's 3rd Congressional District. The 3rd, like all other congressional districts, will be getting new boundaries prior to the midterms.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Washington’s Redistricting Commissioners have released their proposed legislative maps

Excerpt: The proposals are intended to give Washingtonians something to inspect and critique as the Commission moves towards trying to reach a consensus on a final set of maps. The Commission has until November 15th to reach agreement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Backers of an Arizona-style election “audit” circus launch wave of lawsuits in Washington

Excerpt: With no one paying attention to their completely baseless and unfounded allegations, they've decided to up the ante by going to court and wasting public resources rehashing their grievances there.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Liberals projected to return to government as initial Canadian snap election results roll in

Excerpt: "It looks like nobody wanted an election and nobody got what they wanted," remarked Chantal Hébert, speaking to the CBC during its election night coverage.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 13th-17th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmations of David Estudillo and Angel Kelley to be U.S. District Court Judges in Washington and Massachusetts.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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Poll Watch: Elway Research assesses Seattle’s citywide races one month before ballots drop

Excerpt: The survey, conducted from September 7th-9th, 2021, shows Bruce Harrell leading for Mayor, Ann Davison leading for City Attorney, and Teresa Mosqueda and Sara Nelson leading for City Council, with many voters undecided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy

Excerpt: In July of 2021, we teamed up with TreePAC to investigate support for a a range of sensible ideas for creating policy tools to protect trees. Majorities of over 75% and 80% endorsed every single one of our ideas.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican recall implodes as Californians give Gavin Newsom big vote of confidence

Excerpt: Early results show the Democratic governor has decisively survived the Republican Party's attempt to oust him from office with a month and a quarter to go before the end of his first term.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington gets a new U.S. federal judge: David Estudillo wins Senate confirmation

Excerpt: Cantwell and Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, put forward Estudillo’s name and he was nominated to the federal bench in April by President Biden. On September 14th, he was confirmed by a vote of 54-41.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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