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Monthly Archives: May 2022

Book Review: Flipped recounts Georgia progressives’ big 2020 breakthrough

Excerpt: The thrilling victories of the Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, which were followed within hours by the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, are richly chronicled in Flipped, a recently published book by the chief political reporter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Greg Bluestein.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Proposed Pebble Mine looks kaput, this time for good, as EPA moves to protect Bristol Bay

Excerpt: The EPA’s action represents a win for the tenacity of Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, who began fighting the Pebble Mine project in 2011 and pushed the federal agency into a three-year study of the project’s impacts.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Kurt Schrader ousted: Democratic primary in Oregon’s 5th called for Jamie McLeod-Skinner

Excerpt: The Democratic voters in Oregon's 5th had an important choice to make this year. They've chosen the candidate who does not take corporate money and will vote enthusiastically to advance Democratic causes in the next Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republicans lament slaughter of kids and teachers in Uvalde, but make it clear they’ll do nothing to stop it from happening again

Excerpt: Republicans cannot go against the NRA and the groups aligned with it, not even after the slaughter of schoolchildren and their teachers in a Republican-run state.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Fifteen slaughtered in Uvalde, Texas by gunman who targeted elementary school

Excerpt: The shooting is the country's deadliest so far this year, and horrifically similar to a shooting from almost ten years ago, in which a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Australia’s right wing government falls: Scott Morrison concedes to ALP’s Anthony Albanese

Excerpt: Labor leader Anthony Albanese is expected to be the country's next Prime Minister, but because votes are still being counted, it's not yet clear whether he will have a Labor majority to govern with, or whether he will need the support of other parties to have a working majority in Parliament. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney resigns after receiving results of leadership review

Excerpt: The United Conservatives must now pick a new leader and premier in advance of an upcoming 2023 provincial election.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Insurgent faction mostly strikes out with voters in Idaho’s 2022 Republican primary

Excerpt: Idaho’s conservative Republican rulers, who have governed the Gem State for twenty-eight years, turned back a far-right insurgency in the state's May 17th primary.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Filing Week surprise: Fundamentalist Mark Miloscia jumps into Secretary of State contest

Excerpt: Miloscia's sudden entrance into this race is an odd development. If his heart was set on running for office again, why didn't he declare six months ago and start laying the groundwork? Only two months remain until ballots show up in voters' mailboxes. That isn't much time in which to build a statewide campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Is this the end for Kurt Schrader, dubbed “Oregon’s Joe Manchin?” Challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner has a sizable early lead

Excerpt: The possibility that the least progressive Democratic member of the Pacific Northwest's congressional delegation could be ousted from office after years of alienating voters and activists back home is looking very real.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive legislator Andrea Salinas looks set to be the Democratic nominee for Congress in Oregon’s new 6th District

Excerpt: Democratic voters in Oregon's brand new 6th Congressional District have chosen State Representative Andrea Salinas to carry the party's standard in the coming general election, early election results indicate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon’s Democratic electorate picks Tina Kotek as the party’s nominee for Governor

Excerpt: Oregon's former Democratic Speaker of the House Tina Kotek has secured the party's 2022 gubernatorial nomination and will attempt to keep the state's top position in Democratic hands this autumn, initial returns show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Today is Primary Election Day 2022 in Oregon and Idaho: Be sure to vote!

Excerpt: Readers, if you live in the Beaver State or the Gem State, it’s very, very important you exercise your civic duty today and vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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