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Monthly Archives: October 2022

For those who want to play the ratings game: WA-Sen is “Likely Democratic”, not “tossup”

Excerpt: Credible polling indicates that a Patty Murray victory is the most plausible outcome of this contest. That was the case before RealClearPolitics pronounced it a "tossup" and it's the case now. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Six factors that could impact the trajectory of Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This October 31st update looks at six factors that could impact the trajectory of the conflict instigated by the dictator of the Russian Federation, which has claimed thousands of lives and contributed to inflation around the globe.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The New York Times is failing readers with its awful, one-sided 2022 midterms coverage

Excerpt: The ending of the 2022 midterms has yet to be written, but NYT editors and reporters are convinced they know what's going to happen. They are churning out stories that have Republican victory is just ahead as the premise, with headlines that endlessly play up Republicans' chances and suggest Democrats are doomed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Biden gets boosted again; federal COVID fraud inquiry begins in Idaho

Excerpt: A new vaccine has been approved to protect Americans against COVID-19. Meanwhile, President Biden's personal physician is providing regular updates on his battle with COVID. The President is taking Paxlovid and isolating as he recovers from his bout with the virus.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, Republican challenger Matt Larkin debate in Ellensburg

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the only debate between the 2022 candidates for Congress in Washington State's 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Kim Schrier’s Republican challenger Matt Larkin calls for lowering the minimum wage

Excerpt: Having seemingly not learned any lessons from Dino Rossi's four unsuccessful bids for higher office this century, Kim Schrier's Republican opponent Matt Larkin declared this week in an interview with The Herald of Everett that Washington's minimum wage should be "closer" to the federal hourly minimum of $7.25.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Economic Security, Elections
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Elon Musk takes over Twitter after reportedly completing acquisition, begins firing people

Excerpt: The megabillionaire completed his acquisition of the social networking platform this evening after a failed attempt to back out of the deal that he struck several months ago, which prompted a lawsuit by Twitter to force him to honor the terms of the deal and buy out the shareholders.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology, World Commmunity
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David Eby set to take over from John Horgan as British Columbia’s next Premier

Excerpt: David Eby, forty-six, will be sworn in as British Columbia’s thirty-seventh premier at Government House in Victoria on November 18th, culminating the trickiest political surgery in a parliamentary system of government – the head transplant.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Bellevue residents want more policies that encourage transit oriented development

Excerpt: Four promising ideas for catalyzing transit oriented development in the City of Bellevue enjoy broad and deep support among residents of Washington's fifth largest city, a survey conducted a few weeks ago for the Northwest Progressive Institute and the Bellevue Housing Research Coalition has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Vice President Kamala Harris promotes clean school bus grant program in Seattle visit

Excerpt: Five school districts in Washington State will join 384 others in receiving funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to buy new electric school buses, the Biden-Harris administration announced during a special event held at Lumen Field.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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A majority of Washington voters agree more with Democrats about the causes of inflation

Excerpt: 50% of 782 likely voters interviewed for NPI by Public Policy from October 19th-20th said they agreed more with Democrats about the causes of inflation and price increases, while 43% agreed with Republicans more. 7% were not sure. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, a trailblazer in our judiciary

Excerpt: Mary Yu, who is the first Asian, the first Latina, and the first member of the LGBTQ+ community to serve on the state's highest court, is running unopposed for another six year term this autumn. Here’s her story.
Written by:Medhya Goel
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More than three in five Washington voters support Patty Murray and Kim Schrier’s Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act

Excerpt: 62% of 782 likely Washington State voters surveyed October 19th-20th, 2022 for NPI by Public Policy Polling said they supported Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier's Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act (H.R. 8650 in the House and S.4723 in the Senate).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Patty Murray faces her Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley on the debate stage

Excerpt: The Republicans have fielded a Senate candidate well drilled in the party’s talking points, in poll-tested themes, but vague on specifics of what she would do with the job. Murray has grown a little less accessible, but carries a clear sense of what she is doing and why. The debate was not a hurdle and she did not stumble.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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