Posted inBreaking News

LIVE from Atlanta: Al Gore Takes the Stage for the Closing Plenary of Netroots Nation 2017

It’s a beau­ti­ful day in the North­west, but we’re tak­ing you to Atlanta, Geor­gia for our live cov­er­age of Net­roots Nation 2017. For the clos­ing ple­nary this evening, atten­dees are hear­ing from for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore, labor leader Dolores Huer­ta, civ­il rights leader Rev. Dr. Ger­ald Dur­ley, NextGen Amer­i­ca founder Tom Stey­er and DACA […]

Posted inElections, Live Coverage

LIVE from Seattle: Impact Hub hosts televised 2017 Emerald City mayoral debate

Tonight, Seat­tle City Club is host­ing a may­oral debate with six of the lead­ing can­di­dates for Seat­tle’s top pub­lic job, includ­ing Jessyn Far­rell, Bob Hasegawa, Cary Moon, Niki­ta Oliv­er and Jen­ny Durkan. NPI will be chron­i­cling the pro­ceed­ings with live updates as the night con­tin­ues, so stay tuned. QUESTION: What sets you apart? ANSWERS: Niki­ta Oliv­er stressed […]

Posted inLegislative Advocacy

End of Washington’s fiscal year looms as lawmakers disclose details of budget deal

While those watch­ing out for the release of the Wash­ing­ton State Leg­is­la­ture’s final state bud­get were sore­ly dis­ap­point­ed this after­noon, details were bub­bling out about the Leg­is­la­ture’s plans to address McCleary. Leg­isla­tive staff, how­ev­er, are still scram­bling to actu­al­ly pro­duce a bud­get that nego­tia­tors have agreed to in order avoid a state gov­ern­ment shut­down. Then […]

Posted inCivil Liberties, Policy Topics

Detainees at NWDC immigration prison revive hunger strike in response to abuse

Today at noon, over one hun­dred peo­ple being detained in the West Coast’s largest immi­gra­tion prison in Taco­ma — the North­west Deten­tion Cen­ter  — launched a hunger strike in response to inhu­mane liv­ing con­di­tions at the prison. Detainees refus­ing their lunch­es cir­cu­lat­ed a let­ter of demand regard­ing vio­la­tions of what most Wash­ing­ton res­i­dents would consider […]

Posted inCivil Liberties, Policy Topics

Attorney General Bob Ferguson issues immigration guidance to local governments

This week, the Wash­ing­ton State Attor­ney Gen­er­al’s office announced the release of new­­ly-pub­­lished guid­ance con­cern­ing immi­gra­tion enforce­ment, assem­bled to help local gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions rec­og­nize the lim­i­ta­tions of fed­er­al agen­cies’ pow­er to com­pel assis­tance with immi­gra­tion enforce­ment. This guid­ance comes in response to Don­ald Trump’s recent puni­tive exec­u­tive orders. The Trump regime plans to increase deportations […]