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Category Archives: Breaking News

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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President Joe Biden touches down in Boise; visits National Interagency Fire Center

Excerpt: Today, Joe Biden made his first official visit to Cascadia as President of the United States of America, landing in Boise, Idaho to visit the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), which is located adjacent to Boise Air Teminal/Gowen Field. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle City Attorney update: Pete Holmes drops to third, trails Nicole Thomas-Kennedy

Excerpt: It's looking increasingly likely that the coming November runoff for Seattle City Attorney will not include incumbent Pete Holmes, who our polling previously indicated was in serious danger of being eliminated in the Top Two election. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters favor Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (concerning homelessness) out of the gate

Excerpt: A July 2021 survey of Seattle voters commissioned by NPI finds Charter Amendment 29 in a healthy position, with 61% of voters likely to vote in the current Top Two election saying they favor the amendment. Just 23% are opposed, and another 16% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nikkita Oliver has a big early lead over Sara Nelson for Seattle City Council Position #9

Excerpt: Two very different candidates appear likely to move on to the November general election in the race to succeed mayoral hopeful Lorena González on the Seattle City Council this year, with one enjoying a rather big early lead over the other.
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Teresa Mosqueda well ahead of Kate Martin for Seattle City Council #8 with most not sure

Excerpt: 26% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters said they were voting for Mosqueda, while 55% said they were not sure. The remaining respondents said either that they would not vote (3%) or picked one of Mosqueda's opponents, like Kate Martin.
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A three-way race for Seattle City Attorney: Pete Holmes barely ahead of two challengers

Excerpt: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison are Pete Holmes' 2021 challengers for Seattle City Attorney. Each challenger has 14% support in a pre-Top Two election survey, while Holmes has 16%. Most voters are undecided.
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Bruce Harrell, Lorena González lead in 2021 Seattle mayoral race with many undecided

Excerpt: 20% of 617 likely 2021 Top Two voters in Seattle surveyed before ballots dropped said they were voting for Harrell, while 12% said they were voting for González. 32% said they were undecided.
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U.S. Senate passes Biden’s American Rescue Plan with concessions to Senator Joe Manchin

Excerpt: With Alaska's United States Senator Dan Sullivan absent, Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote was not needed to pass the bill. All fifty Democratic senators voted for it, while the other forty-nine Republicans voted against it.
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Trump’s fascist goons launch physical attack on democracy, storm United States Capitol

Excerpt: The insurrection began following a rally held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 presidential election results, at which Donald Trump urged participants to go to, and enter, the Capitol building.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Year-end pandemic relief bill clears both houses of Congress with bipartisan support

Excerpt: With just a few days to go before 2020 ends, the House and Senate have given approval to a $2.3 trillion combined pandemic relief package and omnibus appropriations bill.
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Donald Trump says that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for SARS-CoV‑2

Excerpt: Having spent months utterly failing to protect Americans from COVID-19 and completely disregarding the guidance of public health experts, Donald Trump now finds himself and his wife infected with the virus.
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It’s official: Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his 2020 running mate

Excerpt: Harris, a former rival of Biden's for the presidential nomination, is the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to be the presumptive vice presidential nominee of a major political party. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Washington’s next Lieutenant Governor will be either Denny Heck or Marko Liias, it seems

Excerpt: Cyrus Habib is all but guaranteed to be succeeded by a fellow Democrat when he leaves office in early 2021 to join the Jesuits.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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