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Category Archives: Breaking News

Vladimir Putin affirms intent to continue waging his murderous war in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This April 13th update discusses Vladimir Putin's recent comments at the Vostochny Cosmodrome and the strategic withdrawal of Russian forces away from the capital of Kyiv.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court!

Excerpt: The final vote in favor of her confirmation was 53-47, with three Republican senators joining all Democrats and independents in voting yea.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s been one month since Putin escalated his murderous invasion of Ukraine. Can its defenders repel Russia’s attacks?

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 24th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Attack on Kyiv remains stalled, but other cities are suffering under Russian occupation

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 13th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukrainian forces continue to grimly repel Vladimir Putin’s invaders as war drags on

Excerpt: This March 6th update discusses recent events in Ukraine, which had been under attack by Vladimir Putin Moscow-based regime for a week and a half as of press time.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War rages on in Ukraine as its patriotic defenders struggle to repel Russian invaders

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The second day of Vladimir Putin’s bloody, unnecessary war against Ukraine has begun

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia as it battles against Putin’s invasion

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen has died after contracting COVID-19 last month

Excerpt: Ericksen, fifty-two, represented the 42nd Legislative District, which currently encompasses much of Whatcom County, including portions of the City of Bellingham.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Campaign to recall Kshama Sawant has early lead — will it stick as ballot counting goes on?

Excerpt: Ballots cast by 32,129 of the district's voters had been counted as of Election Night, for total turnout of 41.41%. 53.10% were supporting the recall and 46.90% were opposed.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Bruce Harrell looks set to be Seattle’s next mayor with huge lead over Lorena González

Excerpt: In the marquee race of the year, for Mayor of Seattle, former City Councilmember Bruce Harrell has a huge, massive lead over current City Council President Lorena González, with 64.63 % of the vote to González's 35.02%.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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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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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