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Category Archives: Elections

Keep Washington Rolling goes up in Spokane; Washington Fairness Coalition unveils first ad

Excerpt: Watch the new NO on I-976 spot, "Spokane Potholes," and the new Approve I-1000 spot, "Fairness", starring Northwest Progressive Institute President Rick Hegdahl!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Westerville, Ohio, over the course of three hours.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Watch the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate tonight!

Excerpt: Twelve Democratic candidates will face each other in Ohio tonight, three weeks after Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture, Open Government, Party Politics
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Auburn, Tacoma and Olympia join a growing list of cities that oppose Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: Three major Washington cities have adopted resolutions opposing NO on I-976 due to potential catastrophic impacts.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign fires top organizer for inappropriate behavior

Excerpt: Rich McDaniel’s departure from the Warren campaign is one of the strongest examples yet of the changes that the #MeToo movement (which began in 2017) has brought to political campaigning.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Who made the debate over Initiative 976 about Tim Eyman? Tim Eyman did, that’s who!

Excerpt: When Eyman accuses his opposition of making our campaigns against his initiatives all about him instead of the issues, he's projecting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle City Council votes to oppose I-976 as Tim Eyman serves up his usual insults

Excerpt: The Emerald City, Washington's largest municipality, has officially taken a position opposing Tim Eyman's I-976. Way to go, Seattle!
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Washington State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst to retire mid-term

Excerpt: Fairhurst is battling cancer in multiple organs (lungs, liver, thyroid and spleen) and has been given a diagnosis of between nine months and two years to live.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI to Kirkland City Council: Protect freedom of mobility by opposing Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: Read the prepared remarks of NPI's executive director in opposition to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, which the Kirkland City Council voted to oppose.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week (September 23-27) In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a stopgap budget bill, another pair of votes opposing Trump's fake emergency declaration, and in the House, legislation to protect migrant families.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Seattle Times shreds Tim Eyman’s I-976 with a powerful editorial urging a NO vote

Excerpt: Kudos to the Seattle Times for taking an emphatic stand against Eyman's scheme to destroy multimodal transportation funding.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Keep Washington Rolling goes up on the air with its first NO on I-976 television ads

Excerpt: Are you a Washingtonian? Learn why you should vote NO on Tim Eyman's Initiative 976 by November 5th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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