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Category Archives: Elections

What drove Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Suleimani?

Excerpt: The death of Iran's top military strategist has already sent shock waves around the Middle East and may put American soldiers and civilians in harm's way.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Jesse Johnson, Jamila Taylor and Sam Rise nominated to succeed Kristine Reeves in 30th

Excerpt: Meet the three nominees chosen by the Democratic precinct committee officers in the 30th Legislative District to fill the vacancy created by Kristine Reeves' resignation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman is contemplating running for governor as a Republican, not an independent

Excerpt: An Eyman/Trump ticket in 2020 remains a possibility for the Washington State Republican Party.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Julián Castro is no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for President

Excerpt: Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is exiting the Democratic presidential sweepstakes after failing to gain traction.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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The greater Pacific Northwest could gain two congressional seats from 2021 redistricting

Excerpt: Oregon and Montana are projected to each gain one seat in the United States of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman is apparently unaware that Thurston County’s Intercity Transit is also a plaintiff suing to invalidate Initiative 976

Excerpt: The con artist says he is going to Thurston County Superior Court to defend I-976, but seems not to know that the county's transit agency is one of his adversaries in the lawsuit against I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Labour’s snap election loss will have profound implications for the United Kingdom’s future

Excerpt: The party must now rebuild and settle on new leadership as the Corbyn era comes to a catastrophic end.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Jeff Winmill talks to NPI about his decision to back Gael Tarleton for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Jeff Winmill announced last week that he was suspending his campaign for Washington’s Secretary of State in order to prevent a Democratic Primary now that Representative Gael Tarleton (D-36) has declared her candidacy. This is a move Winmill believes is in the best interest of taking back the vital office.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Alex Ramel, Michael Lilliquist, and Marco Morales nominated to succeed Jeff Morris

Excerpt: The Democratic precinct committee officers in the 40th Legislative District have created a shortlist of possible successors to outgoing State Representative Jeff Morris.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Los Angeles over the course of two and a half hours.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI alum Michael Finkle swears in the City of Redmond’s new female governing majority

Excerpt: NPI's hometown is beginning a new era under new management with Mayor Angela Birney and new Councilmembers Varisha Khan, Jessica Forsythe, and Vanessa Kritzer.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kristine Reeves resigns from the Washington State House… to run for Congress?

Excerpt: In a video posted to Facebook, State Representative Kristine Reeves announced she is resigning from the Washington State House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As the magnitude of Labour’s defeat sinks in, calls for Jeremy Corbyn’s departure multiply

Excerpt: Given the election result and the evidence that his leadership has been disastrous, Jeremy Corbyn's plan to stay on as Labour leader during a "period of reflection" seems extraordinarily unwise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As Britain’s general election looms, American progressives can learn from what goes down

Excerpt: British voters face a stark choice in the most important election in decades – a choice that could hold lessons for progressives in the United States.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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