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Category Archives: Public Service

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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Many Republicans have chosen to stoke hate and division instead of supporting Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination

Excerpt: The evolution – and proposed revocation – of rights is a must-follow, must-act matter for progressives. The selection, nomination and confirmation of federal judges is so vital to that progress.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Judge Jackson: A model of class and patience confronted by classless interrogators

Excerpt: The committee hearings have witnessed the dog whistles of white supremacy, wild forays into irrelevance, and the kind of raw demagoguery that then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman James Eastland deployed on the first Black Americans nominated to the federal bench. It was a classless effort by Republicans to discredit a nominee who embodies class.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Don Young: 1933–2022

Excerpt: The longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives and the only person to have represented the State of Alaska in Congress since the Watergate era has unexpectedly passed away.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In arena after arena, Attorney General Bob Ferguson is getting results for Washington

Excerpt: The state's three-term chief legal officer has scored an impressive number of wins in a bevy of cases with big ramifications.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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President Biden: “This is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time”

Excerpt: Americans witnessed basic Joe Biden in this week’s State of the Union speech, the unifier who has rallied NATO and brought the world's democracies closer together in response to Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine, and the frustrated would-be healer of a nation’s hurts while dealing with a prolonged pandemic.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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President Biden praises Ukraine, offers unity agenda in 2022 State of the Union address

Excerpt: Biden's overarching message was that opportunities accompany crises. As he said, there are opportunities for progress, and we should be working together to realize those opportunities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Biden to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

Excerpt: Jackson is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and one of three Black women that Biden had been considering as finalists for the vacancy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Representative Laurie Dolan to retire from the Legislature after three terms

Excerpt: "I'll deeply miss working with my colleagues and constituents on issues ranging from education improvements to helping our hard-working State Employees, but this is a good time for me to step aside and spend more time with family," said Dolan.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of current term

Excerpt: President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate a Black woman to succeed Breyer, and the White House has consistently reiterated that Biden intends to honor that campaign promise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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John Lovick moves over to the State Senate; Brandy Donaghy joins Washington’s House

Excerpt: With less than one month to go until the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, the Snohomish County Council on December 15th made two legislative appointments to bring the 44th Legislative District's delegation to Olympia back up to full strength following Steve Hobbs' departure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio calls it quits: Thirty-six years in Congress well spent, with a provocative book to come

Excerpt: DeFazio, seventy-four, has served on the transportation committee from the day he entered Congress in 1987 and, in the words of Politico, accumulated an “encyclopedic amount of institutional and technical knowledge on infrastructure.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Ten months in, a plurality of Washingtonians still approve of Joe Biden’s job performance

Excerpt: 49% of Washington State voters surveyed from November 10th-11th by NPI's pollster said they approved of Biden's job performance, while 43% disapproved. 7% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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