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Category Archives: Public Service

10th LD’s Ron Muzzall appointed to succeed Barbara Bailey in Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington's newest State Senator is a family farmer from Whidbey Island with significant agricultural and business expertise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elijah Cummings: 1951–2019

Excerpt: Rest in power, Chairman. We'll miss you. But we'll always remember you, and try to live up to the good example that you set for us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Derek Stanford appointed to Washington State Senate; Davina Duerr to State House

Excerpt: Today, the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representative each gained a new member from the 1st Legislative District as a result of the resignation of former State Senator Guy Palumbo back in May.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Bothell: Democratic PCOs meeting to choose nominees to succeed Guy Palumbo

Excerpt: NPI is live in Bothell observing the WSDCC's special nominating caucus to draw up a list of nominees for the State Senate vacancy created by Guy Palumbo's resignation and a possible House vacancy if Derek Stanford is chosen to take Palumbo's place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kris Lytton, Liz Lovelett, and Trevor Smith nominated to replace Kevin Ranker in 40th LD

Excerpt: A special nominating caucus of the Washington State Democrats has drawn up a list of three people to replace recently departed State Senator Kevin Ranker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the Democrats joining the Washington State Legislature on January 14th, 2019

Excerpt: The November 2018 midterms produced a more diverse Washington State Legislature. Get to know the newest Democratic representative and senators!
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Paul Ryan backs down; Patrick Conroy will remain in his post as U.S. House chaplain

Excerpt: The veteran United States House chaplain, a beloved Jesuit priest, will continue with his ministry to the chamber's four hundred and thirty five voting members after Speaker Paul Ryan backed down and assented to Conroy's wish to rescind the resignation he had unhappily offered last month at Ryan's behest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Disturbing Senate confirmation hearing shows why Pompeo should not be confirmed

Excerpt: Pompeo seems more interested in pleasing Donald Trump and hiding whatever members of the Foreign Relations Committee want to know about their secret meeting regarding Mueller's investigation. He should not be confirmed.
Written by:Essie Hicks
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Maria Cantwell will join filibuster of Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Excerpt: Wash­ing­ton’s junior Unit­ed States Sen­a­tor Maria Cantwell announced today that she will be join­ing her seat­mate Pat­ty Mur­ray and many oth­er Demo­c­ra­t­ic Sen­a­tors in fil­i­bus­ter­ing Don­ald Trump’s Supreme Court nom­i­nee Neil Gor­such as well as vot­ing no on his nom­i­na­tion should the fil­i­buster be bro­ken. “We need a U.S. Supreme Court jus­tice who will stand […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Congratulations, Tanika Padhye, and welcome to the Redmond City Council

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day evening, at its March 7th busi­ness meet­ing, the Red­mond City Coun­cil select­ed Tani­ka Pad­hye to fill the vacan­cy cre­at­ed by the Jan­u­ary res­ig­na­tion of NPI Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­ber Kim Allen, who stepped down due to hav­ing an increas­ing­ly trav­el-cen­tric work sched­ule. Pad­hye, forty-three, was pre­vi­ous­ly a mem­ber of the city’s Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and has […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jeff Sessions must resign — immediately

Excerpt: When Jeff Ses­sions was being scru­ti­nized by the Unit­ed States Sen­ate for the vital­ly impor­tant posi­tion of Unit­ed States Attor­ney Gen­er­al, he was asked by Sen­a­tor Al Franken what he would do if “any­one affil­i­at­ed with the Trump cam­paign” was found to have com­mu­ni­cat­ed with offi­cials of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion. Ses­sions answered: “I have been called a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate Democrats must filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Excerpt: Neo­fas­cist Don­ald Trump tonight announced he is nom­i­nat­ing an arch­con­ser­v­a­tive judge to fill the vacan­cy left by Antonin Scali­a’s death near­ly a year ago, which should have been filled last year, but was­n’t due to the obstruc­tion­ism of Sen­ate Repub­li­cans. Trump’s pick, Neil Gor­such, would be an almost sure vote to “to lim­it gay rights, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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