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Category Archives: Public Service

The Pandemic is Personal: Rituja Indapure on how COVID-19 has changed everyday life

Excerpt: One of NPI's Advisory Councilmembers describes her spring with the pandemic in a series of journal entries recorded at one month intervals.
Written by:Rituja Indapure
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June Robinson appointed to Washington State Senate, Emily Wicks to State House in 38th

Excerpt: The Snohomish County Council has made two sets of appointments: one to choose a successor to recently retired Senator John McCoy and one to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of McCoy's successor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Inslee appoints G. Helen Whitener to the Washington State Supreme Court

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court will now have seven female justices (out of nine), including a black woman, an Asian American woman, and a Native American woman.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alex Ramel appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives from 40th LD

Excerpt: State Representative Jeff Morris has a successor: Environmental and climate justice activist Alex Ramel was chosen by the Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan county legislative authorities to serve in the House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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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
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Party Politics
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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
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government, Party Politics
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