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Category Archives: Public Service

Scramble for the Senate: Who will replace Kamala Harris if the Democratic ticket wins?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris will have to leave her seat in the U.S. Senate. Who might replace her?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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
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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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