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King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Other Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Public Planning
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Big East Link milestone: Sound Transit’s light rail bridge over I-405 is structurally complete

Excerpt: Sound Transit's eastward light expansion continues to roll forward, with contractors now preparing to remove the falsework from East Link's I-405 bridge.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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FBI arrests Seattle woman for breaching CapitalOne’s servers; 100 million+ affected

Excerpt: Paige A. Thompson is in big trouble. The Seattle-based hacker is in federal custody after FBI agents searched her home and found evidence she breached the serves of CapitalOne.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dori Monson attacks NPI and bashes Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover’s recent work

Excerpt: A badge of honor: Today, Dori Monson attacked the "far left" Northwest Progressive Institute while impugning Heidi Groover's reporting in The Seattle Times.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Schrier, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer join chorus for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: It's official. Every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State is calling for a Trump impeachment inquiry.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Open Government
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene declares support for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: "With every act of defiance, he continues to disgrace his office and violate the checks and balances that are the foundation of the Constitution," DelBene wrote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman cuts deal with Lacey to get misdemeanor theft charge dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cut a deal that will allow him to avoid jail time for his crime. He has paid a fine and agreed to stay away from the Lacey Office Depot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Elections
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I-1000 in jeopardy with right wing poised to qualify Referendum 88 to November ballot

Excerpt: If a majority of Washingtonians votes Approved, I-1000 would remain the law of the land and go into effect. If a majority votes Rejected, I-1000 would be eliminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Elections
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William Barr is totally, completely wrong: Encryption makes us stronger — not weaker

Excerpt: The Attorney General wants to require technology companies to build backdoors into their products to facilitate spying. That's a terrible idea that would make it illegal to properly secure anyone's data.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s Link light rail system turns ten today: Relive the magic of opening weekend

Excerpt: Ten years to the day after Sound Transit's Central Link opened to the public for two days of free rides, NPI commemorates what was a watershed moment for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Philadelphia: Pressley, Haaland, Omar, Tlaib take the stage at Netroots Nation

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Making HerStory: The women who are shifting the balance of power in D.C. panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2019.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Other Categories:Events, Live Coverage, Open Government
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LIVE from Philadelphia: Netroots Nation 2019 opens with a focus on equity, justice for all

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the inaugural plenary session at America's largest annual gathering of progressive activists.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Alaska’s right wing governor uses his line item veto pen to attack state universities

Excerpt: Higher education is under attack in the State of Alaska like never before -- and the man leading the charge is the state's chief executive, Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Education
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Book Review: We can still make “A Bright Future” with nuclear energy

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of A Bright Future, a book that discusses how some countries have tackled the climate crisis and how the rest could follow.
Written by:David A Johnson
Other Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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