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Mainstream Republicans of Washington declare opposition to Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: NPI extends a warm welcome to the latest organization to join the coalition working to defeat Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Elections, Media & Culture, Open Government, Party Politics
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Auburn, Tacoma and Olympia join a growing list of cities that oppose Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: Three major Washington cities have adopted resolutions opposing NO on I-976 due to potential catastrophic impacts.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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NPI to Kirkland City Council: Protect freedom of mobility by opposing Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: Read the prepared remarks of NPI's executive director in opposition to Tim Eyman's Initiative 976, which the Kirkland City Council voted to oppose.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman hearts militant extremist Matt Shea: “You’re awesome!”

Excerpt: Read a transcript and listen to audio of the disgraced initiative promoter's appearance on Shea's podcast, "Patriot Radio".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Impeachment moves forward as Speaker Nancy Pelosi solemnly backs official inquiry

Excerpt: Impeachment is moving forward with the public backing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over the objections of furious Republicans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Safety first: Alaskan Way Viaduct has been demolished and a NO on I-912 promise kept

Excerpt: With the viaduct gone, Seattle's waterfront is no longer at risk of being ruined by a collapsed elevated highway.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NO on Tim Eyman’s I-976 kicks off campaign home stretch in Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle

Excerpt: The effort to put a stop to the disgraced initiative promoter's latest awful scheme is shifting into high gear as November 5th approaches.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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The Senate Republicans are responsible for the Sound Transit taxes they say are unfair

Excerpt: Steve O'Ban and Mike Padden, among other Senate Republicans, have been attacking Sound Transit for years over vehicle fees. But they are actually responsible for the adoption of the vehicle valuation schedule they say is unfair.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Forty-eight states have launched a major antitrust investigation targeting Google

Excerpt: Search and advertising giant Google and its parent company Alphabet are about to face more regulatory scrutiny, but this time from the state level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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City of Everett approves resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s destructive I-976

Excerpt: Washington's seventh largest city has taken a position opposing the measure, citing loss of funding for road maintenance work, light rail expansion, and law enforcement.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Sound Transit officially breaks ground on Lynnwood Link, delighting Snohomish County

Excerpt: At a ceremony at the Lynnwood Transit Center, the agency celebrated the long-anticipated milestone with a third of the state's congressional delegation plus state legislators, labor leaders, and construction workers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “The Great Hack” shows how data insecurity impacts elections

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Great Hack, an essential, must-see film breaking down what happened to our democracy in the 2016 presidential election.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Bernie Sanders unveils bold plan for securing climate justice in the 2020s and beyond

Excerpt: Vermont's junior United States Senator is thinking big about what we need to do to bring emissions under control and save the Earth, our common home.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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