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Tim Eyman formally files to run for governor; WFEG files new PDC complaint against him

Excerpt: After saying as recently as two weeks ago that he didn't want to be a candidate for any office, Tim Eyman is running. For governor.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s general counsel concludes that Tim Eyman’s I‑976 won’t affect ST3

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter intended to gut Sound Transit like a pig with Initiative 976, but due to his incompetence, it appears the measure won't adversely affect Sound Transit at all.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Voters give thumbs up to amendment to make Washington State more earthquake-ready

Excerpt: If passed, SJR 8200 would amend the Washington State Constitution to allow the state's emergency powers to be invoked in the event of a "catastrophic incident".
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Documentary Reviews: “Guest House”, “John Mendez: The Bridge”, and “Faith in Action”

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of the three films featured at the October 4th Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, concerning homelessness and rejoining society after incarceration.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Senator Elizabeth Warren takes on critics, releases plan to finance Medicare For All

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Senator's plan foresees over $20 trillion in public investment over a decade, and would substantially reduce costs for ordinary Americans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Tax cuts mean big service cuts: Tim Eyman’s I‑976 would hit small, rural communities hard

Excerpt: Towns and sparsely populated counties far away from Seattle stand to lose the most if a measure aimed at slashing vehicle fees is implemented.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Here we go! Sound Transit breaks ground on Downtown Redmond Link light rail extension

Excerpt: Huzzah! Light rail is on its way to downtown Redmond, blocks away from the headquarters of the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
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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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