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Category Archives: Civil Liberties

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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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
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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
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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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Death penalty legislatively abolished in New Hampshire by bipartisan supermajorities

Excerpt: Democrats and Republicans in the Granite State's House and Senate came together to override a gubernatorial veto, abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fourth annual Rooted in Rights Film Festival puts disabled storytellers front and center

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the 2019 Rooted in Rights in Film Festival, where several groundbreaking films created by people with disabilities were screened.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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SIFF Documentary Review: Our Bodies Our Doctors is a timely reminder of the importance of reproductive rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Our Bodies Our Doctors, a film about reproductive rights that's being screened at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge win for inclusion and opportunity: Washington State Legislature adopts I‑1000

Excerpt: The House and Senate have approved an initiative that would allow Washington to remedy discrimination faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Legislation to abolish death penalty won’t get a vote in the Washington State House in 2019

Excerpt: Speaker Frank Chopp has blocked the Washington State House from voting to abolish the death penalty during the 2019 legislative session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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*This* is what leadership looks like: New Zealand is banning military-grade guns

Excerpt: It's truly refreshing to see a country's leadership take swift and decisive action to improve gun safety laws in the aftermath of a horrific mass shooting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman pleads not guilty to charge of theft in the third degree

Excerpt: Video evidence shows that Eyman stole a Brenton Studios Mayhart chair from the Lacey Office Depot on February 13th, but Eyman says he's not guilty.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman charged with misdemeanor theft; he says he didn’t mean to steal office chair

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cooked up a pathetic, laughable excuse for his criminal conduct for last week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman caught on video stealing a chair from the Office Depot in Lacey, Washington

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is under investigation for petty theft and pledges to "cooperate fully" following widespread media coverage of his crime.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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