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Category Archives: Civil Liberties

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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VICTORY! Washington State Senate votes to abolish the death penalty a second time

Excerpt: Washington is once again on its way to becoming the next state to abolish the death penalty thanks to Senate passage of Reuven Carlyle's SB 5339.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Abolition now! NPI urges Senate Law & Justice Committee to end the death penalty

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's testimony in support of Senate Bill 5339, which would end the death penalty in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senate sends bill to perfect De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 to Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: A bill that polishes De-Escalate Washington's successful Initiative 940 has cleared the Legislature unanimously, without a single dissenting vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House unanimously passes legislation to adopt new I-940 compromise

Excerpt: And they're off! The Washington State House of Representatives has passed its first consequential bill of the 2019 session, concerning law enforcement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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