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Category Archives: Open Government

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
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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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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
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Washington voters strongly support requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns

Excerpt: 60% of voters surveyed in May 2019 support requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns to appear on the state's general election ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House should investigate extremist Matt Shea’s disturbing conduct

Excerpt: The Guardian has obtained a copy of a chat in which militant Republican Matt Shea and his pals discussed surveilling and physically attacking political opponents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Winning in the era of #MeToo

Excerpt: To credibly denounce Trump’s vile and hypocritical history when it comes to sexual harassment, Democrats need to practice what they preach.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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U.S. Senate joins House in voting to terminate Donald Trump’s fake emergency declaration

Excerpt: By a vote of fifty-nine to forty-one, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate concurred that Donald Trump's fake national emergency declaration should be terminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bipartisan majority in U.S. House votes to terminate Trump’s fake national emergency

Excerpt: The Donald's abuse of power was too much for Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Jaime Herrera-Beutler to stomach. They put country ahead of party for a change.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kevin Ranker resigns from the Washington State Senate following misconduct allegations

Excerpt: Kevin Ranker has resigned from the Washington State Senate following recent allegations of misconduct, the Senate Democratic Caucus announced today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Federal judge: Campaign finance enforcement lawsuits against Tim Eyman can proceed

Excerpt: The State of Washington has a green light to move ahead with its campaign finance enforcement suits against Tim Eyman despite his recent bankruptcy filing.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Individual Number One forces out Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior

Excerpt: Ryan Zinke is leaving office, but the environmental destruction he's been the face of will sadly continue.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians For Ethical Government files bar complaint against Rob McKenna

Excerpt: The complaint stems from McKenna's participation in an ad urging a no vote on Initiative 1631. McKenna represents Chevron, one of the companies funding the no campaign, but he did not disclose his relationship in the ad.
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One less predator in public office? House Republicans ready to dump Matt Manweller

Excerpt: Matt Manweller might be on his way out of the Washington State House of Representatives after finally losing the confidence of his Republican colleagues.
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Salish Sea threatened by Canada’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline

Excerpt: The expansion of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline is a threat to the Salish Sea that should not be allowed to become yesterday's news.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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