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Category Archives: Public Planning

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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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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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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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.
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King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Big East Link milestone: Sound Transit’s light rail bridge over I-405 is structurally complete

Excerpt: Sound Transit's eastward light expansion continues to roll forward, with contractors now preparing to remove the falsework from East Link's I-405 bridge.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Dori Monson attacks NPI and bashes Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover’s recent work

Excerpt: A badge of honor: Today, Dori Monson attacked the "far left" Northwest Progressive Institute while impugning Heidi Groover's reporting in The Seattle Times.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit’s Link light rail system turns ten today: Relive the magic of opening weekend

Excerpt: Ten years to the day after Sound Transit's Central Link opened to the public for two days of free rides, NPI commemorates what was a watershed moment for our region.
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VICTORY! U.S. House passes Suzan DelBene’s National Landslide Preparedness Act

Excerpt: The bill would advance our understanding of the geology behind landslides and make funds available for emergency preparedness programs pertaining to landslides.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frontier Communications to leave Cascadia; PNW assets sold to WaveDivision Capital

Excerpt: Nine years after taking on debt to buy Verizon's assets in the Pacific Northwest, Frontier Communications is offloading those same assets in a $1.35 billion sale to Kirkland-based WaveDivision Capital, which must be approved by regulators.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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