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Category Archives: World Commmunity

Diplomacy finally front and center again with extension of U.S.-Russia New START Treaty

Excerpt: Read founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton's analysis of the United States' extension of the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Ailing Fry’s Electronics is no more: Chain goes out of business after thirty-six years

Excerpt: The eclectic brick and mortar retailer, which was able to remain a going concern for years after the demise of competitors like Circuit City and CompUSA, has itself reached the end of the line after thirty-six years in business.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump’s deplatforming accelerates as Twitter finally bans him and several of his associates

Excerpt: "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action," the company said in a statement announcing its action.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The bonding of Washington State and British Columbia: Even with our border closed, we share a gorgeous corner of the world

Excerpt: While the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to non-essential traffic, neither the pandemic shutdown nor the 49th Parallel and Strait of Juan de Fuca have obstructed the bonding between Washington and British Columbia.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Britain and the European Union have finally reached a “Brexit” implementation deal

Excerpt: Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson say they've agreed on terms that will govern how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on December 31st, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Federal, state governments allege Facebook is an illegal monopoly in major antitrust case

Excerpt: Having foolishly chosen to allow Facebook's acquisitions of Whatsapp and Instagram several years ago, the federal government is now belatedly moving to unwind those mergers as well as stop the growing power and anticompetitive behaviors of Facebook.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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America’s allies in the world community joyfully welcome historic Biden-Harris victory

Excerpt: The governments of countries like the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, and India are all eager to move past the Trump error.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Equity, climate justice, and public health go hand in hand, Netroots Nation panelists say

Excerpt: The world is grappling with a novel coronavirus pandemic while climate damage grows ever worse. Netroots Nation 2020 decided to explore how systemic inequality defines both fights.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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The Pandemic is Personal: Rituja Indapure on how COVID-19 has changed everyday life

Excerpt: One of NPI's Advisory Councilmembers describes her spring with the pandemic in a series of journal entries recorded at one month intervals.
Written by:Rituja Indapure
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COVID-19 Update: Food, transparency, and the fallout in our hardest hit communities

Excerpt: Food processing facilities remain a primary coronavirus outbreak nexus. We look at the fallout in that industry and highlight two areas within the Pacific Northwest hard hit by the pandemic in this installment of COVID-19 Update.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Ed Hodapp on staying at home in America’s wealthiest city

Excerpt: A Sammamish resident discusses what it's like to live with two other people who are also at higher than average risk from COVID-19 under one roof.
Written by:Ed Hodapp
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COVID-19 Update: Illegal openings, legal confusion and questionable tests

Excerpt: Two gyms were given cease and desist orders in Washington State, while Oregon's stay at home order is under review by the state's Supreme Court, and a test used in Eastern Idaho is being questioned as to its accuracy.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Sedro-Woolley’s Germaine Kornegay on small town resilience

Excerpt: One of Skagit County's local elected officials writes about what it's like to live in a rural community during a time of great stress and hardship.
Written by:Germaine Kornegay
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