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Category Archives: World Commmunity

Frontier Communications files for bankruptcy as it prepares to shed its Northwest assets

Excerpt: One of the Pacific Northwest's largest Internet Service Providers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with years of mismanagement and the consequences of ill-advised deals having taken a predictable toll.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington, Oregon, and California unveil new alliance: Western States Pact

Excerpt: The United States' Left Coast governors have made it abundantly clear that they -- not Donald Trump -- will decide when to lift their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders and allow businesses that are currently closed to fully reopen.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Left Coast states send ventilators back east to help fight the novel coronavirus

Excerpt: This is keeping with our values of empathy and mutual responsibility. This is who we are as Washingtonians, Oregonians, and Californians.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Idaho Governor Brad Little issues “stay at home” order for Gem Staters

Excerpt: Idaho's Republican governor has has come under fierce and withering fire in recent days for an inadequate response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now he's scrambling to respond.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governors Jay Inslee and Kate Brown issue stay-at-home orders

Excerpt: Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today issued so-called "stay at home" orders that build on their earlier orders prohibiting large public gatherings, closing schools, and closing restaurants and bars.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee holds off on “shelter in place” order… for now

Excerpt: The governors of Washington and Oregon are weighing whether to issue stay-at-home/"shelter-in-place" orders. Pressure on them to do so is mounting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman tries to defend his irresponsible behavior during coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: The scammer and disgraced initiative purveyor has released a lengthy commentary about the evolving government response to COVID-19.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: All Seattle Public Schools to be closed starting March 12th, 2020

Excerpt: "The decision to close the district was extremely difficult," officials said. "We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee prohibits large public gatherings (250+)

Excerpt: “This is an unprecedented public health situation and we can’t wait until we’re in the middle of it to slow it down,” the Governor said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Oregon announces that its total tally of known cases has doubled

Excerpt: After a brief hiatus from reporting new cases, the Beaver State has updated its tally. New cases were also detected in Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Vice President Mike Pence shows up to discuss coronavirus response

Excerpt: Donald Trump's most prominent surrogate showed up in a Boeing C-32 transport to meet with state and local officials on March 5th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: New coronavirus cases reported in Washington and Oregon

Excerpt: Here's what we know about the new cases of the disease at this point. Public health authorities are beginning investigations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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