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Release The Kraken! Seattle’s NHL team gets a name at last, and it’s drawing attention

Excerpt: Through what Seattle NHL officials have called methodical process of elimination, the franchise settled on the mythical sea creature for the team name as opposed to alternatives like Sockeye, Steelhead, or Totems. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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MLS Cup returns to Cascadia as Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC at home

Excerpt: Our Sounders have done it again. They're champions for the second time in three years, having defeated Toronto to win the MLS Cup.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Storm win third WNBA championship, sweeping the Washington Mystics in D.C.

Excerpt: Tonight is a night for celebration. The 2018 Seattle Storm have once again brought a championship home to the Emerald City, sweeping the Washington Mystics in a best-of-five series to claim their third title overall -- which is the most of any Seattle professional sports franchise. Way to go, Storm -- we're so proud of you!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle rallies to celebrate the Sounders’ historic MLS Cup victory

Excerpt: After an ardu­ous elec­tion year with shock­ing results, Wash­ing­to­ni­ans were in des­per­ate need of a feel-good sto­ry to close out 2016. Cue the under­dog Sounders’ barn­storm­ing through the MLS Cup playoffs. The unex­pect­ed loss of the team’s two top scor­ers and mid-sea­son fir­ing of head coach Sigi Schmid set the stage for a sto­ry­book turn-around that […]
Written by:Dominic Barrera
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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!! Seattle Sounders FC win 2016 MLS Cup, defeating Toronto FC

Excerpt: Break out the blue and green vic­to­ry ban­ners — the MLS Cup is com­ing to Seattle! After many years of com­ing up short in the play­offs, the Seat­tle Sounders FC have final­ly won it all, defeat­ing Toron­to FC on their home turf in Canada’s largest city to bring home their first cham­pi­onship. It was a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Everything you need to know about a state government shutdown

Excerpt: Judg­ing by the news today, the pub­lic is start­ing to become aware of the pos­si­bil­i­ty that Repub­li­can intran­si­gence over the bud­get could cause a shut­down of the Wash­ing­ton state gov­ern­ment. If a bud­get isn’t approved by June 30, then start­ing on July 1, many state gov­ern­ment oper­a­tions will slow or cease. As a pub­lic ser­vice, the […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
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Help us give Geov Parrish a hand up

Excerpt: As some­one who’s been involved in pro­gres­sive pol­i­tics for almost half a life­time, I have great admi­ra­tion and appre­ci­a­tion for peo­ple who have ded­i­cat­ed their lives to activism and orga­niz­ing. Most of us in the pro­gres­sive move­ment are part-time activists; we choose to be involved because we care, but our oblig­a­tions to work/school and fam­i­ly […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bill intended to force construction of Keystone XL pipeline fails to advance in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: By the tight­est of mar­gins, the U.S. Sen­ate this evening defeat­ed a poor­ly con­ceived bill intend­ed to give oil giant Tran­sCana­da a green light to build its pro­posed Key­stone XL pipeline through Mon­tana, the Dako­tas, and Nebraska. S.2280, prime spon­sored by Repub­li­can John Hoeven of North Dako­ta and pro­mot­ed by an increas­ing­ly des­per­ate Mary Lan­drieu […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Biggest political loser last night: Tim Eyman

Excerpt: This morn­ing, as I had rather expect­ed he would, Tim Eyman sent out a cel­e­bra­to­ry email bask­ing in the results of the 2014 midterms, which Pres­i­dent Oba­ma referred to ear­li­er today as a good night for Repub­li­cans. Eyman did his very best to spin the results of the elec­tion in Wash­ing­ton as some kind of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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School districts across Washington State lead a revolt against failed federal policies

Excerpt: At least 28 school dis­tricts in Wash­ing­ton State have cho­sen to fight back against U.S. Edu­ca­tion Sec­re­tary Arne Dun­can’s demand that they label suc­cess­ful schools as “fail­ures” due to a law backed by George W. Bush. When the state leg­is­la­ture refused to tie teacher eval­u­a­tions to test scores, Dun­can revoked the state’s waiv­er from Bush’s […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
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How democracy saves Seattle schools from bad superintendents

Excerpt: With the depar­ture of Jose Ban­da from the post of super­in­ten­dent of Seat­tle Pub­lic Schools, we’ve seen the usu­al hand-wring­ing and recrim­i­na­tions over the future of the dis­trict. Ban­da’s depar­ture led the Seat­tle Times to pub­lish an arti­cle and an edi­to­r­i­al decry­ing sup­posed med­dling by the board in the oper­a­tions of the district. The edi­to­r­i­al […]
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
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Huge snowstorm hits greater Portland and the Willamette Valley, causing massive backups

Excerpt: It’s a mess out there: City offi­cials have a sim­ple mes­sage to Port­land metro area res­i­dents in the midst of one of the biggest snow­storms the region has seen in years: Don’t dri­ve unless you absolute­ly have to. Any­where from 3 to 7 inch­es of snow could hit the metro area by Fri­day, fol­lowed by a round […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Seahawks win their first ever Super Bowl; Pacific Northwest roars in jubilation

Excerpt: It’s final­ly hap­pened. After almost four decades, the Seat­tle Sea­hawks have brought home the Vince Lom­bar­di Tro­phy, win­ning Super Bowl XLVIII by a score of forty-three to eight to cap­ture their first title and only the fourth pro title in Seat­tle sports his­to­ry. (The Son­ics won it all in 1979; the Storm did the same […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Seahawks advance to Super Bowl, Pacific Northwest celebrates big playoff win

Excerpt: For only the sec­ond time in fran­chise his­to­ry, the Seat­tle Sea­hawks have found their way to the Super Bowl, the most watched sport­ing event in the world and the annu­al cham­pi­onship game of the Nation­al Foot­ball League. Seat­tle punched its tick­et by beat­ing its divi­sion rival, the San Fran­cis­co 49ers, for the sec­ond time this […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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