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Category Archives: Unscheduled Programming

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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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Initiative 522 gets another boost as Snohomish and Clallam join the Yes column

Excerpt: If you’re a sup­port­er of Ini­tia­tive 522 like we are, you’ll be glad to know that Yes on I‑522’s share of the vote is still head­ed upwards on the eve of the fifth day of bal­lot count­ing, and now stands at 47.85%. That’s an improve­ment of more than two full per­cent­age points since Elec­tion Night, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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