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Category Archives: Unscheduled Programming

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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Analysis: Sawant on the Verge, Bleeding Stops (or Pauses) for SeaTac Minimum Wage, and Outside Chance Remains for Seattle Public Financing

Excerpt: Social­ist Alter­na­tive par­ty can­di­date, Kshama Sawant, appears on the verge of tak­ing the lead and not look­ing back in her race vs. incum­bent Demo­c­ra­t­ic Seat­tle City Coun­cilper­son Richard Con­lin. Dur­ing the vote count of Fri­day evening, Sawant won 58.4% of the vote, accord­ing to The Stranger’s David “Goldy” Gold­stein, result­ing in her now sit­ting only […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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6,300 lives could be greatly improved tonight

Excerpt: Today, Novem­ber 5th, and for the past cou­ple of weeks vot­ers in the small Seat­tle sub­urb of SeaT­ac have been cast­ing their bal­lots on a mea­sure, SeaT­ac Prop. 1, that would set a min­i­mum wage of $15/hr for air­port and hotel work­ers in the city. If this mea­sure pass­es we could see sim­i­lar action on […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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Live from Whatcom: Senate Republican Transportation Listening Tour

Excerpt: It’s been a fog­gy day here in Belling­ham, but the low vis­i­bil­i­ty has not kept peo­ple from com­ing to the Belling­ham leg of the Sen­ate Repub­li­can’s lis­ten­ing tour, because this place is packed. As we cov­ered ear­li­er this month, Belling­ham was not orig­i­nal­ly a place sched­uled to be part of the tour, but the size […]
Written by:Patrick
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American-ness and the Promise of Global Democracy

Excerpt: As gov­ern­ments tran­si­tion and Egypt is fig­ur­ing out what to do in the after­math of a mil­i­tary coup, it is impor­tant to rec­og­nize this is not an event devoid of con­text, but is a prod­uct of a long his­to­ry, one in which we have had no small part. “Wait a sec­ond”, it might be said,“what’s […]
Written by:Patrick
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Gun control supporters rally in Seattle

Excerpt: A large crowd of gun con­trol sup­port­ers, mobi­lized by StandUP Wash­ing­ton, marched from Seattle’s West­lake Park to a ral­ly at the Seat­tle Cen­ter this Sun­day after­noon. The mood was somber, as vic­tims of the Sandy Hook school shoot­ing were remem­bered, but there was also a spir­it of resolve. The event had a dual pur­pose, to remem­ber, but […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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LIVE: Van Jones at the Washington State Budget and Policy Center Conference

Excerpt: NPI live­blogs Jones speaks at the Bud­get and Pol­i­cy Cen­ter lunch, lay­ing out a vision nation­al­ly: 12:35 PM: “If your news sta­tion is named after a sneaky and preda­to­ry animals…you might ques­tion whether your news is fair and bal­anced.” 12:37 PM: “If we just stand our ground, we can final­ly bring the Rea­gan val­ues to […]
Written by:Patrick
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Mullet campaign in 5th LD Jubilant

Excerpt: With a lead of 54 to 46 Mark Mul­let is hap­py tonight. All the screens in Zeeks Piz­za are tuned to OBa­ma’s upcom­ing vic­to­ry speech and the patrons are smil­ing. It’s hard to be sure whether they’re more inter­est­ed in the band, each oth­er, or the pun­dits.
Written by:Martin Chaney
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McAuliffe retains seat

Excerpt: State sen­a­tor Rose­mary McAu­li­ffe has retained her seat in Wash­ing­ton’s first leg­isla­tive dis­trict. Repub­li­cans need­ed to take her seat to gain the major­i­ty in the sen­ate. They ran an “edu­ca­tion” can­di­date, Dawn McCravey, who sup­port­ed char­ter schools which McAu­li­ffe blocked in her edu­ca­tion com­mit­tee. To off­set McCravey’s ed reform sup­port, teach­ers came out on force […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Whatcom, Spokane LD Races: Democrats win the 3rd, 40th, Republicans win 4th, 6th, 42nd

Excerpt: With a 46% of the bal­lots count­ed in What­com Coun­ty and 56% of the vote in Spokane, the two chal­lengers in the House, Democ­rats Matt Krogh and Natal­ie McClen­don, have seemed to lost their bid to unseat Reps. Vin­cent Buys and Jason Over­street. They came up short in the pri­ma­ry, and unless a large surge […]
Written by:Patrick
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Mood buoyant at 45th LD party in Kirkland

Excerpt: State rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Good­man just gave a short, jubi­lant vic­to­ry speech to a room­ful of his sup­port­ers. Good­man has a wide lead of over 12 per­cent­age points over his Repub­li­can oppo­nent Joel Hussey. Good­man is proud to have ran “an hon­or­able” cam­paign ver­sus an oppo­nent who reached deep into his bag of dirty tricks. He […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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DelBene winning short term seat

Excerpt: The crowd here at the Wood­mark has gone wild with the announce­ment that she leads 57 to 43 for the short term seat. No results yet for the full term race and the old dis­trict leans heav­i­ly Demo­c­ra­t­ic but it’s a great sign. Results for the full term seat are also look­ing very pos­i­tive. I […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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45th LD mood is positive

Excerpt: The crowd here in Kirk­land for Lar­ry Springer and Roger Good­man is near capac­i­ty and the mood is very pos­i­tive. Big cheers as races are called for Eliz­a­beth War­ren and Clair McCaskill. The gen­er­al expec­ta­tion is that Lar­ry should win eas­i­ly while Roger’s race will be close. Chat­ted with Lar­ry and Roger as well as […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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Getting Ready to Party in Washington’s 45 and 5th LDs

Excerpt: I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing lots of my favorite Demo­c­ra­t­ic elect­ed offi­cials and can­di­dates tonight. Begin­ning with Lar­ry Springer and Roger Good­man in Wash­ing­ton’s 45th LD, it will be great to see an enthu­si­as­tic crowd of pro­gres­sive activists.  Next I’ll be look­ing for­ward to chat­ting with 1st CD can­di­date Suzan Del­bene who will be par­ty­ing […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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