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Category Archives: Unscheduled Programming

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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WOW! Félix Hernández pitches first perfect game in Mariners history at Safeco Field

Excerpt: All hail King Félix! The twen­ty-six year old Mariners pitch­ing phe­nom solid­i­fied his place in base­ball his­to­ry by becom­ing the first Seat­tle pitch­er to toss a per­fect game in front of 21,000+ cheer­ing fans on a sun­ny sum­mer day at Safe­co Field. The Mariners scored just one run against the Tam­pa Bay Rays, but that was […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Election Update: Whatcom, Spokane races

Excerpt: With a lit­tle more than 9,000 votes to count, it seems that What­com Coun­ty races have been decided.  The real inter­est­ing race in What­com Coun­ty is inside the 42nd dis­trict. Matt Krogh is chal­leng­ing fresh­man Vin­cent Buys and Natal­ie McClen­don is chal­leng­ing Jason Over­street. Buys doesn’t have much of a record and Rep. Over­street doesn’t […]
Written by:Patrick
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Goodbye, Ichiro

Excerpt: This after­noon, the Seat­tle Mariners announced that the team’s best known play­er, known around these parts of the coun­try sim­ply as “Ichi­ro”, had been trad­ed to the New York Yan­kees for two minor league play­ers and cash con­sid­er­a­tions after more than a dozen sea­sons in the Emer­ald City. The news took the Pacif­ic North­west and the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Providence: Collaboration, Not Co-Option: Labor, Community Organizations, and Occupy Wall Street Working Together

Excerpt: Wel­come to my first post from Prov­i­dence! Now it’s 10:30, and I’m sit­ting in a pan­el about how the Occu­py move­ment and more tra­di­tion­al pro­gres­sive groups can work togeth­er, in order to bet­ter cre­ate pos­i­tive change. Pan­elists first described where they were when they first heard about Occu­py Wall Street, and sto­ries emerged from the […]
Written by:Patrick
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Baumgartner comes to WWU, response is lukewarm

Excerpt: Michael Baum­gart­ner, cur­rent State Sen­a­tor (6th‑R) and oppo­nent to Maria Cantwell, came to West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty today to talk to stu­dents with slight­ly gram­mat­i­cal­ly incor­rect cam­paign material.  A few stu­dents stopped to talk, but most stu­dents were hud­dled around the very enthu­si­as­tic evan­gel­i­cal preach­er yelling to stu­dents in Red Square or were tar­gets of three […]
Written by:Patrick
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Twitter buys Tumblr rival Posterous

Excerpt: Pos­ter­ous, a start­up that com­petes with Tum­blr in the microblog­ging space, has agreed to sell itself to Twit­ter for an undis­closed sum, the com­pa­nies joint­ly announced today. Launched in May 2008, Pos­ter­ous’ ser­vice is known for its ease-of-use; it bills its plat­form as the eas­i­est and best way to blog by email. “Today we are wel­com­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Gregoire declares state of emergency in response to winter storms

Excerpt: Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire pro­claimed a win­ter storm emer­gency this morn­ing, fol­low­ing a series of events that have forced schools and offices to shut their doors and made many roads impassable. “This is pure­ly a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure,” Gre­goire said in a news release. “So far, we haven’t received any requests for state assis­tance – but we […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Western Washington lowlands receive first (and maybe only) major snowfall of winter

Excerpt: It’s snow time! After sev­er­al weeks of most­ly dry/sometimes wet weath­er, Puget Sound and points to the north and the south are see­ing some sig­nif­i­cant snow… per­haps the only major snow event of win­ter 2012. The Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice fore­cast for today and the next few days calls for plen­ty of snow show­ers. Tem­per­a­tures will remain fair­ly […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It is currently 11:11 on 11/11/11

Excerpt: And now, for a lit­tle bit of unsched­uled programming. As is obvi­ous, today’s date is Novem­ber 11th, 2011 — styled as 11/11/11 in short­hand, or 11–11-11, or 11.11.11. This will be the only point in our life­times when the date, in short­hand, will have con­sist­ed of mere­ly a sin­gle dig­it that can be read back­wards […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Spokane County turns against Tim Eyman’s I‑1125; NO vote strengthening statewide

Excerpt: What was that about I‑1125 being “too close to call”? Now that most of Wash­ing­ton’s thir­ty-nine coun­ties have released updat­ed returns with fresh­ly tab­u­lat­ed bal­lots, we can project even more con­fi­dent­ly that Tim Eyman’s I‑1125 is head­ed down to defeat. A sec­ond coun­ty, Spokane, has now flipped from the Yes col­umn to the No col­umn, only […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bellevue City Council races looking good for progressives; Laing/Stokes contest is close

Excerpt: One of the bright spots for pro­gres­sives in tonight’s elec­tion appears to be the Belle­vue City Coun­cil races, which were hot­ly con­test­ed, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the last few weeks. Incum­bents John Chelmini­ak (run­ning for Posi­tion 3), and Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci (run­ning for Posi­tion 5), are both doing very well. Chelmini­ak has 67.80% of the vote; his oppo­nent Michelle […]
Written by:Grace
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Flynn and Carson have hefty lead in Redmond City Council race

Excerpt: In the first of  just two con­test­ed Red­mond City Coun­cil races, Tom Fly­nn has a sig­nif­i­cant lead over his oppo­nent Joel Wright: Tom Fly­nn  56.56% Joel L. Wright 42.89% For a first time can­di­date, Fly­nn ran a strong cam­paign, gar­ner­ing the endorse­ment of four of the sev­en cur­rent city coun­cil members. In the sec­ond race, […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Results mixed in Whatcom and Spokane

Excerpt: Both Spokane and What­com Coun­ty have released the first wave of their elec­tion returns to unclear results, with many of the races too close to com­fort­ably call. For the may­oral race in Belling­ham, it seems that for­mer 42nd Dis­trict leg­is­la­tor Kel­li Linville has tak­en the lead by about 400 votes; we’ll see if that lead is […]
Written by:Patrick
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