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Congratulations, Tanika Padhye, and welcome to the Redmond City Council

Yes­ter­day evening, at its March 7th busi­ness meet­ing, the Red­mond City Coun­cil select­ed Tani­ka Pad­hye to fill the vacan­cy cre­at­ed by the Jan­u­ary res­ig­na­tion of NPI Advi­so­ry Coun­cil mem­ber Kim Allen, who stepped down due to hav­ing an increas­ing­ly trav­el-cen­tric work sched­ule. Pad­hye, forty-three, was pre­vi­ous­ly a mem­ber of the city’s Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and has […]

Posted inElections, Party Politics, Public Service

Thanks, Tim Eyman, for reminding us you’re incapable of comprehending our Constitution

Noto­ri­ous ini­tia­tive prof­i­teer Tim Eyman has been active in Wash­ing­ton State pol­i­tics a very long time — around twen­ty years, in fact. And as read­ers of the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate are well aware, Tim has made sell­ing destruc­tive right-wing ini­tia­tives his full time occu­pa­tion… to the detri­ment of Wash­ing­ton State. The major­i­ty of the ini­tia­tives Eyman has […]

Posted inBreaking News, Party Politics, Public Service

King County Council unanimously backs Carol Gregory for 30th District House vacancy

After speak­ing with all three of the can­di­dates nom­i­nat­ed last week by the Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty to suc­ceed the late Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Free­man, the King Coun­ty Coun­cil this after­noon unan­i­mous­ly vot­ed to back Car­ol Gre­go­ry (the par­ty’s first choice) to fill the vacan­cy in the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict. Because the 30th is a joint […]

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LIVE from Federal Way: 30th District Democratic nominating caucus underway

Good evening from Fed­er­al Way. I’m here at the head­quar­ters of the Wash­ing­ton Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion, where the Demo­c­ra­t­ic precinct com­mit­tee offi­cers of the 30th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict are gath­ered to draw up a list of can­di­dates to suc­ceed the late Roger Free­man. First elect­ed to the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2012, Free­man was in […]

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President appoints Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Fed up with Repub­li­can obstruc­tion­ism in the U.S. Sen­ate, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma plans to announce that he is appoint­ing his nom­i­nee for Direc­tor of the Con­sumer Finan­cial Pro­tec­tion Bureau to the post effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly. Richard Cor­dray, fifty-two, pre­vi­ous­ly served as Ohio’s forty-ninth attor­ney gen­er­al before he was nom­i­nat­ed by the Pres­i­dent last July to run the […]

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LIVE from Seattle: 46th District Democrats draw up list of names to succeed David Frockt

Tonight, the 46th Dis­trict Democ­rats and the King Coun­ty Democ­rats are hold­ing a joint meet­ing at Olympic View Ele­men­tary in Seat­tle to draw up a list of names to suc­ceed David Frockt as State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive There are a hun­dred and five Demo­c­ra­t­ic precinct com­mit­tee offi­cers present, out of one hun­dred and six­teen eli­gi­ble to vote. […]

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Governor Chris Gregoire appoints Judge Steven González to state’s Supreme Court

Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire announced today that she is appoint­ing respect­ed King Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge Judge Steven González to the Supreme Court to suc­ceed Ger­ry Alexan­der, who will be retir­ing from the bench at the end of the year. The appoint­ment, which does not require Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion, is the sec­ond Supreme Court vacan­cy that Gre­goire has […]

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King County Council unanimously appoints David Frockt to be Scott White’s successor

Seat­tle’s 46th leg­isla­tive dis­trict has a state sen­a­tor again! Fol­low­ing last Thurs­day’s joint meet­ing between the 46th Dis­trict Democ­rats and the King Coun­ty Democ­rats, where Rep­re­sen­ta­tive David Frockt was over­whelm­ing­ly select­ed as the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s top choice to suc­ceed the late Scott White, the King Coun­ty Coun­cil has unan­i­mous­ly vot­ed to act on the rec­om­men­da­tion, appointing […]

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David Frockt likely to be Scott White’s successor as the senator from the 46th LD

The King Coun­ty Democ­rats’ exec­u­tive board (on which I sit) vot­ed last night to adopt and for­ward a list of names to the King Coun­ty Coun­cil to fill the vacan­cy left by Sen­a­tor Scott White, who recent­ly died at the age of forty-one of car­diac arrest due to an enlarged heart, which unfor­tu­nate­ly had gone […]