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Tag Archives: Common Wealth

One of six proposed coal terminals in Washington and Oregon abandoned

Excerpt: Ask a political organizer in Whatcom County, and it trends that they will tell you about how often they hear voters ask about the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point, right outside of Bellingham. They get frustrated. Train tracks cut right through Bellingham, and run along next to local businesses. Sit for a few hours […]
Written by:Patrick
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Frank Blethen, self-proclaimed champion of higher education, doesn’t want Chris Gregoire intervening in lawsuit against I-1053

Excerpt: A few days ago, Governor Chris Gregoire let it be known that she intends to ask the courts to rule on the constitutionality of Tim Eyman’s I-1053, which was challenged by a group of parents, teachers, and lawmakers in a lawsuit last spring. Gregoire is a defendant in the lawsuit (which is being defended by […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Litigation
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The search for a long-term answer for coherence in Ryan Blethen’s columns

Excerpt: Apparently oblivious to the reality that he has as much credibility as Tim Eyman does when it comes to talking about protecting public services, Seattle Times editorial page editor Ryan Blethen has penned yet another column lamenting the dire straits that Washington’s public universities are in. The piece, which ran in today’s Sunday edition, does […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education
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Statehouse goes into lockdown; Gregoire trying to shut out protestors?

Excerpt: Fellow activists who are at the Capitol in Olympia are telling NPI that General Administration has just put the statehouse – the people’s house – under lockdown, preventing anyone without a government-issued identification card from entering. The lockdown has evidently been instigated so that Governor Gregoire and lawmakers can go about dismantling the people’s government […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Tim Eyman gloms onto another anti-red light camera measure – this time in Redmond

Excerpt: I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked (usually in conversation) what motivated me to create Permanent Defense more than nine years ago. Regular readers are undoubtedly familiar with the story of PD’s founding, because I’ve told it or referred to it many times over the years. The catalyst, of course, was […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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