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ICANN refuses to sign off on proposed sale of .ORG domain registry to private equity firm

Excerpt: The Internet Society's attempt to sell the Public Interest Registry to Ethos Capital appears to have been foiled by the entity that operates as the de facto regulator of domains on the Internet.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Frontier Communications files for bankruptcy as it prepares to shed its Northwest assets

Excerpt: One of the Pacific Northwest's largest Internet Service Providers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with years of mismanagement and the consequences of ill-advised deals having taken a predictable toll.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton warns proposed sale of .ORG domain registry could harm nonprofits

Excerpt: A proposed sale of one of the Internet's biggest domain registries is attracting opposition all over the world, including here in the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Boeing belatedly fires Dennis Muilenburg as company’s disastrous year comes to a close

Excerpt: 2019 was a rotten year for The Boeing Company. With much riding on the firm's performance in 2020, Boeing's board has decided a change in leadership is necessary.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Forty-eight states have launched a major antitrust investigation targeting Google

Excerpt: Search and advertising giant Google and its parent company Alphabet are about to face more regulatory scrutiny, but this time from the state level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tired of Amazon’s greedy politics and bad business practices? Diversify your shopping!

Excerpt: If the prospect of diversifying your shopping and reducing your dependence on Amazon is appealing to you, then have a look at this guide of alternatives that we have put together.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PCC rebrands: Cooperative drops “Natural Markets” for “Community Markets”

Excerpt: For decades, PCC (the Puget Con­sumers Coop­er­a­tive) has been a fix­ture of Seat­tle and more recent­ly the greater Seat­tle met­ro­pol­i­tan area, pro­vid­ing organ­ic food from local farms, ranch­es, bak­eries, and dairies. When we need food for an event, such as our annu­al Win­ter Hol­i­day Par­ty, NPI turns to PCC. Since 1998, when PCC adopt­ed the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians are hungry for meaningful corporate tax accountability, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: NPI's research has confirmed that there's an extraordinary appetite for meaningful accountability that spans the ideological spectrum and every demographic group imaginable.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ecommerce giant Amazon to buy Whole Foods grocery chain in blockbuster deal

Excerpt: If this deal goes through, Amazon will -- almost overnight -- become a major player in the brick and mortar retail industry. It already dominates ecommerce.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Barack Obama announces his administration has rejected Keystone XL

Excerpt: Flanked by Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and Sec­re­tary of State John Ker­ry, Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma announced today that his admin­is­tra­tion has — after a lengthy and repeat­ed­ly delayed review process — reject­ed oil giant Tran­sCanada’s appli­ca­tion to build the Key­stone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada bor­der. “Now, for years, the Key­stone [XL] Pipeline has occu­pied […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Roberts Court’s logic: Corporations are people, so they’re entitled to religious liberty

Excerpt: The Roberts Court has done it again. Deter­mined to make the ter­ri­ble impli­ca­tions of the Cor­po­ra­tions Unit­ed and McCutcheon deci­sions look tame by com­par­i­son, the Supreme Court ruled this morn­ing that because it believes cor­po­ra­tions to be peo­ple, an arti­fi­cial for-prof­it enti­ty like Hob­by Lob­by is enti­tled to reli­gious lib­er­ty, and so it does not […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Michael King’s embezzlement demonstrates why progressive and Democratic organizations need strong internal controls

Excerpt: Yes­ter­day, King Coun­ty pros­e­cu­tors charged Michael Wal­ter King, the for­mer exec­u­tive direc­tor of the now-defunct Sen­ate Demo­c­ra­t­ic Cam­paign Com­mit­tee (SDCC) with six counts of theft fol­low­ing a six month inves­ti­ga­tion, in which Seat­tle police found that King had stolen more than a quar­ter of a mil­lion dol­lars from the Sen­ate Demo­c­ra­t­ic cau­cus to fund his […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Seattle: Huge turnout for final scoping hearing on Gateway Pacific Terminal

Excerpt: This after­noon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers, Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy, and What­com Coun­ty (the co-lead agen­cies) are hold­ing the sev­enth in a series of scop­ing meet­ings to deter­mine how to best pro­ceed with an envi­ron­men­tal impact state­ment for the pro­posed Gate­way Pacif­ic Ter­mi­nal and Custer rail­road spur at the Wash­ing­ton State Con­ven­tion […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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