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The greater Pacific Northwest could gain two congressional seats from 2021 redistricting

Excerpt: Oregon and Montana are projected to each gain one seat in the United States of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: The People vs. the Politicians examines our republic’s illnesses

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The People vs. the Politicians, a film by Hedrick Smith.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Elections, Views & Reviews
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Pacific Northwest unlikely to gain U.S. House seats in 2020 reapportionment, data indicates

Excerpt: Short­ly before Christ­mas, the Unit­ed States Cen­sus Bureau released its 2014 State and Nation­al Pop­u­la­tion Esti­mates. Strik­ing­ly, the data released by the Cen­sus Bureau shows that the Unit­ed States’ pop­u­la­tion is grow­ing at slow­est rate since 1937. There is a par­al­lel: Then, as now, we were wit­ness­ing a com­bi­na­tion of recov­ery from a weak econ­o­my […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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Why creating House districts could make the Washington State Legislature more diverse

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: The NPI team is pleased to wel­come Richard Cham­pi­on as a con­trib­u­tor to the NPI Advo­cate. Richard is a com­mit­ted Demo­c­ra­t­ic activist who cur­rent­ly serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the King Coun­ty Democ­rats. He resides in the 30th LD and is active in the 30th LD Democ­rats. As with all posts […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Slade Gorton, Tim Ceis unveil proposed congressional district map for 2012–2021

Excerpt: At last, we have a map! Dur­ing a short meet­ing of Wash­ing­ton’s four mem­ber Redis­trict­ing Com­mis­sion on the Capi­tol Cam­pus this morn­ing, for­mer U.S. Sen­a­tor Slade Gor­ton and for­mer Seat­tle deputy may­or Tim Ceis — who had been tasked with draw­ing new con­gres­sion­al dis­trict bound­aries on behalf of the four-mem­ber com­mis­sion — unveiled the pro­pos­al […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s Redistricting Commission to unveil proposed congressional map tomorrow

Excerpt: With its dead­line for sub­mit­ting new con­gres­sion­al and leg­isla­tive dis­trict maps fast approach­ing, Wash­ing­ton’s four Redis­trict­ing Com­mis­sion­ers announced at a short, ten-minute meet­ing today that they are mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant progress in draw­ing up new maps, and expect to have pre­lim­i­nary pro­pos­als to make pub­lic tomor­row. The four com­mis­sion­ers — Slade Gor­ton, Tim Ceis, Tom Huff, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Darcy Burner launches third campaign for U.S. House, joins congressional sweepstakes

Excerpt: Declar­ing that “no one is above the law — not even the rich and pow­er­ful”, two-time Dave Reichert chal­lenger and Pro­gres­sive­Congress founder Dar­cy Burn­er for­mal­ly announced this morn­ing that she is run­ning for Con­gress for a third time after spend­ing the last few days ready­ing her new web­site and con­firm­ing to friends that she’s decid­ed […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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