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Dr. Kim Schrier to speak at NPI’s Sixteenth Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, August 24th

Excerpt: We're excited to announce that Dr. Kim Schrier will be a featured speaker at our Sixteenth Anniversary Picnic on Saturday, August 24th. Learn more:
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Here comes the blue wave: Early Top Two returns suggest a Democratic tsunami in 2018

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic Party is poised to drastically increase its legislative majorities and has a chance of picking up not one, not two, but three U.S. House seats this autumn, early returns in the state's August Top Two election suggest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) said to be Trump’s Interior Secretary pick

Excerpt: If news reports are to be believed, Don­ald Trump is on the verge of nam­ing Repub­li­can Con­gress­woman Cathy McMor­ris Rodgers as his choice for Sec­re­tary of the Inte­ri­or. McMor­ris Rodgers has rep­re­sent­ed East­ern Wash­ing­ton in Con­gress for near­ly ten years, hav­ing been elect­ed and reelect­ed five times. Ms. McMor­ris Rodgers, the high­est-rank­ing woman in the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ready, set, match! Fall congressional contests taking shape thanks to today’s election

Excerpt: Back in May, more than fifty indi­vid­u­als filed paper­work (either in per­son, by mail, or elec­tron­i­cal­ly) to for­mal­ly declare their can­di­da­cies for Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in one of Wash­ing­ton’s ten con­gres­sion­al dis­tricts. By the time the August win­now­ing elec­tion is cer­ti­fied lat­er this month, only twen­ty will be left, with near­ly half of […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Marko Liias exits congressional sweepstakes; other WA-01 candidates stay in

Excerpt: “[I]t’s often said that democ­ra­cy is about vot­ers choos­ing their politi­cians. But in the redis­trict­ing process, it’s politi­cians choos­ing their vot­ers. And in many ways, those deci­sions can be more impor­tant than elec­tions in some con­text.” — Nate Persi­ly, Beek­man Pro­fes­sor of Law and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty, com­ment­ing on the impor­tance of redis­trict­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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