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New State Representative Alex Ramel talks to NPI about his priorities for the 2020 session

Excerpt: The newest addition to the Washington State Legislature from the 40th District wants to tackle affordable housing and climate justice in the 2020 short session.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Alex Ramel appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives from 40th LD

Excerpt: State Representative Jeff Morris has a successor: Environmental and climate justice activist Alex Ramel was chosen by the Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan county legislative authorities to serve in the House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jesse Johnson, Jamila Taylor and Sam Rise nominated to succeed Kristine Reeves in 30th

Excerpt: Meet the three nominees chosen by the Democratic precinct committee officers in the 30th Legislative District to fill the vacancy created by Kristine Reeves' resignation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alex Ramel, Michael Lilliquist, and Marco Morales nominated to succeed Jeff Morris

Excerpt: The Democratic precinct committee officers in the 40th Legislative District have created a shortlist of possible successors to outgoing State Representative Jeff Morris.
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Kristine Reeves resigns from the Washington State House… to run for Congress?

Excerpt: In a video posted to Facebook, State Representative Kristine Reeves announced she is resigning from the Washington State House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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10th LD’s Ron Muzzall appointed to succeed Barbara Bailey in Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington's newest State Senator is a family farmer from Whidbey Island with significant agricultural and business expertise.
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Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cheer up, Seattle Times: There will be plenty of exciting in-state political drama in 2024

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve suggests The Seattle Times might want to devote some ink to the real fires that are actually burning right now, like the ecological catastrophe in the Amazon or Individual Number One's assault on our rights and freedoms.
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Why it makes sense that Jay Inslee will likely seek a third term as Governor of Washington

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee's first term was -- legislatively speaking -- sabotaged by the treachery of Rodney Tom. Inslee could regain lost opportunities to sign progressive bills into law with a third term.
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Republican State Senator Barbara Bailey to resign effective September 30th, 2019

Excerpt: The 10th Legislative District will soon have a new state senator, who must be of the same party as Bailey. The seat will be contested in next year's presidential elections.
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Alex Ybarra well positioned to retain Matt Manweller’s old seat for the Republican Party

Excerpt: The special election for the State House in Washington's 13th is turning out to be devoid of drama, as expected.
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State Senator Liz Lovelett leads in 40th LD special election, trailed by Daniel Miller

Excerpt: In early 2019 Top Two results in the 40th Legislative District, voters were favoring the incumbent and a Republican challenger.
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Derek Stanford appointed to Washington State Senate; Davina Duerr to State House

Excerpt: Today, the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representative each gained a new member from the 1st Legislative District as a result of the resignation of former State Senator Guy Palumbo back in May.
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Liz Lovelett chosen to succeed Kevin Ranker as Senator for Washington’s 40th District

Excerpt: Lovelett, an Anacortes City Councilmember, was chosen by the legislative authorities of Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties to represent the 40th LD.
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