Morning Fizz

Over the Executive Board's Reluctance

By Morning Fizz June 28, 2010

1. PubliCola was in Vancouver, WA. this weekend covering the state Democrats' convention, where the party regulars heard from U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and health care reform poster child (literally) Marcelas Owens; watched the World Cup; and made some predictable endorsements (nay on Eyman's son-of-960; nay on privatizing workers' comp, nay on repealing temporary tax increases on beer, and nay on the two liquor privatization initiatives).

Also, over the executive board's reluctance, they voted to come out in support of the measure to legalize marijuana, a measure that does not have the backing of two major Democratic Party interest groups, the Service Employees International Union and the ACLU.

Murray's speech is here. And our coverage is here, here, and here. The PI's Strange Bedfellow's blog has some notes on Sen. Murray's speech here.

2. Long-time lefty activist and progressive blogger Chad Shue (www.theLeftShue.com) scored an in-depth interview with Northwest Washington U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA, 2) this weekend. Larsen if facing a Tea Party candidate and two challengers from the left this year.

3. The latest scoop from in-the-know crime reporter Jonah Spangenthal-Lee: The city is planning to cut its Victime Advocates and neigbhorhood Crime Prevention programs.

4. Two pieces of national news: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gun rights and  long-time U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. VA.) has died.
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