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By Erica C. Barnett July 23, 2012

Editor's note: This post has been corrected to note that Bill Finkbeiner is running for Lieutenant Governor, not Secretary of State.

Our daily roundup:

1) Fuse Washington has released its Progressive Voter's Guide---a list of candidates gold-starred by the labor-, environmentalist-, and women's rights'-backed group. In addition to the usual suspects (Jay Inslee for governor, Maria Cantwell for US Senator), Fuse recommends you vote for:

• Laura Ruderman, Darcy Burner, or Suzan DelBene for the new 1st District Congressional seat;

• Bill Finkbeiner, a Republican, for Lieutenant Governor (a dual endorsement with the incumbent, Democrat Brad Owen, who received a less enthusiastic write-up);

• Noel Frame, a Democrat, in the crowded Democratic intramural for 36th District state representative;

• And either Dusty Hoerler or Jessyn Farrell in the also-crowded race for 46th District state rep.

2) There's a big new Target opening downtown, and PubliCola is psyched!

The Seattle Times reports that the 2/3-scale store, which will open in conjunction with similar City Targets in Chicago and LA, is targeted at downtown workers and residents, whose population has increased by nearly 25,000 to 60,000 since 1990, making Seattle's downtown residential population second only to San Francisco's among US cities. (San Francisco is also in line for a new City Target.)

3) On Crosscut, former mayor Charley Royer isn't impressed by "Mossback" Knute Berger's takedown of the "$1 billion waterfront."

4) There was a big ammonia leak at the Darigold plant in Southeast Seattle early this morning. The Rainier Valley Post has one of the few stories that isn't framed in terms of what the leak means for Your Commute.

5) The Atlantic looks at the secret lives of Zipcar drivers. Spoiler alert: They don't care about the environment or "community"... but they do like the free umbrellas.
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