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Crosscut: No Reason To Rush on Tunnel

In a scathing op/ed, an environmental attorney argues in favor of a referendum that would overturn three city-state agreements on the deep-bore tunnel.

04/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Freight Group Argues that Bike and Pedestrian Safety Projects Will Cripple Industry

Despite ample evidence to the contrary, a group representing freight and manufacturing interests continues to argue that bike and pedestrian safety projects will cripple manufacturing and industrial businesses.

04/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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New York Times Catches Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in About-Face on Spending

Herrera Beutler is all for government spending when it benefits her district.

04/07/2011 By Josh Feit

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The Seattle Times: Weight of Budget Cuts Falling on Undocumented Immigrants

The Seattle Times tallies up the effect of budget cuts on undocumented immigrants and plans to target them in the next biennium's budget.

04/04/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Greater Greater Washington: VA State Police Destroy Tent City

The state of Virginia forced some 80 homeless residents of Dale City, a tent city much like Nickelsville, out of their tents and demolished the encampment last week.

04/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Seattle Times: More on this Morning's Carrasco News

The Seattle Times adds to the news we outed this morning about City Light Superintendent Jorge Corrasco's potential new gig running a utility in Phoenix.

04/01/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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PI.com: No Corporate Skyline

Conlin says a proposal to allow companies to put corporate logos on the tops of buildings will not move forward this year.

03/28/2011 By Josh Feit

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Seattle Times: Sound Transit CEO Likely to Get $6,000 Bonus

Sound Transit boss Joni Earl will probably get a bonus this year of $6,000, the Seattle Times reports.

03/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: Republican McKenna Says Collective Bargaining is a Right

Likely GOP gov candidate tells Seattle Times: "Collective bargaining is a right."

03/24/2011 By Josh Feit

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Freeway Removals and Tunnel Mishaps

Today's highway roundup: Freeway removals and tunnel mishaps.

03/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Pete Holmes, on Crosscut: Why Rob McKenna is Wrong on Health Care

City attorney Pete Holmes, on Crosscut, argues that AG Rob McKenna has it wrong on health care reform.

03/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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SeattlePI.com: Tunnel Project Will Cost More than $1 Billion, Even Without Tunnel

The PI's sensationalistic tunnel headline ("Price tag to kill tunnel: More than $1 billion") incorrectly implies that killing the tunnel would mean flushing a billion dollars down the drain.

03/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Is Biomass Energy Green?

Good article in the Seattle Times, but they miss the implications for a controversial bill making its way through the state legislature.

03/23/2011 By Josh Feit

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CityTank: A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Why is "the largest transit hub west of Chicago" (and don't forget the Chinatown light rail station), going to waste?

03/23/2011 By Josh Feit

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Guttmacher Institute: 20,000 More Women Would Die Each Year Under GOP Budget

The human cost of House Republicans' proposed cuts to family planning: 20,000 more deaths, and four million unplanned pregnancies, every year.

03/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Slog: Hempfest is a Go

Lawsuit dropped, Hempfest scheduled for three days in August.

03/22/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: All But One SPD DUI Officer Reassigned

PI.com: Three of four SPD DUI officers have been reassigned pending an investigation into allegations that they failed to screen all DUI arrests with a supervisor in person.

03/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Herald: Inslee Fundraising Pitch Uses the G Word

Inslee makes money pitch "to put some funds in the bank early for his Congressional race and also if there is an opening to run for Governor."

03/21/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI: New Poll Finds Americans Support Same Sex Marriage

No matter how bad the economy is, Republicans in Washington State will keep losing until they join the mainstream on gay rights issues.

03/18/2011 By Josh Feit

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Big Pop Gives $10 Million to Prevent Soda Tax

In contrast to Washington State, where the soda lobb spent more than $16 million to squash the state's modest temporary sales tax on pop, candy, and bottled water, in Pennsylvania, they're spending millions to prevent any tax proposal in the first place--

03/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett