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Double X: House Cuts All Funding for Planned Parenthood

The US House just voted to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood, whose services one in five women will use in

02/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI: Metro Doesn't Have to Run Anti-Israel Ads

A judge has ruled that King County Metro does not have to run anti-Israel bus ads because buses are a "limited" public forum.

02/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times Op/Ed: City Attorney Says State Should Legalize Pot

Seattle Times: City attorney Pete Holmes says the state legislature should "lead the way" nationally and legalize marijuana.

02/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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NYT: Coal Company Lied to State About Its Plans for Plant in Longview

New York Times: A company that has proposed a coal plant in Longview deceived state officials about the ultimate size of the plant it planned to build.

02/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Biking Bis: Biking Fatalities, State By State

Biking Bis: Biking (and pedestrian) fatalities by state, including Washington.

02/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Everett Herald: Koster May Give it a Third Try

Redistricting could prompt third try for Koster.

02/14/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: Murray Proposes Bill Requiring Tunnel Construction Oversight

PI.com: State Sen. Ed Murray proposes legislation creating oversight of the deep-bore tunnel construction project.

02/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Schmudget: Tax Exemptions = Budget Spends

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center considers the full impact of tax breaks.

02/11/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: SPD Offers Deal to Four South End Drug Dealers

PI.com: Seattle police offer a deal to four South End drug dealers: Stop dealing, and we'll drop the charges against you.

02/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Goldy: Seattle Times Ed Board Finally Finds a Tax It Likes

Slog: The Seattle Times finally finds a tax it agrees with---on electric cars.

02/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Capitol Record: "OK, We've Had It. We Don't Believe There Should Be Prohibition."

Pot legalization bill gets hearing. Medical marijuana bill gets nod.

02/10/2011 By Josh Feit

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Washington Policy Center: Protect Dedicated Accounts!

The conservative Washington Policy Center has a blog post up criticizing Gov. Chris Gregoire for not making good on her state of the state pledge to focus on user fees, adopting a "user pays policy" as opposed to general taxes.

02/09/2011 By Josh Feit

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The Washington Post: Seattle Rep. Pushes Coal Tar Ban

Freshman Seattle Rep. David Frockt gets writeup in Washington Post

02/09/2011 By Josh Feit

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SeattleCrime.com: All the (Alleged) DUIs that Are Fit to Print

SeattleCrime.com: The city's alleged DUI hot spots.

02/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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US News: Best Cities For Transit

US News: Seattle doesn't make the cut for the nation's top ten transit cities.

02/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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News Tribune: Failure of Pierce County Transit Tax Could Mean 35 Percent Cuts to Service

Tacoma News Tribune: The failure of a sales-tax increase for transit in Pierce County doesn't necessarily signal a general anti-tax sentiment.

02/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Oregon Public Broadcasting: OR Lawmakers Push Plastic Bag Ban---With Grocery Industry Support

Oregon does Washington State one better, with a proposal to ban plastic bags that actually has the grocery industry's support.

02/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett