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Smart Growth America: Invest in Maintenance and Transit, Not New Roads

Smart Growth America: Investing in transit and road maintenance in Washington State would create more jobs, and moves more people, than pouring more money into highways.

02/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: McGinn "Open to" Idea of Charter Schools

The Seattle Times' Politics Northwest blog reports that Mayor McGinn is "open to" the idea of allowing charter schools.

02/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Spokesman-Review: Why Did Fox "Leave Out Whole Sections" of the Declaration of Independence?

The Spokesman-Review gets hot and bothered about ... the Declaration of Independence?

02/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Tim Burgess: The History of Mayoral Vetoes

City Council member Tim Burgess on the history of mayoral vetoes, two of nine in the last 20 years courtesy of Mike McGInn.

02/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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VeloBusDriver: What Metro Needs to Do Before Ditching the Ride-Free Area

VeloBusDriver: A thoughtful list of "to-dos" before Metro eliminates the downtown Ride-Free Area.

02/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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New York Times Magazine: Saigon Deli

The New York Times Magazine talks up Seattle's own Saigon Deli.

02/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: State House Reps Make Case for Balanced Approach on Unemployment Insurance

It is well-established economic fact that the quickest and most effective way to funnel money back to businesses is to put it in the pockets of those who need it most — the families that have lost their employment.

02/07/2011 By Josh Feit

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Remapping Debate: Seattle As Non-Black As You'd Expect

An interactive, Census-based mapping tool shows that Seattle is as non-black, and segregated, as you'd expect.

02/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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AP: Gregoire, Kitzhaber Scrap Expensive Bridge Project

Columbia River bridge plan scrapped.

02/04/2011 By Josh Feit

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RH Reality Check: Could Be Worse

RH Reality Check: Anti-choice legislation in Washington State and South Dakota.

02/03/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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The Daily Score: Rep. Liias Introduces Bill To Eliminate Coal at Centralia Plant

Sightline looks at Liias bill to phase out coal.

02/03/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Spokesman-Review: English As Official Language

Spokesman-Review: McCune proposes English-only legislation.

02/03/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.com: Dem Chair Pelz Gets Raise

Connelly reports that Washington State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz got a $10,000 raise, taking his salary to $113,000.

02/02/2011 By Josh Feit

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Seattle Transit Blog: Bills to Watch

Seattle Transit Blog: Transportation bills to watch this session.

02/02/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Spokesman-Review: Bill Would Allow Electronic Bracelet for Stalkers

Spokesman-Review: State legislators propose a bill that would allow judges to require stalkers to wear electronic monitoring bracelets.

02/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Infrastructurist: Suburbs Pollute More than Cities

Infrastructurist: A new report shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, cities produce less pollution than suburbs.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Tacoma News Tribune: White Proposes School District Voting Rights for 14-Year-Olds

Tacoma News Tribune: State Sen. Scott White (D-46) wants to give 14-year-olds the right to vote in their school district elections.

01/31/2011 By Erica C. Barnett