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Slog: And the Winner Is...

Slog reports on the race of the century: Male representative to the King County Democratic Central Committee from Washington State's 43rd Legislative District.

01/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: Battle for State GOP Chair

Adding on to the Times report: A touchy footnote in the battle over GOP state chair.

01/18/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: Bill Would Help Exonerated Inmates

A bill being introduced by state Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33) would compensate people wrongly convicted and jailed for crimes they did not commit.

01/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Velo Bus Driver: Light Rail Isn't Going to Flood Bellevue With "Undesirables"

Velo Bus Driver responds to a Bellevue property owner's assertion that light rail will bring undesirables with bad "personal intents" to the Seattle suburb.

01/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.Com: Connelly's Half Right About Transportation Taxes

Over at the PI.com, Joel Connelly riffs on a PubliCola report about transportation taxes. The C is for Crank says he gets it half right.

01/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Economic Policy Institute: Public Employees Make Less Than Private Employees

Debunking the anti-public employee rhetoric: Study shows private sector workers earned an average $6,061 more than public sector workers—and $2000 more after factoring in benefits.

01/17/2011 By Josh Feit

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PI.com: Reagan Had Alzheimer's as President, Son's Book Says

Joel Connelly at the PI.com, writing about longtime Seattle resident Ron Reagan's new book about his father, says Reagan believes his father showed signs of Alzheimer's disease during his first term as president.

01/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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KOMO TV: Sexual Assault and the 6th Amendment

State Rep. Roger Goodman's (D-45) bill to shield plaintiffs in sexual assault cases from having to be questioned by defendants in court came up for a hearing this week.

01/14/2011 By Josh Feit

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Seattle Times: Inquest Witnesses Deny Birk's Account of Shooting

Witnesses in the third day of the John T. Williams shooting inquest contradict officer Ian Birk's claim that Williams was acting threateningly when Birk shot and killed him.

01/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Washington Policy Blog: State Senators Introduce Liquor Privatization Bill

From the ashes of I-1100 and I-1105's, State Senators introduce liquor privatization bill.

01/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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PI.com: State Legislators Moving Forward With Campaign Finance Reform

Legislators in Olympia are moving forward with campaign finance reform in response to the the controversial election of Nick Harper and the political consulting group Moxie Media.

01/13/2011 By Andrew Calkins

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Shakespeare's Sister: Bill O'Reilly and the Threats Against McDermott

Shakespeare's Sister: Bill O'Reilly attacked US Congressman Jim McDermott the same day he received right-wing death threats.

01/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: Officer Ian Birk Didn't Warn Williams

Birk's testimony, along with the first witnesses, in the inquest into the fatal shooting of John T. Williams.

01/12/2011 By Bryce McKay

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Spokesman-Review: PCOs Can Keep Positions Despite Ruling that Elections Were Unconstitutional

The Spokesman-Review reports that a recent ruling finding parties' method of electing PCOs unconstitutional does not negate recent PCO elections.

01/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Transit Blog: Metro Unveils New Performance Web Site

Seattle Transit Blog: Metro unveils a geeky, data-packed new web site.

01/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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LA Times: The West Coast's Largest-Ever Coal Export Facility in WA State?

The LA Times reports on a debate in Washington State over whether coal produced in Montana, shipped from Washington, and burnt in China should count toward the state's greenhouse-gas emissions.

01/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett