Welcome to Pacific NW Portal, a Northwest Progressive Institute project that simplifies the task of staying up to date with news that matters to you. Today is the eighteenth day of the 2015 Washington State legislative session, the twentieth day of the 2015 Idaho State legislative session, and the twenty-eighth day since the 114th Congress convened. The Oregon State Legislature convenes for its 2015 session in ten days.
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Well, it’s official: The 2015 general election has now been certified by Washington State’s thirty-nine counties, and as we projected earlier this month, turnout ended up between 38% and 39% (to be precise, 38.45% statewide), which means it’s officially the worst in… (read more)
In this week’s address, President Obama wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and reflected on America’s history of welcoming men and women seeking a safer, better future for themselves and their families.
This morning, at the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia, Northwest Progressive Institute founder and Executive Director Andrew Villeneuve filed a new statewide initiative, titled the Majority Vote Protection Act. The intent of the initiative is… (read more)
Late this morning, the Supreme Court released its ruling in Huff v. Wyman, the preelection legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366, which sought I-1366’s removal from the November 2015 general election ballot on the basis that 1366 was beyond th… (read more)
Opposition to Tim Eyman’s I-1366 crossed the sixty percent threshold today in King County after Elections released its 3:58:14 PM report, reaching 60.59%. This is the third consecutive day that the share of the vote against I-1366 in Martin Luther K… (read more)
RELEASE: ISIS Needs the West to Alienate.... (Center for American Progress) — Washington, D.C. — The attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, over the past few weeks have brought an undercurrent of an....
The middle-class economic squeeze is not.... (Economic Policy Institute » ....) — Policymakers and candidates for office have reacted to rising inequality and near-stagnant wages in recent decades by promising to either cut or hold th....
When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social C.... (Center for American Progress) — Recent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of hig....
Driving Is Safer Than They Tell You (Beat the Press) — I'm a big fan of mass transit, bikes, and walking, but bad numbers are not the way to get people out of their cars. Someone came up with the statistic t....
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