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Mount McKinley is now officially Mount Denali, thanks to President Obama

President Barack Obama has given Interior Secretary Sally Jewell the go-ahead to officially rename Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. With the name change official at the federal level, we should start to see mapmakers, encyclopedia publishers, and others honor the mountain’s true name.

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Fisherman on the dock at Lake Sammamish

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Understanding Huff v. Wyman, the scope challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366

Read this post to understand the lawsuit filed against Tim Eyman's I-1366 by a coalition including King County Elections Director Sherril Huff and Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. (read more)

Statement on Judge Dean Lum’s decision in Huff v. Wyman

This afternoon, King County Superior Court Judge Dean Lum handed down his opinion in the matter of Huff v. Wyman, the legal challenge seeking to remove Tim Eyman’s I-1366 from the November 2015 statewide ballot on the grounds that it exceeds the sco… (read more)

NPI’s Permanent Defense applauds legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366

This morning, a group of plaintiffs, including King County Elections Director Sherril Huff, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, and Democratic lawmakers David Frockt and Reuven Carlyle filed a lawsuit seeking to block Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructi… (read more)

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    (Beat the Press) — Washington Post editorial writer Stephen Stromberg told Post readers that President Obama is not a climate hypocrite for talking about climate change ev....
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    (CBC | Politics News) — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is ready to move on legalizing marijuana, but says he's not comfortable with it being sold at local corner stores.
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    (CBC | Politics News) — Amid what has been called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, the immigration minister says Canada has taken in "approximately 2,500" S....
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    (CBC | Politics News) — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has become the first federal party leader to advertise on Instagram, but many of the comments on his first three spon....
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    (CBC | Politics News) — The issue of deficits again takes centre stage on the campaign trail in the wake of Statistics Canada's confirmation that the country fell into recessio....
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