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Fire at Planned Parenthood's Pullman health center determined to be arson

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest’s facility in Pullman, Washington (the home of Washington State University) was severely damaged by fire earlier today. Fire investigators have now concluded the blaze was deliberately set, no doubt by right wing militant extremists who want to destroy the organization. “This is an appalling act of violence towards Planned Parenthood, but unfortunately a predictable ripple effect from the false and incendiary attacks that fuel violence from extremists,” said Karl Eastlund, CEO of Planned Parenthood Washington and Northern Idaho.

# Permalink (Friday, September 4, 2015)

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CWA zings Verizon for putting profits ahead of its promises to workers and customers

The Communications Workers of America are once again taking Verizon to task for failing to complete promised FiOS fiber-optic buildouts, and letting aging copper landline infrastructure degrade in areas without any fiber.

# Permalink (Friday, September 4, 2015)

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Statement on the Supreme Court’s order in Huff v. Wyman

This morning, the Washington State Supreme Court rendered a preliminary verdict in Huff v. Wyman, the scope challenge to Tim Eyman’s I-1366. The Court has ruled unanimously that plaintiffs’ request for an injunction should be denied, which we… (read more)

AARP Washington State, OneAmerica Votes join coalition fighting I-1366

As of today, we are just two months away from the November 2015 general election. While we remain hopeful that the Washington State Supreme Court will spare us all the time and expense of having to vote on Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive I-1366,… (read more)

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)

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