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Battle Over I-1366 Shifts To November... (schmudget)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:09 PM - The Washington State Supreme Court stopped short of removing Initiative 1366 – a dangerous proposal that threatens funding for schools and other services average people rel...

Uber and the Future of Carpooling (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:08 PM - Many years ago, when I had more free time than money, a friend and I mused about a scheme to charge people commuting across the 520 bridge $20 to sit in their car from Redm...

'What Happened to the Moral Center of... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:17 AM - The latest from Robert Reich begins with: What Happened to the Moral Center of American Capitalism? : An economy depends fundamentally on public morality; some shared stand...

AWPPW offers to end strike, more on D... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:04 AM - Friday, September 4, 2015   KAPSTONE   ► In today’s (Longview) Daily News — Union offers to return to work at KapStone — The union for striking ...

Obama in Alaska (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 08:33 AM - President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska was inspiring. I eagerly watched everything I could see online: The official restoration of the name Denali, his powerful words on ...

'Job Growth Weakens in August' (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 08:32 AM - Dean Baker: Job Growth Weakens in August: The rate of wage growth was under 2.0 percent for the last 3 months. The Labor Department reported that the economy added 173,000 ...

First take (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 08:28 AM - Parts of the Northwest finally have been getting some rain; in our neighborhood, some amounts – no more than moderate, but we’ll take what we can get – ha...

Paul Krugman: Other People’s Dollars,... (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 08:17 AM - "We can learn a lot by following the dollars": Other People’s Dollars, and Their Place in Global Economics, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Soon after arriving here,...

Correcting the Record on Single-Famil... (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 07:52 AM - by LISA HERBOLD Seattle Transit Blog editor Martin H. Duke misrepresented my position when he wrote on Saturday: Council Candidate Lisa Herbold argues that flexibility in s...

WSLC’s Johnson on Labor Day: We can r... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 07:32 AM - By JEFF JOHNSON On behalf of the officers and staff of the Washington state Labor Council, AFL-CIO, I want to wish you a great Labor Day. This the 100th anniversary of Ralp...

Spokane Plumber Apprentice earns inte... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 07:00 AM - By JIM HEDEMARK Special to The Stand SPOKANE (Sept. 4, 2015) — A caption in the print edition of last week’s Spokesman-Review article, “Spokane plumber wi...

Walkinshaw plans state legislation to... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 06:52 AM - The following was distributed by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus: OLYMPIA (Sept. 4, 2015) — On Wednesday, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) joined Washin...

Walkinshaw plans legislation to impro... (The Stand)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 06:52 AM - The following was distributed by the Washington State House Democratic Caucus: OLYMPIA (Sept. 4, 2015) — On Wednesday, Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) joined Washin...

Weekend Reading 9/4/15 (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 06:30 AM - Meaghan In case you have (somehow!) missed all of the internet hubbub around HBO’s recent miniseries Show Me a Hero , which brings to life the late-1980’s low-income housin...

Links for 09-04-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:06 AM - An Indicator of Tribalism in Macroeconomics - Paul Romer Inflation, the Fed, and the Big Picture - Carmen Reinhart Obamacare hasn't killed full-time jobs, either - Kenneth ...

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/4/15 (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Thursday, September 3 at 11:56 PM - In Friday’s pre-holiday MISCmedia MAIL: Teachers prepare to strike; one of the doomed 2nd Ave. buildings might get protected; remembering the days of DIY glam rock. T...

POST SCRIPTS (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Thursday, September 3 at 11:22 PM - Here, at long last, is my draft design for a postcard/flyer promoting our MISCmedia MAIL morning newsletter. Lemme know what you think of it. The post POST SCRIPTS appeared...

links (Skull / Bones)
Filed Thursday, September 3 at 05:35 PM - North Korea’s new Girl Band, Moranbong. Jimmy Carter: militarist. Prediction:  Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination. Maybe Trump, and potentially Biden, just...

'The Dangerous Separation of the Amer... (Economist's View)
Filed Thursday, September 3 at 01:55 PM - Richard Reeves at Brookings: The dangerous separation of the American upper middle class: The American upper middle class is separating, slowly but surely, from the rest of...

Please Stop Snarking About Kim Davis’... (Alas, a Blog)
Filed Thursday, September 3 at 01:01 PM - I’ve been seeing a zillion memes like this today about Kim Davis, the Christian Kentucky Clerk who is going to jail for contempt of court, because she’s refusin...

Traditional Media

Rep. Kilmer is seventh in Washi... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 01:18 PM - U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., on Friday became the seventh member of Washington’s congressional delegation to support the accord, officially the Joint Plan of...

What It's Like To Lead A Food S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:43 PM - Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick recently put a full-page ad in The New York Times urging President Obama to “reimagine” the country’s “outdated&...

The Migrant Crisis, Through The... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - Note: The photo in this story may be distressing to some viewers. Social media, and one photo in particular, have played a central role in galvanizing public attention...

Remembering Emmett Till And Ame... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - You’ve likely heard of “the disappeared” (los desaparecidos) under 20th century dictatorships of Chile and Argentina. But what about America’s ...

Word Change In Missouri Law Rai... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - A few hundred college students in Missouri were recently informed that their tuition will rise 300 percent. These are students who were brought to the U.S. illegally a...

Video Series Takes On Policing,... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - Matthew Cooke is a Hollywood producer and director who worked on the Oscar-nominated documentary “ Deliver Us from Evil ,” which took an in-depth look at a...

Iran Mentions Prisoner Swap, Bu... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - In a conversation with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the speaker of Iran’s parliament mentioned a prisoner swap as a practical way that Washington Post reporter Jas...

A Few Surprises But No Major Up... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - Serena Williams plays her third-round match tonight at 7 p.m.

Trump's Pledge And Speaking Spa... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - Under pressure from the Republican Party, real estate mogul Donald Trump signed a pledge that he wouldn’t run as a third party candidate, and he and former Flori...

Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs, Re... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - The August jobs report is out and the numbers are murky. The Labor Department says the U.S.

26 Years Old, And 7 Years Sober (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:41 PM - How do you know that you are drinking too much? That you might be an alcoholic? If you are in high school or college, where alcohol can flow like water, it can be hard...

Attorneys For Kim Davis: Marria... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:06 PM - After spending the night in jail, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis tells her lawyers, "All is well," adding that she slept well. She also says she's prepared to stay in ja...

Attorneys For Kim Davis: Marria... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:06 PM - After spending the night in jail, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis tells her lawyers, "All is well," adding that she slept well. She also says she is prepared to stay in j...

French Investigators Confirm Wi... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:04 PM - French authorities have formally confirmed that a piece of debris found on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean in July belongs to Malaysia Airlines Fli...

Supreme Court lets Eyman initia... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:57 AM - The Washington State Supreme Court refused on Friday to strike Tim Eyman’s latest initiative from the November ballot, but reserved the right to later consider l...

Supreme Court lets Eyman initia... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:57 AM - The Washington State Supreme Court refused on Friday to strike Tim Eyman’s latest initiative from the November ballot, but reserved the right to later consider l...

Guatemalan activists wake up to... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:50 AM - Andrea Ixchíu received the news in a flood of text messages on Thursday afternoon. It had taken roughly 19 consecutive weeks of protest, a highway blockade and a natio...

Drone Crash At U.S. Open; New Y... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:31 AM - A New York City teacher was arrested today after allegedly crashing a drone into the stands during the U.S.

When Race and Identity Collide ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:19 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Traveling While Brown: A Conver... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:19 AM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Progressive Media

Rubio targets Trump, but leads ... (The MaddowBlog | msnbc)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 01:29 PM — Marco Rubio isn't impressed with Donald Trump's superficial understanding of foreign policy. This is the right message from the wrong messenger.

The U.S. Department of Educatio... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 12:03 PM — The U.S. Department of Education issued an update on student debt relief. The post The U.S. Department of Education Is Working On A Plan To Provide Student Debt Relief...

Now that we're paying attention... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:54 AM — The Black Lives Matter movement has spawned a hugely critical companion movement, called Black Mamas Matter . "I was hurting so bad I didn't know what to do with mysel...

Why One Photo Of A Dead Baby Ma... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:32 AM — Why the tragic picture of one 3-year-old refugee could change the debate on the migrant crisis. He was laid to rest today. The post Why One Photo Of A Dead Baby Made T...

The Powerful Psychology Of The ... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:32 AM — Why the tragic picture of one 3-year-old refugee could change the debate on the migrant crisis. He was laid to rest today. The post The Powerful Psychology Of The Phot...

The GOP Is Now Officially the P... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:29 AM — ABC News published an intriguing poll the other day, one that spelled out a growing racial divide: "Nonwhites see Trump negatively by a vast 17-79 percent… That said, ...

The Republicans Are Now Officia... (RollingStone.com: Politics)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:29 AM — ABC News published an intriguing poll the other day, one that spelled out a growing racial divide: "Nonwhites see Trump negatively by a vast 17-79 percent… That said, ...

Scott Walker Is Trying to Save ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:10 AM — John Nichols The Republican candidate’s backers plan to spend as much as $16 million on an anti-labor ad campaign. But it won’t work.

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/4/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 11:00 AM — Today's Water Cooler: Clinton on email (again), Trump oppo, employment situation and the Fed, Cyrus v. Minaj, search for first trillionaire

Justice Department Rethinks War... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:53 AM — Law enforcement officers will no longer have carte blanche discretion to use cellphone location-tracking devices thanks to a new Justice Department (DOJ) policy announ...

Rachel Maddow 09/03/15 (The MaddowBlog | msnbc)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:53 AM — Watch the full episode of Thursday night's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Scott Walker: Richard Nixon reb... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:41 AM — He's just one hand gesture away. There's something very Nixonian about Scott Walker, but I've been having a hard time pinning down exactly what it is. Then Jeb Lund at...

Obama turns the 'lame duck' nar... (The MaddowBlog | msnbc)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:22 AM — Under the circumstances, it's tough to blame the president for having "a swagger in his step."

Walmart Says Its Reforming Its ... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:13 AM — Michelle Chen Hour cuts and schedule rollbacks are coming to a Walmart near you.

Secretary Kerry Calls For Swift... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:10 AM — In an interview with the Huffington Post, Secretary of State John Kerry denied claims that allowing Shell to drill in the Arctic is at odds with the Obama administrati...

Republican strategists see a tr... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:03 AM — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still telling anyone who will listen that there will not be a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood on his watch. Repub...

Republican strategists see a tr... (Joan McCarter)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 10:03 AM — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still telling anyone who will listen that there will not be a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood on his watch. Repub...

Hillary Proposes $10 Billion Pl... (Free Speech TV)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:53 AM — Author:  Joshua De Leon Media Source:  Ring of Fire This post originally appeared on RingofFireRadio.com .  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Cl...

Mainstream Media Call Out Conse... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:35 AM — Mainstream media are calling out conservative outlets such as Fox News for connecting the Black Lives Matter movement to the deaths of police officers and increases in...

Fortune’s Dan Primack Takes Up ... (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:34 AM — Dan Primack of Fortune has weighed in on what he calls the private equity "mess" at CalPERS, in an important new story, " CalPERS still can't get out of its own way on...

Clinton And Bush Promise Relief... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:24 AM — The hedge funds lobbying against bankruptcy for Puerto Rico are spending big in the 2016 race. The post Clinton And Bush Promise Relief For Puerto Rico While Raking In...

Puerto Rico Isn’t A State And I... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:24 AM — The hedge funds lobbying against bankruptcy for Puerto Rico are spending big in the 2016 race. The post Puerto Rico Isn’t A State And Is Totally Broke. So Why Ar...

Vulture Hedge Funds, The Race F... (Think Progress)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:24 AM — The hedge funds lobbying against bankruptcy for Puerto Rico are spending big in the 2016 race. The post Vulture Hedge Funds, The Race For 2016, And The Uncertain Futur...

Fox's Report On On Latest Bengh... (Media Matters for America...)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:22 AM — Fox News' Fox & Friends seized on the latest testimonies of Hillary Clinton aides before the House Select Committee on Benghazi to push the long debunked myths tha...

MoveOn statement on Sen. Cardin... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 09:12 AM — MoveOn.org Political Action Executive Director Ilya Sheyman had the following statement in response to news that Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) will oppose the nuclear deal wi...

Traditional Media

Live blog: Bears fall to Bengal... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, September 29 at 07:32 PM — Join us as the Chicago Bears face the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in their third exhibition game. Game updates, photos, tweets from the beat and more. On the Tribun...

Hastert, the accidental House s... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, September 29 at 04:56 AM — He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach.

Mugs in the news (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Sunday, September 27 at 10:00 PM — Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is presumed ...

Jeb Bush rejects post-Charlesto... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, September 27 at 02:33 PM — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting...

Gavin Newsom: 'Unbelievable' ga... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, September 26 at 06:18 PM — Gavin Newsom was jumping into the car, headed to a breakfast speech on job creation, when a commonplace day turned extraordinary: The Supreme Court of the United State...

State Dept.: Some emails missin... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 25 at 05:28 PM — The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a Ho...

GOP presidential candidates dou... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 25 at 02:46 PM — Even though the GOP caucus in Congress stepped away months ago from its years-long assault on Obamacare, the top contenders for the Republican presidential nod appear ...

GOP introduces drought relief b... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 25 at 12:02 PM — California House Republicans introduced a drought-relief bill Thursday afternoon that they said would pump more water to struggling farmers in the Central Valley witho...

Indians on social media mock Bo... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 25 at 03:30 AM — As a rising power, India is obsessed with its image in the world, so the announcement of the first U.S. presidential candidate with Indian roots figured to create a st...

Jesse Jackson Jr. released from... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, September 22 at 06:25 AM — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March.

'White racism,' NRA are to blam... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, September 21 at 07:00 PM — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Ri...

Chicagoland 2015 notable deaths (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Monday, September 21 at 08:29 AM — Chicago-area newsmakers and celebrities who died in 2015.

Hillary Clinton: 'America's lon... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, September 20 at 01:31 PM — In an evocative and emotional address, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday urged the nation to come to grips with the "deep fault line" of race in the U.S., blaming it ...

It's easier to run as a woman n... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, September 15 at 03:00 AM — Hillary Rodham Clinton says running for president as a woman is unquestionably easier now than during her last White House bid - and Hollywood gets part of the credit.

On eve of presidential bid, Jeb... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Monday, September 14 at 02:12 PM — On the eve of formally launching his bid for the White House, Jeb Bush says he's prepared for a long slog to break out of the crowded pack of Republican presidential c...

Who was Hillary Clinton aiming ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, September 13 at 01:56 PM — Hillary Clinton will never win the presidency on the sheer force of lofty rhetoric, as her announcement speech demonstrated Saturday.

Bush: 'I'm not going to change ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Sunday, September 13 at 06:51 AM — Two days before Jeb Bush formally launches his presidential campaign, he sketched out the candidate he hopes to be as he finished a tour of three European capitals on ...

Rand Paul in Irvine says Republ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Saturday, September 12 at 10:46 PM — As he traveled through Southern California on a two-day trip, Republican Sen. Rand Paul called on his party Friday to widen its outreach to minority voters, whom he sa...

Jeb Bush says his trip to Europ... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 11 at 09:38 AM — Midway through a three-nation trip intended to polish his foreign policy credentials, Jeb Bush said Thursday that his meetings with leaders in Germany and Poland have ...

Jeb Bush calls Putin a 'bully' (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Thursday, September 10 at 09:42 AM — Seeking to burnish his credentials as a plausible commander-in-chief, Jeb Bush stepped up his criticism Wednesday of Vladimir Putin, calling the Russian president a bu...

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Saturday, September 5 at 09:00 PM — The troupe has dedicated itself to community outreach and “color-conscious” casting.

The Key Role of Conservatives i... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Saturday, September 5 at 09:00 PM — While environmentalists oppose a revenue-neutral carbon tax plan in Washington State, British Columbia won business support for a similar plan that has cut emissions.

Benghazi panel questions Clinto... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 02:33 PM — A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted b...

Guest lineups for the Sunday ne... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 02:32 PM — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Ric... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Friday, September 4 at 02:16 PM — Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contende...

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