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Eyman’s I-1366 is a Con Job on Most W... (Washington Liberals)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 02:26 PM - Washington State has a tax problem but it is not one Eyman’s Initiative 1366 will help. Requiring a 2/3 vote by Legislators to raise taxes would make Washington’s tax situa...

Funding state contracts is good for b... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:41 PM - OLYMPIA — Washington’s small businesses are supporting state employees by urging the State Legislature to fund the state collective bargaining agreements. Sever...

The Stalemate Over Washington State’s... (Washington Policy Watch)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:37 PM - The stalemate in Olympia over Washington state’s budget represents an ideological divide that won’t be overcome by negotiators sitting long enough in a room together. And u...

Community Transit on Google Maps (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:30 AM - Planning a trip to or through Snohomish County?  You’re in luck. Community Transit buses are now integrated with Google Maps.  You can now plan that trip from Olympia...

'How to Reduce Income Inequality' (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:16 AM - From today's links, Lane Kenworthy asks Tim Smeeding about reducing inequality: How to reduce income inequality: Tim Smeeding knows more than virtually anyone else about in...

'The Geek Heretic' (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:15 AM - Chris Blattman: The geek heretic: My first job abroad was helping to roll out rural Internet in India, by radio. It was 2001, the peak of the dot com boom, but before the u...

'Free-Market Dogma has Jacked Up our ... (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM - David Cay Johnston Free-market dogma has jacked up our electricity bills: A new analysis shows that people pay 35 percent more for electricity in states that abandoned trad...

Mother of Earth returns (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 08:51 AM - This is a great day for Al Goozmer (pictured above). So the tribal president wants to show us everything in this village of about 200 people. We start at the…

Reichert’s terrible idea, park cuts, ... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 08:49 AM - Tuesday, May 26, 2015   FAST TRACK/TRADE   ► From The Hill — Senate approves Obama trade bill, sending Fast Track to House — Senators voted 62 to 37 t...

First take (Ridenbaugh Press)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 08:44 AM - Basic rule of thumb: Mergers of giant businesses hardly ever are a good deal for anyone other than a handful of insiders and stockholders. Competition is massively reduced ...

Join in ‘NO on Fast Track’ events all... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 07:18 AM - (May 26, 2015) — With the Senate’s passage of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority for the White House, the debate now moves to the U.S. House of ...

Join in this week’s ‘NO on Fast Track... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 07:18 AM - (May 26, 2015) — With the Senate’s passage of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority for the White House, the debate now moves to the U.S. House of ...

Transit Tunnel Closed Next Two Weekends (Seattle Transit Blog)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 07:15 AM - The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will be closed for the next two weekends (May 30-31 and June 6-7) to allow further preparatory work for U-Link. Per Bruce Gray at Sound ...

Event: Coastal Washington, the Oil In... (Sightline Daily » ...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 06:30 AM - Washington State is on the front lines of oil transport by rail. The ten oil train explosions in the last two years  and the numerous oil spills  on Washington’s coas...

Map shows state is united for fair re... (The Stand)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 06:19 AM - OLYMPIA (May 26, 2015) — This Thursday marks the end of the first special session, and there is still no budget agreement in sight. House Democrats continue are seeki...

Exploitation Movies: Devil's Harvest ... (One Pissed Off Veteran)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 01:44 AM -

Links for 05-26-15 (Economist's View)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:06 AM - Grexit and the Morning After - Paul Krugman Tim Smeeding on how to reduce income inequality - Lane Kenworthy The Limited Political Implications of Behavioral Economics - Ca...

ANALYSIS: New 'tactical sophisticatio... (Home)
Filed Monday, May 25 at 11:40 PM - An analysis of Islamic State victories published Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal emphasized the importance of the group's increasing "tactical sophistication."[1]  --  M...

Jeb Bush: “OK, this is it — my reall... (Who Hijacked Our Country)
Filed Monday, May 25 at 12:18 PM -

TEST POST (MISCmedia, a report on popu...)
Filed Monday, May 25 at 11:42 AM - This is a test. This is only a test. Checking how the newsletter subscription system might work. Buy Sample Plan for $25/month. The post TEST POST appeared first on MISCmed...

Traditional Media

Unemployment falls below 4 perc... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:52 PM - Seattle has recently relinquished its status as America’s fastest growing city — Austin, Texas takes the top spot –  but the latest unemployment figu...

Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:28 PM - More than 750 people are dead in India in a heat wave that has seen temperatures in some parts of the country touching 118 degrees. Most of the deaths have occurred in...

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Head... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:25 PM - When the Supreme Court returns for its next term in October, among the cases it has agreed to hear is a challenge to a fundamental practice that has governed American ...

Family Foresters Nervously Eye ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:19 PM - The federal government has been telling Oregon for over a decade that its rules to protect threatened coastal salmon are not up to snuff. Now, the state is faced with ...

The Future is Now for Three Sma... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:19 PM - Some of Oregon’s forest owners are seeking innovative ways to make a living off their land without logging it hard.

Can Carbon Markets Help Oregon'... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:19 PM - When cancer comes calling, what if owners of small forest plots had another choice but to sell or to cut. That’s the premise of a pilot program being launched in...

IRS Reports Theft Of More Than ... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:31 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Hackers Stole Data From More Th... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:31 PM - The IRS says criminals gained access to the accounts of more than 100,000 taxpayers through its online service Get Transcript.

Out Of The Classroom And Into T... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:31 PM - Kids in the U.S. are spending less time outside. Even in kindergarten, recess is being cut back. But in the small town of Quechee, Vt., a teacher is bucking that trend...

The Story Of The Northwest's Sh... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:27 PM - Kim Malcolm talks to EarthFix reporter Katie Campbell about the underground shellfish poaching industry in the Northwest. 

Don't Believe In God? Move To S... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:17 PM - Marcie Sillman speaks with James Wellman, chair of the comparative religion program at the University of Washington, about a recent Pew Research Center report which sh...

Barbara Bush turns 90: It’ll co... (Strange Bedfellows -- Pol...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:11 PM - Ex-First Lady Barbara Bush is about to turn 90, and the family of the wife and mother of presidents is deploying the upcoming birthday as a many leveled fund-raiser. M...

Barbara Bush turns 90: It’... (seattlepi.com: Joel Connelly)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:11 PM - Ex-First Lady Barbara Bush is about to turn 90, and the family of the wife and mother of presidents is deploying the upcoming birthday as a many leveled fund-raiser. M...

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:11 PM - Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange had a favorite saying: "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera." And perhaps no one did more to reveal the...

Nancy Pearl Delves Into Histori... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:09 PM - Marcie Sillman talks to book hugger Nancy Pearl about "a perfect meld" of history and fiction just in time for summer: "A Brief History of Montmaray ," by Michelle Coo...

Being Mistook For A Sea Lion An... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:09 PM - Marcie Sillman talks with Wayne Kinslow about surpassing 1,000 days swimming in Puget Sound.

British Ambassador Weighs In On... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:08 PM - David Hyde speaks with British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott about a unique environmental partnership between Washington state and the United Kingdom. They also...

Sip It Slowly, And Other Lesson... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:03 PM - At least 2,500 years ago, tea, as we know it, was born. Back then, it was a medicinal concoction blended with herbs, seeds and forest leaves in the mountains of southw...

Before Cleveland, About 30 Poli... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 02:27 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Federal Appeals Court Lets Stan... (KUOW News and Information)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 02:27 PM - Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Progressive Media

How Bernie Sanders Learned to B... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:02 PM — Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple S...

Bernie Sanders kicks off 2016 c... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:51 PM — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announced his presidential campaign on Tuesday, vowing to fight not only political cynicism, but efforts by billionaires like Sh...

Drug Abuse Is Soaring, But Addi... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 01:47 PM — "The data is there, the evidence is in, but our public policy has not caught up with the science." The post Drug Abuse Is Soaring, But Addiction Treatment Is Hard To F...

Extreme Heat Wave In India Is K... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 01:31 PM — Temperatures have reached as high as 122°F, heat that's been deadly for many in the country. The post Extreme Heat Wave In India Is Killing People And Melting Roads ap...

In Spain’s Seismic Elections, ‘... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 01:27 PM — Bécquer Seguín The country’s political landscape has changed beyond recognition, with left-wing parties gaining everywhere.

Ex-Senator Joins Firm That Lobb... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 01:24 PM — The former Senator's new employer represents the companies seeking to build fracked gas export terminals and the Keystone XL pipeline. The post Ex-Senator Joins Firm T...

Marco Rubio: Legalized gay marr... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:47 PM — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio suggested in a recent interview that the push to legalize same-sex marriage represented a threat to the survival of Chris...

John Kerry: Unchecked Climate C... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:27 PM — Speaking at an Arctic Council reception, Kerry urged nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions. The post John Kerry: Unchecked Climate Change Will Be Catastrophic ...

BREAKING: Republican Appellate ... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 12:24 PM — The Fifth Circuit is among the most conservative appeals courts in the country, and this panel included two of its most conservative judges. The post BREAKING: Republi...

Presidential Candidate Would Su... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:57 AM — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) doesn't think a 90 percent tax rate on the richest is too high in order to combat income inequality. The post Presidential Candidate Would S...

Bernie Sanders Would Tax The In... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:57 AM — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) doesn't think a 90 percent tax rate on the richest is too high in order to combat income inequality. The post Bernie Sanders Would Tax The I...

Ted Cruz's Iowa Chairman Spent ... (Politics | Mother Jones)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:36 AM — Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions may well live or die with the Iowa Republican caucuses. In recent years, the Hawkeye State has served as the launching pad for candid...

Rubio: If Opposing LGBT Equalit... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:34 AM — Rubio is worried that opposing marriage equality will soon be considered hateful, rejecting the possibility that it already is. The post Rubio: If Opposing LGBT Equali...

Rubio: If We Don’t Stop Gay Rig... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:34 AM — Rubio is worried that opposing marriage equality will soon be considered hateful, rejecting the possibility that it already is. The post Rubio: If We Don’t Stop ...

How the Irish Became the World’... (The Nation: All Articles)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:30 AM — Margaret Spillane Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.

Don’t Believe The Hype: Taco Be... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:28 AM — Spoiler: If you can still buy tacos made of Doritos there, it's probably not a health food establishment. The post Don’t Believe The Hype: Taco Bell, Where You C...

Even Without Artificial Ingredi... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:28 AM — Spoiler: If you can still buy tacos made of Doritos there, it's probably not a health food establishment. The post Even Without Artificial Ingredients, Taco Bell Isn&#...

Televangelist warns viewers: Ma... (The Raw Story » ...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:10 AM — A Turkish televangelist advised viewers recently that men who masturbate would have to deal with “pregnant” hands after they died. According to Hurriyet Da...

10 Million Yemenis Face Extreme... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 11:07 AM — Certain regions of the bomb-ravaged country are now in such dire need of food and other basic staples that people are dying of starvation. The post 10 Million Yemenis ...

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/26/15 (Naked Capitalism)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:59 AM — Today's Water Cooler: The TPP provision that's worse than ISDS, TPP and Malaysian trafficking, housing and manufacturing stats, dining alone

MUST SEE: "10 Ideas to Save the... (MoveOn.Org)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:37 AM — Dear fellow MoveOn member, More money out of your pocket. Less money for our communities. All so big corporations can pad their bottom lines. Most Americans believe it...

The Supreme Court Will Hear An ... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 10:02 AM — The prosecution literally created meticulous documentation of its efforts to exclude black jurors. The post The Supreme Court Will Hear An Almost Comically Egregious C...

Australia Is Debating A ‘Tampon... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 09:10 AM — Why one college student is fighting hard to make tampons more affordable. The post Australia Is Debating A ‘Tampon Tax’ That Makes Women Pay More For Sanit...

Thousands Of Women Sign Petitio... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 09:10 AM — Why one college student is fighting hard to make tampons more affordable. The post Thousands Of Women Sign Petition Against The ‘Tampon Tax’ appeared first...

This Country Just Banned Grocer... (Think Progress)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 08:57 AM — Food waste costs billions of dollars a year and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The post This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwin...

Traditional Media

AOL Discloses It Had 3 Suitors ... (New York Times :: Northwe...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 09:00 PM — It’s unclear who the mystery bidders were before the Internet company decided to sell itself to Verizon for $4.4 billion?

California Assembly votes to ma... (Reuters: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:41 PM — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers, which sometimes steer women away from a...

Vermont's Sanders kicks off 201... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:32 PM — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "politi...

Sen. Bernie Sanders Kicks Off P... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:31 PM — The Vermont senator is seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

Club for Growth releases ad sup... (Top News)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:21 PM — The conservative group is involving itself in the Florida Democratic Senate primary.

Floodwaters keep rising across ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:16 PM — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating t...

Ramadi Fell to Force of Hundred... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 05:03 PM — Thousands of Iraqi troops withdrew from city even though they had more numbers.

Vermont's Sanders kicks off 201... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:52 PM — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "politi...

Arizona House Democrat to chall... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:44 PM — Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the fiv...

Floodwaters keep rising across ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:40 PM — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating t...

Vermont's Sanders kicks off 201... (MyNorthwest.com - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:32 PM — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "politi...

Man who drowned in Lake County ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:28 PM — A man who drowned in Lake County over the holiday weekend while trying to save a cat has been identified by the coroner's office as William A. Anderson, 46.

Realignment of perilous Damen-E... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:28 PM — Work is set to begin Thursday on a project that Chicago officials have debated for two decades: how to realign the congested, confusing and high-accident six-corner in...

Restaurant apologizes for turni... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:28 PM — A national restaurant chain has fired a local manager and issued an apology after an Army war veteran who says he has post-traumatic stress disorder was refused a tabl...

Ramadi Fell to Force of Hundred... (ABC News: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:26 PM — Thousands of Iraqi troops withdrew from city even though they had more numbers.

Illinois hires firm to further ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:16 PM — Illinois has hired a Chicago law firm to further investigate claims by women’s basketball players that coaches mistreated them.

Bernie Sanders officially launc... (Al Jazeera America)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:15 PM — Self-described democratic socialist will challenge presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton from the left

Bernie Sanders launches preside... (L.A. Times - Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 04:06 PM — Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont publicly declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday with a demand for what he labeled the nation's billionaire class: "Your gre...

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Head... (NPR Topics: Politics)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:51 PM — Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer chi...

Food Truck Man Owned Pressure C... (All News RSS Feed)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:38 PM — The Arlington, Va., man who triggered a bomb scare Sunday near the National Mall apologized and explained the pressure cooker that Capitol Police exploded was used for...

Floodwaters keep rising across ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:35 PM — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating t...

Lake Zurich fire chief charged ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:35 PM — The Lake Zurich fire chief who retired May 8 after being charged with two counts of domestic battery is up for a hefty final paycheck: Due to unused vacation and sick ...

Lake Zurich fire chief charged ... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:35 PM — The Lake Zurich fire chief who retired May 8 after being charged with two counts of domestic battery is up for a hefty final paycheck: Due to unused vacation and sick ...

Happy Hour Roundup (The Plum Line)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:30 PM — * The Obama administration suffers a predicted setback: A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s ...

Retired Chicago physicist's Nob... (Clout Street - Local poli...)
Filed Tuesday, May 26 at 03:28 PM — A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000.

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