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- Sharon Nelson: A Local Fight Leads to Top Senate Caucus Post October 23, 2014Every lawmaker has a story to tell about his or her political awakening – of the cause that needed championing, of an issue stuck too long on the Legislature’s backburner, or a system failing those it was set up to serve. It’s an oft-cited element of stump speeches, and a vital crutch in a business […] The post Sharon Nelson: A Local Fight Leads to Top Sena
- Washington Tribes Testify Against Canadian Oil Pipeline Expansion October 23, 2014The post Washington Tribes Testify Against Canadian Oil Pipeline Expansion appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- B.C. Official Wants Better Accounting for Canadian Columbia River Dams’ U.S. Benefits October 23, 2014The post B.C. Official Wants Better Accounting for Canadian Columbia River Dams’ U.S. Benefits appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 24, 20141) American Jeffrey Fowle freed from North Korea unexpectedly. 2) The Mexican government has put a warrant out for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala where 43 people students went missing. 3) Israel and Palestine are getting heated again after the death of a baby girl. A nephew of a known Hamas bomb-maker drove […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today October 23, 20141) Two shooting happened at a war memorial in Ottawa, Canada. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered. Please hug, virtually or in reality, any Canadian you know. 2) A bomb that went off outside of Cairo University today wounded 11 people. Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility for the bombing. 3) Sit-in protests in the capital […]
- 5 Minute International Update October 22, 2014Sunday October 19, 2014 Despite the spread of Ebola in places like the U.S., Nigeria has gone 42 days without any new infections and has been declaredEbola free by the World Health Organization. Senegal also appears to be free of the virus. Elections for nonpermanent members of the UN Security Council took place this week. […]
- Tufts University Hosting Islamists to Train Students in ‘Direct Action’ October 24, 2014A controversial Islamist group will gather at Tufts University on Friday for a weekend-long conference that will include training students to take “direct action” against pro-Israel and Jewish students on U.S. campuses, according to a schedule of the conference obtained by the Free Beacon.
- Vincent Sheheen on Nikki Haley: ‘We’re Gonna Escort Whore Out The Door’ October 24, 2014
- New Ad Attacks Nunn for Using Bush’s Photo October 24, 2014
- How Many Lives Will Self-Driving Cars Save? October 24, 2014Self-driving car advocates often note that more than 90 percent of serious accidents result from driver error, and thus estimate that autonomous cars will reduce fatalities by 90 percent. Indeed, in 2008 a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study of crashes between July 2005 and December 2007 found that 5,096 were caused by driver […]
- Not Much of a Comeback October 23, 2014CNN breathlessly reports that, in a “surprising comeback” over the past 10 to 15 years, “passenger rail has seen a resurgence in ridership.” The article is accompanied by 14 beautiful photographs of passenger trains, nearly all either tourist trains or trains in other countries and none of Amtrak, the near-monopoly provider of intercity passenger rail […]
- Frequent Buses Yes; Dedicated Lanes No October 21, 2014In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses