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Seattle Transit Blog
- Sunday Open Thread: How a Bus is Made

[Aug 31, 08:00 PT]  Ooh, I like Nova Buses. See also how double-decker buses are made. [Image] [Image]

Seattle Transit Blog
- Carmageddon, Again

[Aug 30, 07:22 PT]  [Image] wikimedia Another week, another congestion debacleduring this Thursday’s rushhour: With both gameday crowds (5:30 kickoff) and those coming for the free Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden concert (3:10-4:45), expect large crowds downtown… Regular Riders:If possible, try to flex your schedule to avoid... read more

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Seattle Transit Blog
- News Roundup: Faces of the Plaza

[Aug 28, 07:18 PT]  [Image] Two great ideas for improving the Metro experience, and one that’s probably unrealistic. Broadway Streetcar, if funded, will extend as far as Roy St, not Prospect St. The Strangerinterviews new SDOT director Scott Kubly. Faces of the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza. New Edmonds development to include more... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Managing Demand at Park-and-Rides

[Aug 27, 07:22 PT]  [Image] Sightline’s Jerrell Whitehead has a thorough and well-researched post up about Sound Transit’s pilot program to maximize parking spots at park-and-rides viauser fees, real-time space information, and ride-sharing. If you’re at all interested in the subject you should read the whole thing, as they... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Sunday Open Thread: Busting the Empty Bus Myth

[Aug 24, 08:20 PT]  (h/t @transit509) [Image] [Image]

Sightline Daily
- Weekend Reading 8/22/14

[Aug 22, 06:30 PT]  Eric My top recommendation this week is Lummi elder Jewell James’ article in the Bellingham Herald: In August we make our journey from South Dakota to the Salish Sea and north to Alberta, Canada, stopping with many of the tribal and local communities whose lives unwillingly intersect with the paths of coal exports and tar... read more

Crosscut Fizz/Jolt
- Morning Fizz: We do not have an endless amount of money

[Dateline Unknown]  Caffeinated news and gossip featuring: last night's Sound Transit meeting at Northgate and Wisconsin.


Minimum Wage
- No,...

[Aug 31, 19:39 PT]  No, my personal Journey to the West did not come to a premature or unexpected end. Yes, I m still alive. Yes, I have not been blogging for the past month. No, I am not giving up Morialekafa entirely although I am somewhat tempted to do so after these last ten years, especially the last two or three years. My problem, aside... read more

NPI Advocate
- Tim Eyman wants $2.2 million for statewide initiative to repeal $15/hour minimum wage

[Aug 30, 14:15 PT]  Remember back in June when Tim Eyman filed a statewide initiative to prevent cities like Seattle from raising the minimum wage above the level set by state law? Several media outlets, including the Puget Sound Business Journal, erroneously assumed – and then wrongfully reported – that Eyman was already... read more

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- My First Freelance Journalisty Thing Since Leaving The Stranger

[Aug 29, 11:17 PT]  When the editors at Yes! Magazine first asked me to write a piece on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage struggle, I initially joked that they’d have to change their name to No! Magazine, because, you know, I don’t have much of a portfolio writing upbeat, forward looking pieces on local politics. But in fact, if... read more
- Nobody Is Forced to Join a Union

[Aug 28, 10:04 PT]  So, I’m not going to link to them again (because why drive them traffic?), but the ironically named Freedom Foundation seems intent on drawing me into a pissing match. In their latest web video, their scruffy faced young spokesdude asks me (and you can tell he’s just an average Joe from his facial hair and his... read more
- Open Thread 8-28

[Aug 28, 08:01 PT]  - The best way to make sure McCleary is enforced is to make sure that there are no penalties on anyone. - Tim Eyman said that the biggest lie of his life was when he paid himself when he told people he was campaigning out of the goodness of his heart. But I think the idea that there’s any traction, even statewide, to... read more

Strange Bedfellows
- Eyman: Give me $1.1 million to roll back Seattle’s minimum wage

[Aug 27, 17:50 PT]  Initiative promoter Tim Eyman is asking the restaurant and lodging industries to pony up $1.1 million for a signature blitzkrieg that would put on the ballot an initiative to repeal Seattle’s new $15-an-hour minimum wage. While he alienated business with a 2013 initiative — and saw it crushed in the November... read more

- Who Pays for Families?

[Aug 22, 13:30 PT]  “Why should the employer pay? Why should the company bear the cost of sick leave or parental accommodation?” A friend and former colleague of mine asked me that recently as we were getting ready to present to a group of human resources professionals about parenting issues in the workplace. The short answer is, because... read more

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85 Blogs Listed

Alaska Blogs (2) 

   Progressive Alaska
   Shannyn Moore

Idaho Blogs (14) 

   43rd State Blues
   Boise Guardian
   Ft. Boise
   Isle of Sanity
   Red State Rebels
   Spittin' in the Snake
   The MountainGoat Report
   The Political Game
   The Royal (Northwest) Mounted Valise
   The Unequivocal Notion [!] 
   We have failed our duty as citizens...

Oregon Blogs (27) 

   Blog Town, PDX
   Blogolitical Sean
   Chuck for ...
   Cwech Blug
   Gay Rights Watch
   Isaac Laquedem
   Jeff Mapes on Politics
   Low on the Hog
   Middle Earth Journal
   Moonbat Juggernaut
   New Frames
   Our New Mind
   Outside The Interzone
   PERRspectives Blog
   Persuasion, Perseverance, and Patience
   Ridenbaugh Press
   t.a. barnhart [!] 
   The Grumpy Forester
   The Les AuCoin Blog
   The Oregon Economics Blog
   The Portland Freelancer
   Uncommon Thought Journal

Washington Blogs (42) 

   Chad Lupkes' Soapbox
   Choosing Hope
   Cliff Mass Weather Blog
   Crosscut Fizz/Jolt
   Democracy for Snohomish County
   Dying to Preserve the Lies
   EFFin' Unsound
   Emerald City Scion
   Eye on Olympia [!] 
   Hominid Views [!]
   Institute for Washington's Future
   Jesus' General
   Majority Rules Blog
   NPI Advocate
   Olympia Time
   On The Road To 2008
   Politics Northwest
   Progressive Majority WA
   Seattle PostGlobe
   Seattle Transit Blog
   Sightline Daily
   Strange Bedfellows
   The Left Shue
   The Moderate Washingtonian
   The Rambling Taoist
   The Stranger Blog
   The SuperSpade
   Upper Left
   Washington Outsiders
   Wise Governance
   World View

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PNW Topic Hotlist?
    The PNW Topic Hotlist is a centralized, constantly updated listing of very recent blog entries related to the hot topics bloggers are writing about, as culled from a number of different moderate or progressive politically slanted blogs in the Pacific NW area. Since the content is constantly updated, the listed topics and blog entries will always be fresh.

What is the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget?
    The PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget can be embedded within any Web page, offering quick access to the blog entries on the hot topics. It is optimized for quick loading, and can be customized to support various styles and appearances.

Can anybody insert the PNW Topic Hotlist in their Web page?
    Absolutely! If you believe the topics you've seen in the PNW Topic Hotlist are of interest to you, and you have a Web page or blog of your own we would be happy if you inserted the PNW Topic Hotlist in it. In the same way, we hope others see the PNW Topic Hotlist displayed on your Web page, click on the PNW TOPIC HOTLIST button at the bottom of it, and learn about how they too can insert the PNW Topic Hotlist in their Web page.

How do I insert the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget in a Web page?
    Click the SIDEBAR WIDGET menu option and follow the instructions. You will be presented with an easy to use interface to configure the format of the PNW Topic Hotlist output based on how you'd like it displayed. You then produce the Javascript tag you would need to embed in your Web page for the configuration you have chosen. Simply copy the generated Javascript tag and paste it in your Web page at the location you want to display the widget.

Can I alter the way the PNW Topic Hotlist displays?
    Yes. You can configure how you'd like to see the PNW Topic Hotlist display on your Web page. There are also a variety of CSS classnames that you can use to further control the styling of the output, in particular the font size. For example the pnwhotlisttable classname enables you to control the text of the entire Hotlist output, or you can individually control sections of text using the other classnames.

Can I suggest a blog to add to the PNW Topic Hotlist blogroll?
    Yes, please do! New blogs are cropping up in the area all the time and if they cover local politics they may be good candidates for the PNW Topic Hotlist. So as to ensure the blogs meet a standard of quality, appropriateness and activeness, each new blog is added only after it has been evaluated for both the frequency and quality of the content. Send your suggestions to the contact info below.

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