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Blog Town, PDX
- SL Letter of the Day: Criminal in Canada

[Nov 26, 09:59 PT]  I'm a straight guy in his early thirties. About six months ago, my wife and I went out on the town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we came home, we started fooling around, but a combination of too much alcohol and not enough sleep meant I passed out right in the middle of things. The next morning, she said that... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- News Roundup: Traffic Violence

[Nov 26, 07:00 PT]  [Image] Photo courtesy Puyallup Police Department Metro is fined $3,500 for serious L&I violations relating to operator restrooms. Some bus drivers had taken to bringing pee jars or wearing diapers. Do your part for social engineering with these train-themed holiday events for kids. Tall and thin: new 50-story hotel... read more

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The Stranger Blog
- SL Letter of the Day: Criminal in Canada

[Nov 25, 17:53 PT]  I'm a straight guy in his early thirties. About six months ago, my wife and I went out on the town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we came home, we started fooling around, but a combination of too much alcohol and not enough sleep meant I passed out right in the middle of things. The next morning, she said that... read more

The Stranger Blog
- Seattle's #BlackLivesMatter Protests Continue

[Nov 25, 14:33 PT]  2:32 PM: [Image] Brendan Kiley [Image] Brendan KileyThe crowd sings the African-American national anthem, "Lift Every Voice." Then everyone disperses. The protest is over. 2:24 PM: [Image] Brendan KileyTalking about black power. "If you release it, you will take over the world." [Image] Brendan KileyPastor Carl Livingston... read more

The Stranger Blog
- Adding a Railroad Car to a Grand Piano: Tacoma Art Museum's New and Slightly Less New Architecture

[Nov 25, 13:03 PT]  [Image] JGThis is the new lobby at Tacoma Art Museum. The Haub wing is the ground floor, admissions desk straight ahead. Predock is up top. Earthy versus ethereal. Just a handful of years after Tacoma Art Museum wildly celebrated the building it commissioned from designer architect Antoine Predock, museum director... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Save the Restructures!

[Nov 24, 06:43 PT]  [Image] Metro’s now-defunct cut proposals included some restructures that are worth implementing on their own merits. They aren’t scheduledbecause the County Council never approved them, but at the same time the council didn’t reject them specifically — it just rejected the cuts as a whole. So Metro... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Sunday Open Thread: New Muni Metro

[Nov 23, 08:15 PT]  If David Lawson’s Frequent Network Plan had a website this snazzy. [Image] [Image]

Sightline Daily
- What Happened When a Hazardous Substance Train Derailed on a Puget Sound Beach

[Nov 21, 06:35 PT]  If you’ve ever wondered how an oil train derailment might go down on the shores of Puget Sound, it might look a bit like the winter night derailment in 2011 that spilled sodium hydroxide on a beach at Chambers Bay south of Tacoma. It was hardly the kind of disaster that has resulted from oil trains derailing, but it... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- News Roundup: Going It Alone Together

[Nov 20, 07:36 PT]    Exhausted by staterecalcitrance and heartened by Seattle’s Prop 1, PSRC floats the idea of "going it alone together" with a "sub-regional" transportation package. An 88 year old Metro driver, easily familiar to anyone who regularly rides Route 2, is beaten by a passenger at 34th/Unionin Madrona. Taking cues... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- When Should Transit Run on a Holiday Schedule?

[Nov 19, 09:52 PT]  Last Tuesday, Veterans Day, was a bit of a disaster for Seattle bus riders: This crowd at 6th & pike has been waiting for as long as 40 minutes in the cold for a bus @kcmetrobus @SoundTransit pic.twit -- Mark on Transit (@MarkOnTransit) November 12, 2014 Hey, @kcmetrobus, today's Reduced Weekday... 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.


The Stranger Blog
- The 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees

[Nov 26, 10:49 PT]  [Image] Best Actor nominee Andre Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix in All Is by My Side These were announced yesterday, when America was busy with other stuff, so allow me to direct you today to the full list of nominees for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievement in independent film (specifically, those... read more
- Open Thread 11/26

[Nov 26, 07:49 PT]  - Happy Thanksgiving and Shopping Day. – Shorter Cathy McMorris Rodgers: The President’s immigration executive order is the democratic process on the rocks. Not the last 4 years of House leadership that I’ve been a part of. – Does sadness have levels? I guess so. I’m not sure what “more than sad”... read more

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The Stranger Blog
- Today in Ferguson: President Obama Speaks Again and Darren Wilson Says His Conscience Is Clean

[Nov 25, 15:34 PT]  1. If you missed it, here's the Brown family news conference on the Ferguson grand jury decision: 2. Tonight, ABC News will air an interview with Darren Wilson. George Stephanopoulos has already reported that Wilson says he has a clean conscience over the shooting of Michael Brown. 3. Last night, Jessica Lussenhop at St.... read more

Politics Northwest
- New gigs, lobbyists, immigration, anarchists: your political week in review

[Nov 22, 20:01 PT]  The elections are over, Thanksgiving looms, and politics persist. Here's what happenedthis past week: 1. Local Congress members praise, blast Obama’s immigration move to protect millions of the undocumented from deportation. 2. Former Seattle Mayor McGinn gets new gig, says he has no plans to seek return to elected office.... read more

Ridenbaugh Press
- A marker for Labrador?

[Nov 22, 08:06 PT]  [Image] RANDY STAPILUS   Idaho How many Idahoans watched President Obama’s speech Thursday about changes in the federal response to immigrants who got here against the law? Was Representative Raul Labrador among them – and did it spark any activist thoughts in his own mind? Idaho generally has some particular reason... read more

Ridenbaugh Press
- On the front pages

[Nov 22, 08:04 PT]  [Image] Here’s what public affairs news made the front page of newspapers in the Northwest today, excluding local crime, features and sports stories. (Newspaper names contracted with location) Open Boise council seat draws 29 interested (Boise Statesman) Boisean generates social media Black Thursday protest (Boise... read more

PERRspectives Blog
- Reagan's Ghost Haunts GOP on Immigration and Torture

[Nov 21, 10:15 PT]  [Image] Name an issue, foreign or domestic, and Republicans will turn to the holy ghost of Ronald Reagan for wisdom and guidance. But for two of the biggest controversies in the news this week--immigration and tort ure--conservatives won't like the answer they get when they ask, "What would Reagan do?" After all, President... read more

Politics Northwest
- Local Congress members praise, blast Obama's immigration move

[Nov 20, 20:46 PT]  Members of Congress began reacting to President Obama's speech on immigration Thursday afternoon even before it was delivered. We'll post statements from members of the Washington state congressional delegation as they arrive. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina: "Everyone agrees that our immigration system is broken, but after... read more

Strange Bedfellows
- McMorris Rodgers blocks vote but blasts president for going it alone

[Nov 20, 18:39 PT]  The most blistering denunciation of President Obama’s immigration order, in this Washington, has come from a Republican leader who helped block the U.S. House of Representatives from voting on a comprehensive plan that passed the Senate with bipartisan backing. "His decision to act alone blatantly disregards the will... read more

NPI Advocate
- President Obama pledges to treat more new Americans with dignity in immigration speech

[Nov 20, 17:50 PT]  In a groundbreaking speech, Barack Obama announced this evening that he is using his authority and discretion as President to end the oppression of over five million new Americans by granting them a reprieve from the threat of deportation, provided they identify themselves to the federal government and pay their taxes.... read more

Strange Bedfellows
- Immigrant rights backers rally to Obama order in Seattle

[Nov 20, 14:05 PT]  Lisette Llerna has lived "in the shadows" since emigrating in 2001 from Peru to America.She stood Thursday in the shadows of Seattle’s Federal Building to celebrate President Obama’s pending order that will allow her to live and work in the open. Her message?"We are here. We are your friends, your neighbors,... read more

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The Top Hot Topic Entries

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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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.

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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.

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