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Seattle Transit Blog
- Post-2016 Tunnel Buses

[Sep 30, 07:15 PT]  [Image] King County Metro and Sound Transit are still in discussions about which, and how many, buses to run in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel after U-Link opens in 2016. Sound Transit and Metro are looking at running 40-50 buses in each direction during the peak hour, assuming 6-minute headway on Link trains,... read more

Strange Bedfellows
- County Council cancels next 2 rounds of bus service cuts

[Sep 29, 17:00 PT]  After a weekend that saw Metro ax 28 low-ridership bus routes, the Metropolitan King County Council decided Monday to cancel two more planned cuts set to kick in next year and early in 2016. The projected cuts would have eliminated 16 routes and 250,000 annual service hours in February, and an additional 80,000 annual... read more

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- Open Thread 9/29

[Sep 29, 16:51 PT]  - Sorry it’s so late. I think even though I knew it was coming I wasn’t prepared for this crappy new bus reality. Should be back to regular soon. – Whitewashing History – Hillsboro’s environmental record is really something to strive for. – Macefield Music Fest! – It’s a... read more

The Stranger Blog
- A Hopefully Great New Home (in the Same Spot) for Hugo House

[Sep 29, 16:19 PT]  [Image] If current plans work out, this building will be gone by the middle of 2016 and a new building will be under construction in its place. Hugo House Executive Director Tree Swenson has not made a secret of the fact that the literary nonprofit is facing some big changes. Early this year, she floated the idea of... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Tomorrow: Madison BRT Open House

[Sep 29, 11:00 PT]  [Image] TMP Madison Corridor Tomorrow, from 5 to 7 PM, at the Silver Cloud Hotel on Broadway, the Seattle Department of Transportation will host an open house forthe Madison BRT project.Madison Street, from Colman Dock to 23rd Ave, was identified in Seattle’s 2012 Transit Master Plan as a high-priority corridor which... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Sound Transit Listens to Public, Seattle Subway, Will Study Sand Point Crossing

[Sep 29, 07:00 PT]  When Sound Transit presented planned updates to their Long Range Plan to the PSRC last Thursday, there was some blockbuster news for local transit advocates: Sound Transit is adding a Corridor 14, The Sand Point Crossing, to its long range plan for additional study. The Sand Point Crossing was first covered bySeattle... read more

Olympia Time
- Future historians rejoice! (Olyblogosphere for September 29, 2014)

[Sep 29, 06:37 PT]  1. There are fake bees. Nothing to be scared of, Janet Partlow blogs. They aren't even the scarier of bugs. Just flies that want to be left alone. 2. Like the first rain calling coho back to the freshwater, they call Mojourner back to the blog. Or, something like that. 3. Rebels By Bus is just a cool idea and a cool blog.... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Sunday Open Thread: Toronto’s New Streetcar

[Sep 28, 08:00 PT]  [Image] [Image]

Blog Town, PDX
- Facebook Fails to Explain Its Discriminatory and Dangerous 'Real Names' Policy

[Sep 26, 14:24 PT]  [Image] It's a hubbub that's been bubbling to the surface over the past couple of months: In accordance with the company's guidelines, Facebook is quixotically enforcing its "real names" policy, with the primary targets for enforcement thus far being drag queens, burlesque performers, and others operating Facebook pages... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Further Reflections on the Senior Fare

[Sep 26, 12:15 PT]  [Image] Source: OECD.StatExtracts, 2012 U.S. figures (click to access) A while backI launched an interesting conversation about the senior fare. After reading the comments and reflecting on the questions some more, here are some further thoughts: It’s pointless to begrudge someone getting a better deal than you.... read more
- Open Thread 9.25_2014-AD

[Sep 25, 08:00 PT]  - King County Metro: Prepare For Bus Cuts This Weekend – Poor Clint Didier can’t even get the murder weapon fetishists on his side (second story). – What the everloving fuck, Fox News? – Every 28 hours a black man is killed by the police. This time it’s Cameron Tillman, a 14 year-old freshman gunned... 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.


Climate Change
Ridenbaugh Press
- An origin story for Judge Lodge

[Sep 30, 08:38 PT]  [Image] CHRIS CARLSON   Carlson Chronicles One might call it the equivalent of the quarterback sneak play, only in this case the quarterback, Ed Lodge, an All American at the position for Boise Junior College, and then a “Little” All American at the College of Idaho, knew nothing about the play. Edward J. Lodge, who... read more
- Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

[Sep 27, 00:36 PT]  ONN: The Onion Week in Review. Liberal Viewer: Republicans crush students with debt rather than invest in the future. Thom: Stop conservatives before they kill AGAIN. Obama addresses the U.N. Michael Brooks: GOP ad tries to attempts to reach women, demeans them instead: Puppet Nation: Obama’s new security advisor.... read more

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- ... In Which Hillsboro Leaves the Rest of America Eating Green Dust

[Sep 26, 11:43 PT]  When it comes to Oregon’s most pro-environment communities, one might think of Portland, Ashland, or Corvallis. But in using green power, Hillsboro leaves the rest of Oregon (and America) in the dust. The news comes via the EPA’s Green Power Community Challenge, which looks at the percentage of a community's power consumed... read more

Ridenbaugh Press
- The global warming reason to vote?

[Sep 26, 09:26 PT]  [Image] MARK TRAHANT   Austerity The People’s Climate March in New York City Sunday was supposed to be huge. There were some 1,500 organizations as sponsors, including several indigenous groups from around the world, expecting more than 100,000 people. But they were wrong because more than 310,000 people showed and... read more

Sightline Daily
- Weekend Reading 9/26/14

[Sep 26, 06:30 PT]  [Image] Alan My favorite wrap-up of this week’s UN Climate Summit. We put this in the Daily—about how Cascadia could become a climate refuge, attracting immigrants from harder hit locales—but have you considered this? The region’s cities all have comprehensive plans that assume certain amounts of population... read more

Strange Bedfellows
- Environmental billionaire targets two Republican state senators

[Sep 24, 18:43 PT]  Two Republican legislators seeking re-election, state Sens. Andy Hill and Steve O’Ban, have been targeted for defeat by a political committee, founded by California billionaire Tom Steyer, that wants action to curb greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Steyer is a major political ally of Washington’s... read more

- Oregon Business Leaders Call for Action on Climate Change

[Sep 23, 16:02 PT]  By Kelley Meck of Portland, Oregon. Kelley is a campaign professional turned law student at Lewis & Clark Law School. Previously, Kelley contributed "A Democratic wave year? In the State Senate, don't rule it out!" Add this to the list of organizations and individuals clamoring for action on climate change: the Oregon... read more

Politics Northwest
- California billionaire Tom Steyer drops $1 million on WA elections

[Sep 22, 20:46 PT]  California billionaire Tom Steyer -- a climate activist and political ally of Gov. Jay Inslee -- has entered Washington state's 2014 elections in a big way, sending $1 million here in an expected effort to help Democrats take control of the state Senate. Steyer donated $1 million last week to NextGen Climate Action's... 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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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.

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    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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