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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

Seattle Transit Blog
- News Roundup: Obsolete

[Aug 21, 08:14 PT]  [Image] Both platforms at Tukwila station open Monday. SDOT releases its 2013 Bridging the Gap Annual Report. It’s not long. Mike O’Brien looking at ways to facilitate Accessory Dwelling Units. Tacoma eyes development in the dome district. Finally, two empty lots just north of Columbia City Station to host... read more


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HorsesAss.org
- Open Thread 8/21

[Aug 21, 07:56 PT]  - Reparations for Ferguson - Somebody should ask Dave Reichert if he agrees with Newt Gingrich that Obama is a food stamp president. Or many of the other horrible things he has said and done over the years. - Spokane’s Downtown is for People – and their Buses - Women in the Workplace: Marination - Parody is killed again.... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- It’s Time to Shift Lobbying Priorities

[Aug 20, 07:49 PT]  [Image] Avgeek Joe/Flickr For at least five years, the primary objective of City and County transportation lobbying effort has been new revenue authority for Metro, generally understood to be some form of Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET). County leaders held back on "Plan B," a flat vehicle fee via a Transportation Benefit... read more

HorsesAss.org
- Open Thread 8-19

[Aug 19, 16:52 PT]  - This is What Climate Leadership Looks Like - With its own credibility on the line, the British Columbia government on Monday ordered an independent investigation of the tailings dam breach on Aug. 4 that sent huge quantities of water and metal-contaminated sand into important-salmon spawning waters. - Yay for low income... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Spokane’s Downtown is for People – and their Buses

[Aug 19, 07:00 PT]  [Image] Downtown Spokane WA on approach to the airport by Ron Reiring – Spokane, WA On this side of the Cascades, we don’t often hear much about transit in Spokane. That’s a shame, because Spokane is not just Washington’s second most populous city — andperhaps Wash ington’smost beautiful... read more

Sightline Daily
- EVENTS: Coal & Oil Trains in Bellingham, Everett

[Aug 19, 06:30 PT]  [Image] I’ll be participating in two panel talks on coal and oil trains, one this Friday and one next week. Both promise to be interesting. Everett This Friday, come ask your toughest questions at a free, public panel discussion on coal and oil trains. I’ll be joining Ross Macfarlane of Climate Solutions, Sean... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Full-time Bus Lanes, Please

[Aug 18, 07:54 PT]  [Image] Photo by the Author As a concession to the various free on-street parking interests, many of Seattle’s Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes only operate in the peak direction during rush hour. Unfortunately, the peak direction is defined by the downtown core, which is a mere subset of where the jobs are.... read more

Seattle Transit Blog
- Transit Geography Visualization

[Aug 16, 07:33 PT]  Transit users and STB readers use – and like to use – route maps. Routes are tangible, and are how we think when we actually use transit. This postuses some geographic analysis – focused on population and walking access – to show more of the big picture. In April Metro recommended several phases of service... read more

Orcinus
- Santilli and His ‘Border Convoy’ Stir Resentment, Fail to Close Border

[Aug 14, 18:15 PT]  [Image] [Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] Pete Santilli keeps trying –– and failing –– to organize protests that will shut down border crossings between the United States and Mexico. What’s more, he hasn’t been completely honest about it. The latest effort by the extremist right-wing radio host was a multi-state “Border Convoy”... 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.



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The Top Hot Topic Entries

THE PNW TOPIC HOTLIST BLOGROLL
85 Blogs Listed

Alaska Blogs (2) 

   Progressive Alaska
   Shannyn Moore

Idaho Blogs (14) 

   43rd State Blues
   Boise Guardian
   F-Words
   Ft. Boise
   IdaBlue
   Isle of Sanity
   morialekafa
   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
   BlueOregon
   Chuck for ...
   Cwech Blug
   darrelplant.com
   Gay Rights Watch
   HinesSight
   Isaac Laquedem
   Jeff Mapes on Politics
   Low on the Hog
   Middle Earth Journal
   Moonbat Juggernaut
   New Frames
   OlsonOnline
   Our New Mind
   Outside The Interzone
   PERRspectives Blog
   Persuasion, Perseverance, and Patience
   Ridenbaugh Press
   RoguePundit
   t.a. barnhart [!] 
   The Grumpy Forester
   The Les AuCoin Blog
   The Oregon Economics Blog
   The Portland Freelancer
   Uncommon Thought Journal
         

Washington Blogs (42) 

   5/17
   artistdogboy
   blatherWatch
   Chad Lupkes' Soapbox
   Choosing Hope
   Cliff Mass Weather Blog
   CoolAqua
   Crosscut Fizz/Jolt
   Democracy for Snohomish County
   Dying to Preserve the Lies
   EFFin' Unsound
   Emerald City Scion
   Eye on Olympia
   FoS.blog
   homesteadbook.com [!] 
   Hominid Views [!] 
   HorsesAss.org
   howieinseattle
   Institute for Washington's Future
   Jesus' General
   Majority Rules Blog
   NPI Advocate
   Olympia Time
   On The Road To 2008
   Orcinus
   Politics Northwest
   Progressive Majority WA
   Ratiocination
   seajane
   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

PNW Topic Hotlist Sidebar Widget


 Placing the PNW Topic Hotlist sidebar widget on your Web page is simple, just follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Select your widget preferences
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Step 2 - Verify the sample display ==>
Note: Actual Topic Hotlist output would always include a
minimum of at least 7 blog entries per topic.

 
Step 3 - Copy your Javascript tag
Generated Javascript Tag To Embed in Web Page:

Step 4 - Review CSS classname coverage
Note: Additional styling can be applied by creating your own CSS definitions for the following classnames (mouse over each classname to see what output they affect in the sample to the right):

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Sample Topic Hotlist Output Based On Current Selections:
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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.

Who can I contact if something isn't working, or I need help, or to provide feedback?
    You can contact Daniel Kirkdorffer from On The Road To 2008 if you have any problems, need further help, or just want to send in your comments and feedback. This service is always evolving based on suggestions and comments which are always welcome.

Is there any way I can help with the PNW Topic Hotlist?
    One way would be financially. If you would like to make a contribution you can do so via PayPal. The money will go toward improving the hosting solution and ensuring a better and more reliable service. Just click on the button below. If you would like to help in other ways you can get in contact with Daniel Kirkdorffer from On The Road To 2008.