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Most recent posts from Sightline Institute's blog, the Daily Score

Jul 30
There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Rebecca Solnit : Hope in the Dark (cover) by Rebecca SolnitEditor’s Note: Alan started this as an entry for Weekend Reading, but it got a little long....
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Jul 29
Proposed Oil Train Rules: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly : Oil trains in the railyards, Everett, WA (5). by Paul K....
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Jul 29
Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 2) : IMG 0062 by picturecrazyboy used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0In my last post about Vancouver BC, I outlined the family-friendly policies that have helped make its downtown a magnet for families with children...
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Jul 28
Video: The Northwest’s “Bomb Trains” : I’m excited to share this just-released Vice News video piece about the threats of oil trains in the Pacific Northwest: “The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains.” Spencer Chumbley and Ni...
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Jul 28
There’s Plenty of Room at Hotel California : Pretend you’re the governor of Oregon or Washington, or the head of a key committee in the state legislature in Salem or Olympia....
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Jul 28
Poll: Are Voters Warming to a Carbon Tax? : istockThe pollsters themselves seemed surprised by new findings that majorities of Americans would support a carbon tax....
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Jul 25
Pacific Rim Coal Prices Continue to Tumble : Newcastle coal futures prices, August 2014 contract. In case you don’t check the coal futures markets every day, you may have missed the news that international coal prices recently reached a multi-ye...
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Jul 25
Why Washington State Should Adopt a BC-style Carbon Tax : Editor’s Note: Washington’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is on the job, weighing alternative carbon-pricing proposals....
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Jul 25
Weekend Reading 7/25/14 : Alan Oregonians will vote in November on whether to adopt open, top-two primaries like California and Washington....
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Jul 24
Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value : Coal Train in Residential Neighborhood by Paul K....
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Jul 24
Oil Train Derails in Seattle : Multiple news accounts just now that a loaded oil train derailed under the Magnolia Bridge, about a mile north of downtown Seattle. KOMO News account here. Many others here....
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Jul 24
Global Warming and Monster Wildfires : Photo Credit: Rossco ( Image Focus Australia ) via Compfight cc This week, the LA Times reported on the wildfire raging in Washington State, describing “tornadoes of fire” engulfing a small town....
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Jul 23
American Mom and Pops Want Climate Fixes : Photo Credit: contemplative imaging via Compfight cc American small business owners....
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Jul 23
Back to the Future : Pregnant silhouette by Stefan Pasch used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0More than 80 percent of teen pregnancies are accidents....
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Jul 22
Northwest Knows Best? : Research by Jane Harvey Last time, I described Buckley v Valeo, the seminal Supreme Court ruling that teed up Citizens United and that forbids caps on political spending in...
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Jul 21
Highest and Best Use…Or Not. : ­­With the sharp rise in Seattle real estate values over the last several years, you might assume that landowners have been champing at the bit to redevelop some of the low-value, dilapidated properti...
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Jul 20
A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap : Thunder Hill Elementary Kindergarten Tour by Howard County LIbrary System used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Andrea Miller’s third-grader has never been to school on May Day....
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Jul 18
Weekend Reading 7/18/14 : Meaghan Why readers, scientifically, are the best people to fall in love with. Serena The Gaza-Israel situation is beyond words....
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Jul 16
A Move to Ban the Most Dangerous Oil Trains : Yesterday, EarthJustice announced that it was filing a formal legal petition to compel the Secretary of the US Department of Transportation to issue an Emergency Order within thirty days to ban the us...
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Jul 16
5 Elements of Good Stories—5 Deadly Sins : Photo Credit: susivinh via Compfight cc Story Wars? That’s right. Sometimes today’s fast-paced, 24-hour, digital media landscape can indeed seem like a battlefield....
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Jul 16
Stand by Me : Teens by Lena Vasiljeva used under CC BY 2.0No one birth control method fits everyone, but today young women have better options than ever before....
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Jul 15
Industry To Feds: We Will Keep Using Old Unsafe Tank Cars For Three More Years, or Longer If We Feel Like It : Oil trains in the railyards, Everett, WA (3). by Paul K....
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Jul 14
Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free : Spiros Vathis, flickrNearly a year ago, I conducted a simple commuting test. Who could get me to work faster – a plain old cab or Lyft?...
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Jul 14
Want to see a post-Citizens United America? Look North : Peace Arch Park by David Herrera used under CC BY 2.0Research by Jane Harvey To understand how money corrupts democracy in the United States, especially in the Northwest states, look north to...
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Jul 11
Weekend Reading 7/11/14 : Jerrell The hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been put to use thousands of times this week for distributing photos of the quickly escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine....
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Jul 10
The Dirt on Tesoro : Fidalgo Island Oil Refinery near Anacortes, WA by 24hourmoon, ccWe’re releasing a new report profiling oil company Tesoro’s track record of flouting safety rules, injuring workers, obstructing safety...
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Jul 10
A Climate Mainstream that Crosses Party Lines? : Photo Credit: wietse?...
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Jul 9
Bad News for Ridley Terminal : Ridley Coal Terminal by Astair used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Not so long ago, the Ridley coal terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, was riding high....
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Jul 9
Say Anything : Equipment by Tyler used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0A young woman sits in an examining room, waiting for her medical provider. The provider arrives and picks up the chart....
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Jul 8
Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 1) : VIJF@david lam park by Matana_and_Jes used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0When a developer builds a family apartment in Vancouver BC’s downtown peninsula, the dining room comes with easy-to-clean floors that ca...
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Jul 7
Seattle’s $28 Million Hole : What are two things that Greg Nickels, Mike McGinn, and Ed Murray all have in common? If you said, “Roman Catholicism,” your knowledge of Seattle mayors is exceptional!...
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Jul 6
What Have We Learned Since Lac-Mégantic? : A year ago today, in the small hours of the morning, an parked oil train slipped its brakes, rolled downhill, and derailed in a small town in Quebec....
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