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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Political consultant Bob Gogerty dies at 74

A Democrat, he was respected by all sides with Republicans also seeking his advice.

SEATTLE TIMES

Federal judge rules Yakima City Council system dilutes Latino vote

The ACLU and the city will now both "present proposals for changing the way City Council members are elected. The ACLU already has proposed all-district voting for the seven council members."

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Paul Ryan and Ferguson: Does the GOP leader really have anything to offer?

At least he's been listening to poor communities.

THE ATLANTIC CITYLAB

Can't we get past party labels and look seriously at ideas like Paul Ryan's?

His latest plan is so bipartisan that the Washington Post immediately assumed that he isn't running for national office in 2016. But many progressives simply jumped on him. 

NEW YORK TIMES

David Brooks: Hillary Clinton vs. Obama on foreign policy

Her remarks that we could have done more to help Iraqi moderates show her foreign policy mindset is bolder and more strategic. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Mediators say there's a deal in grain-shipment labor dispute on Columbia

Gov. Jay Inslee praised the tentative deal. 

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Is this a Libertarian Moment?

Libertarians, once sidelined in the theatre of American politics, are now being pushed into the spotlight. 

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

Scourge of the Poor? New York Mayor de Blasio

The mayor is insisting on enforcing laws with heavy impact on the poor involving pot possession, the sale of individual cigarettes and a ban on grilling food on a sidewalk. And the enforcement is a factor in apparently brutal police tactics.

REASON

Douthat: Obama is preparing a startling abuse of Constitution on immigration

The White House is cynically playing the impeachment card as it prepares to essentially wipe away the nation's immigration laws' enforcement, a Caesar-like abrogation of established political practices.

NEW YORK TIMES

Microsoft board member moves toward 2016 presidential run

Dr. Ben Carson has selected a chair for his potential Republican campaign and approved creation of a super PAC.

FOX NEWS
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