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

Slade Gorton takes aim at Clint Didier's 'weird and extreme' views

A new TV ad uses Didier's own words against him. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

House Republicans aren't worrying about Hispanic votes

"There’s a simple reason that congressional Republicans are willing to risk alienating Hispanics: They don’t need their votes, at least not this year."

NEW YORK TIMES

Dueling gun initiatives: is intuition enough of a background check?

'“If a guy’s an obvious gangbanger, I won’t sell to him. .  .if his face is all covered with tattoos and he’s got tears under one eye, he’s an idiot. He shouldn’t have a firearm.”'

KUOW-FM

Monica Lewinsky re-emerges with a purpose

Monica Lewinsky gave her first public speech in more than a decade to a launch a campaign against cyber bullying.

POLITICO

Democrats see black vote as their last hope for holding Senate

"The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls."

NEW YORK TIMES

Why DelBene will lead 1st Congressional district

"Now, with voting for the Nov. 4 election under way, DelBene seems on course for an easier-than-expected victory. Celis’ campaign is shy on money, and the Republican Party establishment that urged him into the race has politely retreated and put its financial resources into other contests around the country."

HERALD (EVERETT)

President may appoint Ebola boss, won't rule out Africa travel restrictions

Concerns grow as CDC says nurse may have been sick when traveling last week, too.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Olympia closes 'loophole' and will require Prov hospital to pay B&O tax

The city action follows similar moves in Tacoma and Bellingham. Providence St. Peter pleaded against the $375,000 change.

THE OLYMPIAN

The Secretary of State is reminding you to give wisely

Reminding us that while most charities are trustworthy, some are not... 

WASHINGTON SECRETARY OF STATE

Evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq kept secret

The New York Times has reported that the uncovering of chemical weapons in Iraq between 2004 and 2011 has been largely kept secret.

NEW YORK TIMES
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