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

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC will not air Obama's immigration address

Why? "The mid-season finale of ... 'Grey’s Anatomy' is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, as are NBC’s 'The Biggest Loser' and FOX’s 'Bones.'"

THE HILL

Three city budget items worth a closer look

Last week the City Council's Budget Committee passed a $4 billion budget for Seattle by a 9-0 vote and here are three items that caught Seattle Weekly's eye. 

SEATTLE WEEKLY

GOP worry: Will we create another government showdown?

The party is so stressed that it hasn't even decided on whether its Senate and House members should hold a retreat together.

POLITICO

Tax cuts for the working class: Will Republicans seize their 2016 opportunity?

President Obama has failed to halt the middle class decline, opening the door for Republicans to broaden their appeal.

NEW YORK TIMES

House passes Keystone bill

The House voted 252-161 to approve the construction of the Keystone pipeline. The bill is unlikely to make it past both the Senate and the President. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Minimum wage hikes: Don't rely on either political party

Ballot measures show the public wants higher minimum wages, with or without the support of either political party.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

What everyone who runs Seattle City Hall secretly thinks

What a year of stalking our local leaders taught me about the way they exercise power. 

THE STRANGER

Republican agenda starts to take shape

Reading between the lines, the Republicans are starting to coalesce around a legislative agenda to celebrate their recent midterm victory—here's a list.

MOTHER JONES

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear a challenge to the insurance subsidies provided through Obamacare.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ed Murray discusses minimum wage on MSNBC's The Last Word

After four republican states approved a higher minimum wage, Ed Murray told the nation why he is all for the idea. 

MSNBC
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