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

Republicans have strong U.S. Senate candidates

Fred Barnes: Primary choices helped the GOP immeasurably in the quest to regain control of the Senate. 

WEEKLY STANDARD

The lowdown on Prop. 1 and parks in Seattle

Even park advocates are divided over Proposition 1 -- a proposal to set up a "Metropolitan Parks District." KPLU's Paula Wissel explains. 

KPLU-FM

Nicholas Kristof: 5 things to know about inequality

One of the points: Progressives talk too little about opportunity.

NEW YORK TIMES

Health exchange glitch impacts 6,000 in Washington

Six thousand consumers in Washington state are struggling to access health insurance coverage because of computer glitches.

OLYMPIAN (OLYMPIA)

Ukraine accuses Russia of tampering with jet crash evidence

Members of the Ukrainian government said Saturday that it has proof Russia provided the missile system that shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet and accused them of tampering with evidence around the scene of the crash.

NEW YORK TIMES

States sues 5-Hour Energy Drink over misleading advertising

Washington is joining two other states in suing 5-Hour Energy Drink for allegedly deceptive marketing practices. 

REUTERS

David Cay Johnston: Stop the corporate tax flight

Congress should look at how to eliminate the corporate income tax, but until it does so, it has a responsibility to level the playing field.

AL JAZEERA

House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.

SEATTLE TIMES

How to solve the dark money problem

The easiest fix for dark money seems counterintuitive: have candidates disclose less often? Forcing candidates to file frequent reports may actually be making the problem worse. 

THE ATLANTIC

New California ballot initiative would split state into 6 parts

"A ballot initiative sponsored by billionaire venture capitalist Timothy Draper that proposes carving California into six states has gathered 1.3 million signatures, more than the 808,000 required, to appear before voters, according Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign, in an e-mail."

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