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Year

2014

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Washington
Oct. 27, 2014, 4:27 p.m.

<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving Washington voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Twenty-three of the congressional and state legislative candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

2013

Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 6, 2013, 1:22 a.m.

<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.</span>

Legislative Wrap-Up: Religious Objections to Birth Control
Jan. 24, 2013, 4:28 p.m.

In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule concerning contraception.

2012

VoteEasy Tool Launched in Washington
Sept. 19, 2012, 5:29 p.m.

Washington legislature legalizes same-sex marriage
Feb. 28, 2012, 3:38 p.m.

<span style="line-height: 100%;">Legislators describe the difficulties of choosing sides in contentious and emotionally-charged debate.&nbsp;</span>

2011

Response from major parties following 'SuperCommittee' failure
Nov. 29, 2011, 8:52 p.m.

The inability of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee',&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/blog/2011/nov/22/supercommittee-misses-deadline/" target="_blank">to come to an agreement</a>&nbsp;to reduce the United States'&nbsp;government debt by over one trillion dollars has prompted a significant&nbsp;response by both Democrats and Republicans.&nbsp;

'Supercommittee' misses deadline
Nov. 22, 2011, 8:19 p.m.

The U.S. Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction&nbsp;was established with the goal of improving both the short and long term financial outlook of the US and reducing the deficit “...by at least $1,500,000,000 over the period of fiscal years 2012 to 2021” But they missed their deadline...

2009

Same-Sex Unions 2009-- Follow-Up
Nov. 6, 2009, 6:49 a.m.

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 5, 2009, 6:59 a.m.

Same-Sex Unions in 2009
Oct. 29, 2009, 10:30 p.m.

Great Pig Crisis
July 21, 2009, 11:24 p.m.

Sleepless in Seattle
July 15, 2009, 2:49 a.m.

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