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posted Friday, November 4, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 45


SCOTUS will review Virginia Trans case
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The US Supreme Court said on October 28 that it will review a Virginia case in which a Transgender high school student sued his school district to be able to use a restroom corresponding to his gender identity.

Gavin Grimm, now 17 and a senior in a Gloucester County, Va., high school, has identified as a boy for sev
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Election 2016: What the polls show, and what they don't
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The last day to vote is November 8. Want to know who's going to win the election? Don't look at the polls. Or if you do, look very carefully and don't believe the first number you see.

A glance at the national polls shows numbers all over the place. CBS News has Clinton up th
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NAACP sues North Carolina for voter suppression
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The NAACP filed a federal lawsuit on October 31, charging the North Carolina Board of Elections with trying to suppress the votes of African-Americans in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

Lawyers for the group say that election officials in three North Carolina c
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Washington Secretary of State scrambles to correct voters guide error
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington Secretary of State is mailing out Spanish-language letters to 136,000 households in the state, notifying them that their voters guides are in error.

The problem is that the Spanish-language instructions sent to voters in Adams, Franklin, and Yakima Counties contai
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We must end gun violence
by Congressman Adam Smith
Washington State's 9th District
Special to the SGN

The tragic events at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in last June demonstrated again that our national firearms laws are lacking and allow deadly weapons to be too easily obtained by dangerous people. Following this latest mass shooting,
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JESSE'S JOURNAL: Election Day Blues
by Jesse Monteagudo - SGN Contributing Writer

According to a poll taken by the American Psychological Association, 52% of Americans polled said that the presidential election is a 'significant source of stress' in their lives. As one American who has been stressed out by the most tumultuous election in my lifetime, I am surp
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Andy Hill, one of three pro-equality Republicans, dies at 54
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Andy Hill, a Republican state senator who broke with his party to vote for same-sex marriage and against an anti-Trans bathroom bill, died October 31. He was 54.

Although Hill was a nonsmoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008 and succumbed to the disease.

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HRC revokes endorsement of Republican Mark Kirk over racist quip
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

HRC announced on October 29 that it had 'taken the unprecedented step' of revoking the endorsement of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

Kirk is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth. In a statement, HRC said it originally endorsed Kirk 'because he h
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Managing pain and living well with chronic pain
by Sonja Braasch OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Swedish Pain Services -
Structured Functional Restoration Program
Swedish Medical Center
Special to the SGN

A Typical Day for someone with Chronic Pain...

Early Morning. You start to wake up and feel groggy and fatigue already, you
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You will go to hell if you vote Democrat, San Diego Catholic church says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in San Diego sent out a flyer in its October 16 bulletin telling parishioners that they will go to hell if they vote for Democratic candidates.

'It is a mortal sin to vote Democrat,' the flyer said in English and Spanish, adding that 'imme
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LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A record number of LGBTQ characters are featured on broadcast series, according to a GLAAD study released Thursday. But in a dark twist, the small screen can be deadly for female characters.

For its annual report titled 'Where We Are on TV,' researchers tallied the LGB
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'Who's in charge of America?'

Girl in Weiner probe joins criticism of FBI director Comey

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The teenage girl whose sexts with disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner prompted an FBI investigation has joined the mounting criticism of FBI director James Comey.

The girl, now 15 but 13 at the time Weiner sent her sexually explicit texts, unwittingly became part of the US presiden
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New York police officer who made Gay porn suspended as investigators look into sex parties
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A bizarre story came out of New York this week that seems more like it could have been concocted in Hollywood rather than reality. A police officer who allegedly made Gay porn with his boyfriend was suspended this week as investigators begin to look into the couple's financial transact
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Wingate civil rights trial reveals victim traumatized; former SPD officer Whitlatch claims devastation
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Cynthia Whitlatch, a former Seattle police officer, broke down on the witness stand in federal court Tuesday, insisting race played no part in her arrest of a 69-year-old Black man, William Wingate, who was carrying a golf club as a cane that she viewed as a dangerous weapon, according to
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INITIATIVE 735

We need to stop big money to protect LGBTQ rights

Editor:

The Constitution was written to give ALL individuals a voice (one person, one vote), but it has taken women's suffrage, civil rights, and LGBTQ equality to even approach that aspiration. But the 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC has worked against those hard-fought victories by allowing extremely we
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Dems sue Trump and GOP, charge voter intimidation
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Democrats have filed a number of legal complaints against Donald Trump and the Republican Party, charging them with plotting to intimidate and suppress voters.

On October 31, state Democratic organizations in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania filed federal lawsuits agai
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