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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ken Schram: 1947-2014

Excerpt: Today, our region lost one of its feistiest and most spirited broadcast personalities with the death of longtime KOMO commentator Ken Schram. Schram, sixty-six, had been battling an internal infection for many months, and finally succumbed to his illness today. KOMO anchor Eric Johnson, who just took over Dan Lewis’ duties last week, has a […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon Republicans choose Monica Wehby as Jeff Merkley’s November opponent; Dennis Richardson to face Governor John Kitzhaber

Excerpt: As in several states on the East Coast, tonight is primary night in two of the three states in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Idaho. Voters belonging to or identifying with the country’s major political parties are choosing the nominees who will go on to the autumn general election as the parties’ standard bearers. In […]
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Marriage equality is now the law of the land in the great state of Oregon, at long last!

Excerpt: Hurrah for equality! Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane handed down a ruling declaring that Oregon’s prohibition on marriages between LGBT couples violates the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution. He also refused to stay his decision and allow a national right wing organization to intervene in the case. That means couples […]
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Idaho’s ban on marriage equality struck down as unconstitutional by federal judge

Excerpt: Marriage equality appears well on its way to becoming the law of the land throughout our entire region with the joyous news tonight that the chief U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho, Candy W. Dale, has struck down Idaho’s ban on marriage between LGBT couples as unconstitutional. “Idaho’s marriage laws withhold from them […]
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