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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.

Daily Archives: April 23rd, 2015

Loretta Lynch confirmed as the United States of America’s new Attorney General

Excerpt: Well, it’s final­ly hap­pened. After many con­temptible delays, the Unit­ed States Sen­ate final­ly took up Loret­ta Lynch’s nom­i­na­tion today and vot­ed to con­firm her as the nation’s next Attor­ney Gen­er­al, which means that incum­bent Eric Hold­er can final­ly pack his bags and leave office, as he has want­ed to do for many months. A relieved […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Service
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Lake Washington teachers latest to walk out in protest of inadequate education funding

Excerpt: Teach­ers in the Lake Wash­ing­ton School Dis­trict — which serves 26,700 stu­dents in NPI’s home­town of Red­mond along with the neigh­bor­ing cities of Kirk­land and Sam­mamish — have vot­ed to walk off the job on Wednes­day, May 6th in protest of the Leg­is­la­ture’s com­plete­ly inad­e­quate response to the Supreme Court’s McCleary deci­sion, and its refusal […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Education, Legislative Advocacy
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Ubuntu and Kubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” released; Debian 8 “Jessie” due Saturday

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s note: If the terms GNU and Lin­ux don’t mean any­thing to you, this post is prob­a­bly going to read like a bunch of gib­ber­ish. Sor­ry. But do read on if you’re inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about the won­der­ful world of free soft­ware. Free soft­ware enthu­si­asts, it’s time to rev up your Advanced Pack­ag­ing Tool […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Celebrating Free Software, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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