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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 2015

Rachel Notley, Alberta New Democratic Party riding to victory in massive, historic upset

Excerpt: Some­thing that can only be described as mon­u­men­tal, unprece­dent­ed, and incred­i­ble is hap­pen­ing right now in the greater Pacif­ic North­west: The New Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, the most pro­gres­sive of Canada’s major polit­i­cal par­ties, is rid­ing to a mas­sive, his­toric vic­to­ry in Alber­ta, often described as the coun­try’s most con­ser­v­a­tive province. Cana­di­an news net­works are pro­ject­ing that […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Department of Ecology, oyster growers cancel plans to spray neurotoxin in Willapa Bay

Excerpt: Hal­lelu­jah! Via a news release sent by the Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy: Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions over the week­end, the Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy and the Willa­pa-Grays Har­bor Oys­ter Grow­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (WGHOGA) have agreed to can­cel a recent­ly issued per­mit for use of imi­da­clo­prid to con­trol bur­row­ing shrimp. “One of our agency’s goals is to reduce tox­i­cs in our […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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