NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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: March 2018

Hydroplane legend Chip Hanauer to host NPI’s 2018 Spring Gala reception on April 7th

Excerpt: The team at NPI is excited to announce that the reception for this year's Spring Fundraising Gala (to be held Saturday, April 7th at the Renton Community Center) will be hosted by hydroplane legend Chip Hanauer.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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At Everett Library, crowd gathers to discuss Trump, fascism, and white supremacism

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of yesterday's symposium on right wing extremism with investigative journalists David Neiwert and Scott North, titled The Radical Right and Its Effects on Communities.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Media & Culture, National Defense, Party Politics
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Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy files initiative to put a price on pollution in 2018

Excerpt: Following the Legislature's failure to reach agreement on a plan to put a price on pollution in Washington State, the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy (of which NPI is a member) has announced that it is moving forward with plans to qualify an initiative to the November ballot that would impose a fee on emissions.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Victory! Legislature sends Governor Inslee bill banning invasive fish farms from our waters

Excerpt: A bill that would phase out the farming of invasive, nonnative fish in Washington's waters and entirely prohibit it in the future has left the Legislature tonight and is on its way to Governor Inslee following a successful vote in the Senate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Governor Inslee vetoes ESB 6617; media and legislators agree to public records ceasefire

Excerpt: In a victory for sense and sensibility, Governor Jay Inslee tonight vetoed an extremely unpopular bill passed by the Legislature last week that would have permanently shielded lawmakers from having to comply with Washington State's public records laws until after July 1st, 2018.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Republicans Jay Rodne, Michael Baumgartner will not seek reelection to state Legislature

Excerpt: Two Republican legislators in key districts announced separately yesterday that they will be leaving the Washington State Legislature at the end of this year as opposed to seeking reelection in what many observers believe could be a wave year for the Democratic Party not unlike the 2006 midterms twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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