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: June 2018

SIFF Documentary Reviews: “Afghan Cycles” and “The Poetess” tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of two films screened at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival that tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Media & Culture, Views & Reviews, World Commmunity
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Tim Eyman’s I‑940 legal challenge is another gambit to weaponize the initiative power

Excerpt: Once again, the right wing is seeking a constitutional interpretation it can use to tie the hands of Democratic legislative majorities for years to come.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News
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LIVE from Wenatchee: Candidates address the Washington State Democratic Convention

Excerpt: Many congressional and legislative candidates have come to Wenatchee to build grassroots support for their campaigns. Read what they had to say to the 2018 Washington State Democratic Convention.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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LIVE from Wenatchee: 2018 State Democratic Convention kicks off with patriotic celebration

Excerpt: The 2018 Washington State Democratic Convention is underway in Wenatchee, having opened with a celebration of the values that Democrats believe are the genius of the United States.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Elections, Events, Live Coverage
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Coke, Pepsi pour more money into Initiative 1634; measure now has $2.9 million behind it

Excerpt: A torrent of money from Big Soda is causing the coffers of the campaign to qualify Initiative 1634 to the November 2018 ballot to fizz over, newly filed reports submitted to Washington State's Public Disclosure Commission show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Book Review: Barbara Ehrenreich is old enough to die, but still has plenty to say

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer" by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture
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SIFF Documentary Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Come for the nostalgia, stay for the uplifting truth about Mister Rogers

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, a new documentary film about Fred Rogers, the legendary children's television host.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Education, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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Voters still want to bolster funding for public schools with a capital gains tax, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: The McCleary case may have come to an end, but Washington voters continue to believe public schools are underfunded, NPI's latest survey has found.
Written by:Robert Cruickshank
Categories:Education
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Gavin Newsom and Dianne Feinstein secure top spots in California’s marquee contests

Excerpt: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 was Top Two Election Day in California. Read our analysis of the early returns in the marquee contests for Governor and United States Senator.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Breaking News, Elections, Party Politics
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