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: July 2018

Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Rud Browne

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Rud Browne, a candidate for State Representative in Washington’s 40th Legislative District. Browne is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Proving he’s a born-again Republican, Rodney Tom endorses Dino Rossi for Congress

Excerpt: Rodney Tom says he supported Hillary Clinton for President in 2016. Now he wants Dino Rossi to win in Washington's 8th Congressional District. This is a seat Democrats may need to win in order to retake Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Kim Schrier

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Kim Schrier, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Book Review: “The Storm Before the Storm” and the seduction of history’s lessons

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic, by Mike Duncan.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Kittitas County Democrats host friendly WA-08 candidate debate in Ellensburg

Excerpt: With ballots in the mail, the three Democratic hopefuls in Washington's 8th Congressional District met in Ellensburg for a friendly debate.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Excavation of East Link’s downtown Bellevue tunnel is done, five months ahead of schedule

Excerpt: The new tunnel, which will carry trains underneath the city center, is approximately one third of a mile long (1,985 linear feet, to be specific).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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This is what pandering looks like: Rodney Tom’s door lit pieces reveal his different faces

Excerpt: Tom is simultaneously chasing after two very different groups of voters and trying to win them over to his side by telling them what he thinks they want to hear. That's disturbing, but not surprising coming from someone who sold out the Democratic Party in 2012 in return for a corner office and the title of Majority Leader.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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This autumn, take a stand for public health and vote NO on Big Soda’s Initiative 1634

Excerpt: No matter what it may be called, don't fall for the deceptive advertising campaign behind I-1634. And don’t let your friends and neighbors be fooled either. Spread the word. Urge your local media outlets to expose this dishonesty.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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Book Review: This is your brain on “Collusion”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World, by Nomi Prins
Written by:David A Johnson
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Jason Rittereiser

Excerpt: Read NPI’s profile of Jason Rittereiser, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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Meet the candidates vying to succeed Kris Lytton in the 40th LD: Debra Lekanoff

Excerpt: Read NPI's profile of Debra Lekanoff, a candidate for State Representative in Washington's 40th Legislative District. Lekanoff is among six candidates vying to succeed retiring Democratic State Representative Kris Lytton.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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NPI poll finds 69% of Washingtonians favor life in prison alternatives to the death penalty

Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians would rather send convicted murderers to prison for life than execute them, a recent poll commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Book Review: The real “Good News About Bad Behavior” is that the kids are already alright

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Good News About Bad Behavior by Kathleen Reynolds Lewis.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Salish Sea threatened by Canada’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline

Excerpt: The expansion of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline is a threat to the Salish Sea that should not be allowed to become yesterday's news.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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