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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's uplifting perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: July 2018

Book Review: “The Bone and Sinew of the Land” recovers some American history that actually has been erased

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Anna-Lisa Cox's new book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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Tired of Amazon’s greedy politics and bad business practices? Diversify your shopping!

Excerpt: If the prospect of diversifying your shopping and reducing your dependence on Amazon is appealing to you, then have a look at this guide of alternatives that we have put together.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Meet the 2018 contenders in Washington’s 8th Congressional District: Shannon Hader

Excerpt: Read NPI's profile of Dr. Shannon Hader, one of three credible Democratic candidates vying to advance to the November general election in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Whatever happened to “let the people vote”? Right wing voices silent as Alan Gottlieb’s group tries to block I‑1639 from the ballot

Excerpt: Having gone 0 for 2 against the Alliance for Gun Responsibility in previous years, Washington's right wing has apparently lost its appetite for another ballot battle. They want petitions for the Alliance's latest initiative to be invalidated on a technicality.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and forty-two years later

Excerpt: This Fourth of July, take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Holidays
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LIVE from I‑5: We’re on our way to Olympia to turn in signatures for Initiative 1631

Excerpt: Good morn­ing from Inter­state 5! In just a few short hours, the Yes on I‑1631 coali­tion will be sub­mit­ting peti­tions to qual­i­fy to the Novem­ber statewide bal­lot a ground­break­ing ini­tia­tive that would put a price on pol­lu­tion in Wash­ing­ton State and use the rev­enue raised to fund a just and respon­si­ble tran­si­tion to a clean ener­gy […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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Book Review: No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L. Moore burns bright and goes out too soon

Excerpt: It's a rare thing for a book to conclude and the reader's biggest complaint be that there quite wasn't enough of it. Yet, that's what Darnell L. Moore accomplished with his memoir No Ashes in the Fire.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Media & Culture, Spirituality
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