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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Book Review: “How to Democrat in the Age of Trump” by Mike Lux is a suspiciously good read

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Mike Lux's timely book How to Democrat in the Age of Trump.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Views & Reviews
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Candace Faber alleges that Republican State Senator Joe Fain raped her eleven years ago

Excerpt: Management consultant and usability expert Candace Faber has accused Washington State Senator Joe Fain of raping her eleven years ago in a series of tweets after watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford describe being sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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One less predator in public office? House Republicans ready to dump Matt Manweller

Excerpt: Matt Manweller might be on his way out of the Washington State House of Representatives after finally losing the confidence of his Republican colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Erin Frasier vs. Jim Walsh: The closest contest of 2018 could be in Washington’s 19th District

Excerpt: Frasier and Walsh finished the Top Two in a near tie, with Walsh slightly ahead of Frasier. She received 17,469 votes, or 49.81%; Walsh ended with 17,605 votes, or 50.19%. That's a difference of just one hundred and thirty six votes.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Elections
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Documentary Review: “You A Nomad”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of the documentary short "You A Nomad", which can be watched in five installments on the web.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Seattle Storm win third WNBA championship, sweeping the Washington Mystics in D.C.

Excerpt: Tonight is a night for celebration. The 2018 Seattle Storm have once again brought a championship home to the Emerald City, sweeping the Washington Mystics in a best-of-five series to claim their third title overall -- which is the most of any Seattle professional sports franchise. Way to go, Storm -- we're so proud of you!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Unscheduled Programming
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In memoriam, seventeen years later

Excerpt: Today is the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which destroyed New York's World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. In honor of those who died that day, we're republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pacific Northwest’s Democratic Senators speak out against Kavanaugh nomination

Excerpt: Senators Cantwell, Wyden, Murray, and Merkley are all set to vote no on this nomination, but it’s important to let them know we oppose Kavanaugh anyway. And Lisa Murkowski definitely needs to hear from us.
Written by:Vaibhav Vijay
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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