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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: January 2019

Washington State Senate approves bill to create a usable presidential primary in 2020

Excerpt: The Evergreen State is one step closer to a presidential primary that both major parties can use in 2020 to allocate their national convention delegates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senate sends bill to perfect De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 to Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: A bill that polishes De-Escalate Washington's successful Initiative 940 has cleared the Legislature unanimously, without a single dissenting vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump caves to Democrats, says he’ll sign bill to temporarily reopen the federal government

Excerpt: Donald Trump has agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without money for the construction a wall on the border with Mexico.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate fails to advance legislation to reopen the federal government

Excerpt: The federal government remains shut down, but the Senate Republicans are splintering, which could mean Congress might soon finally stand up to Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House unanimously passes legislation to adopt new I-940 compromise

Excerpt: And they're off! The Washington State House of Representatives has passed its first consequential bill of the 2019 session, concerning law enforcement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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FINALLY! Mariners legend Edgar Martínez elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

Excerpt: Congratulations to Edgar, Holli, and their family on this great honor, and thanks to everyone who supported Edgar in his Hall of Fame quest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Sound Transit: Tim Eyman’s I-976 would wipe out nearly $7 billion in revenue through 2041

Excerpt: "If enacted, the initiative would divert a significant amount of tax revenues away from implementing voter-approved transit projects.," the agency says.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “One day the South will recognize its real heroes”

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County residents want more transit, but there would be less under Tim Eyman’s I-976

Excerpt: I-976 is a recipe for horrific highway gridlock, derelict roads, and stranded travelers. Think traffic is bad now? I-976 would make it much worse.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: “The Empty Throne” makes a better argument for not having one

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership, by Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay.
Written by:David A Johnson
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“We are the state that invests in our people”: Jay Inslee delivers 2019 State of the State

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of Governor Jay Inslee's 2019 State of the State Address.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Book Review: Kissinger is proof the adults in the room were “Reckless”, too

Excerpt: In the Mel Brooks parody “Space Balls”, the villainous character Darth Helmet brags to Lonestarr, the protagonist, that, “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.” This trope appears in fiction often, and some writers rely on it almost entirely. The medievalist historian and culture critic Steven Atwell has observed that one of the central […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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Kevin Ranker resigns from the Washington State Senate following misconduct allegations

Excerpt: Kevin Ranker has resigned from the Washington State Senate following recent allegations of misconduct, the Senate Democratic Caucus announced today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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Documentary Review: Crime + Punishment details fight against illegal policing quotas

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Crime + Punishment, an original Hulu documentary chronicling the efforts of whistleblower cops to stop illegal policing quotas.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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