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: February 2019

U.S. Senate votes to keep the federal government funded through September 2019

Excerpt: The legislation would avert another Trump shutdown just three weeks after Congress temporarily voted to reopen the government without funding Trump's wall.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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BREAKTHROUGH: U.S. House votes to stop abetting Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war

Excerpt: The success of House Joint Resolution 37 is a rare use of the War Powers Act approved by Congress in 1973 and passed into law over Nixon's veto.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate votes to ban fracking in oil and gas production

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could soon be banned in Washington State if a bill approved by the Senate on February 13th, 2019 becomes law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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February 12th election results: Big majorities back levies for Seattle, Renton schools

Excerpt: Read our analysis of preliminary returns in the February 12th, 2019 special election for school districts in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Committee meetings at the Washington State Capitol cancelled for Monday, February 11th

Excerpt: Due to snowy weather, the Washington State Legislature will be mostly closed for business on Monday, February 11th, legislative leaders have announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A frustrated Tim Eyman unleashes his e‑fury on Republican State Senator Hans Zeiger

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman is hopping mad at the Ranking Member of the Washington State Senate's State Government Committee. Find out why.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Where should Sound Transit put Link’s South Maintenance Base? There’s an obvious answer

Excerpt: With a sixty acre former landfill site available, there's no need to tear down homes, businesses, and churches for the agency's new train yard.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Governor Inslee + Premier Horgan push back against Tim Eyman, call for high speed rail

Excerpt: The leaders of Washington State and British Columbia say we should build on the success of Amtrak Cascades, not destroy it, as Tim Eyman wants to do.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
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Liz Lovelett chosen to succeed Kevin Ranker as Senator for Washington’s 40th District

Excerpt: Lovelett, an Anacortes City Councilmember, was chosen by the legislative authorities of Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties to represent the 40th LD.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Abolition now! NPI urges Senate Law & Justice Committee to end the death penalty

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's testimony in support of Senate Bill 5339, which would end the death penalty in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Kris Lytton, Liz Lovelett, and Trevor Smith nominated to replace Kevin Ranker in 40th LD

Excerpt: A special nominating caucus of the Washington State Democrats has drawn up a list of three people to replace recently departed State Senator Kevin Ranker.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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