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: March 2019

Republican-controlled U.S. Senate votes to rebuke Donald Trump over Yemen war

Excerpt: On March 13th, 2019, the U.S. Senate behaved like the legislative body it's supposed to be instead of a bureau of the Trump White House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Republican Jim Walsh’s angry tirades disrupt the work of the Washington State House

Excerpt: Recent House floor proceedings have revealed that a Trump-loving member of the Washington State House of Representatives has an anger management problem.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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Boeing backpedals as United States finally joins rest of world in grounding the 737 MAX

Excerpt: The 737 MAX, Boeing's next generation narrow body jet, has been grounded in the United States following the fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Senate Republicans kill effort to allow future school bonds to pass with a simple majority

Excerpt: A constitutional amendment to allow school bonds to pass by majority vote has died in the Washington State Senate at the hands of the Republicans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Elections
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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Events, Party Politics
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So much for that bankruptcy: Tim Eyman moves for his Chapter 11 case to be dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter asked Judge Marc Barreca to dismiss his bankruptcy filing in a motion filed on February 28th, 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman pleads not guilty to charge of theft in the third degree

Excerpt: Video evidence shows that Eyman stole a Brenton Studios Mayhart chair from the Lacey Office Depot on February 13th, but Eyman says he's not guilty.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Washington State House passes bill ending the personal exemption for MMR vaccine

Excerpt: Parents in Washington may soon no longer be able to opt schoolchildren out of being vaccinated for measles, mumps, or rubella on philosophical grounds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Bill to make prepaid postage on return ballot envelopes permanent sails out of Senate

Excerpt: Prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes will continue to be provided to Washington voters with Joe Nguyen's Substitute Senate Bill 5063.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State House sends bill to reform presidential primary to Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: The Legislature has given final approval to a bill that will make Washington's presidential primary statute usable by both major parties in 2020.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Elections
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate approves legislation to repeal Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: We're halfway towards our objective of sending Governor Jay Inslee legislation to repeal Eyman's push polls, which he falsely calls "advisory votes".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announces climate-focused presidential campaign

Excerpt: Our own Governor Jay Inslee has officially joined the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Our Environment
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