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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: May 2019

Last week (May 13th-17th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week in Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field

Excerpt: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to become a presidential candidate, apparently figuring there isn't any downside.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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BOOK REVIEW: “A Prophet of Peace” and Juan Cole’s New Historicism

Excerpt: I sometimes attend the Seattle Atheist Church on Sundays, and despite the many virtues that group has an organization and positive argument it makes by example for secular humanism, the fact that the “Four Horsemen” of the New Atheism movement were four white Anglo-American men reflects accurately the biases you’ll find in the atheism movement […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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Trump team turns to conspiracy theories to attack Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden

Excerpt: Donald Trump and his cronies have begun vociferously attacking former Vice President Joe Biden, who they believe could be their opponent in 2020.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Last week (May 6th-11th) in Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: Happy Mother's Day! Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted with our new recurring feature, Last Week in Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Sound Transit, partner agencies should retain express bus routes after Link extensions open

Excerpt: Should express bus that parallel forthcoming light rail lines be scrapped when Sound Transit's Link expands? NPI says no.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Fracking now banned in Washington; Jay Inslee drops support for dirty gas projects

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban fracking in Washington and dropped his support for two dirty gas projects, further burnishing his green credentials.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Persistence and patience key to state’s big clean energy breakthrough

Excerpt: Founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton led the way in making Washington's new one hundred percent clean electricity bill a reality. Read her bill signing remarks.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Five landmark pollution fighting bills signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Caring for the Earth, our common home, is a value people across Cascadia share. The State of Washington has affirmed that value by committing itself to a one hundred percent clean electric grid by 2045.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Stacey Abrams is running (sort of)

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has decided not to run for the United States Senate in Georgia, but that doesn't mean she isn't running for high office.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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