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: June 2019

Book Review: We can still make “A Bright Future” with nuclear energy

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of A Bright Future, a book that discusses how some countries have tackled the climate crisis and how the rest could follow.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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Last Week (June 24th-28th) In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: The week's major votes included legislation to protect U.S. elections against attack and an emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis on the southwest border.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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We’re watching the second night of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the debate as it progresses, which will take place over the course of two nights in Miami, Florida.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’re watching the first night of the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the debate as it progresses, which will take place over the course of two nights in Miami, Florida.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera-Beutler returns from multi-week maternity leave

Excerpt: Washington State's congressional delegation is back at full strength now that Jaime Herrera-Beutler has returned to work with her newborn daughter Isana.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Don’t want our public discourse dominated by the right wing? Then don’t use their language

Excerpt: Words matter. Words mean things. Words are like flags for ideas. That's why an alliance of women's rights organizations is asking the BBC to stop using loaded language in its reporting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last week (June 17th-21st) 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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VICTORY! Cap and invest bill clears Oregon State House of Representatives

Excerpt: By a vote of thirty-six to twenty-four, lawmakers in Oregon's more populous legislative chamber advanced House Bill 2020, a landmark climate justice bill.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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SIFF Documentary Review: Reconnect to the effort to save Alaska’s salmon with The Wild

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Wild, a new film by Mark Titus that examines the renewed campaign to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from inflicting massive damage on Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Last week (June 10th-14th) 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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Book Review: With “No One at the Wheel”, the rich can steal the roads from us — if we let them

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of No One At The Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future by Samuel Schwartz.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Views & Reviews
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NBC announces debate lineups for initial Democratic debates on June 26th and 27th

Excerpt: Each consists of ten candidates who will share a stage on a different night at the end of the month in Miami.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We now know who will be in the first debates – but not everybody is happy about it

Excerpt: Montana Governor Steve Bullock isn't happy about being excluded from the first debate. But he may have only himself to blame.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Oregon poised to enact groundbreaking “cap and invest” legislation with HB 2020

Excerpt: It's time to accelerate the clean energy revolution in the Pacific Northwest! Let's get HB 2020 passed and to the desk of Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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