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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: October 2019

Elizabeth Warren is Donald Trump’s strongest challenger in Evergreen State, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: In a statewide survey of likely 2019 Washington voters, we tested three hypothetical matchups: Warren versus Trump, Sanders versus Trump, and Biden versus Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tax cuts mean big service cuts: Tim Eyman’s I‑976 would hit small, rural communities hard

Excerpt: Towns and sparsely populated counties far away from Seattle stand to lose the most if a measure aimed at slashing vehicle fees is implemented.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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I‑976 proponent Dori Monson is at it again with his absurd, silly conspiracy theories

Excerpt: Dori Monson is once again using his multi-hour talk show on KIRO FM to spread misinformation and prey on the gullible.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians overwhelmingly support impeaching Donald Trump, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: More than three in five Washingtonians disapprove of Donald Trump's job performance and almost that many want the House to impeach him, a new statewide survey conducted for the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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An open letter to Bernie Sanders: Please bring your 2020 presidential campaign to Cascadia

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve, a 2016 National Delegate for Bernie Sanders, urges the Senator to make a visit to Cascadia an immediate priority.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Join us on November 17th in Kent for NPI’s first Postelection Brunch with state legislators

Excerpt: On the third Sunday in November, we'll be holding a special event to benefit our research and advocacy with state legislators. Join us and be the first to hear about what's next for transportation in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ohio’s Tim Ryan drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes

Excerpt: The candidate, who represents Ohio's 13th District, announced his decision through a video on Twitter. From start to finish, Ryan's candidacy barely registered in polling.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Here we go! Sound Transit breaks ground on Downtown Redmond Link light rail extension

Excerpt: Huzzah! Light rail is on its way to downtown Redmond, blocks away from the headquarters of the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Visualize how Tim Eyman’s I‑976 would harm Washington with our new I‑976 Impact Map

Excerpt: This first-of-its kind voter aid was created to allow Washingtonians to see for themselves how Eyman's measure could force cuts to already-approved projects and services.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Julián Castro may suspend his presidential campaign by the end of October 2019

Excerpt: Castro's cash-strapped campaign has asked supporters to donate at least $800,000 to continue his presidential bid beyond Halloween 2019.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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CBC projects Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will win a plurality, but not a majority

Excerpt: Justin Trudeau appears poised to remain Prime Minister of Canada for several more years, according to a projection released this evening by the CBC. But he won't be able to form a government without help from another political party.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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10th LD’s Ron Muzzall appointed to succeed Barbara Bailey in Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington's newest State Senator is a family farmer from Whidbey Island with significant agricultural and business expertise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elijah Cummings: 1951–2019

Excerpt: Rest in power, Chairman. We'll miss you. But we'll always remember you, and try to live up to the good example that you set for us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Keep Washington Rolling goes up in Spokane; Washington Fairness Coalition unveils first ad

Excerpt: Watch the new NO on I-976 spot, "Spokane Potholes," and the new Approve I-1000 spot, "Fairness", starring Northwest Progressive Institute President Rick Hegdahl!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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