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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: November 2019

MLS Cup returns to Cascadia as Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC at home

Excerpt: Our Sounders have done it again. They're champions for the second time in three years, having defeated Toronto to win the MLS Cup.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Challenger Varisha Khan overtakes incumbent Hank Myers in Redmond City Council race

Excerpt: Like comeback stories? In NPI's hometown, there's been a stunning development in one of four contested city council races this year.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Friday afternoon ballot counting update: R-88 briefly takes lead, Sawant overtakes Orion

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thursday ballot counting update: Eyman’s 976 slides, Sawant gains, R-88 vote gets tighter

Excerpt: Get up to speed with the latest developments in the Washington State 2019 general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The City of Seattle will join King County in suing to overturn Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976

Excerpt: The City of Seattle will join King County in initiating a legal challenge to stop Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 from taking effect, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced at a press conference today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Thurston and Island counties defy Tim Eyman, swing into the NO on I-976 column

Excerpt: Two counties have defected from disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman and are now voting to reject Initiative 976, Eyman's scheme to wipe out multimodal transportation funding.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County preparing legal challenge to Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive Initiative 976

Excerpt: The state's largest jurisdiction is preparing to take the state to court to challenge the constitutionality of Tim Eyman's I-976, which is passing statewide in early returns.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Washington Secretary of State’s official results website had a bad election night

Excerpt: Incomplete data. Wrong percentages. The official election results website maintained by Kim Wyman's office did not serve the public or the press well on Election Night 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 passing statewide, losing in King, Whatcom, San Juan, Jefferson

Excerpt: The effort to defeat Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive I-976 will likely need to continue beyond the November 2019 general election.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Today is General Election Day 2019. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it. Election Day 2019 has arrived. Have you voted? Have you asked your family and friends if they've voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s general election voter turnout is low so far, but not as bad as 2015 or 2017

Excerpt: 2019's turnout appears to be on track to be higher than the last two odd-numbered years. But it probably won't get anywhere near fifty percent.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week (October 28th-31st) In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the adoption of rules for proceeding with the Trump impeachment inquiry and an unsuccessful attempt to block states from allowing the sale of junk health insurance plans.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Ten reasons why you should vote NO on Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 by November 5th

Excerpt: The ultimate guide to why every Washingtonian should be opposed to Tim Eyman's initiative to gut bipartisan, voter-approved transportation investments.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Reviews: “Guest House”, “John Mendez: The Bridge”, and “Faith in Action”

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of the three films featured at the October 4th Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, concerning homelessness and rejoining society after incarceration.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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