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: December 2019

The greater Pacific Northwest could gain two congressional seats from 2021 redistricting

Excerpt: Oregon and Montana are projected to each gain one seat in the United States of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman is apparently unaware that Thurston County’s Intercity Transit is also a plaintiff suing to invalidate Initiative 976

Excerpt: The con artist says he is going to Thurston County Superior Court to defend I-976, but seems not to know that the county's transit agency is one of his adversaries in the lawsuit against I-976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Labour’s snap election loss will have profound implications for the United Kingdom’s future

Excerpt: The party must now rebuild and settle on new leadership as the Corbyn era comes to a catastrophic end.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, World Commmunity
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Boeing belatedly fires Dennis Muilenburg as company’s disastrous year comes to a close

Excerpt: 2019 was a rotten year for The Boeing Company. With much riding on the firm's performance in 2020, Boeing's board has decided a change in leadership is necessary.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Jeff Winmill talks to NPI about his decision to back Gael Tarleton for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Jeff Winmill announced last week that he was suspending his campaign for Washington’s Secretary of State in order to prevent a Democratic Primary now that Representative Gael Tarleton (D-36) has declared her candidacy. This is a move Winmill believes is in the best interest of taking back the vital office.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 16th-20th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate approval of the 2019 NDAA, House approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and a package of eight appropriations bills.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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Alex Ramel, Michael Lilliquist, and Marco Morales nominated to succeed Jeff Morris

Excerpt: The Democratic precinct committee officers in the 40th Legislative District have created a shortlist of possible successors to outgoing State Representative Jeff Morris.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Public Service
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Terrorist Matt Shea must be expelled from the Washington State House of Representatives

Excerpt: The House Republican caucus must supply at least nine votes in order to meet the two-thirds threshold required to forcibly remove militant extremist Matt Shea from the House of Representatives.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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We’re watching the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: NPI staff are watching and sharing impressions of the sixth 2020 Democratic presidential debate, which is taking place in Los Angeles over the course of two and a half hours.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Washington State Supreme Court: Public Records Act applies to legislators

Excerpt: The ruling means that legislators may not withhold emails and documents from journalists, activists, or any other member of the public.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Yesterday In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. Representatives voted on impeachment

Excerpt: Once more for the record, here's how every member of the United States House of Representatives from the Pacific Northwest voted on impeachment.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

Excerpt: By a vote of two hundred and thirty to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power (Article I),  and by a vote of two hundred and twenty-nine to one hundred and ninety-eight, the House voted to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress (Article II).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI alum Michael Finkle swears in the City of Redmond’s new female governing majority

Excerpt: NPI's hometown is beginning a new era under new management with Mayor Angela Birney and new Councilmembers Varisha Khan, Jessica Forsythe, and Vanessa Kritzer.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ho, ho, ho! Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link gets fiscal boost from the federal government

Excerpt: A $790 million federal grant and $629 million low interest loan have arrived to support the Puget Sound region's efforts to expand light rail into South King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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