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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: December 2019

Kristine Reeves resigns from the Washington State House… to run for Congress?

Excerpt: In a video posted to Facebook, State Representative Kristine Reeves announced she is resigning from the Washington State House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (December 9th-13th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the 2019 NDAA, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a modest package of climate justice action bills, and several nominations.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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I‑976 legal challenge gets more complicated as court signs off on motions to intervene

Excerpt: The legal challenge against Tim Eyman's incredibly destructive Initiative 976 appears poised to turn into quite the complex courtroom drama.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As the magnitude of Labour’s defeat sinks in, calls for Jeremy Corbyn’s departure multiply

Excerpt: Given the election result and the evidence that his leadership has been disastrous, Jeremy Corbyn's plan to stay on as Labour leader during a "period of reflection" seems extraordinarily unwise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As Britain’s general election looms, American progressives can learn from what goes down

Excerpt: British voters face a stark choice in the most important election in decades – a choice that could hold lessons for progressives in the United States.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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AGO’s Noah Purcell issues scathing rejoinder to Tim Eyman’s claims of I‑976 sabotage

Excerpt: Washington State's Solicitor General is tired of Tim Eyman's constant attacks on the attorneys who have the unenviable job of defending Eyman's Initiative 976.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton kicks off campaign to become Washington’s next Secretary of State

Excerpt: Incumbent Republican Kim Wyman will have a tough, credible Democratic challenger in 2020.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Recount complete! Varisha Khan elected to four year term on Redmond City Council

Excerpt: Redmond voters have made history by electing a young, dynamic Muslim woman to serve on their City Council through 2023.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s pals fail miserably in their attempt to intervene in I‑976 legal challenge

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court made mincemeat out of a motion filed by Tim Eyman's friends to intervene in the case against Eyman's initiative to defund multimodal transportation infrastructure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Supreme Court keeps injunction against Tim Eyman’s I‑976 in place

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that Tim Eyman's most recent initiative will remain paused while its constitutionality (or lack thereof) is determined.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Raquel Montoya-Lewis joins Washington’s highest court as first Native American justice

Excerpt: In a history-making appointment, Governor Jay Inslee has chosen the state's only Native American Superior Court judge to take the place of retiring Justice Mary Fairhurst.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Denny Heck to retire from Congress, creating an open seat in Washington’s 10th District

Excerpt: As of January 2021, the South Sound will be represented by someone new in Congress as incumbent Denny Heck passes the torch.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kamala Harris exits contest for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The California senator is out of the running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next President of the United States.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Steve Bullock ends his presidential bid

Excerpt: Steve Bullock has left the Democratic presidential field. Might he now run for the United States Senate against Steve Daines?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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