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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: February 2020

South Carolina Democratic primary early results: Joe Biden projected to win

Excerpt: Former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be on the verge of winning a Democratic presidential nominating event for the first time.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Washington announces first U.S. death from novel coronavirus

Excerpt: Public health authorities have confirmed the first death attributed to the novel coronavirus. The deceased was a patient at EvergreenHealth.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Book Review: The Case Against Free Speech centers actual power over abstract principle

Excerpt: Read NPI Literary Advocate David Johnson's review of P.E. Moskowitz's provocatively titled book about the First Amendment, fascism, and the future of dissent.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture
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COVID-19 Update: New coronavirus cases reported in Washington and Oregon

Excerpt: Here's what we know about the new cases of the disease at this point. Public health authorities are beginning investigations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The tenth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate was chaotic and messy

Excerpt: Angry exchanges, incompetent moderation, and a partisan crowd helped make the debate in the run-up to South Carolina's primary vote inconclusive.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson: Decision to close National Archives in Seattle is “illegal”

Excerpt: Washington State's chief law enforcement officer is threatening a lawsuit if federal officials do not rescind their plans to shutter NARA's Seattle facility on Sand Point Way.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is planning a Seattle-area rally of its own for March 6th

Excerpt: The Democratic presidential hopeful is planning a public rally on the evening of March 6th, the night before the Washington State Democratic Party's Magnuson Awards Dinner.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon Republicans flee Salem again, forcing the State House and Senate to shut down

Excerpt: Members of the Party of Trump's Beaver State chapter have weaponized the state Constitution's quorum requirement in a hostage-taking move.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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We’re watching the tenth 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Join us!

Excerpt: Follow along with us from home as we chronicle the tenth Democratic debate, which is being held in South Carolina on February 25th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jessi Murray and David Hackney to run for Washington State House in 43rd, 11th LDs

Excerpt: Meet two aspiring Washington State Representatives who are taking on longtime incumbents Frank Chopp and Zack Hudgins.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit considers delivering NE 130th light rail station years ahead of schedule

Excerpt: Sound Transit is poised to move up the timetable for completion of a crucial "infill" light rail station in North Seattle by several years.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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New survey from NPI partner PPP gives Joe Biden a comfortable lead in South Carolina

Excerpt: Public Policy Polling found the former Vice President and Bernie Sanders are in the lead in the Palmetto State. No other candidate registered support in the double digits.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Senator Manka Dhingra to emcee NPI’s 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala on Friday, April 17th

Excerpt: The distinguished Washington State Senator will anchor the main program at NPI's largest annual event in Renton.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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