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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: April 2020

Tim Eyman’s I‑976 will remain frozen while State Supreme Court considers challenge to it

Excerpt: A panel of justices concluded that an injunction barring Initiative 976's implementation should remain in effect through the remainder of the challenge asserting it is unconstitutional.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, Public Planning
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (April 20th-24th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a resolution to establish a committee to oversee trillions of dollars in COVID-19 response funding and the fourth coronavirus aid package (H.R. 266).
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Who will Joe Biden’s running mate be?

Excerpt: Joe Biden has promised to nominate a woman to be his vice president. So who are the most likely candidates, and what will they bring to the table?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Earth Day turns fifty as the world community grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Earth Day, one of our favorite days of activism, has turned fifty. Here are some great articles you can read and videos you can watch to commemorate the occasion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays, Our Environment
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Sound Transit rebrands network for future expansions, braces for an uncertain future

Excerpt: Moving away from line names that are just colors, Puget Sound's Regional Transit Authority is going to move forward with an alphanumeric color-coded system.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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The right wing’s economic livelihood versus public health argument is a false choice

Excerpt: We must collectively recognize that by making responsible choices, we can save most every­one and can have an econ­o­my to which we can return. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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ICANN delays decision on sale of .ORG Registry to private equity firm — again

Excerpt: The sale of PIR has been delayed, thanks to a strongly worded letter from California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra. In the letter, addressed to ICANN’s board chair and the corporation’s President and CEO, AG Becerra explains that his office had investigated ICANN’s role in approving the transfer of the .ORG registry to Ethos Capital.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology
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Republicans embrace economy as their deity: “There are more important things than living”

Excerpt: Right wing protestors and Republican officials are desperate to restart the economy, even if it results in people dying. Turns out they're not actually pro-life at all. Shocking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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Beware the Covidiots: Right wing protesters flock to Olympia despite stay home orders

Excerpt: Backers of Donald Trump and Tim Eyman put their lives at risk -- and ours -- by illegally congregating on the Capitol Campus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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The show must go on: NPI’s 2020 Spring Gala migrates online amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Excerpt: Enjoy highlights from the Northwest Progressive Institute's twelfth Spring Fundraising Gala, which is a virtual event for the first time in its history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senator Claire Wilson to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Gala tomorrow evening

Excerpt: The prime sponsor of Washington State's groundbreaking comprehensive sexual health education bill will address NPI's twelfth gala.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frontier Communications files for bankruptcy as it prepares to shed its Northwest assets

Excerpt: One of the Pacific Northwest's largest Internet Service Providers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with years of mismanagement and the consequences of ill-advised deals having taken a predictable toll.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Technology, World Commmunity
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President Obama endorses Joe Biden

Excerpt: The former president appeared on YouTube to argue in favor of Biden's extensive experience and admirable personal qualities.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Wisconsin voters dump three Scott Walker judicial appointees, including Daniel Kelly

Excerpt: A Supreme Court justice and two Milwaukee County Circuit judges have been turned out of office by voters in the Badger State in a watershed victory for progressive forces.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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