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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

Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president less than a week after exiting race

Excerpt: Sanders is the latest Democratic presidential contender to throw his support behind the former Vice President as November's general election looms.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Governor Inslee appoints G. Helen Whitener to the Washington State Supreme Court

Excerpt: The Washington State Supreme Court will now have seven female justices (out of nine), including a black woman, an Asian American woman, and a Native American woman.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington, Oregon, and California unveil new alliance: Western States Pact

Excerpt: The United States' Left Coast governors have made it abundantly clear that they -- not Donald Trump -- will decide when to lift their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders and allow businesses that are currently closed to fully reopen.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden wins Alaska’s 2020 Democratic presidential primary with 55% of the vote

Excerpt: The presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee has prevailed in Alaska's party-run Democratic presidential primary, capturing 55% of the vote and a majority of the party's national convention delegates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Superintendent Chris Reykdal to address NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala on April 17th

Excerpt: Join us on Friday, April 17th for our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala. State Representative Chris Reykdal will brief us on OSPI's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Trump regime’s incompetence is holding up financial assistance for small businesses

Excerpt: Small businesses are dealing with a double whammy: the novel coronavirus pandemic and the Trump regime's incompetent response to it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Progressives should not be championing online signature gathering. Here’s why.

Excerpt: Using the excuse of a pandemic to throw open the doors to risky, unsafe means of qualifying ballot measures is a terrible idea.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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U.S. Representative Denny Heck makes it official: He’s running for Lieutenant Governor

Excerpt: The congressman, a veteran of the Intelligence Committee, decided to run after incumbent Cyrus Habib said he was leaving politics and joining the Jesuits.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Redmond City Councilmember Varisha Khan to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala

Excerpt: At our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala, taking place exclusively online, we will hear from dynamic young progressive leaders who are making a difference for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bernie Sanders signs off: “While the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”

Excerpt: The democratic socialist senator from Vermont has wrapped up his campaign, amid a growing pandemic crisis and an insurmountable lead by Joe Biden.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Bernie Sanders ends his 2020 presidential campaign in livestreamed address

Excerpt: Speaking from Burlington, the Senator explained that he saw no credible path to securing the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Left Coast states send ventilators back east to help fight the novel coronavirus

Excerpt: This is keeping with our values of empathy and mutual responsibility. This is who we are as Washingtonians, Oregonians, and Californians.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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Zoom Video Conferencing is a privacy and security nightmare. Maybe soon, it won’t be.

Excerpt: Electronic meeting technology provider Zoom is coming under harsh and much needed scrutiny regarding its privacy and security practices.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pandemic? What pandemic? Tim Eyman still putting his life and others’ lives at risk

Excerpt: The scammer turned gubernatorial candidate is failing to model good behavior and abide by physical distancing guidelines.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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