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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: June 2020

What’s happening at the online-only 2020 Washington State Democratic Convention?

Excerpt: Follow along with us as the Washington State Democratic Party holds its biennial convention, which is happening exclusively in a virtual venue for the first time ever.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Party Politics
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats secure a seat — or two — in Georgia?

Excerpt: Both of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs this year, and strong Democratic contenders have emerged to vie for them.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Neofascist Donald Trump once again turns to Twitter to make threats, this time aimed at us

Excerpt: Trump embodies pretty much every vice imaginable, and yet the Republican Party -- once the party of Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as the United States' greatest-ever president -- worships him like a cult. It's just sickening. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Senator Manka Dhingra: Our communities need guardians on our streets, not warriors

Excerpt: Read the remarks delivered by the Vice Chair of the Washington State Senate's Law & Justice Committee at the June 7th Woodinville Peace March for Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Carolyn Long’s rematch with Jaime Herrera-Beutler could be Washington’s hottest race

Excerpt: Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler has represented Washington's 3rd Congressional District since 2011. She's in the fight of her political life in 2020 thanks to a strong challenge from Carolyn Long.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: “Dawn of the Code War” looks at the modern age’s cyber battlegrounds

Excerpt: Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin and journalist Garrett Graff's book focuses on the new challenges posed by cyber threats to national security.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Technology, Views & Reviews
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COVID-19 Update: Food, transparency, and the fallout in our hardest hit communities

Excerpt: Food processing facilities remain a primary coronavirus outbreak nexus. We look at the fallout in that industry and highlight two areas within the Pacific Northwest hard hit by the pandemic in this installment of COVID-19 Update.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 1st-5th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of Trump appointees to head the Voice of America and a new position, inspector general of COVID-19 relief funds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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The Pandemic is Personal: Nadine Brumbaugh on giving up her massage therapy practice

Excerpt: A longtime massage therapist writes about what it's like when you have to leave your career, which you love, for the sake of your patients.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats take out Maine’s Susan Collins with Sara Gideon?

Excerpt: The Pine Tree State is home to the last supposedly reasonable Republican senator in New England, but her votes for Brett Kavanaugh and the Republican tax scam have shown she's just an enabler of the Trump agenda.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Wannabe governor Tim Eyman: Unfit for office and a threat to civil discourse

Excerpt: We need and deserve effective government and respectful civil discourse here in Washington State, just like everywhere else. We won't get either if Tim Eyman's gubernatorial candidacy is successful.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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All the people involved in the death of George Floyd have now been arrested and charged

Excerpt: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has upgraded the charges against Derek Chauvin and charged three other former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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How to be a good ally to people of color

Excerpt: Erin Jones, a trusted leader on issues related to equity and social justice, funding and galvanizing community leaders and partners, offers suggestions on how to support the movement to ensure Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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