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Monthly Archives: September 2020

British Columbia to hold snap general election on October 24th, 2020, premier announces

Excerpt: British Columbians will head to the polls to decide the future of their province just ten days before the United States holds its epic 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 14th-18th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the confirmation of Franklin U. Valderrama and House passage of legislation to require accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Read tributes to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from national and regional leaders

Excerpt: A collection of statements from senators, governors, nonprofit leaders, and former presidents honoring and celebrating the life of one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices in U.S. history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 1933–2020

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's obituary of a true legend, one of the finest people ever to serve our country as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Steve Bullock pull off a win in deep-red Montana?

Excerpt: Governor Bullock's presidential bid was a dead end, but his odds back home in Montana's U.S. Senate race are pretty decent.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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A smokescreen and a big lie: Trump, climate deniers try to explain away our record fires

Excerpt: Climate fires are destroying property and taking lives in Washington, Oregon, and California, putting a face on the climate crisis. Right wing pundits have been reduced to lamely claiming there's no connection.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (September 7th-11th)

Excerpt: The week's major vote concerned the question of whether or not to advance a pathetic excuse for a coronavirus relief package offered by Republicans, which was defeated by the Senate.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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In memoriam, nineteen years later

Excerpt: In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fueled by hot and windy weather, fires rage out of control up and down the Left Coast

Excerpt: Firefighters report that they are stretched thin and simply don't have the humanpower or the resources to properly fight the destructive blazes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bob Ferguson, Maura Healey lead multi-state legal challenge to block Arctic Refuge drilling

Excerpt: A coalition of states from the Left Coast, Great Lakes region, and New England is going to court to stop the desecration of America's greatest wilderness.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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DNR fire meteorologist horrified by barrage of (human caused) Labor Day 2020 fire disasters

Excerpt: By the time the sun had set on September 7th, 2020, the Pacific Northwest had joined California in firestorm misery, with hundreds of thousands of acres newly burnt or burning. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Will 2020 be the year in which climate justice finally becomes a prevalent federal priority?

Excerpt: Always, always climate and environment get eclipsed as Election Day draws near. But even if our planet's fever doesn't get the attention it should, 2020 could still be a major turning point.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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