NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's uplifting perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Monthly Archives: February 2021

Bob Ferguson has done it again! Judge blocks plot to sell National Archives’ Seattle campus

Excerpt: “Today’s legal victory blocks the federal government’s unlawful plan to sell the Archives and scatter the DNA of our region thousands of miles away,” Washington's Attorney General said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Inside Tim Eyman’s profit machine: A cartoon guide to his many moneymaking schemes

Excerpt: To help people who are interested in Eyman's history understand it better, we've created a cartoon guide that explains the many different schemes Eyman has cooked up to rake in the Benjamins.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Judge punishes Tim Eyman for egregiously violating Washington’s public disclosure laws

Excerpt: Eyman must pay a $2.6 million fine and is now prohibited from flying solo as an officer of a political committee, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Dixon decreed. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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As Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial begins, Republican senators seek to bail — despite being witnesses to the crime

Excerpt: A terrorist mob was sent by Donald Trump to attack the United States Capitol on January 6th. Republican senators are preparing to vote to acquit him anyway.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 1st-5th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of apprenticeships legislation, Senate confirmation of several Biden Cabinet nominees, and disciplinary action in the House against Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Senate Republicans seek to devitalize COVID relief bill that will define Biden’s presidency

Excerpt: The Republicans’ offer may well be a gambit designed to get skin in the game. If the past offers any indication, however, the process will get drawn out and urgency will be lost if Biden decides to try to do a deal with them.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Legislative Advocacy
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