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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: September 2021

Poll Watch: Elway Research assesses Seattle’s citywide races one month before ballots drop

Excerpt: The survey, conducted from September 7th-9th, 2021, shows Bruce Harrell leading for Mayor, Ann Davison leading for City Attorney, and Teresa Mosqueda and Sara Nelson leading for City Council, with many voters undecided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy

Excerpt: In July of 2021, we teamed up with TreePAC to investigate support for a a range of sensible ideas for creating policy tools to protect trees. Majorities of over 75% and 80% endorsed every single one of our ideas.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican recall implodes as Californians give Gavin Newsom big vote of confidence

Excerpt: Early results show the Democratic governor has decisively survived the Republican Party's attempt to oust him from office with a month and a quarter to go before the end of his first term.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington gets a new U.S. federal judge: David Estudillo wins Senate confirmation

Excerpt: Cantwell and Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington, put forward Estudillo’s name and he was nominated to the federal bench in April by President Biden. On September 14th, he was confirmed by a vote of 54-41.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Link’s arrival in Northgate is a good reminder that Seattle voters are keen on getting more neighborhoods connected to light rail

Excerpt: 76% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters surveyed support a new transit funding measure to connect more urban villages in the Emerald City with Link light rail, while a mere 19% are opposed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Joe Biden touches down in Boise; visits National Interagency Fire Center

Excerpt: Today, Joe Biden made his first official visit to Cascadia as President of the United States of America, landing in Boise, Idaho to visit the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), which is located adjacent to Boise Air Teminal/Gowen Field. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment, Public Planning
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Texas Republicans intend for SB 8 to be the template for gutting reproductive healthcare in the United States. It must not stand.

Excerpt: In this Cascadia Advocate guest post, Democratic leader Shasti Conrad breaks down the ramifications of Texas' discriminatory, freedom-denying Senate Bill 8, which Republicans in other states are already planning to mimic.
Written by:Shasti Conrad
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Twenty years, twenty reads: Reflecting on the September 11th attacks two decades later

Excerpt: This collection of twenty interesting, thought-provoking articles and columns brings the impact of the tragedy of September 11th into clear focus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, twenty 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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COVID-19 Update: President Biden unveils new plan to get more Americans vaccinated

Excerpt: Read about the more aggressive steps the federal government will be taking to get tens of millions of Americans vaccinated between now and mid-October 2021, and what Pacific Northwest states are currently doing to combat the virus.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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Tim Eyman publicly pleads with wealthy right wingers for money to revive initiative factory

Excerpt: The notorious chair chief and serial public disclosure law offender is hoping some right wing billionaires will open up their checkbooks to allow him to qualify a measure to the 2022 Washington State ballot that would reverse all of the recent efforts to balance the state's tax code.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden will make his first stop as President in the Pacific Northwest next week

Excerpt: The President will be making a stop in Boise, Idaho at the National Interagency Fire Center as part of an western swing that will also include a stop in Denver, Colorado.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Incoming federal judges David Estudillo and Tana Lin will diversify and strengthen a federal bench that has spoken truth to power

Excerpt: President Joe Biden's nominees for the federal bench in the Western District of Washington are well prepared and suited to continue the state's rich history of federal jurisprudence.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Seattle voters eager for I‑5 to be modernized with seismic, accessibility improvements

Excerpt: Despite I-5's importance to Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest, it is falling apart. Decades of heavy use and inadequate maintenance have left the highway in increasingly bad shape. Voters in Seattle are enthusiastic about taking action to fix these problems.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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