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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: October 2021

Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 25th-29th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act and PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act along with Senate confirmation of a dozen Biden executive and judicial nominees.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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PNWcurrents Episode V is live: This month, we discuss the impacts of climate damage

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the fifth episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features climatologists Karin Bumbaco of Washington, Larry W. O'Neill of Oregon, and Jeffrey Hicke of Idaho, who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss the impacts of climate damage on the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Categories:Announcements, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Our Environment
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Tim Eyman isn’t making his required monthly payments, so the State of Washington wants a Chapter 11 trustee to be appointed

Excerpt: The convicted chair thief and serial public disclosure law offender is supposed to be paying $10,000 every month to the state treasury, but has stopped doing so and is on the verge of default.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s next Secretary of State should be a visible leader, not a passive manager

Excerpt: Washington deserves a Secretary of State who will fiercely champion voting rights, secure resources to better protect the data in our state's care, support the needs of businesses and nonprofits, and properly safeguard our state's history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In NPI’s hometown of Redmond, voters will decide three 2021 contests for city council

Excerpt: City councils shape the way we live, shop, work, and play. Who's running for Redmond City Council in 2021, and what do they stand for? Meet the candidates and be sure to return your ballot by Tuesday, November 2nd at 8 PM.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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It’s official: Kim Wyman is joining the Biden administration, will resign November 19th

Excerpt: Washington's Republican Secretary of State is leaving the state's executive department for a job with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Her resignation will allow Governor Jay Inslee to name a Democrat to take her place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman might be joining the Biden administration

Excerpt: Bringing Wyman to DHS could enable the administration to make more headway in its efforts to prepare the country for the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (October 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a motion to find Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and Senate confirmation of several Biden executive and judicial nominees, including one for the federal bench in Washington State.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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NPI, Change Research discuss how to read and assess this year’s Seattle electoral polling

Excerpt: In this Q&A, NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve and Change Research Senior Survey Data Analyst Ben Greenfield talk about best practices for interpreting poll data, like the surveys of Seattle that Change fielded for NPI this year.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tana Lin joins David Estudillo, Lauren King as a new judge on Washington’s federal bench

Excerpt: Lin, a civil rights attorney, is the third judge confirmed this year to a distinguished but lately depleted federal court that sits in Seattle and Tacoma.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Jaime Herrera Beutler votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

Excerpt: Just nine Republicans were among the two hundred and twenty-nine representatives who voted to hold Bannon in contempt, and one of them was the Pacific Northwest's own Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters are undecided for Seattle School Board; Song Maritz, Sarju, Hersey have leads

Excerpt: Majorities or near majorities of voters in Seattle are not sure who they're supporting for school board yet. Among those who have a preference, Vivian Song Maritz, Michelle Sarju, and Brandon K. Hersey are the favorites.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Seattle City Council #9: Sara Nelson leads Nikkita Oliver by just four points

Excerpt: 41% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said last week that they were voting for Nelson for Council Position #9, while 37% said they were voting for Oliver. 21% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda still leads for Seattle City Council #8; Kenneth Wilson gaining ground

Excerpt: 39% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said they were voting for Mosqueda for Council Position #8, while 31% said they were voting for Wilson. 26% said they were not sure and 3% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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