NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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

Monthly Archives: December 2021

Marko Liias chosen to chair the Washington State Senate’s Transportation Committee

Excerpt: “As we face dramatic changes to transportation revenue and mobility options, this is our moment to write a visionary, equitable, climate-focused transportation package that invests in our shared priorities while respecting our real and unique local needs," Liias said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Our Environment, Policy Topics, Public Planning
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Kshama Sawant is now prevailing over the right wing backed campaign to recall her

Excerpt: Following a second consecutive favorable drop, it appears that Sawant is on the verge of defeating a right wing backed campaign to recall her from office, which means she will remain the Seattle City Council's most senior member.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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George Fleming passes on: He ran wild in the Rose Bowl, later served twenty years as a sturdy, progressive state legislator for Seattle

Excerpt: The death of Fleming at eighty-three has evoked Baby Boomer memories of when the Dawgs upset favored foes two New Year’s Days in a row, and of the first African-American to serve in the State Senate and champion of such causes as the Martin Luther King holiday.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances
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Campaign to recall Kshama Sawant has early lead — will it stick as ballot counting goes on?

Excerpt: Ballots cast by 32,129 of the district's voters had been counted as of Election Night, for total turnout of 41.41%. 53.10% were supporting the recall and 46.90% were opposed.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Breaking News, Elections
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So long, soldier: The dour side, the bright side and wit of Bob Dole, dead at ninety-eight, the last of our “Greatest Generation” politicians

Excerpt: Read NPI contributor Joel Connelly's remembrance of former Republican presidential candidate and Senate leader Bob Dole.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Appreciations & Remembrances
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (Nov 30th-Dec 3rd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House and Senate passage of the Further Extending Government Funding Act, Senate confirmation of a Biden Treasury nominee, and House passage of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act.
Written by:Targeted News Service
Categories:Legislative Advocacy, Series & Special Reports
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COVID-19 Update: Pandemic set to enter a new phase as omicron variant spreads

Excerpt: With the omicron variant B.1.1.529 threatening to complicate management of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is working on vaccinating young children against COVID-19 and enforcing vaccine mandates.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Healthcare
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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio calls it quits: Thirty-six years in Congress well spent, with a provocative book to come

Excerpt: DeFazio, seventy-four, has served on the transportation committee from the day he entered Congress in 1987 and, in the words of Politico, accumulated an “encyclopedic amount of institutional and technical knowledge on infrastructure.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Elections, Public Service
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