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 2022

Senate Republicans filibuster Women’s Health Protection Act with Joe Manchin’s help

Excerpt: Even if the bill had not been subjected to a filibuster and even if all senators had been present, the bill still would have failed due to Joe Manchin's defection and Susan Collins' refusal to support it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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Ban on high-capacity gun magazines very popular with Washingtonians, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 60% of 700 likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI from February 17th-18th expressed support for reducing the scope of gun violence in our state by banning the sale of high-capacity magazines.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Book Review: Laboratories of Autocracy puts Republican-run statehouses under a spotlight

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines, by Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
Categories:Media & Culture, Party Politics
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War rages on in Ukraine as its patriotic defenders struggle to repel Russian invaders

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Breaking News, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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President Biden to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

Excerpt: Jackson is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and one of three Black women that Biden had been considering as finalists for the vacancy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Public Service
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The second day of Vladimir Putin’s bloody, unnecessary war against Ukraine has begun

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia as it battles against Putin’s invasion

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War underway: Russian forces have begun attacking Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders

Excerpt: Ukranian officials reported that the capital, Kyiv, had been struck by Russian missiles. Unconfirmed reports suggested that Russian forces were moving against Kyiv's airport and other strategic targets within Ukraine. Loud booms have been heard in Kyiv and Kharkiv by correspondents working for CNN and the BBC.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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Democratic small business owner Marie Perez to challenge Jaime Herrera Beutler in WA-03

Excerpt: "For too long, residents of Southwest Washington have been ignored by politicians in both parties who are more interested in catering to extremes than helping working people,” said Perez in a statement declaring her candidacy.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Secretary of State: Steve Hobbs (D) narrowly leads Keith Wagoner (R)

Excerpt: Newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has a three point lead over Republican challenger Keith Wagoner, with Julie Anderson a distant third. 25% of voters surveyed aren't sure who they'd vote for.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians want state legislators to make big investments in K‑12 public schools

Excerpt: More than three-fifths of voters in Washington State surveyed in mid-February 2022 support adding at least $2 billion more to the state's education budget to help K-12 public schools address needs stemming from the pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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A huge majority of Washington voters support prohibiting guns at local government meeting facilities and election sites, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 66% of seven hundred likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI expressed support for taking action to prevent gun violence and protect our democracy while just 29% were opposed and 5% were not sure. 57% of the total surveyed expressed strong support.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (February 14th-18th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included Senate passage of the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 6617) and confirmation of Robert Califf to be FDA commissioner.
Written by:Targeted News Service
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2022 U.S. Senate race tightens: Patty Murray holds steady as Tiffany Smiley gains ground

Excerpt: 50% of 700 likely 2022 voters surveyed in mid-February 2022 by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 41% said they would vote for Smiley. 9% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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