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: June 2022

Sound Transit announces that search team’s pick for new CEO is Julie Timm of Virginia

Excerpt: Timm is currently CEO of Greater Richmond Transit Company, where her more than four hundred employees operate successful regional bus routes serving the Richmond, Virginia area.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, Public Planning
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Steve Hobbs leads crowded field for Secretary of State (WA), with most voters undecided

Excerpt: While a significant majority of voters (56%) said they were unsure, which was unsurprising considering the number of choices in the question, Hobbs was the clear leader among those who did offer an opinion, with 17% saying they would vote for him. No other candidate received support beyond 6%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Senator Patty Murray regains double digit lead over Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely 2022 Washington State voters said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 40% said they would vote for Smiley, Murray's likely general election opponent. 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offers new legislation to prevent gun violence

Excerpt: While the U.S. Senate once more strives to come up with a watered down gun safety bill, the government of Canada is preparing decisive action to cap gun culture and get military-style assault weapons out of Canadians’ hands.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Civil Liberties, Policy Topics
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NPI’s research shows most King County voters favor a switch to even-year elections

Excerpt: A proposal conceived and backed by NPI to move elections for twelve King County positions to even-numbered years is likely to be well received by voters in Washington State's largest jurisdiction.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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