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.

Daily Archives: December 13th, 2022

House Republicans vow to “unleash American energy” as big oil pipeline spill hits Kansas

Excerpt: The pipeline, owned by TC Energy, carries up to 600,000 barrels a day of heavy oil from the tar stands of northern Alberta to Cumberland, Oklahoma. This isn't the first time it has ruptured.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Our Environment, Policy Topics
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President Joe Biden signs Respect for Marriage Act into law at the White House

Excerpt: With the stroke of a pen, the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage" Act from the 1990s was finally repealed and the right wing Supreme Court put on notice that this country won't stand for the overturning the landmark Obergefell decision. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Policy Topics
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Councilmember Dave Upthegrove will be the 2023 Chair of the King County Council

Excerpt: “My priority will be to support and strengthen our democratic institutions and demonstrate that democracy can work,” Upthegrove said in a statement published by the Council. “Our guiding value will be respect. This means respect for one another, for our exceptional staff, and for the people we serve.”
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Public Service
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