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Category Archives: Appreciations & Remembrances

Priscilla O’Leary: 1958-2018

Excerpt: On November 4th, 2018, NPI lost one of its strongest supporters: Priscilla O'Leary. Read about Priscilla's life and her contributions to progressive causes.
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In memoriam, sixteen years later

Excerpt: In honor of those who died in the September 11th attacks, we're republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cecil Andrus: 1931-2017

Excerpt: Former Democratic Idaho Governor and United States Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus, a pillar in the conservation movement, has died of complications of lung cancer, his daughter Tracy confirmed this morning. He was eighty-five. Andrus lived a fulfilling life and leaves behind a legacy worth appreciating. Raised in Oregon, he later moved to Idaho and became […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Andy Hill: 1962-2016

Excerpt: A key figure in the Washington State Senate’s Republican caucus has died after battling a recurrence of lung cancer, his colleagues and family divulged today. Senator Andy Hill (R-45th District: Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Woodinville, Duvall) has been the Senate’s chief budget writer since late 2012. He assumed the chairmanship of the Senate Ways & Means […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta closing after over two decades in Redmond: An appreciation

Excerpt: At the end of next week, one of the most beloved restaurants in NPI’s hometown of Redmond will be going out of business after a twenty-three year run in the heart of the city’s commercial district — to the dismay of many current and former residents. Frankie’s Pizza & Pasta has been a fixture on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, fifteen years later

Excerpt: Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which destroyed New York’s World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans. In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate. Two thousand one, nine eleven […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ruth Woo: 1926-2016

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Respected and widely beloved Seattle community activist Ruth Woo died this week at the age of eighty-nine. News of her passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes. “Over many, many years, Ruth Woo was a wonderful friend and mentor to countless Washingtonians. She was a trusted leader with a remarkable talent for bringing […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Beau Biden: 1969-2015

Excerpt: Former Delaware Attorney General and Delaware Army National Guard Major Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died after succumbing to brain cancer, the Vice President’s office has announced. He was only forty-six. “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother […]
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Father Gerald F. Lovett: 1935-2015

Excerpt: May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. — Traditional Irish blessing We may still be in the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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