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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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 […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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