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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Category Archives: Breaking News

Washington voters strongly support requiring presidential candidates to disclose tax returns

Excerpt: 60% of voters surveyed in May 2019 support requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns to appear on the state's general election ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Guy Palumbo resigns from the Washington State Senate, effective immediately

Excerpt: Guy Palumbo is out. The one-term Democratic state senator has resigned from office, effective immediately. Three successors must now be nominated by the Democratic Party.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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A NEW MAJORITY: Democrats capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Excerpt: The Democratic Party has won control of the United States House of Representatives and will be able to provide a much-needed check on Donald Trump's power beginning in just a few weeks, NBC News is projecting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Paul Allen: 1953–2018

Excerpt: Tech pioneer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who amassed one of the largest fortunes in the world after co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died due to complications of cancer, his family has announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Death penalty abolished in Washington by order of State Supreme Court

Excerpt: IT'S OVER. The death penalty has been ended in Washington State by court order! All death sentences have been converted to life imprisonment. Now it's time for the Legislature to change the RCWs and affirm we are a state that values justice.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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U.S. Senate advances Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final vote with Manchin’s help

Excerpt: Kavanaugh is one step closer to being confirmed, but he's not assured of actually making it to the Supreme Court yet.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jessa Lewis, Kay Murano, and Dave Wilson hope to bring progressive change to 6th LD

Excerpt: Learn about one of the top legislative battlegrounds in Washington State in 2018, which isn't anywhere near the metropolis of Puget Sound.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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Unanimous Supreme Court rules Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s I‑1639 will stay on ballot

Excerpt: NRA LOSES APPEAL: The Washington State Supreme Court has decided that the Alliance for Gun Responsibility's I-1639 will STAY on the November 2018 ballot, overturning a Superior Court judge who had blocked the measure from the ballot last week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jason Rittereiser suspends congressional campaign; congratulates Kim Schrier

Excerpt: Kim Schrier has emerged victorious among the Democratic field in Washington's 8th Congressional District. Jason Rittereiser said today he's suspending his campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Good news: Washington State seeing highest August electoral voter turnout since 2012

Excerpt: August voter turnout is significantly UP compared to 2014 and even 2016. The last time August turnout was this high was in 2012. It looks we'll soon surpass the 2012 mark, which will make August turnout the highest in eight years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Sharon Nelson’s successor will likely be either Shannon Braddock or Joe Nguyen

Excerpt: Who will succeed Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson in the Washington State Senate? It looks like the 34th District's next Senator will be either Shannon Braddock or Joe Nguyen.
Written by:Greg Evans
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Patty Kuderer, My-Linh Thai roll to victory in the 48th and 41st Legislative Districts

Excerpt: So much for Rodney Tom's comeback bid. He's getting crushed by Patty Kuderer in Washington's 48th Legislative District. Meanwhile, My-Linh Thai is leading both Republican Michael Appleby and fellow Democrat Wendy Weiker in the race to succeed Judy Clibborn.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Dr. Kim Schrier celebrates a close second place in 8th Congressional District contest

Excerpt: Kim Schrier is the Democratic candidate who is likely to face Dino Rossi in the November 2018 general election.
Written by:Alison Wendler
Other Categories:Elections, Live Coverage
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NPI poll finds 69% of Washingtonians favor life in prison alternatives to the death penalty

Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians would rather send convicted murderers to prison for life than execute them, a recent poll commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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