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Category Archives: Holidays

A look at President Biden’s Earth Day itinerary

Excerpt: It's not often that the President of the United States is here in our region for an occasion like Earth Day, but it's certainly fitting that he is. Here's an annotated look at his plans for the day, as announced by the White House press office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Biden is on his way to the great Pacific Northwest, travel pool says

Excerpt: The 46th President of the United States is on his way to Oregon and Washington State for his first official visit as Commander-in-Chief to both states, accompanied by a significant number of aides and advisors from the White House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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White House shares more details for President Joe Biden’s upcoming PNW visit

Excerpt: At the daily White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki made public an initial list of supporting speakers at Biden's official events and elaborated on the themes for each.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Joe Biden returning to the PNW for Earth Day, will stop in Portland and Seattle

Excerpt: This will be Biden's first trip to Washington and Oregon as President. Biden has already been to Idaho as President, stopping in Boise for a visit as part of another trip out west that he took last year. Biden was most recently in Seattle in 2019 during a pre-pandemic fundraising swing as part of his presidential campaign.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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February is Black History Month. It’s a good time to ask: What are you doing to make your community a better place for Black people?

Excerpt: In our fear, may we find purpose. May we leverage our collective pain and struggle to make ourselves and our communities better, Erin Jones writes.
Written by:Erin Jones
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Guest Posts
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Time is neutral, it can be used either destructively or constructively

Excerpt: Take a few moments to read this excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Banished Words for 2022

Excerpt: Read Lake Superior State University's forty-seventh List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness -- plus NPI's additions!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

Excerpt: Here's what our team at the Northwest Progressive Institute is grateful for this year.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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It’s a two-for-one holiday: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Indigenous Peoples Day!

Excerpt: The second Monday in October is an opportunity to honor our Tribal Nations and to give thanks for our blessings with not one, but two holidays.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Twenty years, twenty reads: Reflecting on the September 11th attacks two decades later

Excerpt: This collection of twenty interesting, thought-provoking articles and columns brings the impact of the tragedy of September 11th into clear focus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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In memoriam, twenty years later

Excerpt: In honor of those who died that day, we’re republishing a poem that we post annually here on The Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Juneteenth ’21 at Jimi Hendrix Park: a Black-led parade, celebration, and call to action

Excerpt: Urging people advance racial equity now with real solutions, the 2nd Juneteenth Freedom March and Celebration took place across Seattle's Central District.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday clears Congress; Biden to sign it tomorrow

Excerpt: Legislation that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday has cleared the United States Congress by an extremely lopsided margin, with only a few extremist, white supremacist House Republicans in opposition.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Happy Easter 2021!

Excerpt: The Cascadia Advocate's annual Easter holiday news roundup for 2021, with messages from elected leaders and links to local Easter liturgical services.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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