NPI's Cascadia Advocate

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.

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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 25th-29th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House passage of a bill to patch the Paycheck Protection Program and transmission of a five-year extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to conference with the Senate.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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The Pandemic is Personal: NPI’s Bobby Aiyer on graduating high school during COVID-19

Excerpt: NPI's Transit Advocate writes about what it's like to be a senior during the 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic, which unexpectedly ended the Class of 2020's in-person learning.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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COVID-19 Update: Food, fraud, the homeless, strikes, the courts and miscalculations

Excerpt: In Washington, food processing plants are becoming hotspots for both disease and dissatisfaction, Oregon's Supreme Court has told a circuit court judge to explain at length why he thinks Governor Brown overstepped her authority, and Idaho is implementing a new plan for testing and tracking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 18th-22nd)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included the Mitch McConnell engineered confirmations of Trump nominees John Ratcliffe (to be DNI) and James Trainor (to the FEC).
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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The Pandemic is Personal: Ed Hodapp on staying at home in America’s wealthiest city

Excerpt: A Sammamish resident discusses what it's like to live with two other people who are also at higher than average risk from COVID-19 under one roof.
Written by:Ed Hodapp
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats pick up a seat in Arizona with Mark Kelly?

Excerpt: Democrats have high hopes that they can unseat Arizona's Republican Senator Martha McSally with the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 11th-15th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included House approval of the HEROES Act (a coronavirus relief package) and Senate approval of a flawed domestic surveillance reauthorization bill.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who filed in key races as of Friday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Friday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Friday morning

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Friday morning on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Thursday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Thursday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Thursday morning

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Thursday morning on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Wednesday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Wednesday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Wednesday morning

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Wednesday morning on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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WA Filing Week 2020: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Tuesday afternoon

Excerpt: Who had joined the ranks of aspiring public office seekers in Washington State as of Tuesday afternoon on Filing Week 2020? Read this post to find out!
Written by:Rich Erwin
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