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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.

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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (July 8th-12th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included a military budget (the NDAA), new rules for allocating green cards, and taking care of September 11th first responders.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 24th-28th)

Excerpt: The week's major votes included legislation to protect U.S. elections against attack and an emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis on the southwest border.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 17th-21st)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 10th-14th)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (June 3rd-7th)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week In Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 20th-24th)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week in Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 13th-17th)

Excerpt: Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted in this installment of our recurring feature Last Week in Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Last Week In Congress: How Cascadia’s U.S. lawmakers voted (May 5th-10th)

Excerpt: Happy Mother's Day! Find out how our region's United States Representatives and Senators voted with our new recurring feature, Last Week in Congress.
Written by:Voterama in Congress
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Progressive Ideas We Need: Paid vacation leave as part of every job

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: Today and through­out this week­end, NPI is run­ning a spe­cial series here on the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate called Pro­gres­sive Ideas We Need, high­light­ing pro­pos­als that would raise qual­i­ty of life in our region and in the Unit­ed States as a whole. Each post is con­tributed by an NPI staff, board, or advi­so­ry coun­cil mem­ber. […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Poll Watch: Jay Inslee holds sizable lead over Andy Hill and Bill Bryant, PPP finds

Excerpt: Respect­ed pub­lic opin­ion research firm Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling has just pub­lished the results of a poll it recent­ly con­duct­ed in Wash­ing­ton on 2016 races and vot­er atti­tudes towards back­ground checks on gun sales, mar­i­jua­na, and mar­riage free­dom. It finds that both Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee and Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Mur­ray are in excel­lent shape for reelec­tion, lead­ing […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Filing Week 2015: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday afternoon

Excerpt: Wel­come to Fil­ing Week 2015! Today through Fri­day, elec­tions offi­cials around the state will be accept­ing for­mal dec­la­ra­tions of can­di­da­cy from Wash­ing­to­ni­ans who have decid­ed they want to run for office at the local lev­el (and, in a cou­ple leg­isla­tive dis­tricts, the state lev­el). There are many impor­tant con­tests with­in King Coun­ty on the bal­lot […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Banished Words for 2014

Excerpt: Every year since 1976, Michigan’s Lake Supe­ri­or State Uni­ver­si­ty has released a thought­ful and humor­ous “List of Words Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­er­al Use­less­ness”. Here is the 2014 (and thir­ty-ninth annu­al) edi­tion, for your read­ing enjoy­ment: SELFIE — Has the hon­or of receiv­ing the most nom­i­na­tions this year. “Peo­ple have […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s (unconventional) newsgathering credo: Accuracy and context are more important than getting it first or getting it fast

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: This month and this week, NPI is cel­e­brat­ing its tenth anniver­sary. This is the third post in a sev­en-part series reflect­ing on NPI’s first decade. Each install­ment will be penned by one of NPI’s board mem­bers. I came to Wash­ing­ton in 1992, but I did­n’t become involved in pol­i­tics until 1999 when I […]
Written by:Ralph Gorin
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Ready for a new decade: NPI to begin its next ten years with a capable, committed board

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: This month and this week, NPI is cel­e­brat­ing its tenth anniver­sary. This is the sec­ond post in a sev­en-part series reflect­ing on NPI’s first decade. Each install­ment will be penned by one of NPI’s board mem­bers. NPI has come a long way in ten years.  I moved to Wash­ing­ton State in 1997, but […]
Written by:Martin Chaney
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