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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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SIFF Documentary Review: Reconnect to the effort to save Alaska’s salmon with The Wild

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Wild, a new film by Mark Titus that examines the renewed campaign to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from inflicting massive damage on Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Other Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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Oregon poised to enact groundbreaking “cap and invest” legislation with HB 2020

Excerpt: It's time to accelerate the clean energy revolution in the Pacific Northwest! Let's get HB 2020 passed and to the desk of Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Our Environment
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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
Other Categories:Announcements, Breaking News, Open Government
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VICTORY! U.S. House passes Suzan DelBene’s National Landslide Preparedness Act

Excerpt: The bill would advance our understanding of the geology behind landslides and make funds available for emergency preparedness programs pertaining to landslides.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:National Defense, Public Planning
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Senators call on NBC to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential debate

Excerpt: Three Democratic senators have released a letter calling on NBC News to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential primary debate.  
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Elections, Our Environment
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Death penalty legislatively abolished in New Hampshire by bipartisan supermajorities

Excerpt: Democrats and Republicans in the Granite State's House and Senate came together to override a gubernatorial veto, abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties
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Frontier Communications to leave Cascadia; PNW assets sold to WaveDivision Capital

Excerpt: Nine years after taking on debt to buy Verizon's assets in the Pacific Northwest, Frontier Communications is offloading those same assets in a $1.35 billion sale to Kirkland-based WaveDivision Capital, which must be approved by regulators.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Fourth annual Rooted in Rights Film Festival puts disabled storytellers front and center

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the 2019 Rooted in Rights in Film Festival, where several groundbreaking films created by people with disabilities were screened.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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SIFF Documentary Review: Our Bodies Our Doctors is a timely reminder of the importance of reproductive rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Our Bodies Our Doctors, a film about reproductive rights that's being screened at the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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Sound Transit, partner agencies should retain express bus routes after Link extensions open

Excerpt: Should express bus that parallel forthcoming light rail lines be scrapped when Sound Transit's Link expands? NPI says no.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Public Planning
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Fracking now banned in Washington; Jay Inslee drops support for dirty gas projects

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban fracking in Washington and dropped his support for two dirty gas projects, further burnishing his green credentials.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Persistence and patience key to state’s big clean energy breakthrough

Excerpt: Founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton led the way in making Washington's new one hundred percent clean electricity bill a reality. Read her bill signing remarks.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Five landmark pollution fighting bills signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Caring for the Earth, our common home, is a value people across Cascadia share. The State of Washington has affirmed that value by committing itself to a one hundred percent clean electric grid by 2045.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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