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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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Jaime Herrera Beutler votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

Excerpt: Just nine Republicans were among the two hundred and twenty-nine representatives who voted to hold Bannon in contempt, and one of them was the Pacific Northwest's own Jaime Herrera Beutler.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy, National Defense
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Book Review: Not-so-hidden racism and profit define the sickness of “American Healthcare”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, by Thom Hartmann.
Written by:David A Johnson
Other Categories:Healthcare, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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East Link from the air: Get a bird’s eye view of Sound Transit’s new Line 2 light rail stations

Excerpt: This visually stunning special project, with eleven galleries of photos, showcases Sound Transit's forthcoming light rail extension linking Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond across Lake Washington.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Other Categories:Public Planning, Series & Special Reports
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Transformative change comes from dialogue, not talking points, canvassing experts say

Excerpt: At Netroots Nation 2021, attendees were treated to a panel discussion on deep canvassing, which can get results that traditional canvassing methods can't. Read our recap of the discussion.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Education, Events, Public Service
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Representative Ayanna Pressley joins reproductive rights activists to discuss the necessity of expanding the Supreme Court

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Netroots Nation 2021 featured panel sponsored by Demand Justice, which brought Renee Bracey Sherman, Katie O'Connor, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Kelsey Ryland, Sonja Spoo to discuss why expanding the Supreme Court is critical for protecting reproductive rights.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Events
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Biden-Harris administration restores Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments in Utah, which were gutted by Donald Trump

Excerpt: The monuments in Utah are a longstanding cause of environmentalists and rock climbers. They are also lands particularly cherished by Native Americans for their petroglyphs, pictographs, cultural sites, dwellings and sites used for traditional tribal rituals.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Other Categories:Our Environment
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Netroots Nation 2021 welcomes Tlaib, Barnes, Neguse, Granholm, McCarthy at first plenary

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the opening plenary session at Netroots Nation 2021, which featured Rashida Tlaib, Mandela Barnes, Joe Neguse, Jennifer Granholm, Gina McCarthy, and several other speakers.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Harnessing the power of the Native vote: how Indigenous leaders are preparing for 2022

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of a Netroots Nation panel that explored what is being done and can be done to recruit Native Americans to run for office and turn out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Elections, Public Planning, Public Service
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Netroots Nation featured panel delves into the lasting effects of the January 6th, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol

Excerpt: Sarah Groh, Ted Lieu, Sarah Iddrissu, and Matthew Fuller joined Melissa Ryan for a conversation about the aftermath of the attack that Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress incited and directed against the nation's temple of democracy.
Written by:Caya Berndt
Other Categories:Events, National Defense, Party Politics, World Commmunity
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Idaho Governor Brad Little is wrong: Evidence shows vaccine mandates work, and work well

Excerpt: Governor Little can save many Idahoans from a tragic fate by joining Governor Inslee and President Biden in issuing COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Healthcare
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Travel Light! Northgate Link opens to riders in a watershed moment for mobility in Seattle

Excerpt: The inauguration of revenue service on Northgate Link marks the end of the work to deliver the original Sound Move plan approved by voters in 1996, which called for an initial light rail line running from SeaTac to Northgate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ready for Northgate Link to be open? Get an advance look inside the new Line 1 stations

Excerpt: If you'd like to take a peek inside the U District, Roosevelt, and Northgate Stations ahead of the Saturday, October 2nd 2021 opening, we've put together three photo galleries showcasing each one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sound Transit will get a new CEO next year: Peter Rogoff to depart in 2022, agency says

Excerpt: In an early evening press release, Board Chair Kent Keel said that Rogoff will remain as CEO until mid-2022 and then hand over duties to a yet-to-be-announced successor that the board hopes to find through a national search. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy

Excerpt: In July of 2021, we teamed up with TreePAC to investigate support for a a range of sensible ideas for creating policy tools to protect trees. Majorities of over 75% and 80% endorsed every single one of our ideas.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Our Environment
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