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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COVID-19 Update: Districts accelerate their planning for the 2020–2021 school year

Excerpt: A return to in-person classroom learning is being contemplated by school administrators across the region, but students and faculty will need to observe physical distancing protocols.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Rituja Indapure on how COVID-19 has changed everyday life

Excerpt: One of NPI's Advisory Councilmembers describes her spring with the pandemic in a series of journal entries recorded at one month intervals.
Written by:Rituja Indapure
Other Categories:Healthcare, Public Service, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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Neofascist Donald Trump once again turns to Twitter to make threats, this time aimed at us

Excerpt: Trump embodies pretty much every vice imaginable, and yet the Republican Party -- once the party of Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as the United States' greatest-ever president -- worships him like a cult. It's just sickening. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Open Government
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Senator Manka Dhingra: Our communities need guardians on our streets, not warriors

Excerpt: Read the remarks delivered by the Vice Chair of the Washington State Senate's Law & Justice Committee at the June 7th Woodinville Peace March for Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Manka Dhingra
Other Categories:Civil Liberties
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Book Review: “Dawn of the Code War” looks at the modern age’s cyber battlegrounds

Excerpt: Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin and journalist Garrett Graff's book focuses on the new challenges posed by cyber threats to national security.
Written by:David A Johnson
Other Categories:National Defense, Technology, Views & Reviews
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COVID-19 Update: Food, transparency, and the fallout in our hardest hit communities

Excerpt: Food processing facilities remain a primary coronavirus outbreak nexus. We look at the fallout in that industry and highlight two areas within the Pacific Northwest hard hit by the pandemic in this installment of COVID-19 Update.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The Pandemic is Personal: Nadine Brumbaugh on giving up her massage therapy practice

Excerpt: A longtime massage therapist writes about what it's like when you have to leave your career, which you love, for the sake of your patients.
Written by:Nadine Brumbaugh
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All the people involved in the death of George Floyd have now been arrested and charged

Excerpt: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has upgraded the charges against Derek Chauvin and charged three other former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Civil Liberties
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How to be a good ally to people of color

Excerpt: Erin Jones, a trusted leader on issues related to equity and social justice, funding and galvanizing community leaders and partners, offers suggestions on how to support the movement to ensure Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Erin Jones
Other Categories:Civil Liberties
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest states gingerly move forward with reopening plans

Excerpt: Pacific Northwestern states are moving towards reopening their economies at different speeds. Idaho is on the fastest track, followed by Oregon, and then Washington.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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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
Other Categories:Education, Series & Special Reports
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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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To ensure Black Lives Matter, we must scrap oppressive systems for equity-based ones

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute is responding to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by committing to organize for systemic change to ensure that Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Civil Liberties
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Massive unemployment fraud reminds us that online signature gathering is a terrible idea

Excerpt: The last thing anyone who cares about the integrity of our democracy should want to do is lessen public confidence in elections, which is exactly what would happen if online signature gathering were to be permitted.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Elections, Technology
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