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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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
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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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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
Other Categories:Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: Illegal openings, legal confusion and questionable tests

Excerpt: Two gyms were given cease and desist orders in Washington State, while Oregon's stay at home order is under review by the state's Supreme Court, and a test used in Eastern Idaho is being questioned as to its accuracy.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Theresa Curry Almuti of NPI on pregnancy during COVID-19

Excerpt: NPI's Documentary Advocate writes about what it's like to be pregnant during the worst pandemic that the world has seen since the early twentieth century.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Economic Security, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: New mask requirements, threats, lawsuits, and antibody tests

Excerpt: King County has announced new mask-wearing requirements, while the religious right in Oregon has joined militant Republicans in Washington in launching legal maneuvers against stay at home orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Other Categories:Civil Liberties, Economic Security
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Where does Trump’s campaign money go?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's reelection campaign is raking in cash from massive corporate interests and his loyal fan base. Here's what we know about where it's going.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Elections, Open Government
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The Pandemic is Personal: Sedro-Woolley’s Germaine Kornegay on small town resilience

Excerpt: One of Skagit County's local elected officials writes about what it's like to live in a rural community during a time of great stress and hardship.
Written by:Germaine Kornegay
Other Categories:Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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