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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-nine years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are post­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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This Independence Day, don’t get burned: Let the professionals set off the fireworks

Excerpt: Inde­pen­dence Day is almost here, and as the cel­e­bra­tion of Amer­i­ca’s found­ing has inched clos­er, fed­er­al, state and local offi­cials have become increas­ing­ly vocal about the dan­gers posed by set­ting off fire­works, par­tic­u­lar­ly with con­di­tions so dry this year. Author­i­ties are emphat­i­cal­ly urg­ing peo­ple to go see a com­mu­ni­ty spon­sored, pro­fes­sion­al­ly run fire­works show instead […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays, Public Planning
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-eight years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are post­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence […]
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-six years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are post­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence of […]
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Happy Fourth of July 2011!

Excerpt: Good after­noon and Hap­py Fourth of July 2011! Here’s a quick news roundup for our nation’s two hun­dred and thir­ty fifth birth­day: Once again, speed eater Joey Chest­nut has won the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eat­ing Con­test, held annu­al­ly at Coney Island since 1916. Chest­nut man­aged to down six­ty-four hot dogs and buns in ten […]
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The Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-five years later

Excerpt: In accor­dance with tra­di­tion, we are post­ing the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence here on The Advo­cate for your enjoy­ment. The Dec­la­ra­tion was pri­mar­i­ly authored by our third pres­i­dent, Thomas Jef­fer­son, who drew heav­i­ly on the think­ing of Enlight­en­ment philoso­phers such as John Locke to per­sua­sive­ly lay out the case for the inde­pen­dence of […]
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