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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
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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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