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Tag Archives: Obituaries

Don Young: 1933–2022

Excerpt: The longest-serving member of the United States House of Representatives and the only person to have represented the State of Alaska in Congress since the Watergate era has unexpectedly passed away.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nevada’s Harry Reid, a lion of the U.S. Senate and a conservation champion, passes on

Excerpt: Harry Reid served thirty years in the Senate. His biggest achievement for his state was arguably killing the U.S. Department of Energy's plans to use Yucca Mountain as a repository for “spent” but highly radioactive fuel rods from the nation’s nuclear power plants -- which he did almost single-handedly. 
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Justice Mary Fairhurst: 1957–2021

Excerpt: One of Washington State's best, most distinguished jurists has passed on. Read NPI's appreciation of Justice Mary Fairhurst, who served the people of Washington for decades on the Supreme Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican State Senator Doug Ericksen has died after contracting COVID-19 last month

Excerpt: Ericksen, fifty-two, represented the 42nd Legislative District, which currently encompasses much of Whatcom County, including portions of the City of Bellingham.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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George Fleming passes on: He ran wild in the Rose Bowl, later served twenty years as a sturdy, progressive state legislator for Seattle

Excerpt: The death of Fleming at eighty-three has evoked Baby Boomer memories of when the Dawgs upset favored foes two New Year’s Days in a row, and of the first African-American to serve in the State Senate and champion of such causes as the Martin Luther King holiday.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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So long, soldier: The dour side, the bright side and wit of Bob Dole, dead at ninety-eight, the last of our “Greatest Generation” politicians

Excerpt: Read NPI contributor Joel Connelly's remembrance of former Republican presidential candidate and Senate leader Bob Dole.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Walter Mondale: 1928–2021

Excerpt: Read NPI's appreciation of the late Vice President Walter Mondale, a stalwart progressive leader from Minnesota, authored by Joel Connelly.
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The airbrushing of the late Rush Limbaugh: A mocking, racist demagogue is depicted as shy, private, and “enormously generous”

Excerpt: For decades, Rush Limbaugh heaped abuse on people as a syndicated practitioner of hate speech. Now he's gone. His contemporaries in right wing media are now trying to memorialize a Rush who never existed.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Jay Pearson, 1948–2020: Mellow manager of Democrats’ victories and comebacks helped build Washington’s governing party

Excerpt: Read NPI contributor Joel Connelly's celebration of the life and accomplishments of Jay Pearson, who for decades worked to help elect Democrats and empower them to govern well once in office.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 1933–2020

Excerpt: Read the Northwest Progressive Institute's obituary of a true legend, one of the finest people ever to serve our country as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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John Lewis: 1940–2020

Excerpt: There are few people in American history who lived their lives as courageously and conscientiously as Georgia's best known member of Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elijah Cummings: 1951–2019

Excerpt: Rest in power, Chairman. We'll miss you. But we'll always remember you, and try to live up to the good example that you set for us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Priscilla O’Leary: 1958–2018

Excerpt: On November 4th, 2018, NPI lost one of its strongest supporters: Priscilla O'Leary. Read about Priscilla's life and her contributions to progressive causes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Paul Allen: 1953–2018

Excerpt: Tech pioneer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who amassed one of the largest fortunes in the world after co-founding Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died due to complications of cancer, his family has announced.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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