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Browse with confidence: Permanent Defense and Pacific NW Portal have gone HTTPS-only

Last spring, we embarked on an ambi­tious project to strength­en the secu­ri­ty of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s net­work of web­sites by mak­ing them avail­able only over HTTPS, begin­ning with this domain,, and all the pub­li­ca­tions housed under it, like the Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have done the same […]

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Happy seventh birthday, Pacific NW Portal!

One of our most impor­tant projects, which we’ve been invest­ing a lot of ener­gy into late­ly, is turn­ing sev­en today: Pacif­ic NW Por­tal, first launched on Jan­u­ary 31st, 2005, has now been online for a grand total of eighty four months. Since the day it launched, it’s helped to bring the net­roots of Wash­ing­ton, Oregon, […]

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Pacific NW Portal 5.1 (Agate Beach) released

Last month, when we unveiled Pacif­ic NW Por­tal Ver­sion 5.0 (code­named New­port), we also com­mit­ted to adopt­ing a more fre­quent release cycle for the project, deliv­er­ing improve­ments on a more incre­men­tal basis, like we did dur­ing Pacif­ic NW Por­tal’s ear­ly days sev­en years ago. I am pleased today to announce that the first fruits of our […]

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Overview of the Improvements in Newport (Pacific NW Portal Version 5.0)

After many years of devel­op­ment, Pacif­ic NW Por­tal Ver­sion 5.0 (New­port) is final­ly ready for your brows­ing plea­sure. The fol­low­ing post con­sti­tutes our offi­cial changel­og for Ver­sion 5.0; it describes the changes we made to the Por­tal and our rea­sons for doing so. Please feel free to leave ques­tions, sug­ges­tions for future ver­sions, or other […]

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Pacific NW Portal 5.0 (Newport) to launch in December after years of development

I have some excit­ing news to share this morn­ing: In a cou­ple of months, NPI’s Pacif­ic NW Por­tal is final­ly going to be get­ting a much-need­ed over­haul with the launch of Ver­sion 5.0, code­named New­port. We’ve been work­ing on this new ver­sion for a very long time, and I’m pleased to say we’re close to […]