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

Excerpt: 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, nwprogressive.org, 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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Pacific NW Portal 5.6 (Otter Rock) released

Excerpt: On behalf of the NPI team, I’m pleased to announce that we have completed work  on a new release of Pacific NW Portal – Version 5.6, codenamed Otter Rock. Otter Rock is a maintenance release – the sixth in the Newport series. In other words, there aren’t any new major features… just bug fixes, updates to […]
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Pacific NW Portal 5.5 (Waldport) released

Excerpt: On behalf of the NPI team, I’m pleased to announce that we have completed work tonight on a new release of Pacific NW Portal – Version 5.5, codenamed Waldport. Waldport is a maintenance release – the fifth in the Newport series. In other words, there aren’t any new major features… just bug fixes, updates to the […]
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Pacific NW Portal 5.3 (Depoe Bay) released

Excerpt: Seven years to the day after Pacific NW Portal 3.5 (“Gearhart”, also known as “Marine Green”) was released, we’re proud to announce that we have completed work on a new version of Pacific NW Portal: Version 5.3, codenamed Depoe Bay. Depoe Bay is a maintenance release – the third in the Newport series. In other […]
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Pacific NW Portal 5.2 (Seal Rock) released

Excerpt: This evening, we’re pleased to take the wraps off a new version of Pacific NW Portal: Version 5.2, codenamed Seal Rock. This is a maintenance release – the second in the Newport series – so there aren’t any grand, sweeping changes in this version. However, we think you’ll agree that the improvements we have made […]
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Happy seventh birthday, Pacific NW Portal!

Excerpt: 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

Excerpt: 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 […]
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Overview of the Improvements in Newport (Pacific NW Portal Version 5.0)

Excerpt: 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 (Newport) is now live!

Excerpt: The big day has arrived! Moments ago, we retired the old Pacific NW Portal, which has been online in its current incarnation for over half a decade, and replaced it with Version 5.0, codenamed Newport. (Pacific NW Portal releases are named after cities and towns on the Oregon coast. The last major release was Seaside). […]
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Pacific NW Portal 5 launches tomorrow!

Excerpt: Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! On behalf of the team at NPI, I’m very excited to announce that development and beta testing of the next version of Pacific NW Portal, codenamed Newport,  is coming to a close. Tomorrow, we will launch the new site… just in time for the Feast of the Nativity and the […]
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Want to help beta test Pacific NW Portal 5.0?

Excerpt: A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we’re getting close to finishing the next version of Pacific NW Portal, codenamed “Newport”. Our plan is to have it ready to go live next month – most likely the week before Christmas. We are in need of people to help us test out the new Portal, so […]
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Pacific NW Portal 5.0 (Newport) to launch in December after years of development

Excerpt: 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 […]
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