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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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