NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Tag Archives: Safe Neighborhoods

State Senate sends bill to perfect De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 to Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: A bill that polishes De-Escalate Washington's successful Initiative 940 has cleared the Legislature unanimously, without a single dissenting vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Washington State House unanimously passes legislation to adopt new I-940 compromise

Excerpt: And they're off! The Washington State House of Representatives has passed its first consequential bill of the 2019 session, concerning law enforcement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Poll Watch: De-Escalate Washington’s I-940 enjoys overwhelming support among voters

Excerpt: An initiative that would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation and mental-health training in addition to changing the legal standard for use of deadly force enjoys overwhelming support among voters, a new poll by the coalition supporting the measure has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Victory for gun responsibility! Washington State Senate passes bill banning bump stocks

Excerpt: The good news out of Olympia just keeps on coming! By a vote of twenty-nine to twenty, the Washington State Senate tonight voted to ban bump stocks, the now-infamous devices that were used in the horrific Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in American history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

De-Escalate Washington submits signatures for Initiative 940 at rainy event in Olympia

Excerpt: Washington State is slated to have at least one progressive idea on the November 2018 ballot following the submission of signatures for Initiative 940 by De-Escalate Washington, a broad and diverse coalition of organizations that is seeking policing reforms to reduce the use of deadly force in our communities.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

A horrible week just got worse: Mass shooting reported in downtown Seattle

Excerpt: Authorities in Seattle have cordoned off an area near 3rd & Pine following a mass shooting in the heart of the city. We don’t know very much at this time, except that five people are said to be wounded and two have life-threatening injuries. The perpetrator(s) are unknown at this time and the investigation is […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

At least ten shot dead at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon; more injured

Excerpt: Gun violence has once again left dozens of people dead and wounded at a place of learning, this time right here in the great Pacific Northwest: An incident with an active shooter has taken place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg that has left at least 10 people dead and more than 20 injured. According […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Another crash closes Aurora Bridge in Seattle: Time to put safety first and improve SR 99

Excerpt: Well, it’s happened again: A multiple vehicle crash Sunday morning that closed all lanes on Aurora Bridge in Seattle was the second crash on the bridge in a week. Crews were called to the scene around 6:30 AM Sunday to an accident involving three vehicles. Police say no one was seriously injured in the collision. […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Holidays, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Live in King County? Vote Yes by April 28th, 2015 to upgrade our region’s emergency public safety radio network

Excerpt: April may not seem like an election month, but in Washington, it’s actually one of two times during the year when local jurisdictions may schedule special elections, most often for the purpose of sending the voters a levy for their consideration. This year, the nine-member King County Council has opted to place a proposition on […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
Other Tags:,
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

Tragedy strikes again: One dead, several hurt in mass shooting at Seattle Pacific University

Excerpt: America’s deadly gun violence epidemic has once again visited Washington State. Today, at Seattle Pacific University, one young person was killed and several others were critically and seriously hurt by an unidentified gunman who walked into Otto Miller Hall and began shooting at students early in the afternoon. The gunman was tackled and subdued by […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Public Planning
Other Tags:,
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

More senseless gun violence claims the lives of two young employees of Zumiez

Excerpt: Tragedies like these have seem to have become a weekly occurrence. We are so desensitized to violence now that we are not as shocked as we all should be when more lives are ended by senseless gun violence: As throngs of patrons strolled and browsed at the Mall in Columbia on a gray, cold Saturday, […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

King County Medic One renewal levy passing overwhelmingly with 80%+ in favor

Excerpt: King County voters have given a big thumbs up to Medic One, approving a levy that renews funding for emergency medical response services for several more years and ensuring that King County remains the best place in the world to be in the very unfortunate event of a heart attack (or cardiac arrest, to use […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed

The anatomy of a headline: Some stories on Federal Way tragedy imply it’s part of Seattle

Excerpt: Last night’s deadly rampage in Federal Way – which resulted in the deaths of five individuals at the Pinewood Village apartments complex just off Pacific Highway South – has focused national and international attention on our region. Although the tragedy occurred in Federal Way and authorities there are handling the investigation, several national and international […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
Other Tags:
Bookmark:Permalink | Comments closed