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Tennessee Legislature Passes Landmark Academic Freedom on Evolution Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2012 Discovery Institute Contact: Sam Wall 704-989-9068 [email protected] Tennessee Legislature Passes Landmark Academic Freedom on Evolution Bill Bill Protects Teachers Who Cover Controversial Science Subjects Objectively Nashville – By a vote of 72-23, Tennessee’s House of Representatives today passed an academic freedom bill that would protect teachers and school districts who wish to promote critical Read More ›

Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design

For Immediate Release: Jan. 6, 2012 Discovery Institute East Coast: Sam Wall [email protected], 704-989-9068 West Coast: Andrew McDiarmid [email protected], 206-292-0401 x155 Media Alert: Rick Santorum, the Santorum Amendment, and Intelligent Design With his near-win in Iowa and his recent rise in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is facing new scrutiny about his views on intelligent design and evolution. Read More ›

Cascadia Center statement on U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Agreement

For Immediate Release 12/08/11 Official statement on U.S.-Canada “Beyond the Border” Agreement: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development “By eliminating duplicative inspection functions and increasing the speed of travel between Canada and the U.S., the Beyond the Border accord serves as a long-awaited landmark agreement. We commend not only Prime Minister Harper and President Obama, but also the Read More ›

Cascadia statement on permanent fee waiver for second train

For Immediate Release 08/17/2011 Official statement on the permanent waiver to continue second train to Vancouver: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development  “It’s noteworthy that the announcement was made after a  meeting between Minister Toews and Secretary Napolitano. Special thanks to Paula Hammond and the WSDOT rail staff who raised the issue with the Governor who in turn Read More ›

Cascadia statement on the continuation of second train to Vancouver

For Immediate Release 10/15/2010 Official Statement on the Second Train to Vancouver: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development “Cascadia Center supports the Canadian government’s decision to pay the border fee costs needed to keep a second Amtrak Cascades train running between Seattle and Vancouver. This represents an important victory for the region and for passenger rail. We congratulate Read More ›

Cascadia Center director Bruce Agnew on decision to keep Eastside corridor in public domain

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 1 p.m. PT Nov. 6, 2009 OFFICIAL STATEMENT Bruce Agnew, Director Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute CASCADIA CENTER DIRECTOR BRUCE AGNEW ON DECISION TO KEEP EASTSIDE CORRIDOR IN PUBLIC DOMAIN SEATTLE (Nov. 6, 2009) – The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute is very pleased that in these tough economic times, the Port of Seattle has found partners Read More ›

Cascadia Center Applauds Decision To Replace Viaduct With Tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 p.m. PT Contact: Bruce Agnew (206-228-4011); Mike Wussow (206-292-0401 x158); or Matt Rosenberg (206-938-2082) CASCADIA CENTER APPLAUDS DECISION TO REPLACE VIADUCT WITH TUNNEL Transportation Center Says Governor, Mayor, County Executive Show Leadership, Vision SEATTLE (Jan. 13, 2009) – The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute applauded the decision announced today to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The Read More ›

Feasibility Study’s Eastside Rail Dollar Projections Too High

SEATTLE, WASH. (Nov. 19, 2008) - When the Puget Sound Regional Council and Sound Transit present their draft feasibility findings for commuter rail cost and ridership estimates this morning in Seattle, they might have some persuading to do. The Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute, which has analyzed the Eastside’s BNSF corridor extensively, says the cost estimates in the draft Phase II Feasibility Report are much higher than necessary to make the corridor operational. See Cascadia's full release and interurban commuter rail comparison chart. Read More ›

CASCADIA CENTER TO DISCUSS EASTSIDE TRAILWAY CONCEPTS

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- 10:00 a.m. PDT Contact: Mike Wussow Director of Public Affairs +1 (206) 292-0401 x158 direct CASCADIA CENTER TO DISCUSS EASTSIDE TRAILWAY CONCEPTS Regional Transportation Center to Address Snohomish City Council Seattle, Wash. (April 15, 2008)-This evening, the Cascadia Center for Regional Development will present its Eastside TRailway “rails and trails” concept to the Snohomish City Council. Cascadia Read More ›