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When will the digital issue of The Progressive be available for me to download? Can I download to my laptop, work, and home computers?

You will be notified by email when the up coming month's issue is available. You will get this email notification during the 2nd week of each month. You can download your digital version of The Progressive to any computer you use.

Can I access archived issues of The Progressive?

At this time, our digital archive is limited to full magazine versions beginning with the April 2008 issue and some historical articles. These issues and articles may be viewed during the duration of your subscription.

Can I view a sample of the digital version of The Progressive before deciding to subscribe?

Digital issues are available to subscribers only. Subscriptions to The Progressive are just $14.97. If you are unhappy with your subscription (digital or otherwise) at any time, you can cancel and receive a full refund on any unmailed issues. Digital subscribers who cancel within 30 days of the start of their subscription will receive a complete refund.

I'd rather not get a mailed copy of the printed version of The Progressive each month. Is there a way for me to only have access to the digital version?

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