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Buying the Court, suppression not fraud, weird nasty hombres…

Friday, October 21, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► From KNKX — Wealthy Washingtonians dump $350K into effort to defeat Supreme Court justice — Southwest Washington billionaire Ken Fisher, Mariners owner John Stanton and Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman just put 350,000 into a PAC to fund a TV ad campaign against incumbent Justice Charles Wiggins. […]

YES on 1433, Clinton crushes, unions are the answer…


Thursday, October 20, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► From The Stranger — YES On Initiative 1433 (editorial endorsement) — Thanks to Republicans, all recent attempts to raise the state minimum wage above the current $9.47 via legislative action have failed. I-1433 gives we, the people, the power to raise the minimum wage to $13.50 […]

Leading on ST3, solidarity with cops, tonight’s debase…


Wednesday, October 19, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Sound Transit 3 is the transit system our region has needed for 40 years (by Dow Constantine, Dave Somers and Marilyn Strickland) — As leaders in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, we represent 3.5 million people. And we share an interest […]

732 needs work, ‘rigged’ chickens roost, silent no more…


Tuesday, October 18, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► In today’s News Tribune — No on I-732; carbon tax rough draft needs work (editorial) — Unfortunately, the main selling point of I-732 — that it would be revenue neutral — doesn’t seem to pencil out. A fiscal impact study by state economists estimates the initiative […]

1433 endorsed, Hillary pained, voters’ options limited…


Monday, October 17, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► In the Seattle Times — The Times recommends: Raise statewide minimum wage with I-1433 (editorial endorsement) — An estimated 730,000 workers in Washington make the minimum wage of $9.47. If a worker didn’t take a single hour of vacation in a year, they’d earn $19,697, which […]

Hanford safety, GOP’s groper, which way the wind blows…


Thursday, October 13, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — Federal judge considers more Hanford worker protections — A federal judge plans to issue a detailed ruling as soon as possible after listening to nearly 2 1/2 hours of arguments Oct. 12 related to increasing Hanford worker safety. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas […]

I-732’s cost, GOP’s soul, local CEO’s 881% raise…


Wednesday, October 12, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► In the Kitsap Sun — I-732 will make Washington’s budget deficit worse (by WSLC President Jeff Johnson) — A state analysis found that the I-732 carbon tax measure will cut funding available for education, health care, and other vital services by nearly $800 million over the […]

Hanford hearing, denied over TPP, leaving Idaho…


Tuesday, October 11, 2016   LOCAL   ► In today’s Tri-City Herald — State blasts DOE claim that Hanford workers are protected — Wednesday a federal court judge is scheduled to hear arguments in Spokane on the state’s request for a preliminary injunction requiring the Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, […]

Our common good, our national embarrassment, our freeloaders…


Monday, October 10, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   TODAY IS THE DEADLINE to register to vote online in Washington state. CLICK HERE if you’re not registered or if you want to make sure all of your information is updated so you get your ballot. To register online, you’ll need a Washington State ID or driver’s […]

I-1433 leads, blocked from voting, senior Cougar…


Friday, October 7, 2016   STATE ELECTIONS   ► From KOMO News — KOMO poll: Murray has double-digit lead in Senate Race, initiatives have strong support — In this poll of 500 likely voters interviewed statewide, 57% said they would vote for Patty Murray for U.S. Senate, as opposed to 36% for Chris Vance… Initiative […]




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