Jay Inslee continues to brag that he is still failing to meet debate thresholds.
Happening in Olympia
The Inslee campaign continues to brag on Twitter that it is still 10,000 contributors short of the 130,000-threshold needed to participate in the next Democrat presidential debate. After six months, Inslee’s campaign has yet to reach the qualifying amount which Tom Steyer reached in just five weeks. One thing Inslee’s tweets don’t mention is that his campaign is far from reaching the second threshold of being above 2% in four recognized polls. As of today, there are no polls that show Inslee above 1% (nearly all have him at 0%). (Twitter and USA Today)
Washington Supreme Court rejects challenges to the “Three-Strikes You’re Out” law. The court unanimously ruled that crimes committed between the ages of 18 – 20 do count towards a person’s “three-strikes” limit. Attorneys challenging the law argued that these felonies should not count towards a person’s total for recent studies have shown that the human brain is not fully developed until the age 25. (Associated Press)
While many environmentalists refuse to accept the reality that both solar and wind generated power have their limitations, nuclear power could be instrumental in solving our country’s clean energy needs. Bellevue company TerraPower (founded by Bill Gates) is at the innovative forefront in developing nuclear technology that creates 80% less waste than the current nuclear process. (Crosscut)
Sound Transit CEO praises riders who stand in the street to prevent drivers from using transit lanes. Obviously disregarding possible injuries to the public or traffic accidents, Sound Transit’s Peter Rogoff irresponsibly called people standing in traffic “heroes for mobility” in a tweet. This following a video of a women yelling obscenities at cars travelling in transit lanes went viral last weekend. (Twitter and YouTube)
Eastern Washington wheat farmers are selling this year’s crop at a small loss. Due to a short weather delay, a strong yield and trade uncertainty, the wheat that is currently being harvested is being sold slightly below the farmers’ break-even point. (Spokesman-Review)
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