Seattle Times finally reports on claims of sexism and racism in the Democrats’ senate caucus two days after newspapers in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Virginia.
Hate, Misogyny, Racism, and Sexism Rampant in Senate Democrats Caucus Room. Read the latest developments in the Sen. Mona Das (D-Auburn) controversy. Plus, since she isn’t naming names, take our poll on which Democrat legislators you think most likely fit the bill for her accusations. Also included: The video evidence. (Shift WA)
Happening in Olympia
After newspapers and online news sites across the country carried the Mona Das story on Wednesday, the Seattle Times finally got around to reporting it on Friday. This proves the Seattle Times is not afraid to post stories that reflect negatively on those on the left – it just might take them a few days to get around to it. (Seattle Times)
Crosscut has confirmed what we have often stated, there is no such thing as an “exploratory campaign committee” in Washington state. Yet, ladder-climbing Democrat politicians say this is what they are forming as they try to nudge up (or out) the current officer holder in their path. A spokesperson for the Public Disclosure Commission stated that Exploratory Committees are available for possible federal candidates, but not for state office seekers. “In Washington state and local races, you are either a candidate or you’re not.” (Crosscut)
87 year-old hardware business, Hardwick & Sons, is closing up shop and moving to Idaho. Owner Dean Hardwick stated that crime and the safety of his family and employees were major considerations in the decision. “I’m really sad about it, but it’s just too dangerous here,” said Hardwick. (MyNorthwest)
A group of Spokane climate activists (350 Spokane) were asked to join a conservative’s practical commitment to help the environment. Instead of embracing this opportunity, the group responded with negative political rhetoric. Are they more interested in mounting a political fight or helping the environment? (Spokesman-Review)
“We aren’t turning off the lights,” said Metaline Falls Mayor Tara Leininger. “People ask what’s going to happen and I don’t have a clue now, but by January we will.” This is in reaction to the closing of the Pend Oreille Mines (a few miles south of Canadian border), the last major mining operation in NE Washington. (Spokesman-Review)
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