Local politicians who support sanctuary cities are avoiding the public’s questions regarding a Mexican national who allegedly raped a wheelchair bound woman upon his release and has likely fled to Mexico.
Happening in Olympia
Jim Brunner wrote a featured story in the Seattle Times on Jay Inslee’s bumpy four months on the Presidential campaign trail. Inslee refutes the popular belief his campaign is really an attempt to land a cabinet position, “It would take a whole heck a lot of something, that I don’t know what it would be, to get me out of being governor in the state of Washington.” We do know that being governor is a lower priority than mounting a long-shot, broke campaign for President. Thus, it is easy to imagine being a cabinet secretary would also rank higher. (Seattle Times)
Brandi Kruse of Q13 News has been doggedly attempting to get the elected officials who support immigration “sanctuaries” to respond to public concerns regarding the alleged rape by a just released Mexican national. In this commentary, Kruse details the length both Dow Constantine and Jay Inslee have taken thus far to avoid responding to these concerns. (Q13 FOX)
As the West Coast drug addiction/homeless crises spreads from major urban centers to smaller communities, the cost is impacting their city budgets. In Olympia (where they have seen a 58% increase in homeless) they just announced they will be spending $1.1 million for a 120-bed shelter. (KOMO News)
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers sits down with host Laura Cox Kaplan for the podcast She Said/She Said. Cathy talks about her experiences becoming the 5thCD Representative. She also talks about how her life experiences, especially with her three children, have helped her shape better legislation. (She Said/She Said Podcast)
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