If the news reports are correct, Jay Inslee will announce his campaign for President this morning. Amazon already has your Inslee 2020 gear on sale.
Happening in Olympia
Senate Democrats advanced a bill that will replace parental guidance with liberal activist approved curriculum when it comes to conversations about sex. “I’m getting very concerned about what’s happening to our public schools,” said Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) “as one political party in Washington State continues to try to drive home a social agenda through my public schools that many children go to who don’t have a choice to go anywhere else.” It’s an absurd move by Senate Democrats that forces Seattle values on to students across the state. (Washington State Wire)
Todd Myers with the Washington Policy Center discovered yesterday that Governor Inslee’s once publicly displayed carbon reduction goals up and disappeared. “Now, Results Washington, which oversees the Lean management goals, has removed the links to the previous climate-related targets and simply says the targets are “In development,” Myers wrote. No surprise that Inslee doesn’t want to publicly display his poor record of not meeting his administration’s own goals, which will surely be the cornerstone of his presidential campaign. (Washington Policy Center)
Seattle is looking following Canada’s model of providing mobile heroin injection sites, with plans to open them this year. “It doesn’t push them to isolated places to use drugs. They can use drugs in a safe supportive environment,” said Rae Samons, the Administrator for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Interior Health. Seattle plans to spend $1.5 million on mobile heroin injection sites, all but laying out a red carpet for drug users around the country to flock to the Left’s poster city. (KOMO News)
Seattle city officials are considering a measure that would offer hiring bonuses of up to $15,000 to experienced officers willing to join the Seattle Police Department. Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez says she plans to present the final bill to the council no later than March 11. The council also advanced a proposal that would offer hiring bonuses of up to $7,500 to new recruits. (KING 5)
Abigail Doerr, one of the people responsible for giving us the Sound Transit 3 nightmare, is running to unseat Jean Kohl-Welles on the King County Council. “The County Council is largely invisible to most people and I think it needs new energy,” Doerr said. For whatever reason both Doerr and Kohl-Welles touted that they are both renters. (Seattle Times)
The city of Olympia says they plan to clear a large homeless camp on State Avenue Northeast in downtown. The says all tents, structures and personal belongings must be removed by 9 a.m. March 5. “There is space available to offer people safe places to be,” said Kellie Purce Braseth, the city’s strategic communications director. (The Olympian)
The Walla Walla City Council said they will move forward with a $21 million project to make Poplar Street safer and more efficient. The project, which will add a turn lane, bike lanes, and make the street two-lanes, was unanimously approved. There was however some contention around removing angles parking. (Union-Bulletin)
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