The Spokane Firefighters move mysterious $70,000 through its bank account to help their buddy Ben Stuckart’s campaign to become mayor.
Official PDC complaints have been filed against the Spokane Firefighters PAC and the Citizens for Liberty and Labor due to a mysterious $70,000 contribution (and failure to reveal its source) which is funding negative ads against Nadine Woodward in the Spokane Mayor’s race. We call for TV stations to pull any remaining ads from Citizens for Liberty and Labor until it complies with state laws and reveals the source of the mysterious $70,000 that was used to purchase airtime. (ShiftWA)
Varisha Khan’s campaign for Redmond City Council represents the expansion of Seattle politics and the support of hate-filled, anti-Semitic views and rhetoric – mostly financed by out of district money. (Nearly 70% of Khan’s donations come from people who do not reside in Redmond!) These are things that even moderate Democrats have called too extreme. (ShiftWA)
Happening in Olympia
Despite Washington passing a new law keeping the state on permanent Daylight Savings Time, residents will need to turn back their clocks next weekend. Congress needs to approve the change before the law becomes official. (KING-TV)
In a survey conducted by WalletHub, the University of Washington ranked as the top university/college in the state. It is curious that one publicly funded school failed to make the top ten in Washington – the ultra-liberal and controversial Evergreen University. (MyNorthwest)
Long-time Seattle journalist Knute Berger analyzes Seattle’s current choice of whether it wants to be the “Soviet of Seattle” or a “company town” (under Amazon). He chooses neither and instead longs for the return of the Seattle in the late 60’s and 70’s when the city “had more reasonable progressive regimes where progressivism and civic progress happened together.” During this time the city made great strides socially as well as economically. The one thing Berger fails to mention is that it was during this time the city council had many Republicans like John Miller, Bruce Chapman, Tim Hill, and Paul Kraabel. (Crosscut)
Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best expressed her frustration over the city’s lenient incarceration policy which immediately releases criminals back onto the streets. The chief tweeted about a recent suspect who was arrested for a property crime but was free to commit another crime within hours and was re-arrested by the same officer. Chief Best stated these circumstances have a negative impact on “officer morale.” (Twitter)
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers criticized Governor Jay Inslee’s views on tearing down the lower Snake River dams. McMorris-Rodgers pointed out that the dams have a positive impact towards clean air. The dams create energy without burning fossil fuels. But more importantly, the dams enable a water transportation system (via barges) that move the region’s agriculture products to market via the Snake and Columbia rivers. Without this system, 135,000 fuel burning trucks would be on the highways. (Spokesman Review)
Congressman Dan Newhouse stated that he will be introducing legislation to have Washington native General James Mattis receive the Congressional Gold Medal. Mattis, who was born in Pullman, raised in Richland, and graduated from Central Washington, had a long distinguished military career and recently served as U.S. Secretary of Defense. (iFIBER One)
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