Was it Governor Zero’s devotion to painting that caused his poor performance as a presidential candidate?
Happening in Olympia
Former Tacoma Mayor Brian Ebersole may have provided insight on why Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign ended so quickly – it was his art. In showing a picture Inslee painted the evening before the Miami Democrat debate, Ebersole stated, “Rather than cramming over his notes — what he’s going to say the next day — he chose to paint.” Maybe if Governor Zero had reviewed his materials, he wouldn’t have been ridiculed by Senator Amy Klobuchar during the debate. (News Tribune and Vox)
Washington charter schools received a $20 million federal grant. Yet this does not make up for the loss in revenue imposed by the state Democrats on behalf of the Washington Education Association. Legislative Democrats and Governor Jay Inslee have denied access to local levy funds to charter schools and forbids charter schools to tap into state capital funding to build and maintain charter schools. 60% of charter students are lower income or minority students yet the WEA tells Jay Inslee and Legislative Democrats to not allow them the same access to public funds as the whiter and richer students. (Seattle Times and Washington Policy Center)
If Resolution 8200 passes in the November election, then the “continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency” will be broadened to include catastrophic events. Currently this provision, enacted in 1962, is only applicable if Washington state was under military attack. (iFIBER One News)
Former Democrat U.S. Senator Al Franken’s show at Seattle’s Paramount Theater went on despite allegations he groped a former aide to Senator Patty Murray in 2006. A small group of protestors showed up outside to “shame” those attending. No report on the size of the crowd. Interestingly, no word from Senator Murray regarding allegations that her former colleague might have sexually assaulted her former employee. (KING News)
Seattle City Councilmembers attempt to silence Deputy Chief’s opinion on prostitution. In yet another example of local liberals wanting to silence viewpoints, councilmembers were upset with Deputy Chief Garth Greene. Councilmember Sawant stated, “This is just not acceptable that you are speaking this way,” and that despite his experience he should not speak about sex trade statistics. Greene had previously stated that some women are in the trade for money and that not all were victims of human trafficking and that it is a complex issue that cannot be solved with a “one-size-fits-all” solution. (MyNorthwest)
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist David Horsey is critical of Seattle’s policy to “catch and release” private property criminals.
Spokane voters will decide whether future contract negotiations between the city and government employee unions will be public. Proposition 1 on the November ballot is seen as making government more transparent and saving taxpayers money. (Spokesman Review)
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Brusic says he will not use a rarely used law to remove current Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa from office. Alvarez-Roa and previous mayor/city administrator Juan Orozco presided over Wapato as questionable financial decisions were made that resulted in numerous lawsuits and law enforcement investigations. (YakTriNews)
U.S. Forest Service will be holding a public meeting on Monday in Okanogan to obtain public comment on reintroducing the grizzly bear to the North Cascades. There are four alternatives being considered by the Forest Service, one of them is no action (KPQ)
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