Washington State

Mercury in Lake Whatcom

By John ServaisOn Jun 03, 2004

Today the Washington Department of Ecology released a report that says, basically, that mercury in the lake is less now than in the past. “Decreasing” is the operative word.Local [...]

Watchers watching the watchers

By John ServaisOn Apr 12, 2004

The following is from an email I received from Takhoman, the Internet news in Tacoma who first broke the story of their police chief Brame when the regular media would [...]

Citizens need initiative

By John ServaisOn Apr 02, 2004

Initiative 872 will allow us citizens to vote to have a ‘Top 2’ primary election process. The ‘Peoples Choice’ initiative is now launched by the Washington State Grange. You can order petitions [...]

Fooling with elections

By John ServaisOn Apr 01, 2004

10:30 amAs scripted, a partial veto. Gov. Locke vetoed the ‘Top 2’ section of the primary election bill, SB6453. This gets the Republican and Democrat party bosses off the hook - a [...]

No Locke on SB6453

By John ServaisOn Mar 31, 2004

Gov. Locke is not scheduled to act on the primary election bill today. This the 20th day since the legislature adjourned and supposedly the last day he can act on [...]

For those who are in awe of the ‘experts’ in Olympia

By John ServaisOn Mar 30, 2004

For your morning entertainment. And for those who are in awe of the ‘experts’ in Olympia. Gov Locke vetoes three sections of a bill meant to streamline our bankruptcy laws. [...]

Locke is working _with_ the party machines

By John ServaisOn Mar 14, 2004

Today’s Bham Herald editorial is well meaning but hopelessly ignorant of the process in Olympia. Naive may be a better word to describe their editorial board. Gee, goes the [...]

Expect a partial veto

By John ServaisOn Mar 10, 2004

The ‘Top 2’ primary election bill has a poison pill in it. Our legislators tonight have changed just three words that will allow the Republican and Democratic party bosses to successfully [...]

Voting against democracy

By John ServaisOn Mar 09, 2004

We have Kelli Linville and Doug Ericksen voting against democracy and for the iron grip of the two political parties on our election process. Shame on them.Quall and Morris [...]

They always say they “suspended the rules”

By John ServaisOn Mar 09, 2004

SB6453 passed the House late this evening by a vote of 51 to 46. Now - if Gov. Locke will just sign it. More when we have more facts. The morning papers [...]

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