State Senator Doug Ericksen recently came under fire in the Seattle Times for his possible abuse of surplus campaign funds to pay for expenses unrelated to official Washington state business [...]
Walla Walla County Assumed Management of its County Jail in 2015 and became A Leader in Criminal Justice Reform
On June 1, 2015, Walla Walla County Commissioners voted unanimously to create a new [...]
The Chelan County Jail was built in 1982, when state grants were available to assist cities and counties with construction of jail facilities. It had an original bed count of 200. The [...]
In the blood sport we have come to recognize as partisan politics, public exchanges among political opponents often deteriorate into verbal abuse, character assassination, vilification and smear campaigns.
Smear campaigns, [...]
The smelly cloud of sulfurous fumes that wafted over Bellingham Saturday evening, June 3, was apparently not that unusual an occurrence. It happened due to an overpressure on the Italian oil [...]
There are 39 counties in the State of Washington. Many of them took advantage of State and Federal funds to build city and county jails in the 1970s and 1980s. Whatcom [...]
The County plays hard-ball with Bellingham and hits a major “Speed Bump” when voters reject Proposition 2015-1.
In basic terms, the Jail Facilities Use Agreement (JFUA) is a partnership that [...]
How the County hand-picked a jail consultant to design a large, regional jail and new Sheriff’s Headquarters project ,
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2) County’s pre-chosen Site, based on the
It seems that an outrageous smear campaign has been launched against a Whatcom County Councilmember, Satpal Sidhu, by a previous Councilmember, Mrs. Kathy Kershner, who ran against Mr. Sidhu in 2015. [...]
Introduction to the hard ball tactic of “The Need for Speed”
>From 2010 to the present, the County Council has allowed 3-minute statements about the jail during open public comments [...]