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"Pro-Growth, Strong Defense, Virtuous Values, Business, and Stocks” Lawrence Kudlow

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222743
Kim Bradford at The (Tacoma) News Tribune writes this blog piece on the penalty bill.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222744
This editorial from The (Tacoma) News Tribune says it all.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222745
The Tri-City Herald writes this editorial on the Department of Homeland Security's past practice of letting political appointees review FOIA requests and, apparently, involving them in the responses.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222746
Jason Mericer of the Washington Policy Center writes this op-ed in the Seattle Times on the Legislature's woeful lack of transparency.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222742
Why did Rep. Jacks suddenly resign from the Legislature? The Legislature won't provide the records about it.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222741
The Court of Appeals ruled that the Department of Corrections can withhold prison surveillance tapes because they are law enforcement investigative records.

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222738
(Pardon the sarcasm, but some things are so absurd that there is no other way to communicate them.)
A financial melt down of state and local government has been averted.
The local government lobby and Attorney General Rob McKenna finally got what they said would prevent the world from ending: ...

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222739
The Yiddish word "hutzpah" describes the gall of someone who, for example, murders their parents and then begs for mercy from a judge because they are an orphan. Hutzpah is using a self-inflicted problem to try and get out of the consequences of it.
The (Tacoma) News Tribune perfectly ...

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222740

"Newly disclosed records and emails reveal a fourth investigation critical of Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam and indicate he worked in private to oust a high-level employee while publicly claiming he was doing no such thing." So reports The (Tacoma) News Tribune.

How do we ...

February 11, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1222737
Sigh. Why do so many pieces of legislation have secrecy clauses in them?

SB 5955 is about medical marijuana. However, the bill has a provision making the names of medical marijuana providers exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Is there some concern ...