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Majority of Stranger's Election Control Board: We believe you should vote NO on Initiative 732

Ansel Herz, Sydney Brownstone, Ana Sofia Knauf and Heidi Groover — four of the seven members of this year Stranger Election Control Board — took to Slog yesterday to explain why they strongly oppose CarbonWA’s I-732. In their powerful commentary, they revealed their votes were overridden by the publisher of The Stranger.

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Fiscal foolishness

“Over all, Chris Wallace was better than I expected. But he was pretty bad on fiscal issues,” writes Paul Krugman.

# Permalink (Wednesday, October 19, 2016)

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NPI thanks Attorney General Bob Ferguson for filing three new campaign finance complaints against Tim Eyman

Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced that the State of Washington has filed three new campaign finance complaints against initiative promoter Tim Eyman and his associates in Thurston County Superior Court. The complaints concern v… (read more)

Tim Eyman’s associates ordered to pay $10,000+ in court costs and attorneys fees

Tim Eyman’s associates Roy Ruffino and Eddie Agazarm, who Eyman depends on to run his signature drives, have been ordered to pay over $10,000 in court costs and attorneys’ fees to the State of Washington by Thurston County Superior Court Judge… (read more)

NPI thanks AG Bob Ferguson for asking courts to hold Tim Eyman in contempt

Today, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced it has filed motions in Snohomish and Thurston County Superior Court asking that Tim Eyman and his associates be found in contempt for failing to fully cooperate with its inves… (read more)

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