Shelton City Council candidate says two of his favorite things are cocaine and half...

(Disclaimer - images and content may not be appropriate for young or sensitive viewers - reader discretion advised)  In Washington State, City Council candidate Jason “Dangercup” Coots is on the ballot for the special election...

Tukwila Firefighters PAC settles campaign finance lawsuit for $23k, promises to do better

The Tukwila Firefighters for Democracy Political Action Committee recently settled a campaign finance lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court.  The final settlement was signed December 8th, and it included a $19,038.25 fine ( $4,759.56 payable...

Skykomish Town Council retreats from transparency – overturning original petition of voters

The final legal step to achieve zero financial disclosure for the Skykomish Town Council was achieved at thursday’s Public Disclosure Commission Meeting in Olympia.  The Skykomish Town Council and Mayor’s personal financial disclosures (filed...

Bellevue City Council candidate Brown owed $135,047 to the IRS, but wants higher taxes...

Karol Brown is running for the Bellevue City Council, and she believes many people should pay more in taxes.  Unfortunately, she apparently owed over $135,047 in IRS tax liens herself from recent years, so...

Tukwila Ethics Board hides Forterra grant funding violations

The City of Tukwila recently convened their Ethics Board to review an ethics complaint filed against Tukwila City Councilman De’Sean Quinn.  Despite the fact that the board’s own findings confirmed the facts of the...

Disgraced sign-thief politician Frank Gordon sneaks back into local politics

When Democrat Grays Harbor Commissioner Frank Gordon was caught red handed last year on camera stealing his opponent’s campaign signs, his political future seemed to be greatly reduced.  Grays Harbor voters clearly rejected Mr....

Speaker Chopp pays fine, Senator Hunt just whines

Last week, Democrat Speaker of the Washington State House Frank Chopp paid $6,469 in fines and court costs to the state for a variety of campaign finance laws broken mostly during his uncontested election...

City of SeaTac slammed with $18.3 million jury verdict, city attorneys guilty of deception

On Friday, Judge McDermott presided over the final stages of the K&S lawsuit against the City of SeaTac.  The results reflect poorly on the City of SeaTac senior staff, legal counsel, and the planning...
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Vancouver Mayor and Council forced to abandon 117% pay raise

In the City of Vancouver, Washington State - the part time mayor and council attempted to give themselves a 117% pay raise ( for the mayor, and over 50% for the rest). They had...

City of SeaTac misled by staff attorney, highlighting the staff infection

"There is an actual and justiciable controversy as to whether the City is liable based on any criminal, dishonest, or fraudulent acts or omissions that constitute a knowing violation of the rights of another...

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