The great goat raid -Thurston County experiences emergency goat seizure

Wednesday afternoon in Thurston County, Washington, the Thurston County Sheriff’s office made an emergency goat raid on Lattin’s Cider Mill to seize 17 (or maybe 18?) goats.  Led by Thurston County Deputy Nastansky (a...

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....

The rough road ahead – campaign finance reform in Washington State

Yesterday, the Seattle Times published an article about my efforts to expose campaign finance violations in Washington State.  I appreciate when the media covers stories like this.  Campaign finance reform is often considered boring,...

State of Washington vs. Jay Manning, cult-funded SuperPAC director exposed

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, another campaign finance lawsuit was filed against Jay Manning in Thurston County Superior Court (see complaint filed yesterday linked here - Thurston Superior Court #17-2-02568-34).  Jay Manning, in his capacity as director...

Spokane Democrats take kid’s cash for secret salary and epic parties

Jim CastroLang, part time pastor and paid executive director of the Spokane Democrats, resigned a few weeks ago. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Unfortunately, recent articles written by this author and multiple investigative articles...

The Hirst Heist and our diminishing legislature

On October 6, 2016,  Futurewise, with the assistance of six Washington State Supreme Court Justices, managed to win the lawsuit lottery.  The Supreme Court ruled in Hirst v. W. Washington Growth Management Hearings Board...

The day the “Crap Tax” died

“What a difference an election can make” said one Thurston County resident as he departed the Tuesday evening Thurston County Commission public hearing. “I’m not used to having elected officials actually do what they...

Silence of the Gophers

Under a dark canopy of fir trees lie a blanket of moss and decomposing needles.  Scattered across this dark forest floor are hundreds of pocket gopher skulls and bones in a timeless scene only...

The Devil made them do it – Spokane Democrat Party in serious legal trouble

Last Friday, the Spokane County Democrats received a Public Disclosure Commission complaint about serious campaign finance violations.  The initial response by the newly elected Spokane County Democrat Chair Andrew Biviano was to deny any...

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...

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