Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Happy Halloween! We could think of no better way to celebrate the spooky holiday than sharing our list of the top ten “scariest” quotes courtesy of Governor Jay Inslee. Ladies and gentlemen, your governor: “I’m reminded of the scene with Kevin Bacon from “Animal House” when he ran through streets shouting ‘All is Well, All […]

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  • Obamacare will cost millions their current health care plans: Republicans warned against dropped insurance plans due to Obamacare since the beginning. Democrats touted the “if you like your current insurance plan you can keep it” rhetoric since the beginning. It turns out Republicans were right all along and we aren’t surprised. President Obama and Obamacare […]

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  • Remember the “if people like their insurance they could keep it” rhetoric touted by Obama and Obamacare supporters? Experts estimate that 50-75% of current individual policy holders —about 7 to 13 million people—will not have the option to renew their coverage.  The Obama administration has known of these projections for at least the past three years. Congressman […]

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  • For over 17 years, Sound Transit has been in the business of making and breaking promises. King, Pierce, and Snohomish county residents first placed their trust in Sound Transit promises in 1996 when they voted to form the transit agency based on a 10-year plan called Sound Move. The plan proposed the creation of new […]

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  • This week’s events included union tensions, Obamacare fiascoes, and an interesting update in the Seattle mayoral race. In case you missed it, here is your round-up of the week’s news: Unions unleashed their latest threat to Washington State businesses this week. Local unions from Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers threatened to strike against QFC, Albertson’s, […]

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  • Seattle is ranked the 8th worst city for traffic congestion in the nation and 34th in the world. The average Seattle-area commuter spends 35 minutes in traffic for every hour on the road. During commute periods, the average morning travel time is 48% longer and the average afternoon travel time is 70% longer than in […]

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  • The blame-game surrounding Michael King’s embezzlement of $330,000 from the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee (SDCC) continues. On October 7, Paul Lawrence—attorney for Senate Democratic leaders—sent a letter to the Public Disclosure Commission asking for an investigation of payments made to the SDCC’s former treasurer, Jason Bennett. Lawrence directed the attention of the PDC to $36,000 […]

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  • Union leaders representing the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) threatened to lead a strike of 21,000 grocery workers across the Puget Sound at 7 p.m. this evening. The strike will include clerks—who make an average of $15 an hour—and meat cutters—who average about $20 an hour. Affected grocery chains include QFC, Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer […]

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  • We had a busy week in politics. In case you missed it, here is a round-up of the week’s events. The state Supreme Court ruled that—like the President of the United States—the Governor of Washington State may claim executive privilege and reject citizen access to public records yesterday. In a blow to government accountability, the […]

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  • Seattle’s mayoral candidates faced off in a televised debate Wednesday that left many viewers struggling to find significant differences between the two options. Incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn and state Senator Ed Murray voiced little disagreement on the issues. Rather, as Murray admitted when asked by debate questioner Dave Ross of KIRO radio, their primary difference […]

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  • If extreme partisanship was a commodity, The Stranger would sell it by the bushel. A recent post by David “Goldy” Goldstein warning of Republicans’ mission to “screw Seattle” is no exception. In this particular tirade, Goldstein’s accuses Republicans of getting a “sick thrill out of seeing transit commuters here suffer.” What to Goldstein warrants this statement? The […]

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  • The King County Republican Party would like to thank the Seattle Times Editorial Board for their well-considered endorsement late Sunday of incumbent Bellevue City Councilmember, Kevin Wallace– rescinding a previous endorsement of his highly partisan opponent, Steve Kasner. Last month, a YouTube video surfaced of Kasner injecting divisive DC-style gridlock politics into what should be a non-partisan race focused […]

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  • The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s picket line that shutdown work at the Highway 99 tunneling site in Seattle was a coordinated effort to “punish… taxpayers to prove a point” through a “temper tantrum worthy of a four year old…” Sound harsh? The AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka used these same words to describe Republicans in Congress who he exclusively […]

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  • As the week draws to a close, enjoy a round-up of the news that—in the end—may just leave you cheering… or jeering. -          Governor Jay Inslee struck a health care deal with unions that includes a wellness plan and all we got was this measly website. The state agreed to continue paying 85% of insurance […]

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  • WARNING: This post’s embedded links contain profane language and offensive analogies. Readers who regularly fill their minds with the unbalanced tirades of the sadly hostile may perhaps derive pleasure from certain posts on The Stranger.  For those of us that allow our minds the benefit of reasoned thought, such examples of disruptive hostility serve as a warning […]

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  • Below are the endorsed candidates and initiatives of the King County Republican Party. Ballots will be mailed in King County on October 16, 2013. If you have any questions about things on your ballot not listed here, please contact our office at (425) 990-0404. Measures Statewide Initiative 522 (GMO Labeling) - NO City of Seattle Charter […]

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  • Washington state residents will have the opportunity to purchase health care plans in exchanges created by Obamacare via the Washington Healthplanfinder website starting today— although it seems that those eager to buy Obamacare will have to wait longer than expected as the website is down as of this morning. According to the Seattle Times, state exchange […]

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