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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 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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  • 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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  • For two years Michael King, Executive Director of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, indulged his gambling and alcohol addictions at the expense of the committee he headed and, for two years, top state Democrats were oblivious to as much as $300,000 dwindling from their war-chest. The Senate Democratic Campaign Committee acquires funds from supporters that include labor unions, […]

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  • Imagine a low-cost car service that largely uses environmentally-friendly hybrid cars, offers a safe experience, and provides easy payment options at the tap of a button. Smartphone app services like uberX, Lyft and Sidecar have succeeded in making that dream a reality. Unfortunately, for every forward-thinking business venture there is a Seattle Democrat waiting to […]

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  • Joel Connelly favored his twitter followers with this tweet early this morning: Up early: Old Wash. D.C. bores yakking on MSNBC, Strangelove-like Krauthammer on Fox News. Tuned Al Jazeera. They were reporting the news. — joel r. connelly (@joelconnelly) September 25, 2013   In his cringe-worthy attempt at humor, Connelly compared paralyzed Jewish, Pulitzer Prize […]

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  • Bertha—an $80 million dollar tunnel boring machine—resumed work this morning at the Highway 99 tunneling site in Seattle after more than one month of inactivity. The $2 billion dollar project came to a standstill on August 20th due to a labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Seattle Building and Trades Council over the […]

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  • Today, the KCGOP sent out that press release as a response to Jay Inslee’s “Results WA” initiative, a program he promised would be out 3 months after taking office. 9 months later, he finally has a website up, but the substance of the program is nowhere to be found. Tomorrow he is holding a “twitter […]

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  • American Son by Marco Rubio Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark Levin Animal Farm by George Orwell Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell Black’s Law Dictionary, Standard Ninth Edition by Bryan Garner Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxis Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman Confessions of a Political Hitman by Stephen Marks Confrontational Politics by Senator H.L. […]

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  • Bellevue, WA – KCGOP Chairman Lori Sotelo released the following statement in support of the release of the State Senate budget released today: “I applaud Senate Ways and Means Chairman Andy Hill and his staff for the bi-partisan, no new taxes budget released earlier today. “The budget provides over $1 billion in additional funds for […]

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  • Welcome to the new (and improved) KCGOP website. We had some severe technical difficulties with out previous site which caused us to switch before we wanted to. Please bear with us as we work out the kinks. If you do have any problems, please alert us.

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