The Multnomah County elections director, Tim Scott, wasted no time on the Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales scam: in what has itself to be a candidate for the fastest “investigation” in County history, he concluded: “Based on Mr. Hales’ answer that he considered himself to be temporarily away from Oregon and that the Washington Secretary of […]
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- Suit Challenges Class-Size Measure Approved Last Fall April 1, 2015A Kittitas County man filed a legal challenge of a class-size initiative, I-1351, approved by voters last fall, saying it’s invalid because it referenced an outdated version of the law it sought to amend. His attorney, former state senator and state Supreme Court justice Phil Talmadge, said the initiative is distorting the state budgetary process […]
- Alibaba ‘Likely’ To Choose Seattle for U.S. Headquarters April 1, 2015Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce company, is looking at establishing its U.S. headquarters in Seattle, where the company opened an office last year, sources said Tuesday. The post Alibaba ‘Likely’ To Choose Seattle for U.S. Headquarters appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Olympia Minimum Wage Bill Killed April 1, 2015A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage to $12 an hour, a mandatory sick leave bill and a gender pay equalization bill all died late Tuesday afternoon, March 31. Looming in the background has been public brainstorming by Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer about financing a 2016 initiative to create a $16 an hour minimum […]
- Top 3 International Stories to Watch Today: Yemen, Iraq & Nigeria March 26, 20151) As Houthi rebels continued to gain ground in Yemen this week, Saudi Arabia has decided to step in. The Saudis began “Operation Decisive Storm,” with 150,000 soldiers and a series of air attacks to drive back the Houthis from their positions. Iran has condemned the attacks. The turmoil inside Yemen could lead to great […]
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Denmark, Israel & Tunisia March 23, 20151) After Denmark announced plans to add radar capability to some of its warships and participate in NATO’s missile shield, Russia made specific threats to target Danish ships. The missile shield is not directed as Russia but at other nuclear threats like Iran. Russia says the move is damaging to Russian-Danish relations and says it will carry out […]
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Syria, Pakistan & Germany March 18, 20151) The U.S. reiterated that they are looking for a solution in Syria that will not include Assad (after Sec. of State Kerry said the opposite earlier this week). Syria claims they have downed a U.S. drone (that the U.S. admits is missing) for spying in an area where there are no ISIS militants. […]
- White House Won’t Condemn Harry Reid for Defending His Lie About Romney’s Taxes April 1, 2015
- Columnist: Vegas Paper’s Editor Killed Column Critical of ‘Friend’ Harry Reid April 1, 2015The editor of the Las Vegas Sun killed a column criticizing inflammatory comments by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.), a friend of the editor, according to the column’s author.
- Latest McAuliffe Aide Hired by Clinton Campaign Linked to Cash-for-Access Scheme April 1, 2015The most recent operative of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was at the helm of a political action committee that offered access to McAuliffe in exchange for cash.
- Buying the Tesla of Buses April 1, 2015The Antiplanner was in Spokane yesterday where the local transit agency is asking voters for a 50 percent increase in the sales tax that funds most of the agency’s operations. Much of the new money will go for various capital projects that will do little to increase ridership. $1.2 million will buy you a bus […]
- Autos, Cement, and Greenhouse Gases March 31, 2015America’s environmentalists place undue emphasis on the role of automobiles in greenhouse gas emissions. Their goal of trying to reduce emissions by getting people out of their cars is expensive, self-defeating, and probably unnecessary. According to the EPA, cars and light trucks emit less than 17 percent of the human-caused greenhouse gases produced in America. […]
- Where Will the Money Come From? March 30, 2015During the Antiplanner’s visit to Washington DC last week, I tried to encourage people to think about the incentives created by federal transportation funding. But the first question on the minds of most of the people I talked with was, “How will we pay for highways and transit?” From outside the Beltway, this question almost […]