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Graft

We stand by the assertion that Oregon is the most corrupt state in the union. We will shine the light and watch where the cockroaches scurry, and we will follow the money.

We began documenting Oregon’s unique brand of corruption in 2010. Examples are legion – our ongoing series can be found here.

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  • Wyble: Why “Keep Seattle.” April 28, 2017
    For so many people that moved to Seattle, they can vividly remember the first time they came across the floating bridge or landed at Sea-Tac. They can remember the city skyline rising in the distance as they got closer to downtown. They can remember the sense of possibility as they were starting a new job, […]
  • Reps. McCaslin and Taylor release statement following governor’s partial veto of school siting bill April 26, 2017
    In a surprise move earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed section one of Rep. Bob McCaslin’s House Bill 1017, which would authorize the construction of schools and school facilities outside of designated urban growth areas. The governor’s veto means the bill will now only affect school districts in Pierce County. “It’s a shame the governor, despite his continued talk of […]
  • Wyman gives treatment update: “The support really lifts my spirits and makes a difference.” April 26, 2017
    Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she is feeling upbeat and positive after two weeks of treatments for colon cancer. “I’m about one-third of the way through my treatments and I’m trying not to wear myself out,” Wyman said. “I really can’t thank everyone enough for their love, kind words and prayers these past few […]
  • Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss April 30, 2017
    The campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year. The post Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss appeared first on Washington Free […]
  • Sixpence None the Richer are the Beatles of Christian Pop-Rock April 30, 2017
    This is a hard one to get off my chest. For years I have manfully resisted disclosure. My mind told me no, but my ears said, "Sixpence None the Richer are better than Sonic Youth." I don't think there is a more charming piece of music recorded in the decade of my birth than "Kiss […]
  • A City Is Born April 30, 2017
    Grecian skies were not luminous with free thought at the very beginning; they took a while to brighten, and daylight did not last long. The post A City Is Born appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Reason #5 to Stop Subsidizing Transit:Social & Environmental Benefits Are Negligible April 28, 2017
    Public transit helps the poor, saves energy, and cleans the air, right? Not really. Transit is a subsidy to the wealthy as much as it is to the poor, and it really isn’t any greener than driving. Some low-income people ride transit, but the people most likely to use transit to get to work are […]
  • Only the Government April 27, 2017
    Only the government would complain when the number of customers using one of its services grows. At least, that’s the case with an article about the increase in freight traffic as UPS, FedEx, and other shipping companies make more deliveries due to on-line sales. Supposedly, a “siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities […]
  • Reason #4 to Stop Subsidizing TransitCities Need Low Taxes More Than Transit April 26, 2017
    Transit advocates like to claim that transit is somehow crucial to urban vitality, even in cities where only a few people use it. The reality is that lower taxes play a bigger role in urban growth–and spending more on transit means higher taxes. Transit almost certainly is crucial to New York City, where 58 percent […]