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The Clackistani Revolt Spreads to Washington County – Kickoff April 27

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What shall we call them? The Washingtinians? Washingtonistas? Washahideen? Anyway, they’re fighting back against an oppressive government just like in Clackistan, and they need your support. Check out their website – www.swrailvote.org – and check out their kickoff event TONIGHT: Dear friends of SW Rail Vote Pac, This notice is to let you know that […]

NEWS: BREAKING HARD

NEWS: BREAKING HARD

U.S. researchers, using orbital technology, have discovered low-level but unmistakeable signatures indicative of some degree of sentient activity within the previously impenetrable hive referred to as METRO. Snug in their greenly-remodeled former Sears store (which cost taxpayers more than double what it would have cost to demolish and rebuild on the site), the regional government agency […]

Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire

Developer Homer Williams has been salivating over ramming a streetcar scheme down the throats of the folks in Sucker Lake Lake Oswego, and it seemed like the fix was in; the deal done. He really, really, really desires a streetcar from LO to the deserts of South Waterfront in Portland, and beyond. It’s the only way he can […]

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem – Dry Bones

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Metro’s in hot water again. The agency “manages” the Portland area’s 14 pioneer cemeteries of historical significance, and they also sell burial plots in them. Although there have been rumors over the years, the recent discovery of skeletal remains at a Metro dumpsite in Fairview have brought matters into sharp focus. The current cemetery manager, […]

Dysfunction Junction

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As Tri-Met and Metro keep plugging away on their $1.5 billion, seven-mile light rail “extension” from Portland into Clackamas county, the “editorial staff” at The Zero find themselves in complete agreement with thirty-year-olds: they’re miffed and mystified by the intransigence of Clackamas county residents who not only don’t want the thing, but are sufficiently energized that they […]

An Increasingly Common Refrain – Is Anyone At Metro Listening?

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“I don’t want to work at a place that says I can’t think.” So says former US Border Patrol field agent Bryan Gonzales, who was recently fired for having the audacity to express his thoughts to a fellow agent, in private. Stationed in Deming, N.M., Mr. Gonzalez was in his green-and-white Border Patrol vehicle just a few […]

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  • Sonics | Special Session | Snow Storm April 25, 2017
    Here are five things we think are worth keeping your eye on in Washington state politics this week – from DC to Olympia to Seattle.  We’re building this Monday morning email to be a briefing of things we thing merit your attention for the week ahead. If you have suggestions on what to add, we’d […]
  • Bringing the Sonics Back to Seattle April 25, 2017
    More than five years ago, our Seattle-based partnership began the long and thorough process of developing the SODO Arena.  Our sole focus is to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle. We believe our proposal to build a privately funded, state-of-the-art Arena at the southern end of Seattle’s zoned Stadium District, directly south of […]
  • Event: Breakfast with the Wire, A Review of the Regular Session April 21, 2017
    As the legislative session draws to a close, we look forward to dissecting the moving parts of the 105-day Regular Legislative Session and thinking about how the impacts of this session will play out in the Washington State economy. So, we are working with our sister site www.stateofreform.com to invite some of the most quietly impactful […]
  • Andrea Mitchell Refers to Anita Hill’s Testimony As ‘Celebrated Hearings’ in Tweet April 25, 2017
    MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell referred to Anita Hill's controversial testimony that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her as “celebrated hearings” in a tweet promoting their interview Tuesday. The post Andrea Mitchell Refers to Anita Hill’s Testimony As ‘Celebrated Hearings’ in Tweet appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities April 25, 2017
    President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield undocumented immigrants and fail to comply with federal immigration laws was blocked on Tuesday by a federal judge in San Francisco. The post Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • New Jersey Democrat Claims She Was Left Off Primary Ballot Because She’s Black April 25, 2017
    Deborah Andrews, a committeewoman for the Democratic Party in Edison, New Jersey, claimed her party's chairman excluded her from a primary ballot after discovering she was black. The post New Jersey Democrat Claims She Was Left Off Primary Ballot Because She’s Black appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Reason #3 to Stop Subsidizing TransitFew Use It and Fewer Need It April 25, 2017
    In 1960, when most of the nation’s transit was private (and profitable), 7.81 million people took transit to work. By 2015, the nation’s working population had grown by nearly 130 percent, and taxpayers had spent well over a trillion dollars improving and operating urban transit systems. Yet the number of people taking transit to work […]
  • The Rail Transit Money Pit April 24, 2017
    After more than a year of shut-downs, slow-downs, and break-downs, the Washington Metro rail system still faces a huge maintenance backlog. Meanwhile, rail opponents in Hawaii placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post begging President Trump to cancel funding for that city’s increasingly expensive rail project. Click image to download a PDF of this […]
  • Reason #2 to Stop Subsidizing TransitSubsidies Haven’t Increased Ridership April 21, 2017
    In 2015, the American Public Transportation Association issued a press release whose headline claimed that transit ridership in 2014 achieved a new record. However, the story revealed that 2014 ridership was the highest since 1956. That’s no more a record than if it was the highest since 2013. The truth is that America’s urban population […]