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Environmental group makes claims that can be easily disproven
By MADILYNNE CLARK  | 
Sep 27, 2016

Concerns for clean air and water are of the upmost concern for all residents of Washington state. However, understanding the reality of the situation and correctly and authentically addressing the issue allows all Washingtonians the chance to create their own opinion without being swayed by an emotional and unscientific tale.

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Governor states opposition to income taxes but would he support stronger constitutional ban?
By JASON MERCIER  | 
Sep 27, 2016

Despite being rejected by Washingtonians nine straight times, whether to impose an income tax is back in the news. Interestingly Governor Inslee is going on the record as being opposed to an income tax despite his party’s platform calling for one. As recently reported by the Tacoma News Tribune: “Inslee does not support any income tax proposal, according to his campaign spokesman Jamal Raad.” I followed up with the Governor’s office and asked this question . . .

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Sound Transit officials use public money to advance their political interests
By MARIYA FROST  | 
Sep 27, 2016

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it might just be a duck. The Sound Transit saga of ethical violations continues, which is inconvenient for the public agency a month away from the November election. On the ballot is an unprecedented $54 billion regressive tax proposal – Sound Transit 3 (ST3) – which increases sales and motor vehicle excise taxes, and adds a controversial property tax to primarily fund a 116-mile light rail network.

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