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  • Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    OF YOUR UNSPOKEN WORD YOU ARE THE MASTER, OF YOUR SPOKEN WORD THE SERVANT, AND OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD THE SLAVE. …

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

    www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article167755572.html

    3 days ago – … on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. … ‘I am not resigning,’ Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says, defying …. “A whole bunch of people responded to that. …. Chappelle-Nadal should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment.

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    Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.

    In response for writing she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated on Facebook, Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)  took down her post?

    Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)   quickly deleted the post.

    Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, issued the first warning just before noon in a series of tweets blasting Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, for a comment Thursday on Facebook in which she said “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

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    Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under United States Code Title 18,

    Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) a  woman of color and a member of congress… on Facebook wrote, she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.,  she wrote her “hope threat” on public media. Was she hoping that she could put somebody else up to it? …. or hoping that the act of killing the President will be committed by someone else?

    Accessory before (or after) the fact, a person who incites……..

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    Jan 6, 2015 – Senator Chappelle-Nadal (D)  is no stranger to controversy.

    Chappelle-Nadal Sparks Controversy Over Her Tweets On Ferguson …

    news.stlpublicradio.org/…/chappelle-nadal-sparks-controversy-over-her-tweets-fergus…

    Jan 6, 2015 – Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, wants to make one point clear: … not a legislator representing #Ferguson & you have not communicated w me, … The senator said her recent controversial comments on Twitter were …

    She attracted attention early on for her active participation in the Ferguson protests and her outspoken criticism — including expletive-laden Tweets and disparaging signs — of  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

    State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, said that some see Chappelle-Nadal’s public comments – especially on Twitter – as igniting controversy instead of fostering reconciliation.

    But Nasheed added,“She has a right to speak her mind. She says what she means, and she means what she says.”

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    Missouri state senator says she hopes Donald Trump is assassinated …

    www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas

    2 days ago – … Secret Service for saying she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated. ... The politician said “I hope Trump is assassinated! … When people of colour are respected by this White House and they are willing to do …

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    WORST COMMENT ON RECENT CONFEDERATE STATUES REACTION

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

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    Best comment regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    THE BEST COMMENT EVER regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore……yet somehow it’s Trumps fault!

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    Secret Service investigating Maria Chappelle-Nadal – CNNPolitics

    www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/missouri-state-senator-donald…/index.html

    2 days ago – … said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. … see anyone assassinated, but he should not be president, he should be …

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    Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    www.stltoday.com/…/missouri…call…senator…/article_0064e426-b5c1-5a61-960b-00…

    2 days ago – Maria Chappelle-Nadal: Resign or be removed from office. … in my position as president of the Missouri Senate, immediately seek the expulsion … “The process of expulsion is a significant, rarely used step that should not be …

    “I’m calling on Sen. Chappelle-Nadal to do the right thing and resign from her office,” Parson said. “However, if she does not do so by veto session, I will, in my position as president of the Missouri Senate, immediately seek the expulsion pursuant to Article III Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution.”

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    WORTH REPEATING

    WORST COMMENT ON RECENT CONFEDERATE STATUES REACTION

    ‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes | The Kansas …

    Best comment regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    Missouri governor joins call for expulsion of senator who hoped for …

    Best  comment EVER regarding recent Confederate statues reactions…

    INDEED, Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore……yet somehow it’s Trumps fault!

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    Ironically Sen. Chappelle-Nadal (D)

    OF YOUR UNSPOKEN WORD YOU ARE THE MASTER, OF YOUR SPOKEN WORD THE SERVANT, AND OF YOUR WRITTEN WORD THE SLAVE. …


  • Sen. Cantwell Bipartisan Fix for Affordable?

    IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE 500 LB. GORILLA IN WA DC, OBAMACARE’S UNAFFORDABLE FEDERAL HEALTHCARE FIX  JUST EMAIL OUT THE FOLLOWING AND CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

    FELLOW WASHINGTONIANS

    AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR COUNTRY

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     LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX A 50% INCREASE IN THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)

    LET’S CALL SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AFFORDABLE FIX ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY.

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    Senators Cantwell and Hatch Reintroduce Affordable Housing Credit …

    www.enterprisecommunity.org/…/2017/…/senators-cantwell-and-hatch-reintroduce-af…

    Mar 8, 2017 – and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) , a …

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    RECENTLY Jul 18, 2016  THERE HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO ADD YET MORE HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO THE HOUSING SECTOR, ALREADY ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED.

     Jul 18, 2016  How Much would It Cost?

    FOR EXAMPLE, S.2962 BY SENATOR CANTWELL WOULD INCREASE THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC) PROGRAM TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE)

     The legislation is very similar to the comprehensive version of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 3237), introduced by Senators Cantwell (D) and Hatch  (R) in 2016

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    AND THE LATEST (S. 548)

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 548) – GovTrack

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s548

    1. S. 548. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the low-income housing credit, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in …
    2. S.548: Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017

    About this Bill

    You can

    read the bill

    Sponsor

    Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

    Total Cosponsors

    19 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 8 Republicans)

    Introduced

    March 7, 2017

    Latest Major Action

    March 7, 2017

    See it on

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    Bill Progress

    • Bill introduced in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the Senate
    • Bill passed in the House
    • Bill signed into law

    Bill Summary

    Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the low-income housing credit, to rename the credit “the affordable housing credit” and make several modifications to the credit. The bill increases state allocations for the credit and modifies the cost-of-living adjustments. It also revises tenant eligibility requirements, with respect to: the average income test, income eligibility for rural projects, increased tenant income, student occupancy rules, and tenant voucher payments that are taken into account as rent. The bill revises various requirements to: establish a 4% minimum credit rate for certain projects, permit relocation costs to be taken into account as rehabilitation expenditures, repeal the qualified census tract population cap, require housing credit agencies to make certain determinations regarding community revitalization plans, prohibit local approval and contribution requirements, increase the credit for certain projects designated to serve extremely low-income households, increase the credit for certain bond-financed projects designated by state agencies, increase the population cap for difficult development areas, and eliminate the basis reduction for affordable housing properties that are allowed the credit and receive certain energy-related tax credits and deductions. The bill also modifies requirements regarding the reconstruction or replacement period after a casualty loss, rights related to building purchases, the prohibition on claiming acquisition credits for properties placed in service in the previous 10 years, foreclosures, and projects that assist Native Americans.

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

    Bill Actions

    Date

    Description

    March 6, 2017

    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Sources: Library of Congress, Clerk of the House of Representatives, Secretary of the Senate, Government Printing Office, Sunlight Fou

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     The bottom line on SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL(D)  EMAIL AUG 1, 2017

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE (2014 $6.7 BILLION) LIHTC  TO ABOUT $15 BILLION ANNUALLY (A 50% INCREASE) AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

     OF COURSE SHE LEFT OUT THE AFFORDABLE $15 BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL COST.

    $15,000,000,000.00

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    THE FULL TEXT OF SENATOR MARIA CANTWELLS AUG 1, 2017 EMAIL IS AT THE BOTTOM

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    HISTORY DOCUMENTS

     Market-based solutions are the only way to get home prices and rents …

    www.aei.org/publication/market-solutions-only-way-get-housing-back-in-line/

    Jul 18, 2016 – For example, S.2962 by Senator Cantwell would increase the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to about $15 of government subsidies charged to all tax payers,” (iii) subsidized housing “invariably costs …

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    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much DID (LIHTC)  Cost? $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  

    The Tax Break-Down: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit …

    www.crfb.org/blogs/tax-break-down-low-income-housing-tax-credit

    Nov 7, 2013 – How Much Does It Cost? According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC)  WILL COST $6.7 BILLION DOLLARS  IN FOREGONE REVENUE IN 2014

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    HOW THINGS WORK (OR NOT)

    Under The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    the government allocates nonrefundable tax credits to state-run housing agencies

    who distribute them to housing developers

    that agree to make a portion of their units available to low-income renters.

    The housing developers who receive the tax credits

    then sell them to independent investors to help finance the actual development of the housing units.

    The investors are ultimately the ones who claim the tax credit

    rather than the low-income residents of the rental units or the developers.

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    Senator Hatch (R-UT)

     “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

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    15  BILLION REASONS I OPPOSE THE LIHTC,  I  STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    IF A CITY OR A STATE CREATES A LOCAL CRISIS  WITH POOR PLANNING, GREED OR STUPIDITY MOST CERTAINLY, FEDERAL FUNDING MUST BE CUT AND THE CITY AND STATE MUST FIND LOCALLY FUNDING FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING.

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … Will you take 30 seconds to take my 2017 Priorities Poll? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

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    affordable housing | KNKX

    knkx.org/term/affordable-housing

    Leaders of the Rental Housing Association of Washington say the City … Officials who help low-income people get housing in Seattle say it’s not clear how … HOUSING ADVOCATES’ BIG PRIORITY IN 2017: Defending A $48 Fee … Cantwell Highlights Pierce County Affordable Housing Shortage, Pushes For Tax Credit Extension.

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    SEATTLE, AND MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES AND STATES HAVE SELF INFLICTED “LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING ISSUES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CUTTING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    SHALL WE START WITH FEDERAL FUNDING FOR (D) SANCTUARY CITIES AND THOSE WHO BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE.

    SEATTLE WA HAS A LOCAL SELF INFLICTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS,  AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    Aug 1, 2017 SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  email SAYS, IF WE DON’T TAKE (FEDERAL) ACTION NOW, AS MANY AS 15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING HALF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON RENT BY 2025.

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    June 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS, They’re not ‘losing’ insurance; they just won’t be forced to get policies they don’t want.

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    AND, REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D) AUG 1, 2017  EMAIL SAID,  If we don’t take action now, to bolster the AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS  program, IT’S LIKELY THAT ALMOST $1 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS WILL BE LOST IN THIS YEAR ALONE.

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    IN 2016 ALONE, OBAMACARE WILL COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS A  TOTAL OF $110,000,000,000.00 $110 BILLION DOLLARS. IN JUST ONE YEAR, 2016  UNAFFORDABLE OBAMACARE WAS A  NATIONAL MEDICAL $110 BILLION DOLLARS FINANCIAL CRISIS.

    SO Aug 1, 2017 EMAIL, WA DC SENATOR CANTWELL (D) IN SEATTLE: WANTS A FEDERAL BIPARTISAN FIX TO OUR? THE AFFORDABLE “HOUSING” CRISIS?

    REALLY, SENATOR CANTWELL (D)  15 MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON WHAT?

    REALLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOP, FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION AMERICANS THAT WILL BE SPENDING THEIR MONTHLY INCOME ON  UNAFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE THAT THEY DON’T NEED AND DON’T WANT.

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    SEATTLE HAS A  SELF INFLICTED LOCAL CRISIS FUNDING THE HOMELESS, AS DO MANY OTHER BIG (D) CITIES

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    I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP CUTTING FUNDING FOR LOCAL PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE…..

    IN EXPLAINING THE CUT, THE PRESIDENT’S BUDGET THIS WEEK SAYS TRANSIT ISN’T A NATIONAL MISSION.

    “THE BUDGET PROPOSES REDUCED FUNDING FOR … LOCAL TRANSIT PROJECTS THAT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY STATES AND LOCALITIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR USE,” IT SAYS.

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    BIPARTISAN SUPPORT?  LIKE OBAMACARE?  DODD-FRANK?

    BIPARTISAN AFFORDABLE SUPPORT?  FROM ELECTED DEMOCRATS AND BLUE HILLARY STATES?

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    REALLY…

    Support Affordable Housing today! | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/support-affordable-housing-today

    Sign on to call on Congress to to encourage, support, and accelerate the construction of affordable housing.

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    AUG 2, 2017  REALLY,  SENATOR CANTWELL GO BACK TO WA DC

     GET YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TOGETHER, SENATOR MURRAY AND REP. KILMER  AND  DO AN AFFORDABLE FIX ON OBAMACARE

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    JUNE 26, 2017 FREE THE OBAMACARE 15 MILLION  THE CBO DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT MILLIONS WILL “LOSE” THEIR INSURANCE IN 2018. INSTEAD, THE AGENCY THINKS THAT MILLIONS WILL HAPPILY CANCEL THEIR COVERAGE — EVEN THOSE WHO GET IT FOR FREE. THE REASON: THE SENATE BILL WOULD REPEAL THE OBAMACARE TAX PENALTY ON THE UNINSURED, KNOWN AS THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE.

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    Senate Health Care Bill Will Reduce Coverage by 15 Million. Good …

    www.nationalreview.com/article/448991/senate-health-care-bill-will-reduce-coverage-…

    Jun 26, 2017 – This week, the Senate will decide whether to end government … will lose medical coverage next year if the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill … 12.7 uninsured million people — more than twice as many … READ MORE: … Next Article ….. fewer preventable hospital deaths(2015) http://www.politifact.com/.
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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 4:40 PM

    Subject: A Bipartisan Fix to Our Affordable Housing Crisis

     

    Fellow Washingtonians,

    An affordable housing crisis is happening across our country.

    If we don’t take action now, as many as 15 million Americans will be spending half their monthly income on rent by 2025.

    That’s why I requested today’s hearing, to address the worsening affordable housing shortage gripping our nation, and discuss my Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, that would expand the successful Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) – our most effective tool for addressing America’s affordable housing crisis.

    WATCH: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Affordable Housing Crisis

    Under my proposal, which is cosponsored by Finance Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 16 others, the expanded LIHTC would help create or preserve approximately 1,300,000 affordable homes over a 10-year period – an increase of 400,000 more units than is possible under the current program.

    Senators from both parties spoke in support of the LIHTC program, presenting an opportunity for bipartisan action as tax reform negotiations begin.

    “One reason I support the LIHTC is that it… allows decisions on housing to be made within the communities where the housing is needed while involving the private sector.” – Senator Hatch (R-UT)

    “The LIHTC is a critical tool.” – Senator Brown (D-OH)

    “I’m a big supporter of Ms. Cantwell’s program… It has passed the test of time” – Senator Isakson (R-GA)

    “The LIHTC is the major tool available and strengthening that tool is the most important thing I believe we can do.” – Senator Cardin (D-MD)

    If we don’t take action now, to bolster the program, it’s likely that almost $1 billion in investments will be lost in this year alone.

    According to the National Association of Home Builders, annual LIHTC development supports approximately 95,700 jobs and $9.1 billion in wages and business income.

    “America’s housing affordability crisis affects millions of families in urban, suburban, and rural areas nationwide, and the federal government must do everything in its power to help communities address it—beginning with expanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. We commend Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for pursuing a bipartisan solution to this pressing issue and urge every member of Congress to reflect on today’s hearing and support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2017.” – Anthony J. Alfieri, president, Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition.

    My bill would also allow the 58,000 homeless students in the U.S. to finally access the affordable housing units created with LIHTC, expanding development opportunities in rural and Native communities and providing flexibility and financial feasibility to developments so they can more deeply target their units to the neediest individuals, including the homeless.

    Over the past year, I’ve met with local communities and visited affordable housing developments in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Longview, Kent, Bremerton, Bellingham, Portland, New York City and Salt Lake City and they’ve all told me the same thing: we need more affordable housing.

    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME AS I CONTINUE FIGHTING TO EXPAND THE LIHTC AND BUILD MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FOR MORE AMERICANS.

    As always, you can contact me with your questions and concerns through my website. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on the issues. Let’s stay in touch!

    Sincerely,

    Maria

     

    Looking for assistance? Senator Cantwell’s office may be able to help.

    Click below to contact the office closest to you:

     

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    Priorities Poll | Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator

    https://www.cantwell.com/action/2017-priorities-poll

    2017 Priorities Poll. … WILL YOU TAKE 30 SECONDS TO TAKE MY 2017 PRIORITIES POLL? First Name. Email Address … Access to affordable housingSeattle, WA 98111.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WORKING ON TAX REFORM – THE BUDGET
    As a Hardworking Taxpaying Voting American citizen, what are your priorities?

     


  • Putting Down the Distracted Drivers Law?

    FACT: WA STATE DISTRACTED DRIVERS, HOLDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES, KILL AND INJURE PEOPLE, THE PUNISHMENT AND PENALTIES, BY LAW, SHOULD  BE THE SAME AS DUI LAWS.

    DUI or DWI Punishments and Penalties | Nolo.com

    www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/dui-or-dwi-punishments-penalties-30321.html

    Jail Time. In all states, first-offense DUI or DWI is classified as a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to six months in jail. That jail time may be increased under certain circumstances. … MANY STATES ALSO REQUIRE MINIMUM JAIL SENTENCES OF AT LEAST SEVERAL DAYS ON A FIRST OFFENSE.

    MANY STATES also require minimum jail sentences of at least several days on a first offense. Subsequent offenses often result in jail sentences of several months to a year.

    For a DUI or DWI that’s been classified as a felony — either because the driver killed or injured someone or because it’s the driver’s third or fourth DUI — jail sentences of several years are not uncommon. Again, this depends on state law, the facts of the case, and the discretion of the judge at trial.

    FINES IN ADDITION TO JAIL SENTENCES, courts can and do impose high fines for DUI or DWI. These range from $500 to as much as $2,000.

    DRIVER’S LICENSE PROBLEMS A DUI or DWI offender stands a good chance of having his or her license suspended for a substantial period of time (either by court order or mandate of the state motor vehicles department). FOR EXAMPLE, MANY STATES suspend a first offender’s license for 90 days; a second offender’s license for one year; and a third offender’s license for three years.

    IN MANY STATES IF YOU COMMIT THE SAME CRIME , KILLING AND INJURING PEOPLE, YOU DO THE SAME  TIME

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    JULY 27, 2017

    HAS WA STATE NANNY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE (D)  GONE TOO FAR WITH THE STRICTEST DRIVER  LAWS IN THE NATION?

    OR  HAVE HE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS JUST WANDERED OFF INTO LAW LAW LAND?

    Nation’s Strictest Distracted Driver Law Bans Motorists From Even …

    www.newsweek.com/distracted-driver-law-washington-state-no-holding-phones-6413…

    3 days ago – Drivers in Washington state caught holding their phones, having a quick snack or applying makeup could face fines of up to $234 under a new …

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    A “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST.  IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES….

     WHILE DRIVING.

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    Nearly 30,000 sign petition against Washington’s new distracted …

    q13fox.com/2017/…/petition-started-against-washingtons-new-distracted-driving-law/

    22 hours ago – TACOMA — At least 28000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far. The News …

    INDEED, MICROMANAGER NANNY GOV. INSLEE (D) AND HIS WA STATE LEGISLATORS HAVE GONE TOO FAR. period

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    California: The Ultimate Nanny State – The Federalist

    thefederalist.com/2016/05/05/california-is-an-authoritarian-hellhole/

    MAY 5, 2016 – In California a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but a 20-year-old can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.

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    CALIFORNIA NEEDS THE SUPREME COURT TO TELL IT THAT REGULATING….

    DC HAS ALREADY GOTTEN IN THE GAME.

     APR 7, 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNN) THE SENATE FRIDAY MORNING CONFIRMED NEIL GORSUCH, A 49-YEAR-OLD FEDERAL JUDGE WHO COULD HELP CEMENT A CONSERVATIVE …

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    The Michael Bloomberg Nanny State In New York: A Cautionary Tale

    www.forbes.com/…/the-michael-bloomberg-nanny-state-in-new-york-a-cautionary-tal…

    May 10, 2013 – Since New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced the 20-ounce soda ban last fall, the controversy has garnered national attention. But, this is just the latest example of his attempt to expand the “nanny state” that has become New York City.

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    Meet Bloomberg | Nanny State

    https://www.meetbloomberg.com/nanny-state/

    Bloomberg’s 12 years as mayor of New York City have been referred to as a “stereotypically laughable example of a liberal nanny state at its worst.

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    What Has Bloomberg Tried To Regulate Or Ban In New York City?

    A BETTER QUESTION MIGHT BE WHAT HASN’T HE TRIED TO REGULATE OR BAN.

    HERE’S THE LIST OF SOME OF THE ITEMS ON HIS NANNY AGENDA: ALCOHOL, CALORIE COUNTS, carbon, CELL PHONES, CIGARETTES, contraceptives, composting, fingerprinting, gasoline, NOISE, POLITICS, PRIVACY, SECOND AMENDMENT, SODA, SODIUM, Styrofoam, taxis, tanning, traffic congestion and trans fats.

     BLOOMBERG’S 12 YEARS AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO AS A

    “STEREOTYPICALLY LAUGHABLE EXAMPLE OF A LIBERAL NANNY STATE AT ITS WORST. HE “UNLEASHED A TSUNAMI OF PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES” IN AN ATTEMPT TO REGULATE OR BAN DOZENS OF ITEMS AND BEHAVIORS FROM BIG GULPS TO CIGARETTES, from composting to trans fats.

    HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE THINKS THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOVERNMENT  “SHOULD INFRINGE ON YOUR FREEDOM.” 

    BLOOMBERG DOESN’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, OR WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.

    HE HAS ACTUALLY SAID,“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT.

    BECAUSE WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT CHANGES WITH WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD,

     AND YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS FOR YOU.”

    And Bloomberg has spent his billions trying to be that somebody.

    Bloomberg’s ban on cell phones in schools simply showed how out-of-touch he was with today’s realities.

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    The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    gizmodo.com/the-complete-list-of-everything-banned-by-mayor-michael-1490476691

    DEC 31, 2013 – Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City’s mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here’s a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office.

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    Is American freedom suffering  from being micromanaged  by  Nanny States,  government? THAT MAKE TOO MANY LAWS, about how people should live their lives, especially about, gun control, eating, smoking, or drinking, coffee, water, sugary water, energy drinks,  overprotective or interfering unduly with personal choices, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Like, driving to work holding your morning cup of Starbucks? Or eating a McDonalds  egg McMuffin in your car?

    Jul 27, 2017 Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some states can’t seem to help …

    Down Right insulting,  WA State’s Micromanaging Nanny’s,   PASSING A LAW, THAT CONNOTES ANYONE DRIVING IN WA STATE (including tourists) CAN’T CHEW GUM AND DRIVE AT THE SAME TIME……..

    Connotes by definition: imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.

    Micromanagement is Mismanagement.

    Micro-managers are bad news for business and bad news for employees.

    They dis-empower staff, stifle opportunity and innovation, and give rise to poor performance.

    MICROMANAGEMENT IS JUST PLAIN BAD MANAGEMENT.


  • WA State Priorities for WSP?

    I AM SUBMITTING FATALITY DATA ON DRUG AND DRIVING:  IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE (D) AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    2002 – 2004 State-wide rate 19.8 per 100,000

    2011 – 2013 State-wide rate 36.7 per 100,000

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    AND,  IN WASHINGTON STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, IN 2013 WASHINGTON STATE RANKED 23RD HIGHEST IN DRUG CAUSED DEATHS

    Jun 23, 2017 CNN SEATTLE KING COUNTY, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS. THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS.

    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    JUN 6, 2017 Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

    AKRON, OhioDRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 MOST LIKELY EXCEEDED 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

    The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs.

    In 2016, Summit County, Ohio had 312 drug deaths, according to Gary Guenther, the county medical examiner’s chief investigator —

     A 46 PERCENT INCREASE FROM 2015 AND MORE THAN TRIPLE THE 99 CASES THAT WENT THROUGH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE JUST TWO YEARS BEFORE.

    There were so many last year, Mr. Guenther said, that on three separate occasions the county had to request refrigerated trailers to store the bodies because they’d run out of space in the morgue.

    NATIONWIDE? WE ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

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     WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86% (on average from 2000 to 2015) Summary: August 29, 2016

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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     Click on this link (it takes time to load)

    SEVERAL DATA SOURCES ARE MAPPED, THE MAPS COMBINED, WITH THE UPDATED DRUG CAUSED DEATHS, CLEARLY SHOW WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

     Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    INDEED, FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    NATION WIDE DRUG DEATHS, IN 2013 NEARLY 44,000

    NATIONWIDE OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 OVER 59,000  

    COMPARED TO  35,092,  2015 VEHICLE DEATHS,  only a 7.2% increase over 2014.

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    Jun 23, 2017

    This is America on drugs: A visual guide – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths…/index.html

    Jun 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS HAVE BEEN RISING SO RAPIDLY THAT EXPERTS … IT FOUND THAT DRUGS DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY IN MANY STATES.

    HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS.

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    INDEED, OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE.

    FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

     Heroin deaths spike by 58 percent in Seattle area | The Seattle Times

    www.seattletimes.com/seattle…/heroin-deaths-spike-nearly-60-percent-in-seattle-area/

    JUN 18, 2015 – There were NEARLY 44,000 DRUG- OVERDOSE DEATHS NATIONWIDE IN 2013, the most recent figures available. Washington state ranked 23rd highest …

    Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent. Fatal overdoses linked to heroin surged by 58 percent in King County last year, fueling the steepest rise in local drug-caused deaths in 17 years.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    CRIME LAB DATA, DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU…

    FOR POLICE EVIDENCE TESTING INDICATE AN 85% INCREASE STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    PUBLICLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT ADMISSIONS FOR OPIOIDS AS THE PRIMARY DRUG INCREASED 197% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN 38 OF 39 COUNTIES.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

    WA STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, NATIONWIDE? THEY ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    Data notes: Crime LAB DATA FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU: An “opiate case” refers to a unique FLSB case number with at least one result positive for any opiate. Only crime lab submissions from an agency clearly operating within a single county were associated with a county. Those originating from multi-county agencies, such as cross-jurisdiction drug task forces, some Washington State Patrol detachments, or federal law enforcement, are included in the state-wide rate.

    OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. To provide insights into how and where changes are occurring, several data sources are mapped. Crime lab, treatment, and mortality data are presented for 2002–2004 and 2011–2013, to show patterns over time. These maps combine heroin and prescription-type opioids as those abusing these drugs often use them interchangeably, and interventions, treatment and the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, work equally well for both types of opioids.

    Crime lab data for police evidence testing indicate an 85% increase statewide, with increases in most counties. Publicly funded drug treatment admissions for opioids as the primary drug increased 197% statewide, with increases in 38 of 39 counties. Drug caused deaths involving opioids increased 31% statewide, with increases in most counties.

    The total number of drug caused deaths involving opioids in 2013 was 608, with 6,668 deaths total from 2002–2013. The annual rate of opioid deaths has not changed from 2008 to 2013.

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    UPDATED  BY OTHERS Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    continued….

    Across these three data sources a similar pattern emerges with prescription-type opioids peaking between 2008–2010, while heroin continued increasing through 2013.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/dea-drug-overdoses-kill-more-americans-car-crashes-or-firearm…

    Nov 5, 2015 – (CNSNews.com) – “Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and …

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    Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever | Diverse Health …

    https://diversehealthservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/drug-deaths-in-america-are-ri…

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug …

    we estimate overdose deaths increased by more than 25 percent in 2016.

    www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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    The most dangerous states for car accidents | Transportation …

    www.nwitimes.com/…/the-most-dangerous-states…accidents/collection_44bc28fd-4a1…

    JUN 19, 2017 – Despite recent gains in car safety, 2016 ended up being a deadly year for drivers.

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    Summary: August 29, 2016

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is releasing 2015 TRAFFIC FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    On a scale from 1-50, with 50 being the safest, WA State is #45  for safest driving. (on average from 2000 to 2015)

    # 45 Washington

    Average fatalities  in a  year (per 100,000) 8.53

    Total Fatalities  8,789

    WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86%

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    ANOTHER WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITY….. INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS

    THAT CLEARLY SHOWS WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    35,092.the number of people who died on our nation’s highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.

    To be precise, 7.2% more people died in traffic-related accidents in 2015 than in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

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    America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot – Vox

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/28/…/drug-overdose-deaths-world

    AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS — BY A LOT … Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com JUN 28, 2017, 8:10am EDT.

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    REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO?

    Ohio drug overdose deaths in one county already top last year’s total …

    www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ohio-drug-overdose-deaths-in-one-county-already-top-la…

    Jun 5, 2017 – AS OF JUNE 1, THE COUNTY HAD TALLIED 360 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS. “AT THIS PACE, WE EXPECT ABOUT 800 OVERDOSE DEATHS BY THE END OF 2017,” Ken …

     STATEWIDE, MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES LAST YEAR. AND IN 2015, OHIO HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS — 1,800 — OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST FIGURES IN AN analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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    INDEED, I  REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO

    Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered) – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_1ZneQhawI

    Apr 25, 2016 – 50+ videos Play all. Play now. Mix – Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered)YouTube. Connie Francis – Melody of Love (stereo …


  • Due Process for Distracted Drivers Law?

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) DUE PROCESS BY PUBLIC NOTICE?

     WA State Distracted Drivers Law ADOPTED 04/19/2017 

     VETOED by Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  MAY 16, 2017

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) accelerated the law’s effective date to July 23, 2017

    Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue, because a law that is too vague to understand does not provide adequate notice to people that a certain behavior is required or is unacceptable.

    The “void for vagueness” doctrine argues that a law cannot be enforced if it is so vague or confusing that the average person could not figure out what is being prohibited or what the penalties are for breaking that law.

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    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing the state over a disputed ticket for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al.

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    A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    First, the law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain or state what behavior the law is meant to affect.  If the average citizen cannot figure out from reading the law what he should or should not do, a court may find that the law violates due process. 

    Second, a law may be void for vagueness if it does not adequately explain the procedures that law enforcement officers or courts must follow when enforcing the law or handling cases that deal with certain legal issues. 

    Specifically, a law may be found to be unconstitutionally vague if it gives a judge no idea how to approach or handle a case based on that law.

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    ADOPTED 04/19/2017  WA State Distracted Drivers Law

    MAY 16, 2017 Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  vetoed a compromise by the Legislature that would have postponed enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act until 2019.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  surprised even the supporters of a distracted-driving law Tuesday when he accelerated the new crackdown, IN A LETTER TO THE SENATE DATED MAY 16, 2017.

    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    The final version passed Wednesday pushed the proposed start date from Jan. 1, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2019, because several members wanted extra time for the public to adjust, according to prime sponsor Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle.

    Farrell justified the wait on Wednesday, saying colleagues in both parties sought more TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION campaign, for the public to adapt, and for motorists to obtain built-in communication systems. The State Patrol is currently understaffed but is striving to boost recruitment, with help from proposed raises this legislative session.

    Understaffed was confirmed yesterday by Kyle at  WSP media center, yesterday.

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  His abysmal record on TIME FOR A SUSTAINED EDUCATION speaks for it’s self

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    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING THE VETO. period

    It doesn’t take too much effort to imagine a distracted driver suing WA State over a disputed ticket  for failure of DUE PROCESS ON PUBLIC NOTICE et al. 

     But why would Gov. Jay Inslee (D) worry about a WA State lawsuit?

    After all  Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has  his nationally spotlighted Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) to defend his VETO.

    After all , A law can be unconstitutionally vague in one of two main ways.

    And after all, Vagueness is generally considered to be a DUE PROCESS issue.

    AND, PUBLIC NOTICE IS A DUE PROCESS ISSUE


  • Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    The experts say, those who have a PROBLEM and those who are JUST DISTRACTED  requires real expertise.

    Does Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    Do WA State Legislators Have a Problem?

    This problem,  requires real expertise? 

    So, I’m  asking informed voters to decide,

    If  Governor Jay Inslee (D) and the WA State Legislators have a problem?

    THESE ARE  “SYMPTOMS OF A PROBLEM vs. JUST DISTRACTED

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    1.LACK OF FOCUS

    Possibly the most telltale sign , “LACK OF FOCUS” goes beyond trouble paying attention. It means being easily distracted, finding it hard to listen to others in a conversation, overlooking details, and NOT COMPLETING TASKS OR PROJECTS.

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    GET THE FACTS

    ON JUNE 28, 2011 MCCLEARY V. WASHINGTON WAS HEARD IN FRONT OF THE WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT. …

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt for Failing …

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington

    www.k12.wa.us/Communications/…/SummaryMcLearyDecision2013.pdf

    Summary of McCleary v. Washington. The Supreme Court in its own words. Washington state Constitution, Article IX: SECTION 1 PREAMBLE.  It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.

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    What’s the problem?  I’m just asking you decide

    GET THE FACTS

    June 2017 In what has become THE NEW NORMAL, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into a third special sessions … In 2013, it took 156 days and three special sessions. …

    2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2nd-special-session-day-30-could-also-be-3rd-special-sessio…

    Jun 21, 2017 – Second special session ended and a third one started Wednesday as … time in state history a Legislature failed to pass a two-year budget before … state’s public school system mandated by the Washington Supreme Court.

    2. HYPERFOCUS

    While people with this problem are often easily distractible, they may also have something called hyperfocus. A person can get so engrossed in something that they can become unaware of anything else around them. This kind of focus makes it easier to LOSE TRACK OF TIME and ignore those around you.

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    I’m just asking you decide

    So Distracted, so unaware of  anything else around them, more than 1 million kids in our public school system, that they failed to provide funding basic education for seven years?

    So, Distracted, so unaware, losing track of time on  the $100,000.00 dollar a day fine,

    Until the fines reached $96,000.000.00 million dollars?  for failing to fund BASIC public education since JUNE 28, 2011?

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    GET THE FACTS

    I’m just asking you decide

    Hyper-focused and so engrossed in something?

    IN  2015,  WA STATE  LEGISLATORS INTRODUCED 2,200 LAWMAKING MEASURES

    Behind My Back | Living in Law-Law Land?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/16/3245/

    Feb 16, 2015 – LIVING IN WA STATE LAW-LAW, LALA LAND? Definition of LA-LA … www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/16/by-hook-or-by-crook/. Oct 16, 2013 …

    Unaware of anything else around them and ignore those around you?

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    3. DISORGANIZATION

    Life can seem chaotic for everyone at times, but someone with ADHD typically has a more hectic life experience on a regular basis. This can make it difficult to keep everything in its right place. an adult with this problem, may struggle with these ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. this can include problems keeping track of tasks and TROUBLE PRIORITIZING THEM IN A LOGICAL MANNER.

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    4.TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS

    This issue goes hand-in-hand with DISORGANIZATION. Adults with with this problem often have trouble using their time effectively. THEY MAY PROCRASTINATE ON IMPORTANT TASKS, show up late for important events, or ignore assignments they consider boring. They may have trouble focusing on the future or the past — the “now” is often more top-of-mind for them.

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    5. FORGETFULNESS

    It’s human to forget things occasionally, but for someone with this problem,forgetfulness is a part of everyday life. This can include routinely forgetting where you’ve put something or what important dates you need to keep.

    Sometimes forgetfulness can be annoying but unimportant; other times,

    FORGETFULNESS IN ADULTS CAN BE SERIOUS.

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT FORGETFULNESS CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.

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    GET THE FACTS?

    May 10, 2015 – Washington Supreme Court Holds Legislature in Contempt?

    Washington State Supreme Court called it   a Legislature problem contempt, unconstitutional  unstable and unfair:

    Relying on local levies or federal funding is unconstitutional because it is unstable and

    unfair: The fact that local levy funds have been at least in part supporting the basic

    education program is inescapable…..Reliance on levy funding to finance

    basic education was unconstitutional 30 years ago….and it is unconstitutional now (p.68)

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    Use Poetic license, the freedom to depart from the facts of a matter writing in order to create an effect.

    THIS PROBLEM IS VERY COMMON MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES IN THE US PER YEAR

    However, this is written  about this problem on line.

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    What’s next?

    EFFECTIVE July 23, 2017 WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW

    HEFTY FINE of $99.00  for DISTRACTIONS that interfere with safe driving such as grooming, smoking, eating or reading is prohibited and can result in a if you are pulled over for another traffic offense

    HEFTY FINES? Using a handheld device while driving is considered a primary

    DISTRACTION offense under the new law. The first ticket for a DISTRACTED driving offense will cost at least $136.00 dollars.  A second ticket within five years WILL COST AT LEAST $234.00.

    Distracted driving violations can now be reported to insurance companies to use for rating and underwriting purposes. (and threats)

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    YOU READ  THE SYMPTOMS OF THE PROBLEM.

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $100,000.00 DOLLARS A DAY

    HEFTY! HEFTY! HEFTY!  FINE  $96,000,000.00 MILLION ACCUMULATED.

    Do WA State Legislators have a problem?

    Does WA State Governor Jay Inslee (D) have a problem?

    OR? ARE THEY JUST DISTRACTED?

    I’m just asking you decide

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    ATTENTION DEFICIT OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS (ADDD)?

    New WA distracted driving law starts July 23 – what drivers need …

    www.nbcrightnow.com/…/new-wa-distracted-driving-law-starts-july-23-what-drivers-need to know…

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D) vetoed the section that gave drivers until 2019 to acclimate to the changes and instead declared Sunday, July 23, 2017 as the law’s effective date.

    That’s when distracted driving behaviors ranging from eating while driving to answering a text at a stoplight could land drivers a hefty fine.

    Hyperfocused? Gov. Jay Inslee (D)  accelerated the – New WA distracted driving laws  start date to July 23, 2017

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    THE EXPERTS SAY, TREATMENT CAN HELP, BUT THIS CONDITION CAN’T BE CURED

     I’m just asking you decide

    Which term is used to describe a new and secondary or additional problem that arises after the original PROBLEM  has been established?

    COMPLICATIONS…..

    JULY 19, 2017 these distracted legislators problems, violations and hefty fines can now be reported to  VOTERS to use for rating and underwriting purposes.

    This problem can be cured by informed voters, at every level of government.

    Donald J. Trump is President of the United States of America

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    The bottom line……

    To elected members at all levels of  the American government,

    LACK OF FOCUS, HYPER-FOCUS, DISORGANIZATION, TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND FORGETFULNESS

    CAN BE DAMAGING TO CAREERS BECAUSE IT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH CARELESSNESS OR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE.


  • WA Gov. Inslee (D) “The Taxman Cometh”

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017-2019 WA STATE BUDGET

    On page on page 15 OF 43

    OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS, STATE REVENUE COLLECTIONS AS A

    SHARE OF THE ECONOMY HAVE FALLEN BY NEARLY 30%

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    INDEED, THE DEMOCRATIC TAXMEN SHALL COMETH TO APPROPRIATE 2017-2019.

    WHAT ELSE COULD A WORKING TAXPAYER EXPECT FROM  A LEGISLATURE CONTROLLED  BY DEMOCRAT’S AND A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR INSLEE WITH VETO POWER

    READ IT AND WEEP  (locate your local food bank)

    2017–19 budget & policy highlights – Public School Employees of …

    pseclassified.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/70/files/2016/12/Budget-Highlights.pdf

    INSLEE’S PROPOSED BUDGET would fully fund basic education and set new course … job of fully funding Washington’s schools. … which will require billions of dollars in new state support.

    BUT THERE ARE NEEDS BEYOND ……

    MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT IS ALSO INCREASED TO MEET FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.

    Budget highlights – Office of Financial Management – Access Washington

    www.ofm.wa.gov › Budget › State Budgets › 2017-19 Governor’s proposed budgets

    Bold Action Now: Proposed 2017–19 Budget Highlights … Natural Resources; General Government; State Employees; Transportation; Capital; Budget Summary …

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    WHY CALL IT “THE NEW NORMAL “IN WA STATE?

    WHEN, THIS ” IS NORMAL” FOR THE GOV INSLEE AND HIS DEMOCRATS…

    June 2017 In what has become THE NEW NORMAL, Washington state lawmakers are expected to go into a third special sessions … In 2013, it took 156 days and three special sessions. …

    2nd Special Session ends, 3rd starts with Inslee vowing to veto “stop …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2nd-special-session-day-30-could-also-be-3rd-special-sessio…

    Jun 21, 2017 – Second special session ended and a third one started Wednesday as … time in state history a Legislature failed to pass a two-year budget before … state’s public school system mandated by the Washington Supreme Court.

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    OFM | Governor Jay Inslee’s Proposed 2017-19 Budget

    ofm.wa.gov/budget17/default.asp

    Details of the 2017–19 Book 1 (“current law”) budget are available at the Washington State Fiscal Information website. The “Book 1” budget does not reflect the (what?) … Governor’s proposal to the Legislature.

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    PRIORITY  BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS BILLS PASSED BY THE CONTROLLING DEMOCRATS

    INDEED THE DEMOCRATIC TAXMEN MUST COMETH TO APPROPRIATE 2017-2019.

    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE WORKING TAXPAYERS?

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     School funding: Fines hit $67 million, still no McCleary fix from WA …

    www.bellinghamherald.com/article155432304.html

    Jun 11, 2017 – Contempt of court fines over school funding in Washington state will hit $67 million this week, but the Legislature still can’t agree on HOW TO PAY FOR BASIC EDUCATION. … Court imposed a $100,000 penalty for each day the Legislature failed to … “The important thing is to get the school-funding formula right, and …

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    TWO REALLY BIG QUESTIONS. 

    WHO POCKETED  THE $67,000,000.00 MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES?  

    WHAT DID THE COURT DO WITH THE MONEY?

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    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE TAXPAYERS?

    THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973 The U.S. Supreme Court found that “the plain intent of Congress in enacting” the ESA “was to halt and reverse the trend toward species extinction, WHATEVER THE COST.”

     WA STATE BUDGET 2019-2019 MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT IS ALSO INCREASED TO MEET FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PERMIT REQUIREMENTS.

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    PRIORITY  BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS BILLS PASSED BY CONTROLLING DEMOCRATS

    2017-19 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS Bill (HB 1075 / SB 5086)

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     DEMOCRAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE 2017-2019 BUDGET.

    MAY 19, 2017 WA STATE  DEMOCRAT  ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON  APPEALED  THE MULTI-BILLION BATTLE OVER SALMON CULVERTS, AND WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON LOST IT!

    COSTING WA STATE WORKING TAXPAYER’S BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO REPLACE FISH CULVERTS.

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    Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts | The …

    www.seattletimes.com/…/washington-state-loses-big-legal-battle-over-salmon-culverts/

    May 19, 2017 – “Fixing fish-blocking culverts under state roads will open upANOTHER,  9TH CIRCUIT COURT’S,  U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE RICARDO MARTINEZ  (DECLINED TO EVEN CONSIDER WA STATE’S APPEAL) FORCING WA STATE TO SPEND BILLIONS TO REPLACE CULVERTS THAT IN SOME …

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    Jun 27, 2016 – By 2030, the state must replace about 800 highway culverts at a cost of … the court upheld virtually all of the findings of THE  9TH CIRCUIT COURT’S DECISION. U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE RICARDO MARTINEZ DECISION. … Washington tribes by allowing culverts that diminish salmon runs. … The ruling also applies to culverts owned by the state Department of Fish and …

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    2013 Martinez gave the state 15 years to reopen 90 percent of the habitat blocked by its culverts in western Washington. The state has said replacing its culverts will cost at least $2 billion. Between 2013-15, the state corrected 76 fish-blocking culverts.

    At the current schedule, replacing the remaining 800 culverts would be completed by 2060 – 30 years past the deadline, according to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

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    WHATEVER THE COST TO WA STATE TAXPAYERS?

    WA STATE BUDGET  2017-2019  Adds  funding to meet court-ordered removal of

    Fish passage barrier removal fish passage barriers to improve fish access to habitat. This represents a $145.3 million increase over current funding levels and provides an average biennial spending level of about $90.0 million over the next 16 years. ($97.5 million  2017–19; $724.0 million over 16 years)

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     May 2, 2017 MEET BOB FERGUSON WA State Attorney General…

    JULY 14, 2017 Perhaps by now, you’ve already heard of him?

     In the space of a few days, WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Democrat just beginning his second term, has gone from unknown state attorney general in the far corner of the country to making national headlines.. Fergeson’s quote  I wouldn’t have filed it if I didn’t think I was going to win; after appealing a federal case before a  9th circuit court judge and winning a stay.

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    May 2, 2017 MEET BOB FERGUSON

    Now a toast of the progressive community, Ferguson views the law as a profoundly moral enterprise.

    FERGUSON IS A REMARKABLY HUMBLE, PRIVATE MAN….

    HE SAID, “WHEN I RAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IN 2012, I WOULD TELL PEOPLE I BELIEVE THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO BE THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL POSITION IN GOVERNMENT”

    SOME WOULD SAY THAT FERGUSON IS OBSESSIVE:

    BOB FERGUSON SAID, “After the shock [of Trump’s election victory] wore off,” the attorney general said, speaking by phone from the state capital of Olympia. “I WANTED MY OFFICE TO BE READY IN CASE PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTEMPTED TO DELIVER ON SOME OF HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES……

    ( LOL JULY 14, 2017)

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    As a school kid, Ferguson would frequently neglect to do his homework so he could spend more time on the game.

    When the order  was unveiled, WA STATE  DEMOCRAT  Attorney General Bob Ferguson  was meeting with other Democratic state attorneys general in Fort Lauderdale, discussing likely challenges they would face from the Trump administration on immigration law, civil rights, environmental regulations, and other key policy areas.

    SOME WOULD SAY THAT FERGUSON IS OBSESSIVE:

    Within minutes of the order being signed, Ferguson’s team—including an expanded civil-rights division, which he had prepared over the past several months for just such a moment, and which had been in contact with Democratic attorneys general nationwide to work out how to respond to such actions—

    “The reason I went to law school is because when used in the right way, the law can have a profound impact on people in really personal ways.”

     https://www.thenation.com/article/meet-bob-ferguson-the-washington-state-attorney-general-who-shut-down-trumps-muslim-ban/

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     So, In the space of a few days, WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a Democrat just beginning his second term, has gone from unknown state attorney general in the far corner of the country to making national headlines.

    9th U.S. Circuit Court  Judge James L. Robart, 69,  blocked President Trumps temporary immigration ban and the … decision – later upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals –

    AND,  Jun 26, 2017 THE US SUPREME COURT In a partial win for President Trump, the court said a limited travel ban could. PRESIDENT TRUMP  later tweeted: “Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court. .

    AND WA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON (D) LOST IT!

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    JULY 14, 2017 INDEED, YOU MUST MEET (TWO TIME LOSER)  BOB FERGUSON

    Meet Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General Who Shut …

    https://www.thenation.com/…/meet-bob-ferguson-the-washington-state-attorney-gener…

    May 2, 2017 – Now a toast of the progressive community, Ferguson views the law as a profoundly moral enterprise.


  • July 4, 2017 Still Waving over my Hometown

    I received a beautiful picture of the American flag waving over my home town.

    I  am sharing this with you on my website, as a proud, patriotic American grandmother, my grandson Josh took the picture, and he shared it.

    Indeed on, July 4, 2017,  Independence Day, Old Glory will Still be Waving over my Hometown, Port Angeles WA USA.

    joni howard: Picture of PA Josh took
    View photo

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNTyViZc9uFv6ME5dGwP2iTjpNdvLS64EbL1KO9owOsvRWzBHZypMtEWD8GRFPswg?key=RmY0UmJUbVhqQnVfQXVIR1BhQU1YWXNOTjdmZ0Rn

    On your social media, face book, please share my picture and your picture of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER YOUR HOMETOWN”.

    This video is worth 10,000 words

    All American Citizens need to be reminded…..

    My Name Is Old Glory – YouTube

    ▶ 2:52

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUqLAIsybTk

    Sep 30, 2013 – Uploaded by DeRon Johnson

    My Name Is Old Glory I am the flag of the United States of America My … By far this is my most favorite poem of …

    I stand with President Trump. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    The pledge of allegiance to the flag  is my American heritage, it was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892.

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    The National Anthem? The Star Spangled Banner?

    1814, WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL FLYING OVER  Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment.

    July 4, 2017 this, my Independence Day posting WAS INSPIRED BY THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG STILL WAVING OVER MY HOMETOWN PORT ANGELES WA USA. after months of heavy bombardment on President Trump,  by the politico establishment, democrat’s and the liberal news media.

    Be Inspired, On your social media, face book  please share my picture and your pictures of  the American flag, Old Glory “STILL WAVING OVER OUR HOMETOWNS”.

    July 4, 2017, Where does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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    The Old Glory video above is worth 10,000 words

    full unedited text

    My name is Old Glory

    I am the flag of the United States of America
    My name is Old Glory.

    I fly atop the world’s tallest buildings.
    I stand watch in America’s halls of justice.
    I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
    I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world.
    Look up! And see me!

    I stand for peace, honor, truth, and justice.
    I stand for freedom.
    I am confident . . . I am arrogant.
    I am proud.

    When I am flown with my fellow banners,
    my head is a little higher,
    my colors a little truer.

    I bow to no one.
    I am recognized all over the world.
    I am worshipped.
    I am saluted.
    I am respected.
    I am revered. I am loved.
    And I am feared.

    I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years…
    Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
    the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy,
    the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines,
    the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam,
    and a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me.

    I was there!

    I led my soldiers.
    I followed them.
    I watched over them…
    They loved me.

    I was dirty, battle-worn and tired,
    but my soldiers cheered me,
    and I was proud.

    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
    I have helped set free.
    It does not hurt . . . for I am invincible.
    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country,
    and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle . . . it hurts.
    But I shall overcome . . . for I am strong.

    I have slipped the bonds of Earth
    and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space
    from my vantage point on the moon.

    I have been a silent witness to all of America’s finest hours.
    But my finest hour comes
    when I am torn into strips to be used for bandages
    for my wounded comrades on the field of battle.
    when I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers…
    and when I lie in the trembling arms
    of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.

    I am proud.
    My name is Old Glory.
    Dear God . . . Long may I wave!

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    USA national anthem (with lyrics) – YouTube

    ▶ 2:05

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7xF1RGCQY

    Oct 17, 2008 – Uploaded by CortezFL

    Carmelo33: http://www.youtube.com/user/Carmelo33 Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light

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     The U.S. National Anthem

    “The Star Spangled Banner”, was ordered played at military and naval occasions by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, but was not designated the national anthem by an Act of Congress until 1931.

    The words were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, who had been inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after a night of heavy British bombardment. The text was immediately set to a popular melody of the time, “To Anacreon in Heaven.”

    The National Anthem consists of four verses. On almost every occasion only the first verse is sung.

    HAVE YOU EVER READ ALL FOUR VERSES?

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave’
    From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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    “In God we trust.”

    Long may Old Glory wave!

    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    Amen


  • June 20, 2017 Clallam County SMP Update

    My public comment

    Vested Clallam County Citizens have been fearful of how the SMP Update will affect their private property use since Jan 26, 2011.

    INDEED, THIS IS NOT ABOUT PROTECTING SHORE LANDS, WETLANDS, ANIMALS OR RIVERS. THIS IS ABOUT CONTROLLING PEOPLE AND THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY.  I WISH PEOPLE WOULD WAKE UP TO WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, STATE AND COUNTY  WITH REGARDS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING LAND AND IMPOSING HEAVY REGULATIONS ON ALL PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    I received a phone call from a concerned (fearful) Clallam County citizen last night.

    “Pearl, have you read the new SMP Update Draft? Do you know how Steve Grey and (ESA Consultant) Margaret Clancy have changed it? Do you know what’s in it?”

    We talked for over an hour. My understanding of the most outrageous concerns.

    There shall be 200 foot setbacks based on a concocted 100 year plan?  Clallam County SMP Update Requirements prior to any permitted use of private shoreline property shall include, but not limited to,  up to $20,000.00 in …….

    Geotechnical Engineering

    www.whatisgeotech.org/

    IT INCLUDES, WITHOUT BEING LIMITED TO, the analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, roadways, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and other systems that are made of or are supported by soil or rock. Geotechnical Societies by Country.

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    The concerned citizen said, Pearl, what are you going to do about this? You have private shoreline property that will be seriously affected.

    IN CLALLAM COUNTY WA, THERE ARE 3300 VESTED SHORELINE PRIVATE PROPERTY  OWNERS THAT SHALL BE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THE OUTRAGEOUS RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY SMP UPDATE, I AM JUST ONE OF THEM.

    THE REAL QUESTION IS WHAT ARE OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

    THEY HAVE VOTERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE AFFECTED BY THE SMP UPDATE, THAT FEEL VIOLATED BY THE RESTRICTED USE OF THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY IN CLALLAM COUNTY.

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    INDEED, BUT EVEN MORE TO THE POINT, what business does the government have telling a man whether or not he can plow or not on his own land?  This is not about wetlands and animals or rivers.  This is about controlling people and their property.  I wish people would wake up to what is taking place in this country with regards to central government controlling land and imposing heavy regulations on private property.

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    Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine for… Plowing His Field! – Freedom …

    freedomoutpost.com/farmer-faces-2-8-million-fine-for-plowing-his-field/

    May 26, 2017 – A California farmer is facing $2.8 million in fines for plowing his field and planting wheat without a permit. John Duarte of Duarte Nursery is …

    Tim BrownMay 26, 2017

    A California farmer is facing $2.8 million in fines for plowing his field and planting wheat without a permit.

    John Duarte of Duarte Nursery is David going up against Goliath, just like ranchers, farmers and natural health product makers.  His case could set a dangerous precedent that would require farmers to obtain expensive and time-consuming permits from the US Army of Corps Engineers before planting crops.

    “The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, a lawyer for the Pacific Legal Foundation. “We’re not going to produce much food under those kinds of regulations.”

    However, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sided with the Army Corps last June, in which the US Attorney’s Office is asking for $2.8 million in civil penalties.

    Why?  Who was harmed?  What real and actual crime took place?

    USA Today has the background of the story that began in 2012 when Mr. Duarte planted wheat on land that he bought with his own money, some 450 acres.

    Because the property has numerous swales and wetlands, Duarte hired a consulting firm to map out areas on the property that were not to be plowed because they were part of the drainage for Coyote and Oat creeks and were considered “waters of the United States.”

    Francois conceded that some of the wetlands were plowed but not significantly damaged. He said the ground was plowed to a depth of 4 to 7 inches.

    The Army Corps did not claim Duarte violated the Endangered Species Act by destroying fairy shrimp or their habitat, Francois said.

    This particular freshwater species is unique to California and southern Oregon and has been classified as a threatened species since 1994 because much of its wetlands in California’s Central Valley were converted to cropland or became urban.

    Duarte’s wheat was planted but not harvested because in February 2013 the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board issued orders to stop work at the site. The agencies claimed Duarte had violated the Clean Water Act by not obtaining a permit to discharge dredged or fill material into seasonal wetlands considered waters of the United States.

    Duarte sued the Army Corps and the state, alleging they violated his constitutional right of due process by issuing the cease and desist orders without a hearing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office counter-sued Duarte Nursery tto enforce the Clean Water Act violation.

    Farmers plowing their fields are specifically exempt from the Clean Water Act rules forbidding discharging material into U.S. waters, Francois said.

    The government claims that Duarte did not plow but rather used a ripper, which dug 10 inches into the soil and they allege that it disturbed portions of the property that included wetland areas.

    “Even under the farming exemption, a discharge of dredged or fill material incidental to the farming activities that impairs the flow of the waters of the United States still requires a permit because it changes the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters,” the U.S. attorney said in court filings.

    Francois claims the penalties are unfair because his client believed the plowing exemption allowed him to till the soil.

    “A plain reading of the rules says you don’t need a permit to do what he did,” Francois said. “How do you impose a multimillion penalty on someone for thinking the law says what it says?”

    Indeed, but even more to the point, what business does the government have telling a man whether or not he can plow or not on his own land?  This is not about wetlands and animals or rivers.  This is about controlling people and their property.  I wish people would wake up to what is taking place in this country with regards to central government controlling land and imposing heavy regulations on private property.

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    The bottom line…

    WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

    Just saying, To Local Elected Representatives..

    Changes are taking place in WA DC.

    Don’t lock yourself up by imposing restricted use on Private Property that you can’t defend and uphold in a court of law.


  • 2012 SMP Issues Left on the Table

    June 9, 2017  My Updated Public Comment  CLALLAM COUNTY WA SMP

    Subject: SMP PUBLIC COMMENT JULY 14, 2012  ON THE SMP Advisory Committee

    THE PREVIOUS CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES

    July 10, 2012 the 19 SMP Issues left on the table by the Clallam County SMP (citizens?) Advisory Committee.

    Two thirds or more of the SMP (citizens?) Advisory Committee VOTED TO WALK  AWAY FROM THE TABLE,

    LEAVING 19 OR MORE PROPOSED SMP DRAFT ISSUES RELATED TO THE DOE SMP TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT ARGUMENT, SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENT?

    INDEED, THE INTENT OF A PARTY CAN BE DETERMINED BY EXAMINING THE UNDERSTANDING OF A REASONABLE PERSON, AFTER CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO ALL RELEVANT CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS, ANY PRACTICES THE PARTIES HAVE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THEMSELVES, USAGES AND ANY SUBSEQUENT CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES.

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    The 19 SMP Update unresolved issues left on the table, At the July 10, 2012 SMP Committee Advisory meeting, Against my suggestion that we needed an additional August meeting to complete our duty to the citizens and private property owners, as SMP advisors, prior to the final SMP draft proposal being written.

    If any of you read this complete July 14, 2012 comment? You understand fully, why I am critical of the two thirds majority of the Advisory Committee members that failed to complete their responsibility to the citizens and private property owners of Clallam County, prior to the 2017 final SMP Draft Proposal, being given to the Clallam County Planning Commission.

    July 10, 2012 The last remark Steve Gray made to me, nearly five years ago was “I just want to get this over with.” 

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    SUBSEQUENT CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES.

    SMP Cumulative Impact on People

    Posted on November 18, 2014 10:35 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    This is my Clallam County SMP Public comment and objection

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    SUBSEQUENT CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES.

    Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) – New Revised SMP Draft (June 2017)

    —– Original Message —–

    From: zSMP
    Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 4:39 PM
    Subject: FW: Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) – New Revised SMP Draft (June 2017)

    Interested Parties,

    You are receiving this email because you are on the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update email notification list.  The County Department of Community Development (DCD) has just released a Revised SMP Draft (June 2017). 

    An “INTERESTED PARTY SINCE JAN 26, 2011?” concerned, vested, voting, Clallam County private shoreline property owner and member of SMP Update (citizens) Advisory Committee.

    —– Original Message —–

    Saturday, July 14, 2012 3:13 PM

    THE REST OF THE STORY…….

    THE PREVIOUS CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES.

    From: pearl hewett

    to  zSMP

    Cc: several

    Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2012 3:13 PM

    Subject: SMP COMMENT #292 ON THE SMP Advisory Committee

    This is my full comment on the SMP Advisory Committee

    Pearl Rains Hewett Trustee

    George C. Rains Estate

    Concerned Member SMP Advisory Committee

    At the July 10, 2012 SMP Committee Advisory meeting

    Two thirds or more of the SMP Advisory Committee

    VOTED TO WALK  AWAY FROM THE TABLE,

    against my suggestion that we needed an additional August meeting to complete our duty to the citizens and private property owners, as SMP advisors, prior to the final SMP draft proposal being written.

    The SMP Advisory Committee that  represent the 3300 Clallam County shoreline private property owners is approximately as follows.

    1/3 = 10 private interest groups

    1/3 = 10 paid government employees

    1/3 = 10 SMP Affected taxpaying private property owners (only 8 at this meeting)

    DOES THE MAKEUP OF THIS COMMITTEE EXPLAINS WHY?

    THEY VOTED TO WALK  AWAY FROM THE TABLE

    LEAVING 19 OR MORE PROPOSED SMP DRAFT ISSUES RELATED TO THE DOE SMP TAKING OF PRIVATE PROPERTY without argument, suggestions or comment?

    (1) DISCUSSED AND QUESTIONED? The undecipherable table with the percentages, the 15% of whatever? It made no sense to me either? One vested citizen, could help with  his knowledge of what he thought it actually was/represented? It would be very helpful to members of the committee.

    The written text related to the undecipherable table below

    1. Minor new development Grading shall not exceed 500 cubic yards; and ii. Land disturbing activities shall not exceed 20,000 square feet, except that on parcels less than five (5) acres, land disturbing activities must not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the gross parcel size; and iii. The total cumulative footprint of all structures on a parcel must be less than 4,000 square feet; and iv. The total cumulative impervious surface area on the parcel must be less than ten (10) . All land disturbing activities must be located on slopes less than fifteen (15) percent; and vi. All land disturbing activities must comply with any critical area buffer and other protection standards established for parcels created by land division.

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    (2) DISCUSSED AND QUESTIONED? NOT ADDRESSED

    The limited number of trained specialists,  Engineer’s  comment was in reference to the county SMP  requiring specialists, to perform the mitigation tests. If a property owner could even find one to do the testing? The time delay and cost would be prohibitive.

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    (3) PRESENTED NOT DISCUSSED

    SMP Excessive restrictions on all forms of developments. I am extremely concerned about the additional restrictive requirements written into the SMP update for major development. They are counter- productive to the economic recovery of Clallam County, they restrict the ability of business and citizens to create employment opportunities in both Clallam County and Port Angeles. Why are the Dept. of Community Development and the planning biting off their own feet? Why are they creating these obsessive restrictions on all developments?

    The way Steve was talking it, with all the added bells and whistles, it was to make any form of mitigation for anything totally infeasible, creating a like it or lump it, situation for all development by business or private shoreline property owners.

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    (4) PRESENTED- DISCUSSED but NOT ADDRESSED

    The cumulative effect of setbacks SHORELINE, WETLAND and HABITAT   one citizen did a good job when he pointed out an example of the enormous  loss of private property use with the setbacks on Lake Pleasant, in conjunction with the yet undetermined, Clallam County DOE designated WETLANDS.

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     (5) PRESENTED NOT ADDRESSED

    More additional HABITAT setbacks

    IT WAS IMPRESSIVE HOW SMOOTHLY MARGARET AND STEVE JUST ADDED ON THE ADDITIONAL HABITAT SETBACKS, BUT DID NOT MENTION ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    1. Rare, endangered, threatened and sensitive species means plant and animal species identified and listed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Washington Natural Heritage Program, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as being severely limited or threatened with extinction within their native ranges.
    2. Threatened species means a species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future, as classified by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources, Washington Natural Heritage Program, or the federal Endangered Species Act.

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    (6)  COMMENT NOT ADDRESSED

    1. Recording means the filing of a document(s) for recordation with the County auditor.

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    (7) NO DISCUSSION OR RESOLUTION (not required by law)

    1. Restoration means the reestablishment or upgrading of impaired ecological shoreline processes or functions. This may be accomplished through measures including, but not limited to, revegetation, removal of fill, removal of intrusive shoreline structures and removal or treatment of toxic materials. Restoration does not imply a requirement for returning the shoreline area to aboriginal or pre-European settlement conditions.

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    (8) DOE DESIGNATED WETLANDS NOT IDENTIFIED OR INCORPORATED

    Wetlands have no boundaries, adjoining wetlands could restrict the use of your property.

    1. Wetlands means areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created for non-wetland sites, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage ditches, grass lined swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds, and landscape amenities or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. Wetlands created as mitigation and wetland modified for approved land use activities shall be considered as regulated wetlands.

    PROHIBITED EXCEPTION DISCUSSED AND RESOLVED BY RCW

    Provisions for protection SHALL be included in SMP up date.

    1. Revetment means a sloped wall constructed of rip-rap or other suitable material placed on stream banks or other shorelines to retard bank erosion and minimize lateral stream movement.
    2. Rip-rap means dense, hard, angular rock free from cracks or other defects conductive to weathering often used for bulkheads, revetments or similar slope/bank stabilization purposes.

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    (9) DISCUSSED UNDEFINED NO RESOLUTION [insert final date]

    3.1.1 Shoreline Environment Designations

    1. A shoreline environment designation has been assigned to each segment of the shoreline in accordance with this section. The designations are based on the following general factors:
    2. The ecological functions and processes that characterize the shoreline, together with the degree of human alteration as determined by the [insert final date] Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report and subsequent technical analyses; and

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    (10) NOT PRESENTED OR  DISCUSSED

     EXPENSE OF SPECIALISTS FOR APPROVAL

    1. c. Hazard Tree Removal: Removal of a hazard tree may be allowed in the buffer when trimming is not sufficient to address the hazard. Where the hazard is not immediately apparent to the Administrator, the hazard tree determination SHALL be made after Administrator review of a report prepared by a qualified arborist or forester.

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    (11) NOT PRESENTED OR  DISCUSSED

    EXPENSE OF SPECIALISTS FOR APPROVAL

    1. Invasive Species Management: Removing invasive, non-native shoreline vegetation listed on the Clallam County Noxious Weed List may be allowed in the buffer when otherwise consistent with this Program. The disturbed areas must be promptly revegetated using species native to western Washington. The Administrator SHALL require a vegetation management plan prepared by a qualified ecologist, forester, arborist, or landscape architect prior to approving the invasive species removal. The vegetation management plan SHALL  identify and describe the location and extent of vegetation management. For properties within designated landslide or erosion hazard areas, the Administrator may require review of the vegetation management plan by an engineering geologist or geotechnical engineer to ensure that the vegetation management will not cause or exacerbate hazards associated with soil or slope instability. The location and size of the invasive species management area SHALL be clearly defined on the site plan

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    (12) NOT DISCUSSED – ADDRESSED OR RESOLVED

    Taking of Value of view property by limited 20% KEYHOLE view corridor. If 50% of the value of your shoreline property is for the view? Losing 80% the view value will affect the true and real value of your property

    4.2.4 Regulations – Shoreline Buffers

    . 3. Buffer Condition: Shoreline buffers shall be maintained in a predominantly well vegetated and undisturbed condition to ensure that the buffer provides desired buffer functions including shade, habitat, organic inputs, large woody debris, slope stability, water storage, biofiltration, contaminant removal, and fine sediment control. Up to eighty percent (80%) of the buffer area shall be vegetated with native trees and shrubs. The remaining twenty percent (20%), or at least fifteen (15) linear feet of the water frontage, whichever is greater, may be retained as lawn for active use.

    1. Allowed Uses and Buffer Modifications: The Administrator may allow limited clearing, thinning, and/or pruning to accommodate specific shoreline buffer uses and modifications identified in this section. Such allowances shall not require compensatory mitigation provided that the amount and extent of the clearing, limbing, and/or pruning are the minimum necessary to accommodate the allowed use and all other requirements of the Program are met:

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    (13) view corridor NOT DISCUSSED OR ADDRESSED limited and selective tree removal, pruning, and/or limbing in the buffer

    1. View Corridors: The Administrator may allow limited and selective tree removal, pruning, and/or limbing in the buffer to create a view of the shoreline when otherwise consistent with this Program. The removal, pruning, and/or limbing shall not require any ground-disturbing equipment and shall not materially alter soils or topography.

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    (15) NOT DISCUSSED OR ADDRESSED

    EXPENSE OF SPECIALISTS FOR APPROVAL

    Administrator shall require a view clearance plan

    The Administrator shall require a view clearance plan prepared by a qualified ecologist, forester, arborist, or landscape architect prior to approving the view corridor. The view clearance plan shall identify and describe the location and extent of the proposed tree removal, pruning, and limbing and shall demonstrate compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Standards for Tree Care Operations (Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices). For properties within designated landslide or erosion hazard areas, the Administrator may require review of the view clearance plan by an engineering geologist or geotechnical engineer to ensure that the proposed removal, pruning, and/or limbing will not cause or exacerbate hazards associated with soil or slope instability. The location and size of the view corridor shall be clearly defined on the site plan.

    1. Private Pathways: Private pathways which provide pedestrian access to the shoreline may be allowed within the buffer provided they are constructed of pervious material, are less than or equal to six (6) feet wide, and follow a route that minimizes erosion and gullying

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    (16)  NOT DISCUSSED OR ADDRESSED

    Taking of Private property for Public access

    The removal of any reference to  the taking of private property for Public access, Clallam County has the highest public access to public land in WA State. At the Private DOE meeting on June 6, 2012 Gordon White agreed that we have sufficient cause 51% to remove any taking of private property for public access.

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    (17) DISCUSSED AND DISMISSED

    EPA. Precautionary setback are not legal

     As questioned by Rob McKenna, why are the DOE SMP setbacks more restrictive the EPA. Precautionary setback are not legal.

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     (18) LEGALITY OF 80% TAKING  NOT DISCUSSED NOT ADDRESSED

    ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) NON-CONFORMING PROPERTY

    1. At least eighty percent (80%) of the buffer area between the structures and the shoreline and/or critical area is maintained in a naturally vegetated condition.

    What provisions have the DOE made to  stay within the LAW?

    “It is now undisputed that the county had no authority to deprive residents of the use of their own private property.”CAO’S 65 PERCENT” SEIZURE OF PROPERTY PLF Lauds Supreme Court for “Driving a Stake Through One of the Most Extreme Assaults on Property Rights in the U.S.”

    SEATTLE, WA; March 4, 2009: The Washington Supreme Court

    the CAO limited rural landowners with five acres or more to clearing only 35 percent of their property, forcing them to maintain the remaining 65 percent as native vegetation indefinitely. Rural landowners owning less than five acres were allowed to clear only 50 percent of their parcels. Affected landowners had to continue paying taxes on the portion of the property rendered useless by the CAO.

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    (19) NOT DISCUSSED OR ADDRESSED

     THE PROVISIONS OF WAC173-26-191 ANYTHING THAT MAY BE  ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL AT A STATE LEVEL,

     MAY ALSO BE  ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL AT A COUNTY LEVEL AND SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN CLALLAM COUNTY SMP UPDATE.

     

    WAC 173-26-191

    Agency filings affecting this section

    Master program contents.

    2 The results of shoreline planning are summarized in shoreline master program policies that establish broad shoreline management directives. The policies are the basis for regulations that govern use and development along the shoreline.

    SOME MASTER PROGRAM POLICIES MAY NOT BE FULLY ATTAINABLE BY REGULATORY MEANS DUE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND OTHER LEGAL LIMITATIONS ON THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. THE POLICIES MAY BE PURSUED BY OTHER MEANS AS PROVIDED IN RCW 90.58.240.

    SOME DEVELOPMENT REQUIRES A SHORELINE PERMIT PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION.

     A LOCAL GOVERNMENT EVALUATES A PERMIT APPLICATION WITH RESPECT TO THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AND APPROVES A PERMIT ONLY AFTER DETERMINING THAT THE DEVELOPMENT CONFORMS TO THEM. EXCEPT

    WHERE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN STATUTE, THE REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL USES AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN SHORELINE JURISDICTION, WHETHER OR NOT A SHORELINE PERMIT IS REQUIRED, AND ARE IMPLEMENTED THROUGH AN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS ESTABLISHED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURSUANT TO RCW 90.58.050 and 90.58.140 AND ENFORCEMENT PURSUANT TO RCW

    90.58.210 through 90.58.230.

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    If any of you read this complete comment? You understand fully, why I am critical of the two thirds majority of the Advisory Committees that failed to complete their responsibility to the citizens and private property owners of Clallam County on July 10, 2012,  prior to the final SMP Draft Proposal.

    INDEED, THE INTENT OF A PARTY CAN BE DETERMINED BY EXAMINING THE UNDERSTANDING OF A REASONABLE PERSON, AFTER CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO ALL RELEVANT CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS, ANY PRACTICES THE PARTIES HAVE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THEMSELVES, USAGES AND ANY SUBSEQUENT CONDUCT OF THE PARTIES.

    IF THE PARTIES DON’T WANT YOU TO DO IT, THE PARTIES WILL MAKE IT AS DIFFICULT AS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FINANCIALLY IMPOSSIBLE.

    The County Department of Community Development (DCD) has just released a Revised SMP Draft (June 2017).