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  • Is Clallam County WA a Sanctuary County?

    Is Clallam County WA a Sanctuary County?

    My 7:30 AM wake up email

    Original Message —–

    From xxxx

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:09 AM

    Subject: Egads!

    Pearl,

    I just saw a map on Fox Business that SHOWS CLALLAM COUNTY AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY.  When did this happen and why didn’t we have anything to say about it????

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    Egads! Indeed….. WHO KNEW?

    THE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS DOES NOT PRINT THIS SORT OF THING,

    EVEN IF IT CONTAINS DIRECT QUOTES FROM 

    CLALLAM  COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT “I’VE TALKED TO THAT ORGANIZATION,” HE SAID, “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

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    Egads! THE MAP

    Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States | Center for Immigration …

    cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

    Mar 20, 2017 – Sanctuary cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, … Naming and Shaming: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

    Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Data
    Click on Points to View More Information
    View Map in Full ScreenView Image of MapView Sanctuary Cities Topic Page

     Egads! Indeed….. THE MAP WHO KNEW?

    View the map in full screen above, Click on the links, Read to the bottom….

    Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

    INDEED, OUR  COUNTY, CLALLAM COUNTY WA”IS” MAPPED AND LISTED AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY

    Mar 27, 2017, 7:30AM  to 11:37AM  I Researched, I read, I documented,  I cut, I pasted, I connected the dots, I commented  and now I am posting it on my website for dissemination. “To whom it may concern”

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    What are sanctuary cities? Here’s a list of sanctuary cities, counties …

    www.fox25boston.com/news/…sanctuary-cities…sanctuary-cities-counties…/4881984…

    Jan 26, 2017 – My Fox Boston …. The CIS reports that around 300 sanctuary cities and counties … California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado …. Washington County … CLALLAM COUNTY. Clark County. Cowlitz County. Fife City. Franklin …

    According to CIS, there are about 300 sanctuary cities, counties and states in the United States.

    THE CIS REPORTS THAT AROUND 300 SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES REJECTED MORE THAN 17,000 DETENTION REQUESTS FROM ICE, BETWEEN JAN. 1, 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

    NEARLY 300 CITIES AND COUNTIES ALEDGED TO OBSTRUCT FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICY

    THE LIST IS COMPILED IN PART FROM A 2014 REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS Port Angeles WA?)

     THIS INCLUDES SEVERAL COUNTIES THAT DISAGREE WITH THEIR INCLUSION ON THE LIST, AMONG THEM ARE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA.

    AND CLALLAM COUNTY, WASH.

    COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

    CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT SAYS HE LISTENS TO WA STATES  ATTORNEY GENERAL BOB FERGUSON OPINION… AND GOVERNOR INSLEE?

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    Gov. Inslee’s executive order directs state police on immigration …

    www.kiro7.com/news/local/gov-inslee-to-sign-executive…immigration/496777657

    Feb 23, 2017 – Governor Jay Inslee will be signing an executive order relating to immigration … Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared victory in his … AS A SANCTUARY CITY, SEATTLE POLICE AND CITY EMPLOYEES ARE PROHIBITED FROM …

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    Washington’s Governor Turns State Into A Sanctuary State – Christine …

    https://townhall.com/…/washingtons-governor-turns-state-into-a-sanctuary-state-n228…

    FEB 24, 2017 – The State of Texas is making moves to eliminate sanctuary cities … any state agency from detaining an illegal immigrant at the request … IN A PRESS CONFERENCE, INSLEE SAID THAT HE DID NOT THINK THAT WASHINGTON STATE SHOULD TAKE PART IN “[. …. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS ANNOUNCES COMING CRACKDOWN ON …

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    NEARLY 300 CITIES AND COUNTIES ALEDGED TO OBSTRUCT FEDERAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POLICY

    ‘Sanctuary’ county: embraced by some, disputed label for others | NACo

    www.naco.org/articles/‘sanctuary’-county-embraced-some-disputed-label-others

    JAN 9, 2017 – Several news media outlets characterized it as the county seeking … Organizations such as the Washington, D.C.-based Center for … According to CIS, there are about 300 sanctuary cities, counties and states in the United States. … among them are Chesterfield County, Va.

    AND CLALLAM COUNTY, WASH.

    Leonard has contacted CIS about being taken off the list to no avail. SIMILARLY, CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BENEDICT SAYS HIS REQUESTS HAVE BEEN IGNORED.

    “I’VE TALKED TO THAT ORGANIZATION,” HE SAID, “AND I COULDN’T BE MORE VEHEMENT WHEN I DISAGREE WITH THEIR ASSERTION. WE ARE IN NO WAY OR SHAPE A SANCTUARY COUNTY.”

    HE BELIEVES THE DESIGNATION REMAINS FOR THIS REASON: “WE LISTEN TO OUR OWN STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OPINION THAT ESSENTIALLY TELLS US THAT UNLESS IMMIGRATION HAS AN IMMIGRATION DETAINER OUT ON SOMEONE THAT INCLUDES THE LITTLE BOX THAT SAYS THEY HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE — IF THAT BOX ISN’T CHECKED, WE’RE NOT GOING TO TURN THEM OVER TO IMMIGRATION.”

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    Below, from the Center for Immigration Studies, an organization that advocates for restricting immigration, is a list of sanctuary state, counties and cities. THE LIST IS COMPILED IN PART FROM A 2014 REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.  Some cities/counties could have passed legislation that puts them more in complaince with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies.  Click here to see the report from the DHS.

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    THE CIS REPORTS THAT AROUND 300 SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES REJECTED MORE THAN 17,000 DETENTION REQUESTS FROM ICE, BETWEEN JAN. 1, 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.

    Mar 27, 2017, 7:30am to 10:30AM  I Researched, I read, I documented,  I cut, I pasted, I connected the dots, I commented  and now I am posting it on my website for dissemination.

    “To whom it may concern”

    Here is the WA STATE SANCTUARY  list from CIS.

    Washington State

    Benton County, Chelan County, CLALLAM COUNTY, Clark County, Cowlitz County, Fife City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Issaquah, Kent, King County,  Kitsap County, Lynnwood City, Marysville, Pierce County, Puyallup, Skagit County, Snohomish County, South Correctional Entity Jail, King County, Spokane County,Sunnyside, Thurston County, Walla Walla County,Washington State Corrections,Whatcom County, Yakima County

    “To whom it may concern”

    GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE, WA STATE,  HAS ENACTED POLICIES? BY

    SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    WHICH LIMIT COOPERATION WITH ICE.

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    Jeff Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of …

    www.washingtontimes.com/news/…/jeff-sessions-says-hell-punish-sanctuaries-cities/

    21 hours ago – The Trump administration officially put sanctuary cities on notice Monday that they are violating federal laws and could lose access to billions of dollars in Justice Department grants if they continue to thwart efforts to deport illegal immigrants. AND COUNTIES AND CITIES THAT …

    Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money | The …

    www.spokesman.com/stories/…/27/attorney-general-sanctuary-cities-are-risking-fede/

    MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 4:18 P.M.. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, second left, speaks at a post-election event at City Hall in Seattle. Leaders in Seattle, San …

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    What are sanctuary cities? Here’s a list of sanctuary cities, counties …

    www.fox25boston.com/news/…sanctuary-cities…sanctuary-cities-counties…/4881984…

    JAN 26, 2017 – My Fox Boston …. The CIS reports that around 300 sanctuary cities and counties … California, Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado …. Washington County … CLALLAM COUNTY. Clark County. Cowlitz County. Fife City. Franklin …

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE.

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    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES

    Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States | Center for Immigration …

    cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES have laws, ordinances, … NAMING AND SHAMING: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

     Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States

    By Bryan Griffith, Jessica Vaughan March 2017

    Naming and Shaming: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List

    Topic Page: Sanctuary Cities

    View More Immigration Maps

    Map Updated: March 23, 2017

     

    City

    County

    State

    Removed from List

    CIS.ORG

    Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Data
    Click on Points to View More Information
    View Map in Full ScreenView Image of MapView Sanctuary Cities Topic Page

    The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers.

    A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien’s previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security.

    The Center’s last map update reflected listings in an ICE report published on March 20, 2017.

    THE ICE REPORT… link above….

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL OPERATIONS Weekly Declined Detainer Outcome Report  For Recorded Declined Detainers Jan. 28 – Feb. 3, 2017

    Summary

    Pursuant to section 9(b) of Executive Order 13768, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, and section H of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s subsequent implementation memo,

    Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is making available for public release the non-Federal jurisdictions that release aliens from their custody, notwithstanding that such aliens are subject to a detainer or similar request for

    custody issued by ICE to that jurisdiction.

    For instances of such release, the report also includes the associated individual’s citizenship, detainer issued and declined dates, and notable criminal activity.

    ICE compiled this report based on jurisdictions with detainers that were recorded as declined

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017, regardless of detainer issuance date

    It should be noted that law enforcement agencies (LEA) do not generally advise ICE of when a detainer is not honored, and therefore this report represents declined detainers that ICE personnel have become aware of during their enforcement activities.

    This report is comprised of four sections:

    • Section I:

    Highest Volume of Detainers Issued to Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017

    • Section I

    I: Jurisdictions with Recorded Declined Detainers Broken Down by Individuals Released

    between January 28, 2017, and February 3, 2017

    • Section III:

    Table of Jurisdictions that have Enacted Policies which Limit Cooperation with ICE

    • Section IV: Report Scope and Data Fidelity

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    MAR 20, 2017 – SANCTUARY CITIES, COUNTIES, AND STATES have laws, ordinances,NAMING AND SHAMING: The First ICE Weekly Alien Criminal Releases List …

    I just saw a map on Fox Business that SHOWS CLALLAM COUNTY AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY.  When did this happen and why didn’t we have anything to say about it????

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    GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE, WA STATE,  HAS ENACTED POLICIES? BY

    SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    WHICH LIMIT COOPERATION WITH ICE.

    Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests | TheHill

    thehill.com/…/320871-wash-governor-orders-agencies-to-ignore-immigration-request…

    Feb 23, 2017 – Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at …

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    INDEED, OUR  COUNTY, CLALLAM COUNTY WA”IS” MAPPED AND LISTED NAMED AND SHAMED AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY BY GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM DETAINING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

    ONE LAST QUESTIONS HAS YOUR CITY, COUNTY OR STATE  BEEN MAPPED AND LISTED NAMED AND SHAMED AS A SANCTUARY?


  • WA DOE Amending the SMA/SMP?

    This is my public comment on the Clallam County SMP Update

    It is a formal written complaint directed to Elected DCD Director Mary Ellen Winborn

    The Clallam County SMP Update has been a work in progress for over seven (7) years

    The first Public comment on the SMP Update, was Dec 5, 2009

    The latest update on the Clallam County SMP website is from November 2014

    AND THE STATUS OF CLALLAM COUNTY  SMP  MARCH 3, 2017?

    Clallam County

    Southwest

    Under way

    How bad was the Clallam County WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) SMP Update in 2009? 2010?2011? 2012? 2o13? 2014? and 2015? 2016?

    CONTENTIOUS…. Over 600  public comments were submitted.

    The  “LAST” PUBLIC FORUM” was held Jan 14, 2015  in Sequim WA

    The latest update on the Clallam County SMP website is from November 2014

    Only one, non-elected county employee has been involved in the SMP Update from start to finish.

    Who’s running the SMP Update behind our backs behind closed doors

    How much Funding has been granted to Clallam County by the DOE $549,986.00

    Who’s being paid behind our backs behind closed doors to Update the Clallam County Shoreline SMP?

    HAVE THE VESTED SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNING CITIZENS OF CLALLAM COUNTY BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE PUBLIC OPEN MEETING PROCESS FOR A  “COOLING OFF PERIOD?”

    WHAT WOULD VESTED PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT?

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Ecology shoreline planner in your region or contact Bev Huether at bev.huether@ecy.wa.gov.

     

     

     

     

     

    Behind My Back | SMP Public Comment (159)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/01/16/3152/

    Jan 16, 2015 – SMP Public Comment (159) Clallam County Planning Commission Public … WHAT IS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW, on the backs of the already BELEAGUERED …. www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas–warped-data/.

    I did attend the last two public forums

    Jan. 8, 2015 Port Angeles Public Forum

    The presentation was well done and applauded

    Jan 14, 2015 Sequim Public Forum

    Was a mini- presentation

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    How bad was the Clallam County WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) SMP Update in 2009? 2010?2011? 2012? 2o13? 2014? and 2015? 2016?

    WHAT A MESS ECOLOGY IS AMENDING THE SMP?

    WAC WAC WAC

    WHAT WOULD VESTED PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT?

    Elected Director Mary Ellen Winborn, 

    Department of Community Development

    The Draft SMP (November 2014) is now under review by the Clallam County Planning Commission (PC)

    ** Note: The Draft SMP (November 2014) is a work in progress and likely subject to further revision as the local and state SMP process moves forward.

    AFTER OVER SEVEN (7) YEARS OF A WORK IN PROGRESS IT WILL BE SUBJECT TO FURTHER REVISION UNDER DOE PROPOSED RULE AMENDMENTS.

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    WHAT A MESS ECOLOGY IS AMENDING THE SMP?

    March 1, 2017 WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) is proposing rule amendments related to implementation of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)  RCW 90.58, specifically:

    • Chapter 173-18 WAC – Shoreline Management Act –Streams and Rivers Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-20 WAC – Shoreline Management Act–Lakes Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-22 WAC – Adoption of Designations of Shorelands and Wetlands Associated with Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-26 WAC- State Master Program Approval/Amendment Procedures and Master Program Guidelines
    • Chapter 173-27 WAC – Shoreline Management Permit and Enforcement Procedures

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    SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Back “Amended Plus ” SMP WAC’S

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/02/ecologys-back-amended-plus-smp-wacs/SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 (Sep 2, 2015) – Ecology’s Back “Amended Plus ” SMP WAC’S This is an area of statewide concern. Ecology is “BEGINNING” rulemaking “TO AMEND …
    MARCH 1, 2015
    ECOLOGY IS BACK  WITH MORE “Amended Plus”
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    Shoreline Management | Introduction the the SMA | Washington State …www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/sma/st_guide/intro.html

    Washington’s Shoreline Management Act was passed by the State Legislature … The Act applies to all 39 counties and more than 200 towns and cities that have …

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    Shoreline Master Program Updates

    Cities and counties are required to update their shoreline master programs to be consistent with the guidelines according to the schedule in RCW 90.58.080, with periodic reviews thereafter. For the complete schedules, see DOE’s Shoreline Master Program Update Schedule page. For the status of individual jurisdictions, see Status of Local Shoreline Master Plans: Comprehensive Updates.

    How bad was the Clallam County WA SMP Update in 2010, 2011? 2012? 2o13? 2014? and 2015? 2016?

    On March 30, 2015 I called it a good read “FALSE NEWS”

    Behind My Back | Clallam County SMP Update

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/03/30/3370/

    Mar 30, 2015 – Clallam County SMP Update CLALLAM COUNTY VESTED CITIZENS HAVE A VOICE A GOOD READ 624 SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS MARCH …

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    AFTER THE FACT CLALLAM COUNTY CITIZENS WERE INFORMED

    Any comments received after February 27 2015 will still  be part of the record that will go to the Board of County Commissioners

    The Planning Commission comment period has CLOSED.

    SMP Comments received after the Planning Commission deadline:

    NOTE:

    Any comments received after the February 27, 2015 Planning Commission deadline will still be part of the record, but will only go to the Board of County Commissioners. They are linked in this set below.

    ~~ SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT SECTION FOR COMMENTS SENT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION ~~

    2017 Comments

    2016 Comments

    2015 Comments

    2015 Comments

    011017-EBowen 021716-PHewett 040215 – EBowen 022815 – PHewett
    011017-EBowen 040816-PHewett 041615 – PHewett 030115 – PHewett
    011917-EBowen 040816-BMcGonigel 041915- PHwewtt 030115 – PHewett
    040816-PHewett 042015 – PHewett 030115 – PHewett
    051616-PHewett 052815 _ EBowen 031315 – KSpees
    081016-PHewett 070315 – PHewett 031415 – KSpees
    090916-PHewett 070315 – PHewett 031515 – PHewett
    091016-LPerry 070315 – PHewett 031515 – KSpees
    092716-EBowen 070415 – PHewett 031815 – KSpees
    100716-EBowen 070415 – LPerry 031815 – PHewett
    101616-EBowen 080215 – PHewett 032115 – PHewett
    090215-PHewett 032115 – PHewett
    090815-PHewett 032115 – PHewett
    032115 – PHewett
    032115 – PHewett
    033015 – PHewett
    033115 – KSpees

     

    Clallam County SMP Update

    Clallam County SMP Update

    CLALLAM COUNTY VESTED CITIZENS  HAVE A  VOICE

    A GOOD READ 624 SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS

    MARCH 30, 2015 SMP PUBLIC COMMENTS INCLUDE, CLALLAM COUNTY AFFECTED VESTED SHORELINE PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS, INVESTMENT PROPERTY OWNERS, LOCAL BUSINESS,  THE TIMBER INDUSTRY,

    IN PART, OTHERS HAVE THEIR VOICE TOO, PAID  GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES  NGO OUT OF TOWNERS, FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY  AND THE TRIBES.

    2015 Comments

    032115 – PHewett

    032115 – PHewett

    032115 – PHewett

    032115 – PHewett

    032115 – PHewett

    031815 – PHewett

    031815 – KSpees

    2015 Comments

    031515 – KSpees

    031515 – PHewett

    031415 – KSpees

    031315 – KSpees

    030115 – PHewett

    030115 – PHewett

    030115 – PHewett

    022815 – PHewett

    SMP Comments under review by the Planning Commission:

    2015 Comments

    022715 – ForksCity

    022715 – BrandtPtOwners

    022715 – HSmyth

    022715 – SierraClub

    022715 – CGeer

    022715 – LPhelps

    022715 – RFletcher

    022715 – KNorman

    022715 – SBruch

    022715 – RBloomer

    022715 – RBloomer

    022715 – DStahler

    022715 – MDoherty

    022715 – SBogg

    022715 – RKnapp – JKT

    022715 – BLynette

    022715 – BLynette

    022715 – RPhreaner

    022615 – JLarson

    022515 – SierraClub

    022515 – TEngel

    022515 – AMatthay

    022515 – LPhelps

    022515 – KSpees

    022415 – DeptOfInterior

    022415 – TSimpson

    022415 – TFreeman

    022415 – BLake

    022415 – JCress

    022415 – Taylors

    022415 – EGreenleaf

    022315 – GBergner

    022015 – BBrown

    022015 – GBrown

    022015 – TRief

    022015 – RAmaral

    022015 – WCook

    022015 – DKalinski

    022015 – DFrascati

    022015 – JHelpenstell

    022015 – JFletcher

    022015 – CTilden

    022615 – PABA

    022015 – GJensen

    022015 – SWikstrom

    022315 – SBonner

    022215 – JElleot

    022115 – TSage

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    022015 – KSpees

    021915 – DWahlgren

    2015 Comments

    021915 – NKoseff

    021915 – KDuff

    021915 – BVreeland

    021915 – CStrickland

    021915 – EStrickland

    021915 – GSmith

    021915 – DOE

    021915 – SGilleland

    021915 – LBowen

    021915 – HMeier

    021915 -DChong

    021915 – SAnderson

    021915 – OEC

    021915 – RHuntman

    021915 – BLynette

    021915 – CWeller

    021815 – WFlint

    021815 – SNoblin

    021815 – LNoblin

    021815 – PHewett

    021815 – KAhlburg

    021815 – EBowen

    021815 – PFreeborn

    021815 – TTaylor

    021815 – KGraves

    0218105 – GCase

    021815 – KCristion

    021815- SReed

    021815 – SLaBelle

    021815 – MGonzalez

    021815 – JAdams

    021815 – SKokrda

    021815 – KFarrell

    0211815 – MMazzie

    021815 -HKaufman

    021815 – MCrimm

    021815 – CCarlson

    021815 – SFarrall

    021815 – JWinders

    021815 – TErsland

    021815 – FWilhelm

    021815 – SPriest

    021815 – RHolbrook

    021815 – LLaw

    021815 – LHendrickson

    021815 – JMaddux

    021815 – DHagen

    021815 – MHinsdale

    021815- DWatson

    021815 – DWarriner

    021815 – DRigselie

    021815 – JBaymore

    2015 Comments

    021815 – Plauché & Carr LLP

    021815 – PHewitt

    021815 – JCollier

    021815 – JCollier

    021815 – CMiklos

    021815 – PMilliren

    021815 – RPhreaner

    021815 – BBurke

    021815 – GCrow

    021815 – CJohnson – NOTC

    021815 – CParsons – State Parks

    021815 – JMarx

    021715 – JDavidson

    021715 – RAmaral

    021715 – CGuske

    021715 – TTrohimovich – Futurewise

    021815 – DSchanfald

    021715 – Port of PA

    021715 – PMillren

    021715 – EWilladsen

    021615 – EChadd-OCA

    021315 – SLange

    021315 – CKalina

    021215 – RCrittenden

    021115 – RKaplan

    021115 – SScott

    021115 – PHewett

    020915 – RMantooth

    020615 – PRedmond

    020615 – CVonBorstel

    020515 – DHoldren

    020515 – JMichel

    020215 -DHoldren

    020515 – DHoldren

    020415 – SCahill

    020215 – CEvanoff

    013115 – MBlack

    013015 – SHall

    013015 – BConnely

    012715 – BGrad

    012715 – DGladstone

    012715 – BBoekelheide

    012715 – KWiersema

    012015 – JBettcher

    011615 – PHewitt

    011615 – ACook

    011415 – PLavelle

    011215 – PHewitt

    010915 – PHewitt

    010915 – RKnapp

    010715 – WSC

    2014 SMP Comments under review by the Planning Commission:

    2014 Comments

    122914 – MQuinn

    121614 – OCA

    111814 – PHewett

    111814 – PHewett

    111714 – PHewett

    091514 – PHewett

    081814 – PHewett

    SMP Comments on earlier drafts of the plan can found here

    Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update Public Comments (pre- 2014 )

     The comment codes are as follows:

      • A = Aquaculture
      • B = Buffers
      • CIA – Cumulative Impacts Report
      • CR = Consistency Review Report – Straits
      • G = General SMP Comment
      • G20 = General SMP Comment – Pacific Coast/WRIA 20
      • ICR = Inventory & Characterization Report – Straits
      • ICR20 = Inventory & Characterization Report – Pacific Coast/WRIA 20
      • NNL = No Net Loss
      • PPS = Public Participation Strategy
      • SED = Shoreline Environmental Designation
      • SRP – Shoreline Restoration Plan
      • SMP = Shoreline Master Prgram secondary draft (11/2012)
      • SMPdraft = Shoreline Master Program preliminary draft (3/2012)
      • V = Visioning Statement Report – Straits
      • V20 = Visioning Statement Report – Pacific Coast/WRIA 20

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    SMP Comments (pre 2014)

    date (mmddyy)- name/agency (first initial & last name ex. JDoe)
    comment code (G; ICR; etc., see above).

    The SMP Update comments below are listed in reverse chronological order.

    2013 Comments

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    AND THE STATUS OF CLALLAM COUNTY  SMP  MARCH 3, 2017?

     CLICK ON CLALLAM COUNTY LINK….

    Clallam County Southwest Under way

    Department of Community Development

    Photo - Mary Ellen Winborn

    Mary Ellen Winborn,
    Director

    The Clallam County Department of Community Development is responsible for comprehensive planning, zoning, and processing of development and building permits.

    Our mission is to promote public safety, a healthy environment, and a strong local economy, and to provide courteous, timely, and efficient service to the public.

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30.

    Courthouse Hours and Holidays.

    Contact Us

     

    Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

    Shorelines in Clallam County are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Clallam County SMP (see links below).  This website provides SMP Update information and links to local and state shoreline-related materials.

    Shoreline Permits are issued by the Clallam County Department of Community Development Planning Division.
    For information regarding shoreline permits or shoreline exemptions, please call 360-565-2616.

    Many of our documents are in portable document format (PDF), and some are very large.

    Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update : November 2014 NEW draft

    Current SMP Comments

    Comments under review by Planning Commission

    Comments

    Click above to send us your comment~

    The Draft SMP (November 2014) is now under review by the Clallam County Planning Commission (PC)
    NOTE:  The Planning Commission comment period has CLOSED.

    Any comments received after February 27 will still  be part of the record that will go to the Board of County Commissioners.

    Final steps:

    The Planning Commission will submit a recommended Final Draft SMP to the Board of Clallam County Commissioners (BOCC) for adoption.

    The BOCC will hold a public hearing(s) on the PC recommendation.

    The County adopted SMP will be submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology for additional public review and state approval.

    ** Note: The Draft SMP (November 2014) is a work in progress and likely subject to further revision as the local and state SMP process moves forward.

    Email Us MailGuy

    To receive information regarding the SMP Update,
    click “Email Us“to the left.
    Type “Add to Contact List” in subject line.Or call:  360-417-2563

    Shoreline Master Program
    SMP

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    Related Events:

     

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    It was hell for private shoreline property owners that sat as members of the SMP Advisory Committee. AND AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE IT STILL IS.

    PDF]Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Please read this … – Clallam County

    www.clallam.net/LandUse/documents/636_LPerry.pdf
    Jul 4, 2015 – The SMP Advisory Committee that represent the 3300 Clallam .... Recording means the filing of a document(s) for recordation with the … as mitigation and wetland modified for approved land use activities ….. Trouve à http://www.clallam.net/. … ePub(iPone/iPad/iPod) FB2(Android,PC) PDF MOBI(Kindle) …
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    How bad was the Clallam County WA SMP Update

    Sep 2, 2015?

    www.clallam.net/LandUse/documents/638_PHewett.pdf
    Sep 2, 2015 – Chapter 173-20 WAC -SMA–Lakes Constituting Shorelines of the State … Chapter 173-27 WAC -Shoreline Management Permit and …

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    And, March 1, 2017 ECOLOGY IS BACK  WITH MORE “Amended Plus”

    March 1, 2017 WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) is proposing rule amendments related to implementation of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)  RCW 90.58,

     specifically:

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    —– Original Message —–From: Ballard, Laura (ECY)

    To: ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK@LISTSERV.WA.GOV

    Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 1:34 PM

    Subject: The following proposed rule was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser

    The following proposed rule was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser:

    March 1, 2017 Ecology is proposing rule amendments related to implementation of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) RCW 90.58, specifically:

     

    • Chapter 173-18 WAC – Shoreline Management Act –Streams and Rivers Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-20 WAC – Shoreline Management Act–Lakes Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-22 WAC – Adoption of Designations of Shorelands and Wetlands Associated with Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-26 WAC- State Master Program Approval/Amendment Procedures and Master Program Guidelines
    • Chapter 173-27 WAC – Shoreline Management Permit and Enforcement Procedures

    For more information: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/rules/1506ov.html

    To join or leave ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK click here:

    http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK

    Thank you for using WACTrack.

    Have a good day!


  • Public Notice Every Fruit Packer in WA State

    Public Notice Every Fruit Packer in WA State

    Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

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    The following PUBLIC NOTICE published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016:

    WSR 16-09-074 DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    Types of Facilities or Dischargers and Geographic Area Covered:

    Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

    ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS: Ecology completed a new economic impact analysis that will be available May 2016

    All written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, to the Department of Ecology, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903, Attn: Cynthia Huwe, cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

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    The bottom line…

    Word gets around in Cyberspace

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Rodriguez, RaChelle (ECY)

    To: ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK@LISTSERV.WA.GOV

    Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 4:05 PM

    Subject: The following Public Notice published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016

     

    The following Public Notice published to the Washington State Register May 4, 2016:

     

    WSR 16-09-074

    DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    [Filed April 18, 2016, 2:18 p.m.]

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT GENERAL NATIONAL

    POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)

    PERMIT FOR THE FRESH FRUIT PACKING INDUSTRY

    http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2016/09/16-09-074.htm

    WSR 16-09-074

    DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    [Filed April 18, 2016, 2:18 p.m.]

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF DRAFT GENERAL NATIONAL

    POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)

    PERMIT FOR THE FRESH FRUIT PACKING INDUSTRY

    Introduction: In 1994, the Washington state department of ecology (ecology) developed an NPDES general permit to regulate the discharge of wastewater from fresh fruit packing facilities.

    This permit was developed to meet the requirements of chapters 90.48, 90.52, and 90.54 RCW as amended, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) (Title 33 United States Code, Section 1251 et seq.) as amended. All requirements of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 122.41 and 122.42 are incorporated in this general permit by reference.

    The fruit packing industry is eligible for coverage under a general permit due to: (1) The similar wastewater characteristics among facilities; (2) the uniform discharge conditions to which all facilities would be subject; and (3) the significant reduction of resources necessary for permit handling. However, individual NPDES/state waste discharge permits will still be applied in those instances where ecology determines the general permit is not appropriate for a facility or an individual facility does not wish to be covered by the general permit.

    This general permit establishes treatment/disposal methods, effluent limits, and best management practices for discharges from the fresh fruit packing industry. Compliance with this general permit is anticipated to protect human health and waters of the state.

    Types of Facilities or Dischargers and Geographic Area Covered: Every new or existing fresh fruit packing facility within the entire state of Washington which receives, packs, stores, and/or ships either hard or soft fruit is required to apply for coverage under either this general permit or an individual NPDES/state waste discharge permit.

    Documents Available for Review: You may download a copy of the draft permit and fact sheet at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/permits/fruit_packers/index.html; or you may request a copy from Cynthia Huwe, (509) 457-7105 or e-mail cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

    Public Workshops: Public workshops concerning this draft general permit shall be held on May 18, 2016, in Union Gap and May 19, 2016, in Leavenworth. WebDMR training will also take place on these dates. Please see below for location and exact times.

    DATE Wednesday

    May 18, 2016

    Thursday

    May 19, 2016

    WORKSHOP BEGINS 9:00 a.m. to noon 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
    WebDMR TRAINING

    BEGINS

    1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to noon
    LOCATION Washington State

    Department of Ecology

    – CRO

    Chelan County Fire District #3 Community Fire Hall
    ADDRESS 1250 West Alder Street 228 Chumstick Highway
    CITY Union Gap, WA 98903 Leavenworth, WA 98826
    ROOM 102 B

    Additional WebDMR Training: An additional WQWebDMR system training (training only, no workshop) will be offered on Thursday, August 18, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Central Regional Office, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA, in Conference Room 102B.

    When and How to Submit Comments: Comments on the proposed general permit may be given at the public hearings. Interested persons are also invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed general permit. All written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, to the Department of Ecology, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903, Attn: Cynthia Huwe, cynthia.huwe@ecy.wa.gov.

    This notice will be published in the legal section of the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Wenatchee Daily World on May 4, 2016. A mailing containing this notice will be sent to all current permittees and other interested parties.

    Final Determination: All comments received at the public hearings or at ecology’s central regional office by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016, will be considered before final permit terms, limitations, and conditions are established. A responsive summary of comments received during the comment period will be prepared and available for public review. If the final content of the general permit remains substantially unchanged from the draft permit, a copy of the final determination in the form of a public notice of issuance shall be forwarded to all persons who submitted written comment or gave public testimony regarding the permit. However, if the final determination is substantially changed, another public notice of draft permit shall be published.

    Economic Impact Analysis: Ecology completed a new economic impact analysis that will be available May 2016, on department of ecology’s publications and forms web site located at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/UIPages/Home.aspx.

    Tentative Determination to Issue: After ecology receives and considers all public comments, it will issue the final permit. Ecology expects to issue the general permit in August 2016, with an effective date of September 1, 2016.

    Further Information: Contact Sanjay Barik at sanjay.barik@ecy.wa.gov, (509) 454-4247; or Marcia Porter at marcia.porter@ecy.wa.gov, (509) 454-7864; 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA.

    Ecology is an equal opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disabled veteran’s status, Vietnam Era veteran’s status or sexual orientation. If you have special accommodation needs or require this document in alternative format, please contact Cynthia Huwe at (509) 457-7105.

    The bottom line…

    Word gets around in Cyberspace


  • An Endangered Gopher Tax?

    The Thurston County Commissioners in collusion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have created a novel method of extracting additional tax dollars from prospective new homeowners in Washington State.  According to public documents, Thurston County staff has proposed a new gopher tax, up to $42,000 for new homeowners who might consider building a home on or near land that might be inhabited by a rodent called the Mazama Pocket Gopher.  This gopher tax (called “mitigation” in planner-speak) would be in addition to any other fees, permits, taxes, or other costs that might be imposed on the construction of a new home in Thurston County, Washington.  For direct links to the concept files written and presented by Thurston County planning staff go here and here.

    For Whistleblowers, please go here to learn more 

    The $42,000 gopher tax is likely to become law later this year.   Two of the three Commissioners (Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe) have been supportive of the plan and the process for many years now.  In addition, the Thurston County Planning Department has been largely controlled by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for years – many of the county employees are entirely subsidized by USFWS grant money.  This has been a concern of property rights advocates for many years because local county staff won’t question their orders from USFWS when their jobs depend on grant dollars from that federal agency.

    Another aspect of the gopher tax that has local observers concerned is the current plan for much of this money to be transferred to an out-of-state nonprofit organization.  Some of these gopher tax monies would stay in Thurston County, but it appears that after insiders get their cut, most of these funds would be sent to an out-of-state organization to manage local taxpayer-purchased land that could be set aside as bonus pocket gopher habitat.

    The Pocket Gopher – Endangered Animal or Convenient Excuse?

    The Thurston County Mazama pocket gopher was listed as a threatened species by the USFWS in April,  2014.  The listing process was controversial, and generated a lot of local citizen backlash as well as open ridicule by rural Thurston County residents directed at the Commissioners, USFWS, and others who championed the original listing process.  Most casual observers could see that something was very wrong in Thurston County.

    Protesting pocket gopher listing
    A pirate might know it is stealing, but Thurston County calls it a tax or a “fee.” It is all about the money.

    Pocket gophers are considered pest rodents throughout most of the United States where they live.  They are prolific and resilient creatures, often found in areas that have been heavily disturbed by agriculture or forestry efforts.  In fact, the two largest concentrations of pocket gophers in Thurston County were found at the Olympia Airport and the surrounding industrial park and at the nearby Fort Lewis Firing Range.  Interestingly, the very gophers who USFWS claims are threatened, thrive in the middle of the artillery impact range on a piece of land that has been repeatedly pulverized, destroyed, and burned for most of a century.  Now, both USFWS and the Thurston County planning department argue that building a home on 5 acres will so harm the gophers that a prospective homeowner must pay $42,000 for permission to apply for a home – maybe.

    Few observers accuse the USFWS of staying true to science or the facts when it comes to listing endangered species.  On the east side of Washington State, USFWS attempted to list the “White Bluffs Bladder Pod” as an endangered species certain that this plant was so rare that it justified land restrictions.  However, a local agricultural organization took samples of the “endangered” plant, conducted DNA tests, and determined that it was a very common weed found in many Western States.  USFWS still plans to list the plant as endangered regardless of the truth or science.  This wouldn’t be the first time USFWS has listed an animal on the Endangered Species list that wasn’t endangered.  In some cases, the listed animals haven’t even been proven to exist.

    The pocket gopher listing process has become just as silly.  No USFWS employee is willing to say how many of these endangered pocket gophers actually exist.  In fact, they tend to become angry if anyone dares ask.  Partly, this is because past population counts have proven to be wildly inaccurate.  Another reason government staff requires forced ignorance of the gopher population numbers is that it would lead to a logical question which they also refuse to answer – how many gophers do you need for them to no longer be considered threatened?  None dare even think these thoughts, at least not if you want the grant gravy train to continue.  Solving a real problem has never been the goal.

    Gophers can be killed, just not by humans
    Gophers are a natural part of the food chain, but Thurston County is the ultimate predator and plans to profit from the gopher tax they impose on new home owners.

    Interestingly enough, the DNA samples for this “endangered” gopher exist at the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife, but they refuse to allow an outside organization to take samples for an independant DNA test.  It is illegal for someone to trap a gopher and take independent samples – you could be arrested and get a criminal record like this guy.  Willful ignorance appears to be the order of the day in Thurston County and at the USFWS.  Science and the facts are entirely irrelevant.  The process is the point and the punishment.

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    Thurston County Invents $42,000 Gopher Tax for New …

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/thurstoncountyinvents42000gopher

    We the GovernedThurston County Invents $42,000 Gopher Tax for New Homeowners. March 1, 2016 Glen Morgan 2 Comments. The Thurston County Commissioners in collusion with the US Fish and Wildlife Service have ….. gallup poll results, they are here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/5392/trust-government.aspx.

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    Subject: County Gopher Tax??

    BRILLIANT! These greenies in Thurston County have outdone themselves here. Is this coming to all WA Counties in the future? Great article by our CAPR Director, Glen Morgan:

    Glen Morgan – Short Bio | We the Governed

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/glenmorgan-short-bio/

    Jan 10, 2016 – Glen Morgan was the Grassroots Director and the Property Rights Director … Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) “for exemplary performance in …

    https://www.wethegoverned.com/thurston-county-invents-42000-gopher-tax-for-new-homeowners/

    You can all learn a LOT from Glen’s website at: www.wethegoverened.com

    Stevens County CAPR,Chapter 15
    Rene’ Holaday
    www.capr.us/STEVENS/
    email: mrromantico@earthlink.net…don’t send anything to: rholaday7@hughesnet.com -I never open it. 😉
    509-935-8377

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    Just asking? Just saying….

    MORE PETTY LARCENY IN WASHINGTON STATE?


  • HB 2589 Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    HB 2589 Act for Woman’s Right to Bathroom Privacy

    A WA State ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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    I am pleased to see that SEVERAL of our WA State elected representatives have taken responsibility for nullifying the WA State Bathroom Rule Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015 and have taken an expeditious and appropriate legal action under HB 2589 to amend RCW 49.60.030.

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    Please call or email your elected WA State representatives and ask them to support HB 2589

    This Act provides and protects Woman/girls Right to Bathroom Privacy.
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    H-3300.2
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    HOUSE BILL 2589
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    State of Washington 64th Legislature 2016 Regular Session

    By Representatives G. Hunt, Short, Van Werven, Rodne, McCabe, Taylor, Holy, Manweller, Shea, Walsh, Scott, Muri, Smith, Schmick, Harmsworth, McCaslin, Kochmar, Condotta, MacEwen, Buys, Griffey, Wilson, Pike, Young, Klippert, Hawkins, Haler, Kretz, Wilcox, Zeiger, Dent, Hargrove, Hickel, Stambaugh, Caldier, Hayes, and Parker

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary

    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and AMENDING RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    The bottom line… full text below

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    full text

    Read first time 01/15/16. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. p. 1
    AN ACT Relating to allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities; and amending RCW 49.60.030.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
    Sec. 1. RCW 49.60.030 and 2009 c 164 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The right to be free from discrimination because of race,6creed, color, national origin, sex, honorably discharged veteran or7military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory,8mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or9service animal by a person with a disability is recognized as and10declared to be a civil right. This right shall include, but not be11limited to:12
    (a) The right to obtain and hold employment without13discrimination;14
    (b) The right to the full enjoyment of any of the accommodations,15advantages, facilities, or privileges of any place of public resort,16accommodation, assemblage, or amusement;17
    (c) The right to engage in real estate transactions without18discrimination, including discrimination against families with19children;20

    (d) The right to engage in credit transactions without discrimination; 2
    (e) The right to engage in insurance transactions or transactions 3 with health maintenance organizations without discrimination: 4 PROVIDED, That a practice which is not unlawful under RCW 48.30.300, 5 48.44.220, or 48.46.370 does not constitute an unfair practice for 6 the purposes of this subparagraph; 7
    (f) The right to engage in commerce free from any discriminatory 8 boycotts or blacklists. Discriminatory boycotts or blacklists for 9 purposes of this section shall be defined as the formation or 10 execution of any express or implied agreement, understanding, policy 11 or contractual arrangement for economic benefit between any persons 12 which is not specifically authorized by the laws of the United States 13 and which is required or imposed, either directly or indirectly, 14 overtly or covertly, by a foreign government or foreign person in 15 order to restrict, condition, prohibit, or interfere with or in order 16 to exclude any person or persons from any business relationship on 17 the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, honorably discharged 18 veteran or military status, sexual orientation, the presence of any 19 sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog 20 guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or national 21 origin or lawful business relationship: PROVIDED HOWEVER, That 22 nothing herein contained shall prohibit the use of boycotts as 23 authorized by law pertaining to labor disputes and unfair labor 24 practices; and 25
    (g) The right of a mother to breastfeed her child in any place of 26 public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement. 27
    (2) Any person deeming himself or herself injured by any act in 28 violation of this chapter shall have a civil action in a court of 29 competent jurisdiction to enjoin further violations, or to recover 30 the actual damages sustained by the person, or both, together with 31 the cost of suit including reasonable attorneys’ fees or any other 32 appropriate remedy authorized by this chapter or the United States 33 Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, or the Federal Fair Housing 34 Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 3601 et seq.). 35
    (3) Except for any unfair practice committed by an employer 36 against an employee or a prospective employee, or any unfair practice 37 in a real estate transaction which is the basis for relief specified 38 in the amendments to RCW 49.60.225 contained in chapter 69, Laws of 39 1993, any unfair practice prohibited by this chapter which is 40

    committed in the course of trade or commerce as defined in the 1 Consumer Protection Act, chapter 19.86 RCW, is, for the purpose of2applying that chapter, a matter affecting the public interest, is not3reasonable in relation to the development and preservation of4business, and is an unfair or deceptive act in trade or commerce.5

    (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public or private entity
    from limiting access to a private facility segregated by gender, such
    as a bathroom, restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, to a
    person if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or otherwise has
    genitalia of a different gender from that for which the facility is
    segregated. Nothing in this chapter grants any right to a person to
    access a private facility segregated by gender, such as a bathroom,
    restroom, toilet, shower, locker room, or sauna, of a public or
    private entity if the person is preoperative, nonoperative, or
    otherwise has genitalia of a different gender from that for which the
    facility is segregated.

    (5) Nothing in this section prevents a minor child or a person
    with a disability from entering a facility segregated by gender when
    the child or person is a different gender from the gender for which
    the facility is segregated if: (a) A parent, guardian, supervisor, or
    caretaker is escorting the minor child or the person with a
    disability to or from the facility, (b) the child or person is under
    the custody, control, supervision, or care of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker, and (c) the gender of the parent, guardian,
    supervisor, or caretaker is the same as the gender for which the
    facility is segregated.26
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    Question? What happens to the Chapter 162-32-010 WAC THAT TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015?

    Behind My Back | WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/08/wastatebathroomrule/

    Jan 8, 2016 – WA State Bathroom Rule SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY Chapter … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    What are informed voters going to do about Jay Inslee in 2016 ?

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes


  • 10,000 Syrian Immigrants to the USA?

    10,000 Syrian Immigrants to the USA?
    Plus 25,000 Syrian Immigrants into Canada?

    FOX NEWS UPDATE 1:49 PM TUES. NOV. 17, 2015

    33 STATE GOVERNORS  opposed the relocation of …

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    WA STATE GOV. INSLEE? ‘Washington welcomes those seeking refuge’
    “Inslee releases statement, I STAND FIRMLY WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA who said this morning, ‘We do not close our hearts to these victims of such VIOLENCE AND SOMEHOW START EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM.’
    www.kirotv.com › News KIRO TV 1 day ago – Inslee releases statement on Syrian refugees after Obama’s pledge photo. Muhammed Muheisen … #Syrian refugees and Washington state: Questions and answers … Want to talk about the news of the day? Watch free …
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    QUESTIONS FOR WA STATE GOV. INSLEE?

    WHO STARTED EQUATING SUCH VIOLENCE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?

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    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC WOKE UP TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

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    THE POLICY-MAKERS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS ASSIGNED TO PROTECT OUR NORTHERN FLANK

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    EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?

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    CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY? AFGHANISTAN TRAINED JIHAD TERRORIST EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA ON A 4000 MILE UNSECURED BORDER, EVEN INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM?
    FOR INSTANCE, FORMER MONTREAL, CANADA RESIDENT AHMED RESSAM WAS AN ALGERIAN-BORN AL-QAIDA OPERATIVE WHO WAS ARRESTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION INSPECTORS IN 1999 WHILE HE ATTEMPTING TO BRING A CARLOAD OF EXPLOSIVES INTO THE UNITED STATES.

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    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACK ON THE TWIN TOWERS IN NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC WOKE UP TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY
    WHEN IS WA STATE GOV. INSLEE GOING TO WAKE UP?
    The Millennium Plot – Ahmed Ressam’s Millennium … – PBS

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    TOO BAD FOR WA STATE CITIZENS, THAT GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE AND OUR WA STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH, OR BOTHERING TO READ, OR LEARNING FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY TERRORIST.
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    NOV. 17, 2015 THE BIG DEAL ON FOX NEWS , 30 GOVERNORS OF STATES REFUSE U.S. SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS

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    REALLY? ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL TELL YOU THAT 25,000 SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS BEING BROUGHT INTO CANADA, IS OVER TWICE THE THREAT, OF 10,000 SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS BEING BROUGHT INTO THE USA FOR HOMELAND SECURITY.

    SO GOV. INSLEE  IS DOUBLING DOWN….. WELCOMING 10,000, VEST AS VEST CAN, SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS TO THE USA…

    PLUS THE ADDED BONUS OF 25,000 CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY, VEST AS VEST CAN,  SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS  JUST WAITING TO CROSS THE 4000 MILES OF THE INSECURE CANADIAN  BOARDER INTO WA STATE… U.S.A.

    The 4,000 mile long U.S. / Canadian border has been described as the longest undefended border in the world.

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    CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY? AFGHANISTAN TRAINED JIHAD TERRORIST EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA ON A 4000 MILE UNSECURED BORDER, EVEN INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    LEARNING FROM HISTORY? ANYONE? ELECTED FEDERAL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES? THAT BOTHERED TO READ, AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL TELL YOU THAT CANADA IS AN IMMIGRANT HAVEN.

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    IF I POST THIS ENOUGH TIMES, OVER AND OVER WILL SOME ELECTED LIBERAL LEGISLATOR READ IT? LIKE MY ELECTED GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SERVANTS.

    The Millennium Plot – Ahmed Ressam’s Millennium … – PBS

    www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/trail/inside/cron.html
    PBS

    A chronology of Ressam’s years of travel, training and activities leading up to his foiled plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport in late December 1999.
    INDEED, CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY, JIHAD TERRORIST AHMED RESSAM EASY TO COME AND GO IN CANADA FOR GO TRAINING IN AFGHANISTAN, EASY TO GO BACK AND FORTH IN CANADA THEN EASY TO COME AND GO BACK AND FORTH IN THE USA. EVEN FOR INDIVIDUALS FROM COUNTRIES STRONGLY SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZED TERRORISM.

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    Canada’s Immigration Minister, Elinor Caplan, later said IT WAS NOT A SERIOUS OFFENSE TO PRESENT A FALSE PASSPORT TO GAIN ENTRY TO CANADA, noting that many legitimate refugees resort to doing so.

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    TOO BAD FOR WA STATE CITIZENS, THAT GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE AND OUR WA STATE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH, BOTHERING TO READ, OR LEARNING FROM THE HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICY.
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    Before September 11th 2001, the U.S. government had a only 350 Border Patrol agents along the entire Canadian border.
    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, WASHINGTON AWOKE TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
    The policy-makers at the Department of Homeland Security tripled the number of Border Patrol agents assigned to protect our northern flank. We now have in approximately 1,000 agents along our 4,000 mile northern frontier.

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    US Northern Border – U.S. Border Patrol

    www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol1920.htm

    The 4,000 mile long U.S. / Canadian border has been described as the longest undefended border in the world. Relations with the government of Canada …
    Northern Border, Part 1

    Relations with the government of Canada remain cordial. Canadian citizens can cross into the U.S. at will, traveling and vacationing without an official visa. Even living and working in the U.S. poses little problem for the Canadian citizen; visa requirements are very lenient for our “harmless” brothers and sisters to the north.
    Soon, any American citizen wishing to fly to or from Canada and the United States will be required to present a passport.
    The Canadian border is guarded on its northern side by the Canadian Mounties.
    Anyone familiar with Canadian immigration policy will tell you that Canada is an immigrant haven and one especially desirable for those seeking some form of asylum. Permanent resident status in Canada is easy to obtain even for individuals from countries strongly suspected of supporting organized terrorism.
    FOR INSTANCE, FORMER MONTREAL, CANADA RESIDENT AHMED RESSAM WAS AN ALGERIAN-BORN AL-QAIDA OPERATIVE WHO WAS ARRESTED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION INSPECTORS IN 1999 WHILE HE ATTEMPTING TO BRING A CARLOAD OF EXPLOSIVES INTO THE UNITED STATES.
    His intended target was the Los Angeles International Airport. Ressam was only caught because he attempted to smuggle his explosives through a port-of-entry. Had he been thinking, he would have slipped across the border just a few miles to either side of the port-of-entry and exploited the biggest weakness in all of U.S. homeland security.
    BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001, the U.S. government had a only 350 Border Patrol agents along the entire Canadian border.
    AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, WASHINGTON AWOKE TO CANADA’S LIBERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THAT ITS LACK OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WAS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.
    The policy-makers at the Department of Homeland Security tripled the number of Border Patrol agents assigned to protect our northern flank. We now have in approximately 1,000 agents along our 4,000 mile northern frontier.
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    Obama, 1 Day before Paris Massacres: ‘We’ve Contained ISIS’
    www.jewishpress.com › News & Views › Global › Europe
    The Jewish Press
    2 days ago – ISIS murderers threatening Obama in a YouTube video. … The White House bragged about U.S.-led airstrikes freeing an Iraqi city from ISIS rule …
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    AFTER NOVEMBER 13, 2015 PARIS ISIS TERRORIST MASSACRE WITH 129 DEAD AND 352 MUTILATED PEOPLE, FRANCE WOKE UP TO THE EU IMMIGRATION POLICY….. Europe’s migrant policy has been in focus after it emerged that two … “A Syrian ‘refugee’ appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack. THAT ITS LACK OF ENFORCEMENT CAUSED THE DISASTER???

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    Francois Hollande declares France is now at WAR with ISIS
    www.express.co.uk › News › World
    Daily Express
    13 hours ago – FRANCOIS HOLLANDE has told France that it is now at war with Islamic State (ISIS) and has pledged to DESTROY the evil jihadis with a SECOND bombing raid in the space of 24 hours. … The French President dramatic comments follow after the Paris terror attacks on Friday night which …
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    Obama rejects calls for change in anti-ISIL strategy … – Politico
    www.politico.com/story/2015/11/obama-antalya-215924
    Politico
    1 day ago – “What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of … Obama insisted that the strategy against the terror network needs to be …

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    As governors decry migrants, Obama holds line – CNBC.com
    www.cnbc.com/2015/…/us-states-to-turn-away-syrian-refugees.ht…
    CNBC (update 30 states governors)

    As Governors Decry Migrants, Obama Holds Line » Infowars …
    www.infowars.com/as-governors-decry-migrants-obama-hold…
    Alex Jones
    3 hours ago – State Department said it would not change its plan to accept 10,000 Syrian … Multiple state governors on Monday opposed the relocation of …
    1 hour ago – The State Department said it would not change its plan to accept 10,000 Syrian … Europe’s migrant policy has been in focus after it emerged that two … “A Syrian ‘refugee’ appears to have been part of the Paris terror attack.
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    and the bottom line…
    EVEN AFTER EQUATING AND DOCUMENTING CANADIAN IMMIGRATION POLICIES, REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF SUCH VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM?
    Gov. Jay Inslee: ‘Washington welcomes those seeking refuge’
    “Inslee releases statement, I STAND FIRMLY WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA who said this morning, ‘We do not close our hearts to these victims of such VIOLENCE AND SOMEHOW START EQUATING THE ISSUE OF REFUGEES WITH THE ISSUE OF TERRORISM.’
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    U.S. Rep. John Katko targets northern border security in his …
    www.syracuse.com/…/us_rep_john_katko_targets_northern_border_secu…
    Jan 22, 2015 – John Katko has authored his first bill in Congress, an effort aimed at beefing up security along the nation’s northern border with Canada. Katko …


  • Page (1) She Said American’s Are Not Stupid

    Page (1) She Said American’s Are Not Stupid

    And, I resent the hell out of clever elected politician’s that think we are.

    Gruber said,  “It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter,” And, “They proposed it and passed OBAMACARE, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference,”

    REALLY, Politicians are clever and American people are stupid

    The law was written behind closed doors  DEMOCRATS intentionally made the law confusing to mask the fact that the law instituted a new tax. Why’d the DEMOCRATS do this? Voters don’t like new taxes.

    DEMOCRATIC Policymakers crafting the law had to take POLITICS into account. And ALL POLITICIANS know that Voters don’t like new taxes.

    “It’s a very clever, you know, Elected politicians passed the Obama care Act  in the senate on December 24, 2009, and passed in the house on March 21, 2010. because the American people are too stupid to understand?  Call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever?

    POLITICIANS ARE CLEVER? AND REALLY, AMERICAN VOTERS ARE TOO STUPID TO  VOTE THEM OUT IN 2016

    As a concerned American Citizen, WATCH, THE NEWS, Be informed.

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    WATCH THE NEWS RESEARCH AND DOCUMENT
    (1) C-SPAN CABLE-SATELLITE PUBLIC AFFAIRS NETWORK, IS AN AMERICAN CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION NETWORK THAT WAS CREATED IN 1979 BY THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
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    SHE SAID, DON’T BOTHER TO WATCH
    WA STATE KBTC-TV PUBLIC TELEVISION. WHO KNEW THAT

    THE WA STATE KBTC TV PUBLIC TELEVISION IS “CERTAINLY NOT NEWS”?
    Starting in the spring of 2012, New Media Solutions (NMS) was contracted to re-format and produce the KBTC PROGRAM.

    KBTC New Media Solutions (NMS) Tom Layson HE SAID HE SPECIALIZES IN BRAND JOURNALISM. IT IS CERTAINLY NOT NEWS OR JOURNALISM, BUT IS RATHER A FLAVOR OF VIDEO PRODUCTION AND MARKETING THAT BORROWS FROM NEWS’ documentary and cinema verite styles.

    TO BRING VISUAL STORYTELLING TO THE PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND ENTITIES most importantly, more effectively harnesses authentic performances
    New Media Solutions (NMS) is here with to help KBTC NONPROFIT PUBLIC TELEVISION tell it, the BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE WAY with video production designed to grow sales, solicit funding, win clients, explain and train, and elevate brands
    http://www.newmediasolutions.tv/about/

    The KBTC station originally signed on the air September 25, 1961 as KTPS-TV, owned by TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Its offices and broadcasting center are located on the campus of owner BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE

    WA STATE KBTC-TV PUBLIC TELEVISION IS OWNED BY BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

    Over half of KBTC’s funding comes from viewers who support local public television through generous donations.

    Pacific Legal Foundation, QUESTION EVERYTHING

    WHERE DOES THE REST OF KBTC’s funding COME FROM?
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    (2) WATCH CBC Canada program “The National” for the global prospective
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    (3) WATCH FOX NEWS for the most urgent NEW problems
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    (4) WATCH The Local News for local crime and violence
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    (5) WATCH THE WEATHER CHANNEL the Global weather phenomena, whether the weather is global warming? climate change? or just part of Natural Born Monsters. Apr 16, 2014 – The jet stream’s plunging pattern is a long-standing natural phenomenon?

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    WATCH THE GROWING ….
    ‘Climate change industry’ now a $1.5 trillion global business …
    www.washingtontimes.com/…/climate-change-ind…
    The Washington Times
    Aug 11, 2015 – “The $1.5 trillion global ‘climate change industry’ grew at between 17 and …. 1.5 trillion dollar industry BUILT ON GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF AGENDA DRIVEN APPOINTED AGENCIES, GRANTS AND FUNDING TO NGO GLOBAL, NON-GOVERNMENT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS.
    DON’T FORGET THE PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS… GOVERNMENT UNIONS AND APPOINTED JUDGES.
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    WATCH THE GROWING NATIONAL DEBT OF THE DEAD ….
    BUILT ON GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF AGENDA DRIVEN APPOINTED AGENCIES, UNIONS, GRANTS AND FUNDING TO NGO GLOBAL, NON-GOVERNMENT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS .
    DON’T FORGET THE PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS… GOVERNMENT UNIONS AND APPOINTED JUDGES. (redundant? hardly)

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    SHE SAID, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WATCH WHAT’S GOING ON BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND QUESTION EVERYTHING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S PARTISAN POLITICAL AGENDA, period….
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    This is my 608th documented, investigative report posted on my website. Each published report requires several hours of research, to read thousands of words online, to become informed, to fully document the facts, from more than one reliable source, connect the dots, “She Said He Said” and track down the TRUTH AND POLITICS (today’s 6:45am to 2:00pm)
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    LEARNING FROM HISTORY
    Below, is just ONE CLASSIC EXAMPLE of what you can document, when you watch, when you do in-depth research and question everything.
    Every time I watched KBTC-TV PUBLIC TELEVISION, I knew there was something really weird going on with their political liberally slanted agenda programming?
    INDEED, QUESTION EVERYTHING
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    IF YOU ARE A CONCERNED CITIZEN AND REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN?
    WATCH THE NEWS LISTED ABOVE NUMBERS (1) THRU (5).

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    IF YOU WANT PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT WATCH PUBLIC BROADCAST STATION (PBS)
    OR IF YOU WANT? YOU CAN WATCH THE ” BS” FROM NEW MEDIA SOLUTIONS (NMS) ON KBTC-TV PUBLIC TELEVISION.
    WATCH THE VISUAL STORYTELLING TO THE PEOPLE, WATCH THE AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCES AND, TASTE THE FLAVOR OF(NMS) VIDEO PRODUCTIONS CINEMA VERITE STYLES.
    VERITE STYLES a documentary technique developed by the Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov (1896-1954)

    One of Dziga Vertov films is famous for the range of cinematic techniques.

    VERTOV INVENTS, DEPLOYS OR DEVELOPS, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, Dutch cuts, extreme close-ups tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animation and self-reflexive visuals (at one point it features a split-screen tracking shot; the sides have opposite Dutch angles).

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    she said “NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL (NMS) 2015 ENTERTAINMENT”

    VIDEO PRODUCTIONS CINEMA VERITE STYLES.
    The Man with the Kinocamera, or Living Russia)[1] is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors,[2] by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova.
    Vertov’s feature film, produced by the film studio VUFKU, presents urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa.[3] From dawn to dusk Soviet citizens are shown at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life.
    TO THE EXTENT THAT IT CAN BE SAID TO HAVE “CHARACTERS,” THEY ARE THE CAMERAMEN OF THE TITLE, THE FILM EDITOR, and the modern Soviet Union THEY DISCOVER AND PRESENT IN THE FILM.

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    Page 1, She Said – He Said, is just another chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere
    to be continued….


  • Olympic Peninsula OLYMPEX Water Project

    Olympic Peninsula OLYMPEX Water Project

    WOW…NASA IS LAUNCHING A SATELLITE TOGETHER WITH THE NASDA SPACE AGENCY OF JAPAN

    IT’S ALL ABOUT WATER.. the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) over the entire Earth.

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    AND, WOW…..THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IS AN IDEAL LOCATION to conduct a Ground Validation (GV) campaign for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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    YES Indeed, OLYMPEX  IS THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA WATER PROJECT

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    IT’S ALL ABOUT ALL OF OUR WATER ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

    EVERY SINGLE DROP.
    AND, you better pay attention…One of the most comprehensive ground validation (GV) field campaigns for GPM will be held from November 2015 through February 2016 ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST OF THE UNITED STATES.

    UW/OLYMPEX Home Page

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    My tip of the day? A benign email?

    Water is essential to life
    From: Streamkeepers [mailto:Streamkeepers@co.clallam.wa.us]
    Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:32 PM (full text at the very bottom)
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    WE THE PEOPLE ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA ARE BEING TARGETED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL WATER PROJECT CALLED THE GLOBAL PRECIPITATION MEASUREMENT (GPM) PROGRAM.

    Satellite Water Surveillance

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    WHY US?

    BECAUSE? THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IS AN “IDEAL LOCATION” TO CONDUCT A GV CAMPAIGN FOR GPM.
    It is situated within an active mid-latitude winter storm track in the northwest corner of Washington State. It reliably receives among the highest annual precipitation amounts in North America ranging from over 2500 mm on the coast to about 4000 mm in the mountainous interior.

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    WHY US?

    BECAUSE? THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IS AN “IDEAL SIZE” TO CONDUCT A GV CAMPAIGN FOR GPM.
    This unique venue is of an ideal size for A FIELD CAMPAIGN INVOLVING AIRCRAFT, RADARS AND OTHER GROUND-BASED SENSORS.
    Added for clarity of other, a satellite with a dual frequency (Ka and Ku band) radar and passive microwave sensors (10-183 GHz frequencies)

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    WHY OLYMPEX?

    OLYMPEX will be able to monitor the storm characteristics and processes over the ocean, their modification over complex terrain and the resulting hydrologic impacts.

    WHY OLYMPEX?

    OLYMPEX is ideally suited to quantify the accuracy and sources of variability and uncertainty inherent to GPM measurements in such a varied region.
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    OLYMPEX THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IDEAL LOCATION WATER PROJECT
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    OUTLINE ON OLYMPEX

    OLYMPEX will be conducted as an integrated validation program that will simultaineously address several GPM goals:

    To address the broad focus of OLYMPEX, the ground validation program will include accurate measurements of all aspects of the hydrological cycle on a range of spatial and temporal scales.

    Specifically, OLYMPEX will monitor and measure the following quantities:

    These requirements will be met with an integrated approach, including:

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    THE BOTTOM LINE ON OLYMPEX

    Through this combination of surface-based instrumentation, snowpack monitoring strategies, multi-frequency radars, aircraft satellite simulators, aircraft and surface-based microphysical measurements, hydrologic measurements and numerical model estimates of many of these quantities, OLYMPEX will provide an unprecedented integrated picture of the surface and in-cloud microphysical properties and their variability that can be transferred to wide-range meteorological and topographic conditions.
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    OLYMPEX Summary

    The current Operations Plan is here.
     The NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) program together with the NASDA space agency of Japan will launch a satellite with a dual frequency (Ka and Ku band) radar and passive microwave sensors (10-183 GHz frequencies) for measuring precipitation over the Earth. This satellite will serve as a calibration reference for a constellation of satellites operated by several countries. It is crucial to validate the GPM satellite measurements at various location around the world. The NASA GPM Ground Validation Program is coordinating ground validation field campaigns at key locations. One of the most comprehensive ground validation field campaigns for GPM will be held from November 2015 through February 2016 on the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

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    The primary goal of this campaign, called OLYMPEX, is to validate rain and snow measurements in midlatitude frontal systems moving from ocean to coast to mountains and to determine how remotely sensed measurements of precipitation by GPM can be applied to a range of hydrologic, weather forecasting and climate data.

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    The Olympic Peninsula is an ideal location to conduct a GV campaign for GPM. It is situated within an active mid-latitude winter storm track in the northwest corner of Washington State. It reliably receives among the highest annual precipitation amounts in North America ranging from over 2500 mm on the coast to about 4000 mm in the mountainous interior. This unique venue is of an ideal size for a field campaign involving aircraft, radars and other ground-based sensors. OLYMPEX will be able to monitor the storm characteristics and processes over the ocean, their modification over complex terrain and the resulting hydrologic impacts. OLYMPEX is ideally suited to quantify the accuracy and sources of variability and uncertainty inherent to GPM measurements in such a varied region.
    OLYMPEX will be conducted as an integrated validation program that will simultaineously address several GPM goals:
     Physical validation of the precipitation (rain and snow) algorithms for both the GPM MIcrowave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR).
     How precipitation mechanisms in midlatitude frontal systems and their modification by terrain affect GPM rainfall estimation uncertainties.
     Quantifying the accuracy and uncertainty of the GPM precipitation data and its hydrologic applicability.
     Merging numerical modeling and satellite observations to optimize precipitation estimation in hybrid monitoring systems of the future.

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    To address the broad focus of OLYMPEX, the ground validation program will include accurate measurements of all aspects of the hydrological cycle on a range of spatial and temporal scales.

    Specifically, OLYMPEX will monitor and measure the following quantities:
     Seasonal accumulation of the snowpack (in terms of snow water equivalent, or SWE) over the higher terrain, and its variability in the rain/snow transition zone.
     The storm-by-storm liquid and frozen precipitation at multiple sites over the coast, the lowlands, foothills and mountains.
     The upstream meteorological conditions over the Pacific Ocean.
     Brightband variability in height and over ocean, coastal and mountain surfaces.
     Microphysical properties within all sectors of midlatitude storms, before and after their passage over complex terrain.
     Emissivity of a variety of surfaces including the ocean, coastal lowlands, forest and snow-covered mountains.
     River response and runoff.

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    These requirements will be met with an integrated approach, including:
     Surface precipitation gauge networks and snowpack monitoring instrumentation.
     Accurate surface measurements of falling liquid and solid precipitation using a combination of radar and gauge instruments.
     Disdrometer networks to measure microphysical properties of falling hydrometeors.
     A suite of scanning, dual-polarization and vertically pointing surface-based radars.
     Satellite-simulator and microphysical measurements from aircraft.
     Stream flow monitoring.
     Use of numerical modeling tuned with ground-based data to estimate microphysical properties of precipitation and accumulated snow on the ground for the more remote areas where it is difficult to obtain direct surface measurements.

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    THE BOTTOM LINE
    Through this combination of surface-based instrumentation, snowpack monitoring strategies, multi-frequency radars, aircraft satellite simulators, aircraft and surface-based microphysical measurements, hydrologic measurements and numerical model estimates of many of these quantities, OLYMPEX will provide an unprecedented integrated picture of the surface and in-cloud microphysical properties and their variability that can be transferred to wide-range meteorological and topographic conditions.

    For questions, contact Lynn McMurdie)

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    My tip of the day? The benign email….
    From: Streamkeepers [mailto:Streamkeepers@co.clallam.wa.us]
    Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:32 PM
    Citizen Scientists Needed to Monitor Olympic Precipitation
    Water is essential to life. Our changing climate is making the dry season longer, reducing snowpack in the mountains, and increasing the runoff from rainstorms. New technology promises to help us monitor the amount, timing and type of precipitation. The Olympic Peninsula has been selected as a proving ground to calibrate the instrumentation and interpretation of the data. The project is called OLYMPEX and it is being coordinated by the University of Washington. They are asking for our help in collecting precipitation data; and the more data we can provide to the project, the better the precipitation, snowpack, water supply, runoff, habitat, and flooding information will be in our area. Go here to learn how you can get your rain gauge and where to report your data. The rain gauge cost is about $30.


  • Senator Cantwell on Public Education

    Senator Cantwell on Public Education
    I sent two comments on public education to my federally elected representatives
    Senators Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Representative Derek Kilmer.

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    Testing Revolt In Washington State
    Posted on September 9, 2015 10:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Common Core Education vs. Charter Schools
    Posted on September 6, 2015 12:14 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
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    Snippet from Senator Maria Cantwells’ robo response OFFICE

    I have heard from so many of my constituents about the need to improve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to better support Washington’s students and teachers. I am heartened that THE SENATE PASSED THE EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT, which offers an opportunity for real progress in our nation’s K-12 schools.
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    Is Senator Maria Cantwell supporting concerned Parents and Grandparents?
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    The Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)

    You can read this 5 PAGE Government DOCUMENT…

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    The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
    www.help.senate.gov/…/The_Every_Child_Achieves…
    United States Senate
    1. The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. TITLE I –. Lets states develop accountability systems – The bill ends the federal test-based accountability system of No …

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    Or, you can read.

    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) a 792 page Government document
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    OR… You can read it below or download …

    Every Child Achieves Act: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    www.americanprinciplesinaction.org/…/every-child-achieves-act-a-wolf-i…
    Jul 1, 2015 – American Principles In Action has just released a list of 21 reasons to oppose the Every Child Achieves Act.

     

    No Child Left Behind Rewrite Will Drive a National Education Agenda The following is a nonexhaustive list of fatal problems with the bill.
    1.The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) is 792 pages, 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB) — hardly a move in the right direction.
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    One response …. From: the robo response Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:09 AM
    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me about elementary and secondary education. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    On July 16, 2015, I joined my colleagues in the Senate in passing the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177), a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replace the badly broken No Child Left Behind Act. As you may know, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the federal government’s comprehensive K-12 education law. This bill now heads to a conference committee where conferees will reconcile the differences between this bill and the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R.5).

    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) makes a number of important changes to some of No Child Left Behind’s most onerous provisions. ECAA repeals adequate yearly progress (AYP), giving states the responsibility of developing their own goals and test-based accountability systems. This is especially important in Washington since the U.S. Department of Education revoked our state’s waiver, resulting in Washington losing flexibility over how to use crucial federal funding. The Every Child Achieves Act ends states’ needs for waivers and restores power over low-performing schools to the states.

    This bill also includes a new grant program to encourage states to improve high-quality early education. There is clear and convincing science that early childhood education plays an important role in preparing students to succeed in kindergarten and throughout their school career. In March, I signed a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions urging significant new investments in quality early learning programs as part of a reauthorization of ESEA, and I am pleased that this bill includes a provision to expand access for early childhood education.

    The Every Child Achieves Act also includes a dedicated funding stream to support partnerships between schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations to support student achievement and teacher training in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects. I am a strong supporter of these partnerships and was a cosponsor of legislation that created this program in 2001. I am especially pleased that this reauthorization contains a provision that places an emphasis on increasing access to STEM subjects for women, minority students, low-income students, and other groups that are frequently underrepresented in STEM careers. I strongly believe STEM education is critical to keeping American students competitive in the 21st century.

    Unfortunately, there are a number of proposals that I supported on the Senate floor that did not receive enough votes for inclusion in this bill. One of these was an amendment offered by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) that I cosponsored. This provision is aimed at prohibiting discrimination against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools, and holding schools accountable for ignoring both discrimination and harassment. I have been a longtime supporter of this proposal, known as the Student Non-Discrimination Act, and am disappointed that the full Senate failed to adopt it.

    I also supported a number of amendments that would strengthen accountability in the underlying bill. While it is important that states have the power to set their own goals and design plans for improvement that fit their unique needs, there should be guardrails in place to ensure that states do not ignore chronically failing student subgroups or extremely low-performing schools. It is my hope that the need for increased accountability will be appropriately addressed in the conference committee.

    I have deep concerns about the House-passed ESEA reauthorization bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). This bill contains a provision known as Title I portability that would allow federal dollars to follow students to any school district and any school. Portability would drive resources away from high-poverty districts and schools, devastating the schools where these funds are most needed. I strongly opposed proposals to adopt portability in the Every Child Achieves Act, which failed to receive enough votes for inclusion.

    I have heard from so many of my constituents about the need to improve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to better support Washington’s students and teachers. I am heartened that the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act, which offers an opportunity for real progress in our nation’s K-12 schools. It is my hope that the bipartisan effort we have seen throughout the crafting and consideration of this bill thus far will continue in the conference committee.
    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator
    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/

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    Another response….From: the robo response Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell
    To: phew@wavecable.com
    Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 9:09 AM
    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Ms. Hewett,
    Thank you for contacting me regarding charter schools. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    A quality public education is at the core of the American promise of opportunity and equality for all. Providing a free education to every child, regardless of ethnicity, religion, social background, or ability, is one of our government’s most important responsibilities and one that should not be taken lightly. As you know, charter schools are publicly funded, independently-managed schools that operate under nonprofit organizations. Currently, 42 states and the District of Columbia have charter schools.

    On September 4, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Washington’s charter school law violates the state constitution, which states public school funds may only be used to support “common schools.” In this decision, the Court voted that charter schools are not “common schools” because they are run by appointed boards or nonprofit organizations, and therefore not subject to local control and accountability.

    This ruling strikes down Washington’s charter schools law, which passed in November 2012 when Washington voters approved Initiative 1240. This initiative created the nine-member Washington State Charter School Commission, which manages and oversees Washington’s charter school system. Since its establishment in 2013, the commission has approved nine charter schools across the state. On September 9, the commission announced it would no longer continue to operate.

    This issue is under the purview of the Washington state government, I recommend that you contact your state representative or state senator to express your views by calling the Washington State Legislative Hotline at 800-562-6000 or through the legislature’s website at http://www.leg.wa.gov. However, should this matter be considered by the United States Senate, please rest assured that I will keep your views in mind.
    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/
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    My bottom line comment…….
    AS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
    We HAD NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and we have NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE
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    AND, NOW WE HAVE  A NEW 792 page FEDERAL ACT (LAW).
    The Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) is 122 pages (20%) longer than No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    AND, WE AS CONCERNED AMERICAN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, STILL HAVE NO CHILD LEFT OUTSIDE OF FEDERALLY CONTROLLED PUBLIC EDUCATION.
     — hardly a move in the right direction.
    Question is? what are we, AS CONCERNED PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS,  going to do about it?

  • Ecology’s Back “Amended Plus ” SMP WAC’S

    Ecology’s Back “Amended Plus ” SMP WAC’S
    This is an area of statewide concern. Ecology is “BEGINNING” rulemaking “TO AMEND SEVERAL” of the rules related to implementation of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA)

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    Please send this out to notify

    ALL WA STATE VESTED PRIVATE SHORELINE PROPERTY OWNERS

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    ECOLOGY STATES
    We have already reached out to INTERESTED parties such as the
    WA Department of Commerce (for Growth Management Act consistency), Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

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    ECOLOGY STATES
    We will communicate with STAKEHOLDERS through the agency email lists (WAC Track and program lists), a rulemaking web page, e-mail, and regular mail.

    We intend to get feedback and early input from A LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOUNDING BOARD.

    WE WILL CONSULT WITH INTERESTED TRIBES.

    ECOLOGY STATES

    WE WILL RELEASE A PRELIMINARY DRAFT RULE FOR INFORMAL COMMENT SO WE CAN GET MORE INPUT …..”BEFORE WE PROPOSE A FORMAL DRAFT RULE (CR-102) FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.”

    We will hold “PUBLIC HEARINGS” on the draft rule (CR-102) that are accessible to interested parties throughout the state.
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    IS COUNTY GOVERNMENT INTERESTED?
    ARE VESTED SHORELINE PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS INTERESTED?

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    HOW INTERESTED PARTIES CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE DECISION TO ADOPT THE NEW RULE AND FORMULATION OF THE PROPOSED RULE BEFORE PUBLICATION:

    (List names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail of persons to contact; describe meetings, other exchanges of information, etc.)
    Rule Coordinator:
    Michelle Wilcox, SEA Program,
    WA State Department of Ecology,
    PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
    Phone: 360-407-7676.
    E-mail:smarulemaking@ecy.wa.gov.

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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Dumar, Laurie (ECY)
    To: ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK@LISTSERV.WA.GOV
    Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 4:56 PM
    Subject: Ecology rulemaking filing: Shoreline Management Act

    Ecology filed the following rulemaking with the Office of the Code Reviser:

    September 2, 2015
    Rule preproposal

    • Permits for oil or natural gas exploration activities conducted from state marine waters (WAC 173-15)
    • Shoreline management act – streams and rivers constituting shorelines of the state (WAC 173-18)
    • Shoreline management act – lakes constituting shorelines of the state (WAC 173-20)
    • Adoption of designations of shorelands and wetlands associated with shorelines of the state (WAC 173-22)
    • State master program approval\amendment procedures and master program guidelines (WAC 173-26)
    • Shoreline management permit and enforcement procedures (WAC 173-27)
    Thank you for using WAC Track!

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    This is attachment A

    RULEMAKING IS NECESSARY TO:

    1.CLARIFY THE PROCESS TO COMPLY WITH THE PERIODIC REVIEW REQUIREMENT PER RCW 90.58.080 as the first round of Shoreline Master Program
    (SMP) REVIEWS WILL BE DUE TO ECOLOGY JUNE 2019;

    2. Simplify the process for approving minor updates to SMPs;

    3. Update the list of shorelines of the state to be consistent with the SMP updates;

    4. Ensure consistency with amendments to statute since the last rule revision;

    5. Capture any administrative updates since the last rule revision;

    6. Consider clarifying the planning process for water-dependent uses INCLUDING SALMON NET PENS; AND,

    7. Consider including a new section on planning for coastal hazards.
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    THIS IS A REALLY BIG LAND GRABBER…..
    DESIGNATING THE ASSOCIATED SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS

    • Adoption of designations of shorelands and wetlands associated with shorelines of the state (WAC 173-22)

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    Ecology’s full text
    Ecology rulemaking filing: Shoreline Management Act
    Chapters 173-15, 173-18, 173-20, 173-22, 173-26, 173-27 WAC
    Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Rules
    PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
    CR-101 (June 2004)(Implements RCW 34.05.310)
    Do NOT use for expedited rule making
    Agency: Department of Ecology AO #15-06
    Subject of possible rule making:
    Ecology is beginning rulemaking to amend several of the rules related to implementation of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) RCW 90.58,
    SPECIFICALLY:
    • Chapter 173-15 WAC -Permits for Oil or Natural Gas Exploration Activities Conducted from State Marine Waters
    • Chapter 173-18 WAC -SMA–Streams and Rivers Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • Chapter 173-20 WAC -SMA–Lakes Constituting Shorelines of the State
    • CHAPTER 173-22 WAC -ADOPTION OF DESIGNATIONS OF SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORELINES OF THE STATE
    • Chapter 173-26 WAC -State Master Program Approval/Amendment Procedures and Master Program Guidelines
    • Chapter 173-27 WAC -Shoreline Management Permit and Enforcement Procedures

    Statutes authorizing the agency to adopt rules on this subject :RCW 90.58.060 REQUIRES ECOLOGY TO PERIODICALLY REVIEW AND UPDATE WAC 173-26.

    The last rule update was in 2011 and focused mostly on GEODUCK AQUACULTURE.

    OTHER CHAPTERS ARE BEING INCLUDED IN THE UPDATE TO IMPROVE CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY ACROSS THE RULES.

    Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish:
    This is Attachment A……

    Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish:
    RULEMAKING IS NECESSARY TO:

    1.CLARIFY THE PROCESS TO COMPLY WITH THE PERIODIC REVIEW REQUIREMENT PER RCW 90.58.080 as the first round of Shoreline Master Program

    (SMP) REVIEWS WILL BE DUE TO ECOLOGY JUNE 2019;

    2. Simplify the process for approving minor updates to SMPs;

    3. Update the list of shorelines of the state to be consistent with the SMP updates;

    4. Ensure consistency with amendments to statute since the last rule revision;

    5. Capture any administrative updates since the last rule revision;

    6. Consider clarifying the planning process for water-dependent uses INCLUDING SALMON NET PENS; AND,

    7. Consider including a new section on planning for coastal hazards.

    Reasons why rules on this subject may be needed and what they might accomplish (continued)
    Identify OTHER FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES THAT REGULATE THIS SUBJECT AND THE PROCESS COORDINATING THE RULE WITH THESE AGENCIES:

    Local governments must follow the SMP Guidelines (Chapter 173-26 WAC) when drafting their local shoreline master programs.

    The Guidelines translate the broad policies of the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58.020) INTO STANDARDS FOR REGULATION of shoreline uses.

    We have already reached out to interested parties such as the
    WA Department of Commerce (for Growth Management Act consistency), Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

    Process for developing new rule (check all that apply):
    Negotiated rule making n/a
    Pilot rule making n/a
    Agency study n/a
    OTHER (DESCRIBE)
    We will use standard rulemaking.

    We will communicate with stakeholders through the agency email lists (WAC Track and program lists), a rulemaking web page, e-mail, and regular mail.

    We intend to get feedback and early input from A LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOUNDING BOARD.

    WE WILL CONSULT WITH INTERESTED TRIBES.

    WE WILL RELEASE A PRELIMINARY DRAFT RULE FOR INFORMAL COMMENT SO WE CAN GET MORE INPUT …..”BEFORE WE PROPOSE A FORMAL DRAFT RULE (CR-102) FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.”

    We will hold “PUBLIC HEARINGS” on the draft rule (CR-102) that are accessible to interested parties throughout the state.

    HOW INTERESTED PARTIES CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE DECISION TO ADOPT THE NEW RULE AND FORMULATION OF THE PROPOSED RULE BEFORE PUBLICATION:
    (List names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail of persons to contact; describe meetings, other exchanges of information, etc.)

    Rule Coordinator:
    Michelle Wilcox, SEA Program,
    WA State Department of Ecology,
    PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

    Phone: 360-407-7676.
    E-mail:smarulemaking@ecy.wa.gov.

    VISIT THE SEA PROGRAM RULE
    web page at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/rules/rulemaking-index.html

    Join the Listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-SHORELINE-RULE
    Learn more about Shoreline Master Programs at:
    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/index.html

    DATE 09/01/15 CODE REVISER USE ONLY
    NAME (TYPE OR PRINT)
    Gordon White
    SIGNATURE
    TITLE Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program Manager