Category Archives: Government

US Representative Darrell Issa’s Statement on Justice Kavanaugh

Justice Brent KavanaughOct 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, released the following statement on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

“The swearing in this evening of Justice Brett Kavanaugh brings a just and honorable end to a terribly distressing confirmation process that repeatedly threatened to upend the most vital standards of fundamental fairness. That it did not succeed will restore at least some confidence that the system can work as intended, and that the American experiment has once again proved as durable as ever.

“What should never be forgotten, however, is the damage that has been done. This was supposed to be a fair and reasoned review of a nominee’s record on the bench, understanding of the Constitution, and vision of the role of the federal judiciary. It was instead a carefully coordinated political attack that was plotted in secret, coordinated among Senators and staff, and intended to destroy a good man. This did, indeed, replace the doctrine of advice and consent with a mission to search and destroy.

“It is my full expectation that as an Associate Justice, Brett Kavanaugh will display the same careful consideration for the facts, adherence to the law as written, and impartial and independent judicial temperament that has marked his entire judicial career. I further trust that he will be able to look past the terrible way he and his family were treated by powerful interests in Washington, keep faith that he persevered through it all, and serve with honor and distinction for many years to come.

“Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh.”

 

City of Del Mar Contractors Using Deadly Chemicals in Public Spaces

The following is an email I sent to Del Mar City Manager Scott Huth on September 7, 2018: Hi Scott – I hope all is well. This morning on her 2nd birthday, I was walking my daughter down to the tot lot by the beach. We stopped to check our mail at the post office… Continue Reading

Open Letter to Senator Maria Cantwell from The Washington State Debate Coalition

Dear Senator Cantwell: We know that you agree Washington residents deserve highly promoted, visible and accessible candidate debates that are broadcast to voters across the state. That’s why we are especially disappointed in your campaign’s decision not to participate in the two public debates organized by the Washington State Debate Coalition. We hope you will… Continue Reading

EPA And Oregon Partner To Monitor Air Quality

EPA And Oregon Partner To Monitor Air Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $314,375 to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to support air monitoring programs. The grant will help ODEQ maintain the state’s monitoring network for hazardous air pollutants. The state’s program also helps reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants and enforcement of air regulations within the state.  “EPA and… Continue Reading

Francis Montojo, Seattle Native Plays a Key Role in Unique Navy Mission

Francis Montojo, Seattle Native Plays a Key Role in Unique Navy Mission

A 1998 Fairfield High School graduate and Seattle native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard Commander, Submarine Group 9. Lt. Cmdr. Francis Montojo, a strategic weapons officer, serves at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington, not far from Seattle.  As a strategic weapons officer, Montojo is responsible for overseeing… Continue Reading

Mayor Faulconer Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits

Mayor Faulconer Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits

Mayor Faulconer Pushing for Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits. Analysis Finds Less Than One Percent of 2017 Bills Issued Incorrectly, but Changes Still Needed in Quality Control, Customer Service and Meter Reading Oversight Mayor Faulconer Wants Sweeping Reforms in San Diego Public Utilities Department Following Independent Audits Following a rise… Continue Reading

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council. The City Council has agreed to study expanding operations at the temporary men’s shelter at Lincoln Center to year-round. The center is located at 116th St NE. Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council Currently, the emergency shelter, which… Continue Reading

AIADA Responds to U.S.-EU Trade Announcement

AIADA Responds to U.S.-EU Trade Announcement on July 25, 2018 that the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to avoid the further escalation of trade tensions. President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström at the White House to address the trade issue, including automotive… Continue Reading

AIADA Responds to US – EU Trade Announcement

The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today reacted to an announcement that the U.S. and the European Union reached an agreement to avoid the further escalation of trade tensions. President Donald Trump today met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his top trade official Cecilia Malmström at the White House to address the… Continue Reading

The Washington Coalition for Open Government Honors Three Citizens Who Opposed SB 6617

Washington Coalition for Open Government Exposes Washington State Legislature Exempting Themselves from Public Record Act The Washington Coalition for Open Government is lauding the efforts of three Washington residents who personally asked the state legislature to vote no on SB 6617, a bill WCOG strongly opposes. The Coalition will honor former Whidbey Examiner Owner Kasia… Continue Reading