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 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Take a step toward preventing tracking

Are government agencies and big tech tracking your every move via your smartphone? The answer is: maybe. Gov. Jay Inslee has repeatedly said the state is using smartphone data to track interactions an...

 

Contact tracing and restaurant tabs on you

Voluntary must have a different meaning inside state government offices. Last Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and other participants in his coronavirus press conference said participation in a statewide...

 

A fresh twist on a separate state

A Seattle columnist is metaphorically calling for creation of the state of “King.” He has revived an old idea, that King County secede from Washington. Hey, King County, you’ve got my vote for...

 

If anything needs voter outrage, this is it

The Washington Bankers Association has taken the mantle on an issue all state taxpayers should be outraged over—the Legislature’s use of title-only bills. In the waning days of the 2019...

 

Your money is illegally paying for political ads

To taxpayers, it’s just plain common sense. Elected officials, public employees, and supporting boards and agencies cannot use taxpayer resources to campaign for or against a candidate or office or...

 

Tell the 'employees' to get their hands out of your wallet

At work and at home, we all have to make ends meet. We look at how much money we have and decide what we can afford. If our bank accounts are low, we hold off spending, ask for a raise or save money....

 

We're in the crosshairs of big-city liberal targeting

Until recently, I believed much of the to-do about whether sheriffs in our state’s 39 counties should enforce new gun-control measures enacted under Initiative 1639 was really about the difference...

 

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