By Guest Editorial Roger Harnack
Publisher Free Press Publishing 

A fresh twist on a separate state


January 29, 2020

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 statehood.

We should’ve gotten to this divorce at several times in our state history already. This time is different, however. Seattle-ites and King County elitists are bitter the rest of the state rebelled, resoundingly rejecting their high-tax theology. The straw that broke the camel’s back: Initiative 976, the Tim Eyman measure that caps the cost of licensing tab fees at $30 for most non-commercial vehicles.

Those elitists lament the “anti-democratic” election in which all of easter...

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