- Editor’s note: Andrew Cuomo charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor sex crime, from NBC News.
- “We hope that all men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior,” quoting Mariann Wang, a lawyer representing two other harassment victims.
- My hope is that at Yelm City Hall, “men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior,” too!
- Though innocent until proven otherwise, if an independent, third party investigation concludes that City Administrator Grayum abused his power by harassing and intimating women and men, there should be consequences for him, as well, including and not limited to censure from the council. This is the way this behavior can not be hidden from his next potential employer or executive search firm.
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+ The Olympian: Gov. Inslee defends Climate Commitment Act veto, vows to continue this work with Tribes – “The success of the Tribal communities is the success of the broader non-Tribal communities,” Inslee said.
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MSNBC’s Opinions by Joyce Vance: Democracy is dying a slow death in America. At least we have the filibuster! Fewer days for early voting? No Sundays? Strict, expensive identification requirements in order to vote? Who cares?
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Truthout: Reporters Blast Wall Street Journal for Publishing Misleading Trump Op-Ed [Ed. note: Consider the source – Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal.]