Hello Loyal Readers,
Good morning folks, time to leap right in with the Odds and Ends of the week.
Sen. Doug Ericksen, well-known journalist threatener and occasional legislator, proclaimed his love for nuclear power recently. His latest proposal would change how we calculate “green” energy so that it included our massive hydroelectric dams and thereby reduce the incentives for power companies to invest in wind and solar. But don’t worry, Sen. Ericksen has a plan. “Maybe we’ll get there someday, build some nukes [nuclear power plants] and get a better energy policy,” Ericksen said in an interview with Crosscut. Apparently he isn’t familiar with how well that worked out when Skagit tried it last time.
The Chuckanut Park measure succeeded by a a slim margin of 122 votes. I must say, this result surprised me. While I favored the measure, I felt like the opposition to the park had done a thorough job of stirring up concerns over the authority granted to the Parks District and that with low-turnout, this measure would fail. Well, shows what a lousy prognosticator I am. Turnout was a respectably high 46.5% and the measure passed.
Finally, the lawsuit involving Sheriff Elfo firing a deputy who publicly opposed his reelection campaign has finally been filed. I will have more details soon.
Enjoy the three day weekend, I have a full queue of posts next week so see you then!