Digest our local news: strike ends, county settles on court case, hunting season arrives, Reichart retires

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Greetings Conservatives!   Picture: central washington on fire   This week is short and sweet. I have no announcements to make, and no issue to spotlight.   Local News Digest “San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim.” (Journal) The county admitted no fault, and settled for a very small amount of money. If there was really a case, the settlement would have been much higher. The county risk pool apparently decided to settle. Whatever else he may be, Ron Krebs seems a very decent person, so it would take quite a bit for me to believe allegations of wrongdoing… Click Here to Read More

SJI strike, ferry drama continues, locals on harassment of Republicans and more

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GREETINGS CONSERVATIVES!   As residents of an island, I think we know better than many how vulnerable one can be when things go wrong. We express our sincerest condolences to those in harms way as Hurricane Harvey causes untold devastation and trauma. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Houston Chronicle lists some ways you can help. Locals Respond to SJCRP Statement on Harassment of Republicans This week our press release regarding harassment Republicans received in the county fair was covered by all of Sound Publishing’s papers. It was posted online in the Journal, the Sounder, and the Islands weekly. Islands Guardian chose not… Click Here to Read More

Unfair Fair (can’t help it), Immigration Measure Pushback, and Local News Updates

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Greetings Conservatives!   Fair Debrief Fair results posted in the Sounder here. A statement by SJC Republican Party, passed as a resolution of the Central Committee, and signed by 12 conservatives myself included, was published in all three papers (here in the Sounder). We received more harassment at the county fair than in any year previous. It will be in the print versions this coming week. The paper also ran a short peice about the protestors at our booth, which was the most commented article I’ve ever seen. Thank you to Michelle Loftus for standing up on that thread. I was there working alone the night… Click Here to Read More

County makes it illegal to enforce the law

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Greetings Conservatives!   “Sanctuary County” passes You may have heard that the county passed a sanctuary county measure. The media is saying that nobody spoke against it. That’s not actually true. We sent in several letters, had a con statement for the voter’s guide, and we did have one couple show up and brave the crowd at the Aug 15th meeting. However, with very little time to fight it, many of our most active people gone, and everyone else severely overscheduled I do think all of us in the Republican party fell short, both membership and leadership. As it turned out,… Click Here to Read More

Contrary to what you may think, there are not enough “con” statements! (I tried to work “convict” in there too…)

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Greetings!  If you are directed here from the newsletter, note that SJI received a shortened version of this email.   We still need people for the fair. Click here to sign up. We are very short on Friday and Saturday. We also need some help with setup and takedown. Our other urgent need is the sanctuary county issue. We need people to write letters (contact info here) and show up to the Aug 15th county council meeting where this will be discussed. One conservative who attended the most recent council meeting overheard someone say “Well, no one opposes the sanctuary county measure…”… Click Here to Read More