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WDI submits amicus brief to Court of Appeals in defense of Olympus Spa

Olympus Spa

WASHINTON, D.C.—Women’s Declaration International’s USA Chapter has submitted an amicus brief (otherwise known as a friend of the court) to the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals in defense of Olympus Spa, a Lynnwood-based business currently entangled in a human rights commission battle. WDI is an explicitly non-partisan feminist group created by women, for women, […]

Lynnwood Public Facilities District meeting on February 6

Lynnwood Public Facilities

LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood Public Facilities District, now called “The District,” will conduct a hybrid meeting to take place at the Lynnwood Public Facilities District Conference Room located at 3815 196th St SW in Lynnwood. Participants may also zoom into the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2024. Meeting date and time: 10 a.m. – […]

Lynnwood PFD holds impromptu Special Meeting providing no remote access

Lynnwood PFD

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 9, 2023—The Lynnwood Public Facilities District (PFD renamed the District) held an impromptu Special Meeting Thursday, October 26, to discuss its By-Laws and Charter changes. For the first time in years the District did not include a zoom link to this meeting limiting public access. The notice of a Special Meeting was […]

Allegations of discrimination against The District Director and Board Chair

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 21, 2023—Citizen Action Defense Fund has launched an investigation into alleged discrimination of Lynnwood Public Facilities District (PFD) board member Vivian Dong by Board Chair Mike Miller and Executive Director Janet Pope for their latest treatment of the newly appointed board member during Lynnwood Luau on August 19. “I felt shocked, frustrated, […]

The Public Facilities District a NO SHOW for public inspection of books

Public Facilities District

LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 28, 2023—The Lynnwood Times ongoing investigation into the Public Facilities District Board’s alleged unlawful attempt to remove fellow Board member Vivian Dong and allegations of discrimination. The Lynnwood Times notified the PFD Board on Sunday that it will be exercising its right to inspect the Books and Records of the District in […]

Letter-to-Editor: Soft bigotry and racism against the Asian community

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As a long-term resident of Lynnwood, I have always taken pride in my community’s economic, artistic, and park development, creating a stark contrast to Seattle’s current state. However, recent events have unveiled a disheartening disparity between these developments and the underlying attitudes of some of Lynnwood’s public leadership. The United States has seen a surge […]

The District accuses fellow board member of planning spa protest

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 12, 2023—In a shocking decision, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District (otherwise known as The District) unanimously approved a vote of no confidence, Tuesday morning, of its newest, and only Asian American member, Vivian Dong, for her support of Olympus Spa — a District business currently entangled in a legal battle regarding a […]

Olympus Spa and Trans rights supporters face off at Event Center

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 18, 2023—The highly anticipated rally surrounding the controversial court order against the Olympus Spa policy surronding biological women took place Saturday afternoon at the Lynnwood Event Center. The rally was marked by a significant police presence, as fears of physical confrontation ran high among both protesters and counter-protesters. Nearly 100 pro-female only […]

The District recommends Event Center businesses to close ahead of rallies

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BY Kienan Briscoe and Jonathan Choe LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 16, 2023—Lynnwood’s “The District” Executive Director, Janet Pope is recommending businesses on the District’s property – located near the Lynnwood Event Center – close Saturday, June 17, in preparation for a scheduled rally by Sovereign Women Speak in support of Olympus Spa. In response, left-wing “anti-fascist” […]

An exclusive: Olympus Spa attorney speaks on transgender policy complaint

Olympus Spa

LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 14, 2023—In collaboration with the Lynnwood Times, Jonathan Choe, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and Journalist, sat down with Olympus Spa attorney, Tracy Tribbet of Pacific Justice Institute on Monday, June 12, where she shared that her client is willing to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal judge […]

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