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Fire commissioner takes leave after misuse of public office and squatting allegations surface

Steve Hickey

RAVENSDALE—King County Fire District 47 Commissioner, homebuilder, and independent journalist, Steve Hickey, who has allegedly been squatting in a $1.4 million home in Ravensdale for two years without paying rent, according to the house’s current, and previous owners, has now taken an impromptu leave of absence as a fire commissioner after allegations surface of misusing […]

CD2 candidate calls on challenger to withdraw, arrested at ceasefire protest

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ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Jason Call, Green Party congressional candidate for the Second District, called upon Lynnwood City Councilman and fellow candidate, Josh Binda, to exit the race one day before being arrested on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, standing in “solidarity” with protestors calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Both Call and […]

Nominations for Lynnwood Public Facilities District Board now open

Lynnwood Public Facilities

LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood City Council is seeking nominations of persons from interested organizations for Position No. 2 of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District Board of Directors. The Lynnwood Public Facilities District is the governing body that oversees the operation and management of the Lynnwood Event Center and the surrounding thirteen-acre property. The PFD, doing business as […]

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. – […]

Embattled Lynnwood Councilman to challenge Larsen for Congress

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LYNNWOOD—According the Federal Election Commission filing on January 29, embattled Lynnwood Councilman Joshua Binda is intending to challenge Representative Rick Larsen (D) for the Second Congressional District. Binda will be running as a Democratic Party candidate, FEC filing shows. Representative Larsen (WA-02) has been in Congress since 2001 and is the Ranking Member of the […]

Recall effort fails to get signatures, Binda full steam ahead

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LYNNWOOD—The Committee to Recall Joshua Binda announced that it failed to collect the 2,416 signatures needed by January 10, 2024, for the recall to qualify for the April ballot against the Lynnwood Councilman. Because the committee missed the deadline to collect enough signatures, the recall effort is officially dead. “We thank the over 1,050 Lynnwood […]

Council amends Rules and Procedures, tosses out legislative stunt

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LYNNWOOD—At its Monday, January 8 Business Meeting, the Lynnwood City Council appointed Councilman George Hurst and Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby as President and Vice President respectively, committee positions were formalized, and the council rules and procedures amended to restrict virtual public comments. In a bombshell move by new Councilman David Parshall, the council suspended rules to […]

Jim Smith departs in legislative ‘blaze of glory,’ Sutton’s call for audit passes

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 13, 2023—In their final meeting of the year, the Lynnwood City Council passed their mid-biennial budget and added new agenda items for the incoming council next year. The budget passed without any further discussion in a 6-0-1 vote with Councilmember Josh Binda abstaining.  As was previously reported, since Lynnwood operates on a […]

Letter-to-Editor: Introducing Josh Binda, the George Santos of Lynnwood

Josh Binda

According to the New York Times, the House Ethics Committee concluded that Congressman George Santos (R-NY) illegally used his campaign funds for personal use and that he lied to Congress and the Public about his activities. The Ethics Committee’s report said that Congressman Santos spent donor money on designer clothing, plastic surgery, and personal airfare. […]

Embattled New York Congressman George Santos expelled from Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2023—Today, the United States House of Representative voted 311 (yeas) -114 (nays) – 2 (present) to expel Representative George Santos (R-NY03) from Congress for misusing campaign funds for his own personal use. The vote comes after the House Ethics Committee chaired by Michael Guest, R-Miss. released a scathing report finding substantial […]

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