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The Passing of Dr. Michael Coffman

From Freedom Advocates:

Dr. Michael Coffman, a friend, colleague and long time defender of private property rights died on June 21, 2017.  Dr. Coffman was an author, researcher, speaker, and founding contributor to the fight against Agenda 21 Sustainable Development. Dr. Coffman was President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI), and Executive Director of Sovereignty International.

Seize The Opportunity of SSB 5239 to Fix Poor Hirst Decision!

Representative Jim Walsh of Aberdeen provides an insightful editorial in The Daily News. He wants the legislature to seize the opportunity to make sense of Hirst by passing SSB 5239! Thank you Representative Walsh for your clear look at the facts and your article!

http://tdn.com/news/opinion/seize-the-opportunity/article_a1e65609-549e-5b8b-b377-fcd06a904c0b.html

Hirst and Endangered Rural Democrats

Clear and honest article in Washington Wire by Senator Sheldon. Basically what he is asking is will urban based democrats, heedless of the destruction wrought by their ideology throw rural democrats under the bus and themselves as well as the urban democrat fidelity to the environmental cartel finally costs too much for their urban constituents? The takings and cost of Hirst has been a step too far; it is time for democrats to save themselves, the property rights of rural citizens, and the pocketbooks of city citizens with a yes vote on a clean (no amendments) SSB 5239. 

http://washingtonstatewire.com/hirst-tipping-point-states-…/

 

How to Appeal Your Property Valuation

CAPR has noticed certain practices in King County Governance that ignore the devaluation of a property caused by a nuisance.  Neighboring properties may have operations which cause enough of a nuisance to devalue the use and enjoyment of your property.  If you are living in such a situation, CAPR recommends and appeal to King County independent board of appeals for your property tax assessment.  The form is linked here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/independent/board-of-appeals/documents/2017/RealPropertyPetition.ashx?la=en 

5-1-17 CAPR Newsletter Legislative Update

Dear CAPR members, friends,supporters!

Washington Water War The 8th Day of the Special Session will begin on Monday May 1. This will leave 22 days of the special session to fight for water rights for every citizen in the state. Senator Jim Honeyford (Jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov) rightly stated no budget will pass until after a Hirst fix bill has passed! The prior session ended with no bill passing but the legislature is still looking at SSB 5239 to provide a solution for the thousands of families who have had their water rights taken. Senator Honeyford's open and strong support of families damaged by the Hirst Decision is appreciated! The damaging amendments from Democrats Stanford and Springer must not again prevent the passage of a bill to fix the Hirst Decision.

Pocket Gophers Continue to Endanger the Human Species.

Pocket Gopher have had special status over humans beginning in 2014, when environmental groups pushed the federal government to list them as endangered species.  They have been thriving as they always have, but rural life is endangered by the presence of gophers.  Thurston County commissioners are trying to inject a little sanity to the unfounded listing of this species of gophers.

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