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Tim Eyman associate Mike Fagan eliminated in Top Two for Spokane City Council President

Excerpt: One of Tim Eyman's longtime sidekicks has failed in his efforts to seek higher office after two terms on the Spokane City Council.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Big East Link milestone: Sound Transit’s light rail bridge over I-405 is structurally complete

Excerpt: Sound Transit's eastward light expansion continues to roll forward, with contractors now preparing to remove the falsework from East Link's I-405 bridge.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Public Planning
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Tim Eyman ordered to pay $156,000 in contempt fines; lashes out at Bob Ferguson

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is on the hook for over six figures in contempt penalties. He's responded with fundraising appeals for his legal defense fund.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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As Tim Eyman’s personal income falls, State of Washington asks judge to force him to pay up

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is getting squeezed financially. It appears his friends have become fewer in number and less generous. His expenses and liabilities, however, just continue to mount.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Tim Eyman held in contempt (again) for intentionally violating court discovery orders

Excerpt: The price that the disgraced initiative promoter must pay for trying to evade accountability for his blatant and repeated violations of Washington's voter-instigated public disclosure laws keeps going up. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman cuts deal with Lacey to get misdemeanor theft charge dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cut a deal that will allow him to avoid jail time for his crime. He has paid a fine and agreed to stay away from the Lacey Office Depot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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I-1000 in jeopardy with right wing poised to qualify Referendum 88 to November ballot

Excerpt: If a majority of Washingtonians votes Approved, I-1000 would remain the law of the land and go into effect. If a majority votes Rejected, I-1000 would be eliminated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Sound Transit’s Link light rail system turns ten today: Relive the magic of opening weekend

Excerpt: Ten years to the day after Sound Transit's Central Link opened to the public for two days of free rides, NPI commemorates what was a watershed moment for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Tim Eyman, “Liberty State” extremists no longer working together after I-1648 debacle

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has had a falling out with the people who provided the muscle for his unsuccessful attempt to qualify I-1648.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Another Tim Eyman scam bites the dust: I-1648 fails to qualify for the November ballot

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman was forced to admit failure yet again as his scheme to overturn the Legislature's 2019 revenue reforms met its demise in Olympia at the Secretary of State's Elections Annex on Union Street.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Court penalizes Tim Eyman and associates as state wins two successive default judgments

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman and his friends now owe the taxpayers a lot of money after not bothering to defend themselves against lawsuits alleging they violated Washington's public disclosure laws.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman botches effort to overturn legislator pay increases; blames Kim Wyman

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is attacking fellow Republican Kim Wyman because he doesn't want to accept responsibility for his latest strategic blunder.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman stuck in Chapter 11 for now as Judge Barreca orders him to file a budget

Excerpt: Motion to dismiss denied! The disgraced initiative promoter will remain in bankruptcy for the time being, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman loses effort to weaken State of Washington’s primary lawsuit against him

Excerpt: Tim Eyman was hit with what he called "a gut punch" when the judge presiding over the campaign finance enforcement lawsuit against him denied his motion for partial summary judgment.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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