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  • Calls traced to Eyman foes (Police union's phone calls designed to scare inititiave signers)

    04/11/2004 11:38:24 AM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 9 replies · 187+ views
    The Tacoma News Tribune ^ | April 11th, 2004 | EIJIRO KAWADA
    Calls traced to Eyman foes EIJIRO KAWADA; The News Tribune R. August Pommerening of Tacoma received a phone call Thursday that sounded like a courtesy notice from his local police department, warning him of the risk of identity theft. The official-sounding recording said the potential culprits might approach him posing as paid signature gatherers for initiative campaigns. Pommerening wondered if he should be worried about it. So he called the Tacoma Police Department and City Hall, but couldn't find out where the call came from. In fact, Pommerening was one of many registered voters in Pierce County who received the...
  • Public unions challenge ban on payroll deductions

    06/27/2003 12:05:52 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 164+ views
    Public unions challenge ban on payroll deductions 06/27/2003 Associated Press BOISE - A coalition of labor groups asked a federal judge today to block enforcement of the new state ban on government payroll deductions to finance political activity before it takes effect next Tuesday. Union leaders argued that the ban _ pushed through the Legislature in 11 days last March, violates constitutional guarantees for free speech, freedom of association, freedom to petition government and equal protection under the laws. In addition, they claim the attempt by the state to regulate collection of money from public employee union members violates...