November 3, 2014
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Passages: State Rep. Roger Freeman of Federal Way dies at age 48

Rep. Roger Freeman, D-Federal Way, died last week of colon cancer. He was 48.

Freeman is remembered for his faith in God, his optimism and a sincere interest in helping others. He always had "a fedora and a swagger," one fellow lawmaker remembers.

Freeman, a defense attorney finishing his first term in the Legislature, was running for reelection despite the aggressive cancer. His name remains on the ballot along with challenger Republican Jack Dovey. If he is reelected, Democrats in his district will select possible replacements to fill out a one-term temporary term, and county council members in Pierce and King counties will make the final choice.

Freeman's colleagues in the state House have set up a memorial fund to help his family. To donate, make out checks to "Memorial Fund for Representative Roger Freeman" and mail them to Wells Fargo Bank, 914 S. 348th St., Federal Way, WA 98003.

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Debate climate policies without undue influence from people like Tom Steyer

By Sam Reed, former Washington secretary of state

Some might wonder why there is such a fuss about Tom Steyer, the San Francisco hedge-fund billionaire who has spent $1.4 million this election season in an attempt to change control of the Washington state Senate. This isn't the first time we’ve seen out-of-state interests spending heavily to influence the outcome of elections in this state.

But what's at stake is more than just an election. Steyer's spending calls attention to a thorough political effort to promote climate-change policies in this state, which, if not implemented wisely, have the potential to wreak havoc on the Washington economy.

These policies could have a devastating impact on every citizen of Washington, in the form of higher fuel prices, higher electricity rates, job loss and other effects..
Click here for the full editorial by Sam Reed in The Seattle Times
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