I’d be in the habit of asking questions. I’d be writing headlines in a more direct way.

Voting is highly emphasized in American culture. Asking questions related to public policy takes a lower priority.


Has anyone ever seen the Puget Sound area press ask questions about Whidbey water quality impacted by sewage treatment plant outfalls?

Several Whidbey beaches remain closed all year long for recreational shellfish harvest because of sewage treatment outfall.

Sewage treatment outfall. Not stormwater.

Reporting on this topic appears to be completely off limits to the press.

View the Washington State Department of Health beach list here.

Earth Day Progress Report


April 16, 2021 KING 5 News

Go explore Washington’s national parks for free on Saturday

My headline:

Free access to federal lands you paid for the same as the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.


April 16, 2021 KOMO News

147 mass shootings reported this year, experts weigh in on what to do in a shooting

Washington State

If enhanced background checks reduce gun crimes, why does the Puget Sound area press avoid reporting or providing updates on enhanced background checks, years after they have been put in place?

WA voters approved enhanced background checks back in 2014.

The new requirements have had time to take hold.

Did the new requirements reduce gun crimes?

Has there been time for newspeople to ask questions?

An issue we have been looking into for some time now:

Enhanced Background Checks Update


Federal employees create the news-

State-Run Media Update:

April 15, 2021 U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Patrol Agents seize methamphetamine near Port Angeles


The real story:

Locals stumble across large quantities of meth and cocaine. Locals call in report to local (not federal) law enforcement officials:

Passers-by found methamphetamine and cocaine in bags on the beach near Port Angeles on two different days, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.”

“Days before one resident reported finding several duffel bags filled with what they said were drugs near a beach in Port Angeles, another resident alerted police about a bag packed with a similar substance near the same beach, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.”

“On April 7, a caller told the sheriff’s office about a bag containing “white crystal substances he believed [were] probably drugs’‘ on a beach west of Port Angeles.”

These guys are the very last to find out what is going on:

The case is under investigation by the U.S. Border Patrol, FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, US Border Patrol Air and Marine Unit, the Royal Canadian Mountain Police and OPNET. These agencies are asking for any information from the public that may assist in the investigation.”

If I was part of the press, I would ask:

How did large quantities of meth and cocaine get past a $49.8 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats?

CBP land and air based staff were unable to detect and prevent deliveries of meth and cocaine found on local beaches?

I would contact Port Angeles Border Patrol to request an interview and ask them to explain themselves.

If USBP was not available to answer questions, that would become the story.

Blog and news links here:

Port Angeles Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth?


Is Port Angeles CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin and meth from entering local communities?

Has Port Angeles CBP been able to intercept any inbound meth or heroin?

Even one time?

Newspeople remain silent.

Local meth news stories here.

Local heroin news stories here.

Port Angeles CBP Staffing and Infrastructure

Possibly of interest-

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger-a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions: Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin



4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On


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