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  Steve Zemke in the News

Will Seattle (Finally) Protect Its Tree Canopy?
Seattle Weekly, Oct. 27, 2017

As More Buildings Go Up, How Many of Seattle’s Trees Will Come Down?
Investigate West, June 27, 2017

Reappointment of Steve Zemke, as member of Seattle Urban Forestry Commission, for a term to Dec 1, 2019,Seattle City Council, March 27, 2017

Seattle’s Long Neglected Tree Canopy is on a Collision Course with Development
Investigate West, July 27, 2016

Bending over backward to get big money out of elections, January 13, 2016

Coastal caucus lawmakers busy as session approaches
The Daily World, January 2, 2016

I-732, I-735 sponsors turn signatures in to Secretary of State
Maple Valley Reporter, Dec 31, 2015

Comments before Seattle Parks Board                                                 June 25,2015

Eyman’s I-1366 is a Con Job on Most Washington State Taxpayers
Washington Liberals, May 26, 2015

Reuven Carlyle Takes Another Swing at Tax Incentive Disclosure Law
The Washington State Wire, Feb 20, 2015

Comments on the Stranger
January 16, 2015

Friday Fizz Likes and Dislikes Part 3: Trees, Soda, and Bus Funding Publicola June 27, 2014

City of Seattle, Notice of Appointment Seattle Urban Forestry Commission February 11, 2014

Eyman, Fagins want public vote for tax hikes
The Spokesman Review, May 23, 2013

Tax exemptions are starting to draw an uncomfortable spotlight
Crosscut, May 18, 2013

Will this be the year for a loophole initiative
Washington State Wire May 7, 2013

Progressives meet Eyman’s push with their own initiative
Crosscut, April 25, 2013

New Eyman initiative would amend state constitution
King TV April 24, 2013

Limiting the Trade-In Exemption: What It Would Mean,
Seattle Weekly, March 29, 2013

Lawmakers should consider voters on taxes
Seattle Times March 13, 2013

Bill would extend signature gathering time on initiatives
Spokesman-Review, Feb 15, 2013

Uncovering the dramatic Effect Outside Money is Having on the Election Process,
Frontline, October 20, 2012

Critics say Wealthy will benefit most from WA I-1033
KUOW July 17, 2012

Judge rules Eyman tax initiative unconstitutional, May 30, 2012

Washington State courting Kucinich to move, run for Congress again, May 3, 2012

Dismissive Attitude
Publicola, April 23, 2012

Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s Washington State supporters urge him to run, but party leadership says keep out, April 17, 2012

After Long Court Battle, Ingraham High School Trees Finally Come Down
Stranger January 28, 2011

Timberrrrr…. Ingraham HS Chainsaw Massacre
Of Paramount Importance, Jan 28, 2011

Alert – Sunday, December 12 10a.m. Memorial Service for for Ingraham Trees Dec 10, 2010

Judge rules North Seattle trees can be cleared
Seattle, Nov 16, 2010

King County Dems to choose new chair, November 19, 2010

Zemke runs to Chair King County Democrats
Seattle, Oct 26, 2010

Bills to restrict the initiative process really aimed at Eyman
Seattle Times February 2, 2010

One thought on “2010 Initiative season Underway, From Our Corner, Washington Secretary of State Blog, Jan 26., 2010

Holmquist joins Eyman on initiative over tax rule
Tri-City Herald, Jan 12, 2010

Critics Say Wealthy Will Benefit Most From WA I-1033
OPB News, Oct 21, 2009

Bills on Ballot
The International Examiner, Oct 7, 2009

Letter – Comment – I-1033 threatens basic services for the APA Community
Northwest Asian Weekly, October 1, 2009

Have You Hugged a Tree Today?
Team Reba Real Estate, November 28, 2008

No Tree is Safe
The Stranger, Sept 16, 2008

Screaming Trees – School District Plan to Remove Trees Upsets Neighbors
The Stranger, August 14, 2008

Judge prohibits school district from cutting Ingraham High trees
Seattle PI, August 13, 2008

Seattle School District Moves Forward with Controversial Tree Removal
The Stranger, August 7, 2008

Ron Sims, Ed Murray, Ken Jacobsen endorse efforts to save Ingraham trees
Cascadia Advocate, April 9, 2008

A Growing Contradiction at Ingraham High 
Seattle PI, March 28, 2008

North Seattle woman takes a stand to save trees
Seattle Times, March 22, 2008

Tim Eyman slammed with new public disclosure complaint
The Cascadia Advocate, February 14, 2008

Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Suppy System by Daniel Pope, 2008

Initiate This
Pacific NW Inlander, September 28, 2007

Phantom Voters Aid New York Republicans
Majority Rules Dec 27, 2005

Phantom Voters in Washington State
Majority Rules, December 27, 2005

Complaint filed against Voters Want More Choices, PDC Case No. 04-443;Help Us Help Taxpayers, PDC Case No. 04-444, and Tim Eyman
Public Disclosure Commission, March 30, 2004

Steve Zemke on Tim Eyman, the initiative process, and the need for reform
Permanent Defense. January 2004

State Panel dismisses complaint against Eyman
Seattle PI, August 4, 2003

Eyman asks his backers to help pay his legal bills 
Associated Press, May 20, 2003

Eyman, Foes pitch dozens of initiatives, While the Mukilteo activist looks to rein in state spending opponents launch a counterattack       
AP, Tri City Herald, Jan 7, 2003

Bill Would Open Door to PUD Power Plants
Tri-City Herald, March 18, 2001

WPPSS, there they go again
Seattle Times March 1, 2002

In the Northwest: ‘Reborn’ WPPSS asks for huge leap of faith, Seattle PI, Feb 28,2002 

I-688 Kicks Off,
Real Change March 1998

The Atomic West by Bruce William Hevly and John M Friday, 1998

Free Ads Sought for Initiative 547 
Seattle Times, Oct 27, 1990

Closeup of a Statewide Initiative Campaign: How they Whipped “Whoops” in Washington State
Citizen Lawmakers by David Schmidt, 1989

Presidential Primary Initiative Submitted                                             The Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA December 29, 1988

Initiative Signatures Submitted
Spokane Chronicle, Dec 31, 1987

Initiative 97 backers criticize cleanup bill      
Spokesman-Review, October 8, 1987

Cities, business prefer bill over toxic waste initiative
Spokane Chronicle, September 22, 1987

Waste Cleanup – Lands Commissioner advocates support for Initiative 97 
Spokane Chronicle, September 8, 1987

The $7 Billion Default Threat
National Law Journal, May 30, 1983

Washington Power’s Problem
New York Times, February 15, 1983

No deal reached over voting on plants 
Ellensburg Daily Record, February 8, 1983

Pacific Northwest May Face a Long Rainy Day if ‘Whoops’ Bust
the Washington Post, Dec 29, 1982

Court of Appeals to weigh rule on nuclear power funding, June 29, 1982

Election Results-Seattle
the Washington Post, Nov 6, 1981

State of Washington to Vote on Proposal to Curb Utilities
New York Times, Oct 31,1981

Voters to Consider Nuclear Cost Controls
Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, Oct 26, 1981

Maine, Washington Voters may put ‘power’ switch in citizens’ hands
Christian Science Monitor, October 23, 1981

Power-plant initiative: What does it mean?
Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 7, 1981

Voters Slam Doors on Bottles
Ellensburg Daily Record, Nov 7, 1979

Preliminary Guide to the Citizens for Returnable Beverage Container Records, University of Washington Library Archives 1977-1980

Citizens for Returnable Beverage Containers 1977 -1980
Archives West

Committee on Environmental Awareness flyers, news, budgetary information and correspondence, in Guide to Anti-Nuclear Protest Collection, 1972 – 1984, Wesleyan University Library, Special collections and Archives, Middletown, CT

additional written material by Steve Zemke at:

1 Reply to “In the News”

  1. My hat is off to Rep. Carlyle. It’s refreshing to see senmooe with a brain and a spine step up and thumb their nose at Tim Eyman. I hope this thing passes, I hope I-1053 can be declared unconstitutional, and I hope something can be found in the course of that finding that could lead to Mr. Eyman’s scrawny butt ending up in jail, as will be the case with his Oregon counterpart Bill Sizemore.

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