Wa. Hunt For Sex Offender House Has Political Cast

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001720471_sexoffend09m.html Washington State has been trying for 10 months to locate a site for a sex-offender halfway house. The search has drawn thousands to hearings and attracted almost 3,000 written comments. The Seattle Times reports that "out of the public eye, the search has been full of heated lobbying by political heavyweights, some backroom dealing and accusations of partisan favors." Democrats running for governor have been involved, including Phil Talmadge, a former state Supreme Court justice, who lobbied against . . .

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