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Eyman forced to sell house to pay campaign finance fines

Watch salesman turned anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman, who was found liable last year for “numerous and particularly egregious” violations of campaign finance law, has been forced to sell his house to help pay millions in fines and debt. The Seattle Times reports a federal bankruptcy judge Thursday approved a resolution requiring Eyman to sell his portion of a Mukilteo house to his ex-wife. The $900,000 will go toward paying over $5.6 million in sanctions and legal fees he owes the state of Washington and creditors. Eyman was fined by a Thurston County judge who found he had enriched himself by laundering political donations. Eyman described the penalties against him as “ridiculously unconstitutional and absurdly excessive."

‘It’s not fun. It’s devastating’: Wheat farmer believes his combine started Lind fire

LIND, Wash. – A wheat farmer believes he is responsible for the fire that burned homes and structures in Lind on Thursday.  The fire burned six homes and eight other buildings but is now fully contained. People who were evacuated can now return home.  Grant Miller says his combine started the fire and within five minutes it grew out of…