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Mike Baker
Seattle-based correspondent for , covering Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington. Previously: and . DMs open. Voice: 646-394-3002
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Heidi Groover 10h
The former head of the county parks division said Executive Dow Constantine pressured his agency to give Constantine’s friend and political backer David Meinert a lucrative concessions deal, and report
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Mike Baker 10h
A registered sex offender applied to be a police officer in an Alaska village, even though his rapsheet included assault, domestic violence, vehicle theft, drunken driving, and choking a woman unconscious in an attempted sexual assault. He got the job.
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Mike Baker 12h
Replying to @ByMikeBaker
my kids actually prefer this parry gripp song, which i highly recommend if you are hoping to get your day off to a bad start:
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Mike Baker 13h
i'm not sure how to process the fact that the songs i'm subjected to every day are considered a fruitful method of driving humans into misery
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Mike Baker Jul 17
oh my goodness, who is that??
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Mike Baker Jul 17
A Border Kept Him From His Daughter. Now He’s Here to Say Goodbye. by and
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Mike Baker Jul 17
Replying to @russ_walker
Russ, come on back!
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Mike Baker Jul 16
Replying to @IjeomaOluo
Congratulations!!
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Mike Baker Jul 16
A great piece that features and in Seattle. by and
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Mike Baker Jul 15
Investigators discovered a safe in Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion that held “piles of cash” and an expired foreign passport which had what appeared to be Mr. Epstein’s photo, but was registered to a fake name and listed his residence as Saudi Arabia.
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NYT National News Jul 15
Some students at Dalton, the Manhattan prep school where Jeffrey Epstein taught in the mid-1970s, recall a teacher who was willing to violate norms in his encounters with girls. “I can remember thinking at the time, ‘This is wrong,’” one said.
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Mike Baker Jul 15
Replying to @T_TimeForce
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Mike Baker Jul 15
Replying to @curtinsea
In part, I think the story helps get the facts straight. There is a lot of chatter out there about the connection, but that chatter seems mostly based on past coverage that said Epstein started in 73, during the Barr era. We found he didn't start until September 74.
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Mike Baker Jul 15
Replying to @ByMikeBaker
(i deleted my initial version of this tweet, because it sure read like i was talking about the Epstein-Barr herpes virus) 😬
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Mike Baker Jul 15
Details on Epstein + Barr: Donald Barr (father of AG Bill Barr) said in Feb 74 he would leave Dalton headmaster job in June. Records show Epstein starting around Sept 74. The then-headmaster thinks Barr may have offered Epstein the job, but he's not sure
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Vicky Ward Jul 13
"Eight former students who attended the prestigious school during Mr. Epstein’s short tenure there said that his conduct with teenage girls had left an impression that had lingered for decades." Per and :
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Mike Baker Jul 13
If you can put that person in touch with me, I'm interested in hearing more (DMs open). The board said at the time that his resignation was not requested and not expected, and some were talking of trying to dissuade him from leaving:
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Mike Baker Jul 13
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Mike Baker Jul 13
definitely couldn't have done it without
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Mike Baker Jul 13
Another great story out of The Seattle Times: obtained more than 2,000 pages of documents that detailed concerns about negligent medical care at a state prison. Officials are now investigating SEVEN deaths.
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