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Author: Paul Luvera

Plaintiff trial lawyer for 50 years. Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates & Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Member American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy, International Society of Barristers, the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame & speaker at Spence Trial College
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BEAUTIFUL SEATTLE?

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BEAUTIFUL SEATTLE?

From the time the pandemic began in March last year to the present time I have not been to Seattle until I recently had a doctors appointment in Seattle. Driving along the freeway, as we approached the outskirts of town,  I was shocked by the extensive garbage along the sides of the area next to the freeway and by litter from homeless camps.  There were homeless shelters and camps all along the freeway as we drove on I-5 to downtown…

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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

My father in law, Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 83 on March 22nd, 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple who I grew to love.  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman “Herm” Burke Barnett, was a National Park Ranger. Hollis…

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THE NEW WASHINGTON STATE PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR IS FAMILY MEMBER PETER MAYER

THE NEW WASHINGTON STATE PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR IS FAMILY MEMBER PETER MAYER

My  sister Anita’s son, and my nephew, Peter Mayer was just named by the Washington State Parks Commission as the agency Director after a nation wide search. Peter’s history involved spending five years as chief operating officer of the Snohomish County health agency, which serves 772,000 residents with an annual budget of $16 million. Before that he devoted 16 years to running parks and recreation operations in Clark County, Mercer Island and Skagit County. He also is past president of…

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PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich died the year I was born – 1935. I was born on February 21st of 1935, but he died a month later on March 5th of that year. As a result, I never knew this unique man. Nonno Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in Croatia off the coast of Split in the Adriatic Sea. Peter was the second child  of his father, Ernest…

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SALVATORE & THE SALVATION ARMY

SALVATORE & THE SALVATION ARMY

My father was Paul Luvera Sr.,and my grandfather was Paolo Nicola Luvera. Nonno Paolo died July 4, 1956. Paolo Nicola came from a family of sheepherders and sharecroppers in Gallina Italy. He worked with his father until he was 16 years old when he decided to move to Reggio Calabria where a Cousin Antonio working in a slaughterhouse. He was able to get a job with his cousin and lived with his family for four years. Then he married woman…

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WELL, TEXAN REPUBLICANS, HOW DO YOU LIKE DE-REGULATION NOW?

WELL, TEXAN REPUBLICANS, HOW DO YOU LIKE DE-REGULATION NOW?

Texas, the “go it alone” state, has had a lesson about not regulating vital public industries like electrical service provided to a state or community. Texas rejected federal electricity regulations and a shared high-voltage connection with neighboring states. Republican political leaders in Texas have prized the states “self-reliance”, and it’s” go it alone” ideas and it’s cheap power. They brag about the states deregulation of the grid for bringing inexpensive electricity to the states resident and businesses. Rick Perry, former…

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THE SILENCE IS ALMOST DEAFENING – ISN’T IT WONDERFUL?

THE SILENCE IS ALMOST DEAFENING – ISN’T IT WONDERFUL?

What silence you say? I’m talking, of course, about the fact that Donald Trump, the ex-president of the United States, was permanently suspended by Twitter Inc from using his account @real DonaldTrump. He was indefinitely  suspended from using his Facebook and Instagam accounts as well.  Isn’t it wonderful? Why? Because we are talking about a flood of messages during his term of office. He tweeted or retweeted approximately 3,500 times in 2018. But that grew to 7,700 times in 2019….

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SHOULD DONALD TRUMP BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE OR NOT?

SHOULD DONALD TRUMP BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE OR NOT?

Republican members of congress who were incensed at the president for causing an out-of-control mob to march on the capital building are now quickly backing away from sanction or impeachment out of fear of Trump’s political power. Should he be convicted? Does the constitution provide for an impeachment conviction after a president has left office? Should anything be done or should we just move forward with our new administration? It is clear the president was the instigator of inflaming a…

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SCIENCE, RELIGION & THE UNIVERSE

SCIENCE, RELIGION & THE UNIVERSE

Penguin Press has published a book written by Frank Wilczek titled “Fundamentals: 10 Keys to reality.” Wilczek was a 2004 winner of the Nobel prize in physics with two other scientists for his contributions to quantum chromodynamics. It involves a study about the interaction between sub atomic particles. As a scientist he discusses an understanding of the universe as it is known today. In doing so he reviews such things as the nature of time and space, the qualities of…

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