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Quick Facts
Capital: Olympia
Area: 68,192 square miles
Ranks 20th in size.
Nickname: Evergreen State
State Slogans:
Say WA!
Experience Washington
The Evergreen State
Admission Date: 1889
State Flower: Coast Rhododendron
State Bird: Willow Goldfinch
Did you know?
  • The official gem of Washington is petrified wood.
  • Washington is the only state named after a President of the United States. It was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States of America.
  • Mount Saint Helens is located in southwest Washington. It is the famous once dormant volcano, that erupted in 1980,
  • The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier at 14,411 feet.
  • The biggest building in the world is Boeing's final assembly plant in Everett, Washington.
  • The world famous Space Needle has a rotating restaurant at the top of it. It is located in Seattle, Washington.
  • Microsoft's headquarters is in Redmond, Washington.
  • Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft, and one of the wealthiest men in the United States, lives in Washington.

In 1889, Washington became the 42nd State to be admitted into the United States of America. Below are excerpts of the Washington Constitution followed by what has and is happening in Washington.

The Constitution of Washington
We, the people of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this constitution.

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Article 1, Section 2

No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
Article 1, Section 3

Justice in all cases shall be administered openly, and without unnecessary delay.
Article 1, Section 10

Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state. No public money or property shall be appropriated for or applied to any religious worship, exercise or instruction, or the support of any religious establishment: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That this article shall not be so construed as to forbid the employment by the state of a chaplain for such of the state custodial, correctional, and mental institutions, or by a county’s or public hospital district’s hospital, health care facility, or hospice, as in the discretion of the legislature may seem justified. No religious qualification shall be required for any public office or employment, nor shall any person be incompetent as a witness or juror, in consequence of his opinion on matters of religion, nor be questioned in any court of justice touching his religious belief to affect the weight of his testimony.
[AMENDMENT 88, 1993 House Joint Resolution No. 4200, p 3062. Approved
November 2, 1993.]
Article 1, Section 11

The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate, but the legislature may provide for a jury of any number less than twelve in courts not of record, and for a verdict by nine or more jurors in civil cases in any court of record, and for waiving of the jury in civil cases where the consent of the parties interested is given thereto.
Article 1, Sectio2 1

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It is happening in Washington

Mortgage abuse settlement will direct $750 million to Northwest homeowners

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The Spokesman-Review, February 9, 2012


All Seattle's new wealth couldn't save many homeowners from foreclosure
...The mortgage crisis, exacerbated by massive job cuts and uncooperative lenders, devastated households from Snohomish County in the north to King and Pierce counties farther south, and it evaporated the collective net worth of entire neighborhoods as home values plummeted, and homeowners - unable to pay their bills - fell into foreclosure. In one suburban neighborhood of newly built homes in Southeast Pierce County, for instance, court records show the severity of destruction, with about one out of every three or four homes in the period between 2008 and 2014 facing foreclosure....Obama-era foreclosure-relief efforts were sluggish, poorly supervised and underused....

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Article by Tyrone Beason, January 24, 2018


Case Excerpts

Below are excerpts from legal cases that we have found during our research. Please note that we are not necessarily recommending or endorsing any of the cases or their outcomes. However, we have found the parts below to be helpful and informative in our battle.

Standing Before Foreclosure
“…when the borrower has a specific factual basis for challenging the standing of the foreclosing entity, the burden shifts to that entity to produce sufficient competent oral or written evidence to persuade the Court that it is more probable than not that the entity instigating the foreclosure was the holder of the note or an authorized agent of the holder at the time the foreclosure was commenced.”
In re Reinke, Bankruptcy No. 09-19609 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. Oct. 26, 2011)

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Source: In re Reinke, Bankruptcy No. 09-19609 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. Oct. 26, 2011)


False Notarizations
“A signed notarization is the ultimate assurance upon which the whole world is entitled to rely that the proper person signed a document on the stated day and place. Local, interstate, and international transactions involving individuals, banks, and corporations proceed smoothly because all may rely upon the sanctity of the notary’s seal. This court does not take lightly the importance of a notary’s obligation to verify the signor’s identity and the date of signing by having the signature performed in the notary’s presence…‘The proper functioning of the legal system depends on the honesty of notaries who are entrusted to verify the signing of legally significant documents.’…a false notarization is a crime and undermines the integrity of our institutions upon which all must rely upon the faithful fulfillment of the notary’s oath.”
Klem v. Washington Mut. Bank, 295 P.3d 1179, 176 Wash. 2d 771 (2013)

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Source: Klem v. Washington Mut. Bank, 295 P.3d 1179, 176 Wash. 2d 771 (2013)


Nonjudicial Foreclosure and Holder of the Note
“Bain, 175 Wash 2d at 89, 285 P.3d 34 (finding that ‘only the actual holder of the promissory note or other instrument evidencing the obligation may be a beneficiary with the power to appoint a trustee to proceed with a nonjudicial foreclosure on real property’ under the DTA).”
McDonald v. OneWest Bank, FSB, 929 F. Supp. 2d 1079 (W.D. Wash, 2013)

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Source: McDonald v. OneWest Bank, FSB, 929 F. Supp. 2d 1079 (W.D. Wash, 2013)


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