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Resource ID: #26284
Subject: Politicians
Source: Herald (Everett, Wash.)
Affiliation: 
Date: Throughout 2013

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Our stories traced a maze of social media attack sites and anonymous public records requests to staff in the Snohomish County (Wash.) Executive's Office. It took us three years of reporting to reach that point. Our initial investigation and subsequent stories revealed a scheme of political payback against perceived rivals of the executive, the county's top elected official. A week after we published our first story, the executive announced he would leave office. He stepped down a few months later.

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