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Episode 466: The Murder of Dawn Hacheney
On the morning of December 26, 1997, police and fire services responded to a call about a structure fire at the home Bremerton, WA home of Nick and Dawn Hacheney. When they were finally able to extinguish the flames and search the home, they discovered the badly burned body of twenty-eight-year-old Dawn Hachney in her bed, where her husband had left her several hours earlier. After a brief investigation, Dawn’s death was determined to be the result of an accidental fire—a tragic end to a short life, nothing more. The case, which most had considered closed years earlier, was revived in April of 2001, when a woman went to Bremerton Police with a startling statement. She claimed to have been having an affair with Dawn’s husband Nick, at the time of Dawn’s death and that, at some point during their affair, he’d confessed to drugging his wife and setting the house on fire to cover up the murder. Investigators took the woman’s claims very seriously; however, Nick Hacheney was a former minister, which added Thank you to the gorgeous, vibrant and talented David White for Research assistance References: Associated Press. 2002. "Former minister on trial in wife's death." The News Tribune, November 11: 16. Baker, Travis. 2003. "Angry words erupt at Hacheney Sentencing." Kitsap Sun, February 8: 1. —. 2002. "Defense presses woman who pointed finger." Kitsap Sun, November 27: 4. —. 2001. "Ex-minister might face life in prison without parole." Kitsap Sun, October 4: 1. —. 2001. "Ex-minister pleads innocent in wife's death." Kitsap Sun, September 18: 1. —. 2002. "Former minister guilty of murdering wife." Kitsap Sun, December 27: 1. —. 2001. "Hacheney denied reduced bail." Kitsap Sun, October 27: 4. —. 2002. "Judge: Jury will hear of alleged wife killer's affairs." Kitsap Sun, February 28: 10. —. 2002. "Pathologist testifies about changing autopsy results." Kitsap Sun, November 13: 3. —. 2002. "Sexual affairs not relevant, attorney argues." Kitsap Sun, February 9: 5. —. 2002. "Trial begins for ex-minister accused of killing wife." Kitsap Sun, November 4: 1. Kitsap Sun. 1997. "Dawn Hacheney Obituary." Kitsap Sun, December 30: 5. McCormick, Julie. 2001. "Former minister suspect in wife's death." Kitsap Sun, September 14: 1. Olsen, Gregg. 2010. A Twisted Faith: A Minister's Obsession and the Murder that Destroyed a Church. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. State of Washington, Respondent, v. Nicholas Daniel Hacheney. 2007. 77767-5 (Supreme Court of Washington, May 31). See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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The Ezra Klein Show
The Ezra Klein Show
New York Times Opinion
The Book I Wish Every Policymaker Would Read
My pitch for this episode is simple: Jennifer Pahlka has written one of the best policy books I’ve ever read. Pahlka served as deputy chief technology officer in the Obama White House, and she’s the founder and a former executive director of Code for America, a nonprofit that works to enhance government digital services. Over the course of her career, Pahlka has become obsessed with an area of policy that is too often ignored by policymakers: implementation. She was part of the effort to rescue in 2013 and was tapped by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020 to help fix California’s unemployment insurance system as it buckled under the weight of the Covid response. It has become a common refrain that the U.S. government is often terrible at delivering even basic services. But Pahlka’s new book — “Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better” — puts forward a deeper theory of why government services are so awful, how policy implementation so often goes awry and what it would take to fix those systems so that government could better live up to its promises. It’s an argument that anyone who cares about government in the 21st century needs to take seriously. Book Recommendations: Implementation by Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky Radical Help by Hilary Cottam “Mandate for Leadership” (chapter 3), edited by Paul Dans and Steven Groves Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at This episode of “The Ezra Klein Show” was produced by Emefa Agawu. Fact-checking by Michelle Harris, Mary Marge Locker and Kate Sinclair. Mixing by Jeff Geld. Our production team is Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld, Roge Karma and Kristin Lin. Original music by Isaac Jones. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta. The executive producer of New York Times Opinion Audio is Annie-Rose Strasser. And special thanks to Isaac Jones and Kristina Samulewski.
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The Matt Walsh Show
The Matt Walsh Show
The Daily Wire
Ep. 1179 - The Aftermath Of Exposing The ‘Trans Healthcare’ Scam
Today on the Matt Walsh Show, yesterday we broke the story of massive fraud in the "gender transition" industry. The fall out has already started, while the left scrambles to make excuses. Also, the federal government reportedly prepares to indict Donald Trump for doing the same thing Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton did. But it was okay when they did it, of course. A new report reveals that Instagram is a major hub for pedophiles. Plus, a family in Las Vegas says that ten foot space aliens landed in their backyard. Has the invasion finally started?  Ep.1179 - - - Click here to join the member exclusive portion of my show:  - - -  DailyWire+: Get 25% of your DailyWire+ membership: Represent the Sweet Baby Gang by shopping my merch here:   - - -  Today’s Sponsors: Birch Gold - Text "WALSH" to 989898, or go to, for your no-cost, no-obligation, FREE   Genucel - 70% off the Most Popular Package + FREE SHIPPING + Free Spa Essentials at Good Ranchers - Get $30 off with promo code WALSH at checkout.   - - - Socials: Follow on Twitter:  Follow on Instagram:  Follow on Facebook:  Subscribe on YouTube:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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WNYC Studios
The Seagulls
In the 1970s, as LGBTQ+ people in the United States faced conservatives whose top argument was that homosexuality is “unnatural,” a pair of young scientists discovered on a tiny island off the coast of California a colony of seagulls that included… a significant number of female homosexual couples making nests and raising chicks together. The article that followed upended the culture’s understanding of what’s natural and took the discourse on homosexuality in a whole new direction. In this episode, our co-Host Lulu Miller grapples with the impact of this and several other studies about animal queerness on her life as a queer person. Special thanks to the History is Gay ( podcast. EPISODE CREDITS Reported by - Lulu Miller with help from - Sarah Qari Produced by - Sarah Qari Original sound design contributed by - Jeremy Bloom with mixing help from - Arianne Wack Fact-checking by - Diane Kelly and Edited by - Becca Bressler Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (! Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab ( today. Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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