Washataw is a news/activism site. Our mission is to go beyond partisan politics, to cover news and ideas from from the people's perspective, and to write the unvarnished truth.
Washataw is the brainchild of Patrick Range McDonald, a former staff writer at LA Weekly, one of the top alternative newspapers in the United States.
He won the “Journalist of the Year” award from the Los Angeles Press Club, the “Public Service” award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, among other honors.
In addition, he was co-writer of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s memoir and author of "Righteous Rebels: AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Crusade to Change the World."
During his research for “Righteous Rebels,” McDonald traveled throughout the United States and to 14 countries on five continents.