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  • Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

    03/19/2017 8:30:36 PM PDT · by steve86 · 55 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost Marilynn Marchione
    Repatha cut by 20 percent the combined risk of having either a heart attack, stroke or a heart-related death. That happened to nearly 6 percent of people on Repatha versus more than 7 percent on the dummy drug. The benefit grew with longer use, and was 25 percent the second year, said Sabatine, who consults for Amgen and other drugmakers. The drug cut by 15 percent a broader set of problems — the ones above plus hospitalization for chest pain or an artery-opening procedure. Nearly 10 percent of folks on Repatha had one versus more than 11 percent on the...
  • Barefoot Bandit’s dream ‘crushed’: Feds shut down his flight-school fundraiser

    12/21/2016 12:41:46 PM PST · by steve86 · 10 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 20, 2016 | Evan Bush
    Colton Harris-Moore asked the public for $125,000 to pay for his flight training. The folk-celebrity fugitive, on the lam for more than two years, stole and crashed three planes before being arrested in the Bahamas. The idea was shot down, at least for now, before it could really take flight. “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore, who eluded police for two years while committing a string of break-ins and thefts, started a GoFundMe page to raise more than $125,000 for private and commercial pilot-license training and helicopter certification. As a folk-celebrity fugitive, Harris-Moore stole and crashed three planes during his well-documented exploits....
  • [WA] Supreme Court to hear Arlene’s Flowers case Tuesday [Homosexual Agenda]

    11/16/2016 2:51:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 13 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | November 14, 2016 7:48 PM | Sara Schilling
    It’s a case that’s inspired intense news coverage, one that’s led to fierce debate about religious freedom versus protection from discrimination, and one that could have far-reaching legal implications. And on Tuesday, more than 3 1/2 years after it was set in motion by an interaction in a Richland floral shop, the Arlene’s Flowers case heads to the Washington State Supreme Court. Oral arguments start at 9 a.m. at Bellevue College. Attorneys for both sides will be on hand, along with supporters, journalists and the three people at the heart of the case — Barronelle Stutzman, who owns the...
  • Feds make important admission about marijuana and kids

    09/20/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by steve86 · 23 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | September 20, 2016 | JAKE ELLISON
    Flying a bit under the radar in August, the federal National Institute on Drug Abuse wrote an explainer to a significant longitudinal study involving young twins and marijuana pointing out that marijuana did not cause a decrease in IQ. In the explainer titled "Study Questions Role for Marijuana in Teen Users' IQ Decline," the agency wrote: "In a recent study sponsored by NIDA and the National Institute of Mental Health, teens who used marijuana lost IQ points relative to their nonusing peers. However, the drug appeared not to be the culprit." Instead, the culprit for the differences in IQ between...
  • Nonprofit health clinic opens in Redmond mosque [WA]

    07/18/2016 1:28:29 PM PDT · by steve86 · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 17, 2016 | Bettina Hansen
    Israa Ali was restless. The 19-month-old toddler, dressed in pink to match her mother Amani’s pink hijab, whined and tugged at a box of sterile gloves on the medical exam table, demanding attention. Her father, Kareem Ali, shushed Israa as he watched over her sleeping infant sister, Sarah. Amani Ali was one of 15 patients who had come to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, or MAPS, mosque in Redmond on Sunday for the launch of a new health clinic. Amani, who is originally from Palestine, does not have health insurance. The Community Clinic is hosted by MAPS and the...
  • Seattle's Vanishing Black Community

    05/27/2016 9:17:44 PM PDT · by steve86 · 65 replies
    Pacific Northwest Magazine / Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Tyrone Beason
    PASTOR PATRINELL WRIGHT was just a 20-year-old country girl from Carthage, Texas, who didn’t know what she was getting into when she migrated to Seattle in 1964. She grew up one of seven children in the Walnut Grove community, to be exact, a nearby farming enclave designated for blacks. That’s how it was in Southern towns back then. If you were black, you knew where you belonged, and it sure wasn’t around white people, unless you happened to be working for them. Seattle had its own form of segregation, with blacks clustered mainly in the city’s Central District because of...
  • Gun goes off during fight over loud stereo at Kennewick apartment

    04/25/2016 4:57:14 PM PDT · by steve86 · 34 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 4/25/2016
    A Kennewick man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly struck a neighbor with the neighbor’s own gun, causing it to fire, following a scuffle over loud music. The 25-year-old neighbor approached Codie Supak, 35, early that morning about the latter’s stereo, which was playing so loudly that it woke other residents in the apartment complex at 2604 W. Bruneau Place, a release said. That’s when Supak became confrontational and started assaulting the neighbor, causing a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol the neighbor had tucked in his gym shorts to fall to the ground. Supak picked up the gun and pointed it...
  • Yakima Police arrest man in connection to Moneytree double homicide

    03/27/2016 8:16:16 PM PDT · by steve86 · 6 replies
    KNDU RIGHTNOW ^ | Mar 26, 2016 | Raven Richard
    UPDATE SATURDAY 8:19 PM- YAKIMA, WA- Yakima Police say they have arrested 26-year-old Manuel Verduzco in connection to the deaths of 27-year-old Karina Morales-Rodriguez and 30-year-old Marta Martinez. Both women were Moneytree employees at the location near Walnut and First Street where the shooting occurred this morning. Yakima police say the two women were confronted by a suspect while they were opening the business Saturday morning. Verduzco was identified as a possible suspect through an investigation. More information came to light later in the day that led to Verduzco's arrest Saturday afternoon. He is booked into the Yakima County Jail...
  • Seattle’s brash king of pot raking in cash and raising hackles at Uncle Ike’s

    02/08/2016 8:50:26 PM PST · by steve86 · 4 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Bob Young
    Just after Uncle Ike's Pot Shop opened in Seattle's Central District, it boasted in an ad, "Our weed cures Ebola." Knowing that merchants in the new industry weren't allowed to make any medical claims about pot, the fine print disclaimer winked: "If you believe this ad, you are a (expletive) moron." That in-your-face Vern Fonk-on-weed sensibility has helped make Uncle Ike's the state's top-selling pot store, with $1.4 million in monthly sales. It's also changing the personality of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street, once a predominantly African-American corner, with neon signs, a wall-mural ad, food truck, sign-waving mannequin and...
  • Catholic high school: Archdiocese 'does not permit' same-sex wedding announcement

    02/04/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by steve86 · 26 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY
    Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain: Catholic Church can in no way associate itself with same-sex marriage. Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle has refused to run an announcement in its alumni magazine for the same-sex marriage of an alumna who once served as student body vice president and homecoming queen. In response to the submission by the 1997 graduate, the school sent her a letter saying, in part, "... the Archdiocese does not permit this type of information to be published in our Catholic school magazine." The reaction has been a much-circulated Facebook post by James Nau, who was student...
  • Teen walks a mile in Muslim friends’ shoes by wearing a hijab

    01/18/2016 4:40:22 PM PST · by steve86 · 39 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Claudia Rowe
    She was walking home from school, with traffic rushing all around, when Zion Lourdes Perez tore off her hijab. Feeling like a target at 15 was nothing she'd imagined when she decided, on a lark, to wear the head scarf worn by Muslim women. Perez, raised Catholic, is a co-founder and president of the Muslim Student Association at Franklin High, and while many students tried on the covering for an hour or two during "modesty week," Perez wanted a deeper understanding of what it meant to broadcast religion on one's sleeve - or head, as it were. The experience last...
  • Tom Douglas going straight to $15/hour, adding 20% service charge at 3 restaurants [Seattle]

    01/12/2016 5:10:28 PM PST · by steve86 · 52 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 12, 2016 | Bethany Jean Clement
    Say goodbye to tipping at Tom Douglas' Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen and The Carlile Room. The entirety of the 20 percent service charge "will be redistributed to our team through wages, commissions and benefits," Douglas said in a news release. Among the goals of the change, he said, is to "provide greater compensation equity for front of house and back of house." (The company said it based the 20 percent figure on average customer tips over the past three years.) And while Douglas's take on Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage has not necessarily been positive in the past, he promised, "We...
  • Some pot labs in state failed no pot at all, says scientist [WA]

    01/06/2016 11:17:30 PM PST · by steve86 · 15 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bob Young
    Some state-certified marijuana labs testing for microbes such as E.coli and mold appear more friendly to pot merchants than others, according to an analysis by a Woodinville data scientist. Four labs rejected none of the pot they tested over a three-month period last year, according to the analysis by Jim MacRae. Four other labs failed more than 12 percent of samples tested over the same time, with two labs rejecting 44 percent of samples for microbes. “It’s almost impossible for that to happen,” said David Lampach, co-founder of Steep Hill Labs in Tukwila, of the disparity. After sifting through public...
  • Marijuana Retail Prices Are Plummeting, But Local Shops Say That's Good News [WA]

    01/06/2016 8:12:33 PM PST · by steve86 · 16 replies
    NBCRIGHTNOW ^ | Jan 06, 2016 4:59 PM PST | Caitlin Wilson
    UNION GAP, WA.- The price of marijuana continues to drop in retail shops across the state, so we checked in with two of the local shops in Union Gap to see how they're adapting to the changing times. Even though prices have dropped to an all time low across the state over the past year, local owners say their products are still flying off the shelves. When Station 420, opened their doors in 2014 they were selling a gram for around $40.00. "It was tough, the supply was short, we didn't have very many options and it was expensive," owner...
  • Marijuana Retailers Cope with Falling Pot Prices [WA]

    01/04/2016 5:22:17 PM PST · by steve86 · 42 replies
    NBCRightNow ^ | Jan 04, 2016 | Jonathan Halvorson
    <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - As the price of marijuana continues to drop, Washington pot businesses are struggling to keep up with the changes.</p> <p>The Daily News reports ( ) that since legal marijuana entered the market in July 2014, prices have dropped from $25 to $30 per gram to about $10 a gram now.</p>
  • Roku Player and Sling TV

    01/02/2016 11:54:42 PM PST · by steve86 · 43 replies
    We have a new TV with integrated Roku Player and Amazon Prime and Sling TV trial and I can't find a single thing to watch. I don't watch films -- no attention span for those. Not interested in any of the new music and I already have the old. Possibly with the Sling TV extra $5 add-on international news package I could find something of interest like when the Dubai skyscraper was burning. I will subscribe if WW3 starts in earnest. But paying $25 for the Sling Packages in normal times is not worth it to me. The Amazon Prime...
  • European Muslim Invasion -- Background (my title)

    10/21/2015 8:31:27 PM PDT · by steve86 · 19 replies ^ | Arturo Pérez-Reverte (translated)
    In the year 376 AD, an enormous mass of men, women and children appeared on the Danube frontier of the Roman Empire. They were refugee Goths who sought asylum, pressed by the advancing hordes of Attila. For several reasons - among others, that Rome was no longer what it had been - they were allowed to enter the territory of the Empire and were not exterminated, enslaved or conquered, as according to the custom of the time had happened to previous waves of immigrant peoples. In the following months those refugees discovered that the Roman Empire was not Paradise, that...
  • Windows 10: Here are the privacy issues you should know about

    07/30/2015 1:48:23 PM PDT · by steve86 · 41 replies
    TNW News ^ | July 29, 2015 | Mic Wright
    ... Cortana is a sexy spy in the machine Turn on Cortana, the virtual assistant, and you’re also turning on a whole host of data sharing: To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device. Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your...
  • Further Restrictions for Kennewick Irrigation District Customers

    07/08/2015 1:20:22 PM PDT · by steve86 · 9 replies
    KNDU 25 ^ | Jul 08, 2015
    KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Irrigation District says effective immediately, customers are required to limit watering to 20 minutes, per zone, for two days per week and according to their watering schedule. They say with the Yakima River at historically low levels this along with consistently high temperatures has resulted in further reductions to the water being delivered to the Kennewick Irrigation District by federal officials. During a normal irrigation season, K.I.D. would be diverting 300 cfs. Today the diversion is projected to be 150 cfs. The District will be contacting Water Masters directly regarding agricultural and large parcel lots over...
  • Home folk tell Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Don’t mess with Obamacare [WA]

    03/26/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | March 26, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    She was asking for horror stories about health care, but Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers, R-Wash., instead found her Facebook page filled with testimonials to the Affordable Care Act. A member of the House Republican leadership, McMorris Rodgers wanted a replenishment of anecdotes like stories of questionable accuracy she told when giving the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. “This week marks the 5th anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law,” wrote McMorris Rodgers. “Whether it’s turning your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer had reduced your work hours, I want...