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  • WATCH: Thief rampages through Seattle Target for 15 minutes

    09/18/2018 3:45:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | KIRO RADIO STAFF
    Police say a career criminal ripped off a downtown Seattle Target store three times in four days, even after being arrested and released for his crimes. Surveillance video from August allegedly shows 41-year-old Jason Lewis confronting sales workers on the electronics floor of the department store. At one point, he head bumps an employee. The terrorized employees left him alone after that. Lewis then destroyed display cases and grabbed as many electronics as he could over 15 minutes. “He then begins to push over and drags store displays and he uses one as a weapon, swinging it like a sled...
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case

    08/27/2018 10:24:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to a coalition of states seeking to block a Texas-based company from posting online blueprints for how to make 3D-printed guns. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik followed an initial temporary restraining order he granted in late July that blocked the federal government from implementing terms of a settlement the company, Defense Distributed, struck with the State Department earlier this year that would have allowed founder Cody Wilson to start posting the files again. The ruling Monday means the blockade will continue while the judge considers the broader...
  • District Judge Issues Decision on 3D Guns, Ignores Executive Power & First Amendment

    09/01/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Judge Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington, at Seattle, issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration State Department. The injunction is to prevent the State Department from implementing a court settlement with Defense Distributed, allowing them to exercise their First Amendment rights. The permanent injunction was issued on the 27th of August, 2018, in Seattle, Washington State.  The temporary restraining order had been issued on 31 July.   Judge Lasnik has taken the power of deciding what may or may not be lawful, based on the principle of potential harm. Potential, or irreparable...
  • Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

    09/03/2018 3:53:18 AM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/02/2018 | Jim Brunner
    Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The June 14 donation, disclosed in mid-July, went to Protect the House, a committee headed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. It’s the biggest check Allen has ever sent to a federal political candidate or committee, according to a review of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
  • Health officials, worried about outbreak, investigate HIV cluster in North Seattle

    09/01/2018 5:04:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | Updated August 30, 2018 at 7:36 pm | Evan Bush
    A cluster of eight people in North Seattle, described as heterosexuals, drug users, and recently homeless, have been diagnosed with HIV infections since February, and health officials worry their cases could represent a new pattern of transmission for the virus that has been in steep decline. Officials suspect changes in drug use are to blame. ... The diagnoses are among 19 HIV cases reported so far this year among heterosexuals in King County. For all of last year, that number was seven, according to the health agency. It has averaged 10 for the past decade. Featured Video Gay and bisexual...
  • Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

    08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT · by deport · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2018, 10:49 PM ET | AP
    Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles. The left-wing groups Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party were rallying at the same site.
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • Seattle's $52M streetcar fiasco the latest setback for city's anti-Trump mayor

    08/14/2018 12:26:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Seattle’s anti-Trump mayor, Jenny Durkan, may be on track for a political backlash: Her city’s $52 million money splash on public transit appears doomed because new taxpayer-funded streetcars apparently won’t fit the existing tracks. Durkan’s office has braced city residents for the possibility, the Seattle Times reported. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reportedly ordered 10 new streetcars last year, to help expand the Seattle Streetcar system by linking the two existing streetcar lines. But the new streetcars also are reportedly heavier and longer than the ones currently in use, raising concerns about whether they'll be used at all. “It...
  • Suicidal Seattle airport worker i’d [sic] in mystery motive and hijacking and plane crash.

    08/11/2018 4:16:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    scallywagandvagabond.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher Koulouris -
    The worker, who worked for Horizontal Air at Seattle Tacoma Airport for nearly four years according to his Linkedn account operated as a ground service agent and operations agent loading bags. ...worker’s personal blog revealed Russell living in Pierce County with his wife, Hannah who he married in 2011 after meeting her in school the year before. The ground service agent, referred to as ‘Rich’ and ‘Richard’ by air traffic controllers, was born in Key West, Florida and moving to Alaska as a child. ... Russell and Hannah opened a bakery called Hannah Marie’s Bakery in North Bend, Oregon and...
  • Passengers Report Stolen SeaTac Plane, Grounded Flights

    08/10/2018 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 179 replies
    PPlanes were reportedly grounded at the SeaTac International Airport as reports flew from passengers on Twitter that someone might have stolen an airplane and taken it on an unauthorized flight. Nothing was confirmed yet from authorities, but live aviation audio from the tower said authorities were urging a man to try “to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody.” Other audio reported a ground stop was underway at SeaTac, the airport that services Seattle and Tacoma.
  • Time to Ground the Blue Angels? A Navy Flyer Responds

    08/07/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 68 replies
    Eagle Action Report ^ | 8/5/2018 | Bill Paisley
    The Seattle Times published an opinion piece entitled "Time to Retire the Blue Angels," which argued that the U.S. Navy demonstration team should not fly at Seattle's annual Seafair exposition. The author, Patrick Pilcher, wrote that he found the display "in poor taste," that the air show was a waste of money and a "display of military muscle-flexing that seems a bit outdated." Pilcher also believes that flying the jets is insensitive, since they "can be a reminder of the terror of death raining from the sky in the form of cluster bombs or other weapons" for "many recent immigrants...
  • PSE sends racial slur to black woman

    08/02/2018 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    KIRO ^ | 08/01/2018 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE - An African-American woman says Puget Sound Energy emailed her a racial slur to use as the temporary password to her online account. Erica Conway believes the insult was deliberate and wants the company to get to the bottom of it. “I clicked “forgot password” and got a temporary password from PSE and it was capitol N-I-G-G-A and I was quite shocked.” “It was like an emotional roller coaster. Shock, disbelief, disgusted, angry. It was just yeah, even now I'm just kind of like I cannot believe this. I just can't believe it.” Conway is a longtime volunteer of...
  • Woman finds squatters in backyard of Seattle home

    08/02/2018 10:38:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    KIRO7.com ^ | 8/1/2018 | Alison Grande
    SEATTLE - A Seattle woman says she came home to find homeless squatters setting up a tent in her backyard. The home is for sale. Lisa, the owner, who asked us not to identify her or the house so it would not interfere with her sale(snip) When she came home Monday, she found that man and another one in her backyard setting up a tent and drinking out of the hose. She said they'd spread items out on the patio and the stairs too. She said they'd even brought religious statues to put on the steps. Lisa says she screamed...
  • Federal judge in Seattle blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

    08/01/2018 5:52:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Originally published July 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm Updated July 31, 2018 at 6:48 pm | Agueda Pacheco-Flores, Seattle Times staff reporter
    U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order blocking the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed firearms. Lasnik’s ruling comes a day after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to allow the release of the blueprints. A federal judge in Seattle has granted a temporary restraining order blocking a Texas man from releasing downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed plastic firearms. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling Tuesday comes a day after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit challenging the Trump administration’s decision last month...
  • Smug Seattle keeps throwing money after streetcar, bike lane fiasco that’s totally off the rails

    07/31/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31, 2018 | Printus LeBlanc
    Once again, the oh-so progressive, oh-so enlightened Seattle City Council is showing the rest of the country what not to do. The idealistic leftists who control the Council are wasting millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in failed attempts to solve problems the Council members created. All this is turning Seattle into the poster city for the failure of Big Government. The city best known for fish markets, coffee stores, rain and flannel-wearing musicians is now becoming legendary for its incompetent leadership and its financial boondoggles. The latest example of Seattle senselessness is the Council’s costly and deeply flawed efforts to...
  • Co-sponsor pulls support for Seattle stadium funding, cites housing crisis

    07/31/2018 10:00:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Avery Anapol
    A county official in Seattle abruptly withdrew her support for a plan to publicly fund a new baseball stadium, saying most of that money should instead be used for affordable housing. King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles announced Tuesday that she was taking her name off the measure to use about $180 million to renovate Safeco Field, according to The Seattle Times. Kohl-Welles vowed instead to introduce a proposal to put $25 million toward the stadium and use the rest to fund affordable housing. “The bottom line is our region is experiencing a major housing crisis,” Kohl-Welles said, according to...
  • Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape

    07/26/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    kiro7 ^ | July 24, 2018 | Amy Clancy
    "We went into the gender-neutral bathroom and he immediately shut the door, stood in front of the door and pulled down his pants" the young woman recalled.
  • New Seattle streetcars may be too big for city's existing tracks

    07/25/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    My Northwest ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    ne city project has gone further off the rails. The new Seattle streetcars may not fit on the city’s existing rail lines. That heavy fact is among a handful of details from independent auditor KPMG. Its initial report on the Seattle streetcar system has raised more questions than answers. Mayor Jenny Durkan halted all construction on the City Center Connector Project in March after it became apparent that costs were over-budget by $23 million. The project aims to connect separate streetcar lines in South Lake Union and First Hill with a new line through the downtown core. But the streetcars...
  • King County {Seattle} proposal would require gun stores to post warnings about suicide, homicide

    07/24/2018 6:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Daniel Beekman
    King County could require stores that sell guns to post signs at the door and cash register warning that owning a firearm increases the risk of suicide, homicide and other deaths. Metropolitan King County Council Chairman Joe McDermott is proposing the new regulation, which would be enacted and enforced by the King County Board of Health. The measure is the latest in a series advanced by local politicians and activists who say gun violence is a public-health crisis and should be dealt with as such.Washington State Initiative 1639, which is likely to appear on the November ballot, would require gun-purchase...