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  • Mariners deny ex-employee’s accusations of racism toward Latino staff, players

    11/14/2018 5:32:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | November 12, 2018 | TJ Cotterill
    Lorena Martin was hired just over a year ago to fill a position unique to baseball. No other organization before the Seattle Mariners had a director of high performance in the baseball operations department. But on Monday, just over a month after the Mariners fired her, Lorena Martin posted a string of heavy comments to her Instagram and Twitter accounts, leveling accusations of racism and discrimination and specifically naming general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay.
  • Three Years Ago Seattle Declared A State Of Emergency Over Homelessness, Now The Problem Is Worse

    11/05/2018 4:23:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/05/2018 | John Sexton
    On Novermber 2, 2015, Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and his counterpart in King County declared a state of emergency over the homeless situation. Since then, local spending on the problem is up sharply but the number of homeless people on the streets is also up. Three years into the emergency, no one seems certain what to do next. From the Seattle Times: For the last three years, Seattle and King County have split their spending on homelessness between immediate responses, like emergency and winter shelters, and longer-term solutions. Emergency shelters are local governments’ second-largest budget item when it comes...
  • Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him-double standard on Nazi and Muslim anti-Semitic violence

    10/31/2018 5:26:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 30, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Two types of people plot attacks against Jewish synagogues and community centers: Nazis and Muslims. In 1999, Buford O. Furrow, a white supremacist, opened fire at a Jewish Community Center in the Los Angeles area. He wounded three little boys, their teenage female counselor and an elderly female receptionist. He told the FBI that he wanted this to be "a wake-up call to America to kill Jews." While Furrow was carrying out his attack, President William Jefferson Clinton was in the White House. In 2000, Ali Hassan Abu Kamal and Mazin Assi attempted to firebomb a synagogue in New York....
  • (Seattle)Shooting Victim Hopes Attack Puts Gun Control On Nation's Radar

    08/28/2006 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Leisler · 62 replies · 1,752+ views
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 17, 2006 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    SEATTLE - A woman wounded in last month's deadly shooting rampage at Seattle's Jewish Federation offices says she hopes the attack helps the public and lawmakers see a need for tighter gun control laws. "How and why the murderer who invaded my workplace a couple of weeks ago was able to legally acquire two semiautomatic weapons in our state is still a very disturbing mystery to me," Dayna Klein, 37, said Thursday, seated next to her husband at a news conference in a downtown hotel. Klein said she met with former President Bill Clinton last week while in New York,...
  • New York Times Already Defending Black Leftist Behind Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

    11/04/2018 7:19:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    This is exactly the phenomenon that I had described after the Pittsburgh shootings in, "If the Synagogue Shooter Were Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him." In 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq used a teenage girl as a hostage to force his way into the Seattle Jewish Federation where he shot 6 women. The Muslim attacker shouted, “You Jews” at the non-Jewish marketing director and shot her in the stomach. The bookkeeper went into cardiac arrest, died at the scene, was revived and died again on the operating table and still lived to testify at Haq's trial. "I want these Jews...
  • Seattle Businesses Owners Say The City’s Homeless Are Making It Hard For Them

    10/20/2018 6:33:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2018 | John Sexton
    Seattle businesses leaders attended a meeting with city officials this week where they vented about the problems they are facing because of rampant homelessness. KIRO 7 reports that some businesses say they can’t continue unless something changes for the better: Some businesses owners say they may not be able to stay open much longer if something doesn’t change…Imiun Liu owns several businesses in Seattle such as the Eastern Café in the International District, where he says crimes involving the homeless are so common that he and other business owners can’t help but feel defeated by the RVs and tents...
  • Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Dies of Cancer at age 65

    10/15/2018 3:55:13 PM PDT · by RainMan · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/15/2018
    Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level." "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we...
  • ‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds (trun)

    10/15/2018 1:25:19 PM PDT · by Drango · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Beekman
    The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes. Seattle and nearby jurisdictions have been approved for $657,975 in Justice Assistance Grant funds, the U.S. Department of Justice said in an Oct. 10 letter to the city. Durkan and Holmes are declaring the news a victory for Seattle and its policies, ... ~snip “Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions blinked, Seattle won and public safety prevailed,” Durkan said in a statement over the weekend. The Trump...
  • Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video linked

    02/05/2017 1:47:17 PM PST · by MaggieMay · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 4,2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech at anti-Trump rally;calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video 'We need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House', 'The White House must die. The White House, your f***ing White House, your f***ing presidents, they must go! F*** the White House':Preschool teacher is caught on camera spewing obscenities to Anti-Trump demonstrators  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4191860/Seattle-teacher-s-profane-speech-calls-murder.html#ixzz4XqXtyCjg
  • 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.