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  • College teachers focus lessons on Occupy Seattle

    10/31/2011 1:06:04 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | The Associated Press
    Beginning Sunday evening,instructors at Seattle Community College campuses are teaching classes in support of Occupy Seattle.SEATTLE — Beginning Sunday evening, instructors at Seattle Community College campuses are teaching classes in support of Occupy Seattle.The classes are scheduled to be held in the plaza of Seattle Central Community College. They will focus on subjects such as legislative lobbying, the art of the protest sign and filming to document human rights violations.According to Occupy Seattle and the Washington branch of the American Federation of Teachers, classes were scheduled throughout the night.
  • 'I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it'': Hark, a sperm bike!

    10/27/2011 12:32:29 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 13 replies
    KOMO-TV Seattle ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ray Lane/KOMO-TV
    SEATTLE -- A new bicycle making the rounds on Seattle's streets is triggering smiles, snickers and even a few blushes. The two-wheeler is specifically designed to transport sperm samples, and it looks the part. "I wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it, and then I noticed what it was -- and I laughed," said Kim Garvelle. Custom-made and nearly 10 feet long, the design of the sperm bike resembles an oversized sperm. A hefty 120 pounds when fully-loaded, the bike is big enough to have people running to get out of the way..
  • Wash. state Sen. Scott White (D) dies at age 41

    10/23/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Sat, Oct 22, 2011 | By MIKE BAKER - Associated Press
    Washington state Sen. Scott White, a transit advocate who rose to majority whip, was found dead Friday at a resort hotel. He was 41. Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana said there was no sign of foul play in the death. Authorities are investigating because it remains unexplained. Housekeeping staff at the Suncadia Resort found White after he failed to check out of his room. An autopsy is planned. The Democrat represented the state's 46th District, covering northern Seattle. White joined the Senate last year and rose to serve as the Senate's majority whip, advocating for transit issues as a caucus...
  • Man accused of exposing self to children arrested [ Part of Occupy Wall Street in Seattle ]

    10/18/2011 12:02:52 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 18 2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- A man accused of exposing himself to children at least five times across Seattle was arrested early Tuesday morning. Seattle police say he was taken into custody at his Kenmore residence around 1 a.m. Officers had been given a composite sketch of the suspect and detectives learned he had been at Westlake Park taking part in the Occupy Seattle protests. The man is accused of exposing himself three times on Sept. 29 -- once in Crown Hill, once near Alki Beach, and a third time on Capitol Hill. Three days later, he was spotted at Pinehurst Playfield near...
  • Felon with rifle arrested at Westlake Park ("Occupy Seattle")

    10/18/2011 4:18:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | October 18, 2011 | Scott Sunde
    Seattle police say officers have arrested a convicted felon who was carrying an unloaded rifle at Westlake Park, scene of the continuing Occupy Seattle protests. Bicycle officers talked to the man just after 6 p.m. Monday and that he was taking part in the protests. The 40-year-old man was carrying a rifle case over his shoulder. And police say officers heard him mention that he was carrying a "Ruger." Ruger is a gun maker. Officers found an unloaded short-barreled rifle with a pistol grip in the case. The man also showed police an ammunition box with 16 rounds in it....
  • Occupy Seattle leaves behind big mess for Seattle parks workers (shovel-ready jobs)

    10/13/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 1+ views
    KIRO TV ^ | 10/11/11 | Chris Egert
    Occupy Seattle leaves behind big mess for Seattle parks workersChris Egert KIRO 7 Eyewitness News Updated: 12:35 pm PDT October 11, 2011 SEATTLE -- Should Occupy Seattle protesters have to clean up after themselves? A KIRO 7 overnight news crew shot video of some of the mess left behind in Westlake Park. City Parks and Recreation crews have spent mornings cleaning up from 11 days of Occupy Seattle demonstrations. Along with rain-soaked signs, KIRO 7 crews counted at least four parks workers taking every sign and piece of tape off the columns at Westlake Park. The garbage has filled about...
  • Occupy Seattle demands tents, parking, City Hall restrooms

    10/11/2011 11:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KING-TV News ^ | October 11, 2011
    SEATTLE -- Protesters with Occupy Seattle aren't leaving downtown's Westlake Park until their list of demands are met by the Mayor's Office. Occupy Seattle organizer Mark Canfield told KING 5 News Tuesday the group was told they must either move their demonstration, which has been at Westlake for more than a week, or police would move them out Wednesday morning. Canfield said they submitted the demands to Mayor Mike McGinn's office. McGinn has said he supports the Occupy Seattle protesters and offered them space at City Hall Plaza. Their demands are: •A meeting with McGinn and Occupy Seattle representatives to...
  • Homeless find home at Occupy Seattle, so is it still a protest?

    10/10/2011 10:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KPLU-FM National Public Radio ^ | October 10, 2011 | Paula Wissel
    Protesters or homeless or both? What's happening to the Occupy Seattle gathering at Seattle's Westlake Park has some wondering, but those you ask have an answer to why they are there. More and more homeless people are joining protesters occupying Seattle’s Westlake Park. The Occupy Wall Street movement has a special attraction for people who sleep on the streets. When you walk through Westlake Park, in the heart of downtown Seattle’s shopping district, you notice the donated tarps and sleeping bags on hand to keep people warm. And there's a big tent where you can get a cheese sandwich or...
  • Hertz suspends Muslim shuttle drivers in Seattle

    10/07/2011 8:54:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 10.07.11
    SEATAC, Wash. -- Rental car company Hertz indefinitely suspended 34 Somali Muslim shuttle drivers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for praying on company time, and the workers' union is trying to put them back in the driver's seat after what it calls a sudden policy change.
  • 50 criminals in Belltown arrested over 2,700 times (Yes, you guessed it....Seattle, of course)

    09/23/2011 12:03:34 PM PDT · by Stoat · 46 replies
    My Northwest ^ | September 23, 2011 | Bob Larson
    50 criminals in Belltown arrested over 2,700 times By Bob Larson 97.3 KIRO FM Editor The Belltown neighborhood has a recurring problem. The same group of criminals keeps causing trouble. (97.3 KIRO FM/file) zoom The Belltown neighborhood has a recurring problem. The same group of criminals keep causing trouble.The same group of about 50 people have been arrested over 2,700 times."We have a pair of beat officers down there in Belltown and Third Ave., that area, we asked them to identify the 50 most problematic individuals they deal with, and then we ran the analysis on them," says Seattle Mayor...
  • Muslim in road rage attack on U.S. Marines linked to Seattle terror plotters

    09/22/2011 8:27:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | 22 September 11 | creeping
    In what may be a new development in a June South Seattle terror plot, state prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a longtime criminal in Washington state who attempted to run two Marines off the road, and who allegedly had contact with one of the terrorism suspects.
  • Road Rage Case Could Have Link to Terrorism Plot

    09/14/2011 2:46:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies
    KIRO ^ | Updated: 5:37 pm PDT September 13, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Michael Dale McCright is accused of trying to hit a vehicle with his car in North Seattle after he noticed the driver, a Marine, was wearing a military uniform." SNIPPET: "Document said that before the incident occurred, the Marines had just left a military facility on East Marginal Way in South Seattle where new recruits are processed. The building was the target of a thwarted terrorism plot earlier this summer. Court documents reveal a possible connection."
  • FBI ends up offending Muslims at outreach workshop

    09/11/2011 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Baynative · 53 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 9/11/11 | Emily Heffter
    FBI agents participating in an outreach workshop Saturday hoped to improve their relationship with Seattle's Muslim, Arab, East African and Sikh communities, but ended up offending some participants. ~snip~ About 20 community leaders attended the workshop at North Seattle Community College, which featured presentations by the FBI, Seattle police and the U.S. Attorney's Office. The event was aimed at improving communication and building trust between law enforcement and communities that feel targeted and profiled by authorities.
  • Seattle’s "Green jobs" Program A Bust ($20 million insulation effort = 3 houses, 14 jobs)

    09/04/2011 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 25 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | Aug 17, 2011 | Vanessa Ho
    Seattle’s ‘green jobs’ program a bust Seattle PI Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. The unglamorous work of insulating crawl spaces and attics had emerged as a silver bullet in a bleak economy - able to create jobs and shrink carbon footprint - and the announcement came with great fanfare. McGinn had joined Vice President Joe Biden in the White House to make it. It came on the eve of Earth Day. It had heady goals: creating 2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000...
  • Mystery of DB Cooper air stewardess who was sent to a nunnery..."

    09/02/2011 5:10:06 PM PDT · by LucyT · 19 replies
    UK MailOnline ^ | 2 September 2011 | Paul Bentley
    Mystery of DB Cooper air stewardess who was sent to a Nunnery... but was it part of a witness protection programme? It is America's most notorious unsolved criminal case which, over the past four decades, has had enough twists and turns to match any film script. So it is not entirely surprising that the latest revelation is one straight out of Hollywood. The stewardess who famously dealt with the elusive DB Cooper during the Northwest Airlines hijacking and robbery of 1971 spent more than a decade in a Nunnery, in what experts believe was part of a witness protection programme....
  • Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts

    08/29/2011 3:35:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/2011 | Dan Springer
    A green jobs program in one of America's greenest cities is being called a bust 16 months after a $20 million federal grant to weatherize homes in Seattle ended up putting just 14 people to work in mostly administrative jobs and upgrading only three homes in the area. "The jobs are not there," Todd Myers, who wrote the book "Eco Fads," told Fox News. "So we're training people for jobs that don't exist." Seattle is not alone. The Department of Energy has allocated $508 million to 41 states for its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program and 600 jobs have been created...
  • Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts

    08/29/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Seattle Green Jobs Program Gets $20M, Creates 14 Posts By Dan Springer Published August 29, 2011 | A green jobs program in one of America's greenest cities is being called a bust 16 months after a $20 million federal grant to weatherize homes in Seattle ended up putting just 14 people to work in mostly administrative jobs and upgrading only three homes in the area. "The jobs are not there," Todd Myers, who wrote the book "Eco Fads," told Fox News. "So we're training people for jobs that don't exist." Seattle is not alone. The Department of Energy has...
  • Pssst! Want to buy a 16-foot statue of Lenin?

    08/16/2011 7:30:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies ^ | 14AUG2011 | Lindsay Cohen
    SEATTLE - He ruled Russia almost a century ago, and yet, somehow, a statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin found its way to Seattle. It's not one of the city's more famous landmarks - like the Space Needle or Pike Place Market. Instead, the 16-foot-tall statue of the divisive dictator is tucked away in a more residential spot in Seattle's Fremont district. He is as controversial today as he was decades ago. "Why do we have a statue of him?" asked Erin Derring, as she walked by. "We couldn't imagine such a statue in America - you understand why," added...
  • Seattle's 'green jobs' program a bust

    08/16/2011 5:41:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | August 16, 2011 | By VANESSA HO
    Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. McGinn had joined Vice President Joe Biden in the White House to make it. It came on the eve of Earth Day. It had heady goals: creating 2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods. But more than a year later, Seattle's numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level...
  • Groups Launch Boycott of Amazon (Lefties want Amazon taxes to support Gov. spending)

    08/15/2011 12:56:42 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies
    The Bay Citizen ^ | August 15, 2011 | Aaron Glantz
    Nan Brasmer says she won't buy anything from Amazon anymore. The 72-year-old president of the 950,000-member California Alliance for Retired Americans is among dozens of community leaders planning to gather in Sacramento Monday morning to launch a consumer boycott of the Seattle-based retailer. The boycott -- and an online petition at -- targets Amazon for its efforts to overturn a new California law that requires internet retailers to collect sales tax from their customers. The boycott is backed by many Demoratic members of the state Legislature, including East Bay Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and State Senator Loni Hancock, both of...
  • At least 11 wounded in Kent car show shootings

    07/24/2011 1:18:47 PM PDT · by Baynative · 73 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 24,2011 | KOMO News
    KENT -- At least 11 people were injured in a mass shooting Saturday afternoon that may have started with an argument over a paint job at a low-rider car show off Pacific Highway.
  • 10 wounded as gunfire erupts at Kent car show

    07/23/2011 10:04:12 PM PDT · by Munz · 21 replies
    seattle times ^ | July 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM | Seattle Times staff reporters
    A fight at a crowded Kent car show escalated Saturday afternoon, leaving 10 people shot as cars sped away from the scene and frightened spectators ducked into the safety of nearby businesses. Hundreds of people packed the La Plaza parking lot all day before the shooting. At least one shooter fired from the front of the shopping center into the crowd.
  • Several wounded in shooting at Seattle-area car show

    07/23/2011 6:05:09 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 38 replies ^ | 23 July 2011
    As many as eight people were wounded in a shooting at a car show in Kent, Washington, late Saturday afternoon, according to a King County fire and rescue dispatcher. "We have a ton of medical staff on the scene and are transporting people to local hospitals," the dispatcher said. A witness who works at a business near the shooting site told CNN affiliate KOMO that she heard about 10 shots.
  • Seattle officer charged for stomping handcuffed man in head (Union Prez: Officer was victim)

    07/08/2011 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Stoat · 28 replies
    King TV / AP ^ | July 8, 2011
    A Seattle police officer has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with a December 2010 fight outside a bar. But the police union president said not only was the officer a victim of a brutal attack, but the victim of a hate crime.(edit)"The Seattle Police Officers Guild is outraged by the decision of the city Attorney Peter Holmes to charge Seattle Police Officer Garth Haynes with assault. The whole story has yet to be told regarding this incident," said police guild president Rich O'Neill.(edit)Haynes faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine if convicted of...
  • Seattle police 'embarrassed' by rifle left unattended on cruiser

    06/28/2011 3:42:11 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 16 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 06/28/2011 | Christine Clarridge
    Seattle police concede it's "very embarrassing" that a semi-automatic rifle was left on the back of a patrol car. The AR-15 was left on the trunk lid of the patrol car that was parked outside of the Roosevelt Hotel on Pine Street around 9 p.m. Monday. A man snapped a photo of the rifle and flagged down bicycle patrol officers, Seattle Police Department spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said. The same man also notified The Stranger and sent the alternative weekly the photo, police said. According to The Stranger, the car was unattended when the photo was snapped. Another witnesses reportedly...
  • Seattle Times special report: Twisted ethics of an expert witness

    06/26/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by vmpolesov · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/27/2011 | Ken Armstrong and Maureen O'Hagan
    Earlier this year, a four-page document with a bland title, "Stipulation for Dismissal with Prejudice," was filed in a civil matter percolating on the King County Courthouse's ninth floor. Hardly anyone took notice. Most everyone had moved on. But that document — filed by lawyers tangled up in the estate of Stuart Greenberg, a nationally renowned psychologist whose life ended in scandal — signaled the end of a tortuous undertaking. Greenberg had proved such a toxic force — a poison coursing through the state's court system — that it took more than three years for lawyers and judges to sift...
  • 2 Arrested In Plot To Attack Seattle Military Recruiting Station

    06/23/2011 12:59:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies ^ | June 23, 2011
    SEATTLE -- Men from Washington and California have been arrested in plot to attack a Seattle military recruiting station, the Department of Justice says. Justice Department officials said the two men, who were arrested late Wednesday night, took possession of machine guns that they purchased and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way and that the two also planned to use grenades in the attack. Here's the complete news release from the Department of Justice: Two men were arrested late last night and are charged by criminal complaint with terrorism and...
  • Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored

    06/13/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6-13-2011 | Wes Vernon - Commentary
    Media blackout: CIA director accused of links to Communist spy contact -- scandal ignored Wes Vernon June 13, 2011 If you have been depending on the mainstream media for your news the past few days, you are probably learning here for the first time that CIA Director Leon Panetta has been called out for his links to an important open member of the Communist Party. Some background When this writer first arrived in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in 1968, one of my assignments was to cover the congressional delegation from Washington State. Occasionally, both Democrat and Republican members of...
  • Seattle murder conviction tossed out over 'racist' comments

    06/12/2011 4:02:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 06/12/2011 | Jennifer Sullivan
    The state Supreme Court has thrown out a man's murder conviction in a 2006 gang-related shooting in Pioneer Square, ruling that the prosecutor who tried the case resorted to "racist arguments" to attack defense witnesses. The court, in an 8-1 ruling, found that James Konat, a veteran King County deputy prosecutor now trying a high-profile murder case, engaged in "prosecutorial misconduct" in questioning witnesses during the trial of Kevin L. Monday Jr., who was convicted in 2007 of first-degree murder and first-degree assault, and sentenced to 64 years in prison. During the trial, Konat questioned witnesses, many of them black,...
  • Seattle pharmacist arms himself against pill-seeking thieves(WA)

    06/04/2011 7:47:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Q13 FOX News Online & CNN ^ | 3 June, 2011 | Q13 FOX News Online & CNN
    Less than two hours after picking out a man in a police lineup who held up his drugstore, pharmacist Mike Donohue was getting robbed — again. This robber's face was hidden under the hood of a bulky black sweatshirt. He rocked back and forth anxiously, with his right hand planted in his pocket. Like the other five robbers who had previously held up Donohue's store, the man demanded OxyContin, a popular painkiller known for its high-abuse potential. "My technician came back and showed me the note that said, 'Give me your OxyContin. I have a gun'," Donohue said. Instead of...
  • Seattle to pay $1.5M to family of slain woodcarver

    05/31/2011 8:27:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 48 replies ^ | Tuesday, 03 May 2011 | GENE JOHNSON, AP
    Officer Ian Birk shot John T. Williams last August after the Native American woodcarver crossed the street in front of Birk's patrol car while holding a piece of wood and a small knife. Birk later maintained Williams had threatened him… (MadHatters described the event: Williams, crossed an intersection where Officer Birk sat in his car. Birk saw Williams was carrying a lump of wood and a knife, got out of his car and called on Williams to drop the knife. When Williams didn’t comply Birk fired 5 rapid shots striking Williams in the side and back, killing him. The...
  • Bias alert: KIRO radio telling only one side of Seattle gun ban Friday

    05/29/2011 5:11:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 May, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Listeners to Friday morning’s KIRO-FM news broadcasts were treated repeatedly to a one-sided report regarding this weekend’s Folklife Festival and the Seattle Center, and the attempt by the city to ban guns from the Center and city parks facilities. These reports quoted Bob Scales, formerly with the mayor’s office under anti-gunner Greg Nickels and now with the city attorney’s office. This column spoke with Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, which sued the city over its gun ban attempt and won. According to Gottlieb, KIRO did not attempt to contact him for an opposing view,...
  • NLRB v. Boeing Is An Abuse of Power (A wrong decision that will affect the future of businesses)

    05/12/2011 6:40:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 05/12/2011 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    WASHINGTON--Some people think that the most important issues in Washington are how to reduce spending and whether we will cut the deficit. Those are indeed serious issues. But, in my opinion, they are dwarfed by the abuse of power by some federal regulatory agencies. They are curbing job growth in America and favoring our competitors overseas. Take the National Labor Relations Board, a small, independent agency whose chief mission is to adjudicate disputes between employers and labor unions. Its acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon-nominated by President Obama in January, but not yet confirmed by the Senate-wants to stop the Boeing...
  • Group’s Anti-Israel Message Hits Seattle Billboards

    04/22/2011 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/22/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    In December, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) launched an anti-Israel bus-ad campaign accusing Israel of war crimes. That campaign was approved by the city, but after public outcry was eventually canned. Now, the SeaMAC has decided to enlarge its Israeli hate. The group has now paid for billboards that will trumpet its message. “We always planned to follow our bus ad campaign with additional messages in other venues. We had this Equal Rights banner designed before we launched our ‘Israeli War Crimes’ campaign in December,” Mark Eichinger-Wiese, recent chair of the SeaMAC steering committee, said in a press release....
  • 'Easter eggs' reportedly renamed 'spring spheres' at Seattle public school

    04/11/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/11/11 | Thomas Lifson
    The educrats strike again, and make themselves look ridiculous again, according to a 16 year old student identified only as Jessica, who volunteered to do a project at a local elementary school, supplying plastic eggs filled with jellybeans. From "I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay," Jessica explained. "She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat 'spring spheres.' I couldn't call them Easter eggs.
  • A few streets responsible for half of Seattle's crime

    04/01/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 3/29/2011
    Based on 14 years worth of data that shows half of Seattle's crimes take place on 4.5 percent of its streets, the Office of the City Auditor released a study March 29 recommending the Seattle Police Department focus its energy on a handful of high-crime areas. The report, "Addressing Crime and Disorder in Seattle's 'Hot Spots': What Works?," was spurred when Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Tom Rasmussen asked the Office of the City Auditor to look into how the city was dealing with graffiti and litter. That process led to research that suggested efforts to focus on high-crime...
  • Pro-Lifers to Seattle U: Stop Promoting Pro-Abortion Groups

    03/23/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies ^ | March 23, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Lifers to Seattle U: Stop Promoting Pro-Abortion Groups Seattle, WA -- More than a dozen pro-life groups are banding together for a letter to the president of Seattle University asking that the Catholic institution end its promotion of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
  • Official targets ferry 'vomit clause'

    03/23/2011 6:33:18 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi. ^ | March. 23, 2011
    SEATTLE, - A Washington state senator wants to do away with the "vomit clause" for ferry workers, which offers double pay for cleaning up hazardous materials. State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, said she wants to get rid of the rule, commonly called the "vomit clause," as part of plans to tackle the state's budget problems, KOMO-TV, Seattle, reported Tuesday. "That's one that really stuck in my craw," she told the Everett (Wash.) Daily Herald. "We certainly don't give overtime to some prison guard who cleans up after an inmate or even someone who worked caring for a person...
  • Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey: Capitol Hill's Lindsay Lohan

    03/18/2011 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies | March 18, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    A grown woman in public office who acts like Lindsay Lohan has no business comparing one of America's finest generals to Charlie Sheen. But anti-war Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey has never shown any restraint when it comes to trashing America's military leaders before the world. That's because being a Code Pink liberal -- like being a Hollywood brat -- means never having to apologize for your reckless words and deeds. Woolsey took to the House floor on Wednesday to report on her "Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force" hearing with critics of the Afghanistan war. She parroted Rolling...
  • Marizela Perez: Still missing (Update On Michelle Malkin's Missing Cousin)

    03/10/2011 5:49:24 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 16 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 03/10/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Dear readers, Apologies for my absence. I’ll be getting back up to speed today, but it is hard to function with dread coursing through your veins. Spread across the country, the family and friends of Marizela Perez — missing in Seattle since Saturday and last seen at the University District Safeway — are going through this: You try to eat, but all you can taste is indigestible fear. You try to breathe, but all that fills your lungs is stifling uncertainty. You try to sleep, but all that comes is fathomless fatigue. Your heart is weighted with grief, but your...
  • Seattle schools superintendent, CFO fired unanimously by board

    03/04/2011 5:49:54 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 15 replies
    King 5 TV (Seattle) ^ | March 2, 2011 | Staff
    Seattle Public Schools' board members voted unanimously Wednesday to fire Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and Chief Financial and Operating Officer Don Kennedy...SNIP...At issue is a district program to help minorities get school contracts. An audit revealed $1.8 million in spending that can't be explained, and questions about the man who directed the program, Silas Potter.
  • Police officer rails against city's anti-bias initiatives- Restorative Justice

    02/28/2011 11:46:09 AM PST · by Eva · 36 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | By Lynn Thompson
    A Seattle police officer, writing in his union newspaper, disparages the anti-bias training the city employees are required to take, and calls city leaders a "quaint socialist cabal." Under the headline, "Just Shut Up and Be a Good Little Socialist," Officer Steve Pomper calls the city's 5-year-old Race and Social Justice Initiative an attack on American values and calls its supporters "the enemy." He expresses contempt for a "Perspectives in Profiling" class that department members were required to take last year to raise awareness about racial profiling, and he questions at what point he and other officers should say "Hell...
  • Marchers protesting Birk decision clash with Police (Seattle Riot Live)

    02/18/2011 10:44:26 PM PST · by NavyCanDo · 109 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 2-18-11
    SEATTLE -- Dozens of protestors marched on the streets on Friday, calling for justice in the fatal shooting of Native American woodcarver John T. Williams. The crowd gathered at Westlake Center, then soon took to the streets in protest of King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg's decision not to file criminal charges against Ian Birk, a former Seattle police officer. But what started out as a peaceful protests with signs and slogans quickly boiled over as protestors clashed with police, prompting some officers to use pepper spray on the crowd. Marchers smashed the back window of a police cruiser as tensions...
  • Inmate in Wash. state pleads guilty to 49th murder (plea deal prevented death penalty)

    02/18/2011 5:46:31 PM PST · by greatdefender · 16 replies
    SEATTLE – One of the nation's most prolific killers pleaded guilty Friday to killing a 49th person. Gary Ridgway already is serving 48 life terms at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. He entered his plea on a murder charge at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, a Seattle suburb. Ridgway, who has been dubbed the Green River Killer, confessed to killing Rebecca "Becky" Marrero in 1982 as part of a 2003 plea deal that spared him the death penalty. Ridgway, who was a commercial truck painter, has been convicted of 48 murders and confessed to or...
  • No charges against Seattle officer who shot woodcarver

    02/15/2011 7:50:56 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 40 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 02/15/2011
    King County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against Seattle police Officer Ian Birk in the fatal shooting of woodcarver John T. Williams, according to sources familiar with the decision. Prosecutors have been confronted with a steep legal hurdle in deciding whether to charge Birk with murder or manslaughter. State law shields police officers from criminal prosecution when they claim they used deadly force in self-defense, unless it can be shown they acted with malice and a lack of good faith.
  • Green River Killer is charged with 49th murder after missing woman's skull is found in ravine

    02/08/2011 4:47:57 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:24 PM on 8th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Green River Killer Gary Ridgway is facing his 49th murder charge for the death of a woman whose skull was found by teenagers in a ravine, 28 years after she went missing. Ridgway, 61, is already serving 48 consecutive life sentences after being jailed in 2003 for a strangling spree which terrorised Seattle and its northern suburbs in the early 1980s. He once said he killed so many women he could not keep track of them all. He had previously confessed to killing Rebecca 'Becky' Marrero, a 20-year-old mother and prostitute last seen when she left a motel in 1982.
  • Seattle one of the country's rudest cities [no surprise]

    01/20/2011 6:09:14 PM PST · by Clint Williams · 40 replies ^ | 1/20/11 | Stephanie Klein
    We have coffee, rain, traffic, and apparently some of the rudest people in America. According to survey in Travel and Leisure Magazine, Seattle is ranked number 16 in a list of the country's 20 rudest cities. The magazine recommends striking up a conversation at Pike Place Market, which is actually Washington state's number one tourist destination meaning you'll probably be talking with an outsider. Cities ruder than Seattle included Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Miami. Los Angeles beat out Boston and New York for the top spot. People in Seattle are nicer than those in Anchorage, Houston, and...
  • Seahawks win NFC Worst Division

    01/02/2011 8:31:02 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 109 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Jan. 2. 2011 | Paleo Conservative
    The Seattle Seahawks beat the Saint Louis Rams 16-6 to "win" the NFC Worst Division with a 7-9 record. They will host the 11-5 Saints in the first round on Saturday, January 8.
  • USC football: Pete Carroll says Seahawks opportunity 'came out of nowhere' (Carroll Resigns)

    01/11/2010 9:24:52 AM PST · by americanophile · 25 replies · 912+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | Gary Klein
    Pete Carroll is off to the NFL He will meet today with USC players and then begin his transition back to pro football, where he last coached in 1999. I spoke with Carroll early this morning about his decision to leave USC and his new job with the Seattle Seahawks. On the possibility of landing what he considered a perfect NFL opportunity: “I had given up on it, but it came out of nowhere.” On whether he left because of possible NCAA sanctions: “Not in any way. Because I know where we stand. It’s just a process we have to...
  • Seattle Seahawks(7-9)defeat St.Louis Rams 16-6, win NFC West with losing record, host Saints

    01/02/2011 8:40:11 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 2, 2010 | steelers6
    Rare Birds Indeed With their win over the Rams, the 7-9 Seahawks won the NFC West and made history by making the playoffs.