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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
    komonews.com ^ | 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
    www.forbes.com ^ | 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 TV.com ^ | 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 | FoxNews.com 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
    KOMOnews.com ^ | 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 ThinkBeforeYouClickCA.org -- 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...