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  • 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...
  • When did yoga become so white? One Seattle woman's quest to mix it up

    05/26/2016 12:07:52 PM PDT · by Junior_G · 61 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nicole Brodeur
    At 8 Limbs Yoga, founder Anne Phyfe Palmer sees too many classes filled with mostly white people of privilege. She's setting out to change that, starting with cultural training for instructors...
  • Hillary Clinton wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 9:47:53 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2016
    Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Washington state Tuesday, though she technically got no closer to becoming the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. With 74 percent of the vote counted, the former first lady had 54 percent of the vote, to rival Sen. Bernard Sanders’ 46 percent. Sill, Mrs. Clinton remains on track to reach the needed 2,383 delegates, having 2,305 to Mr. Sanders’ 1,539 with hundreds at stake in California and four other states wrap up the 2016 presidential primaries on June 7.
  • TRUMP 77% in WA

    05/24/2016 8:03:10 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2016
    Politico declares Trump winner in WA
  • Donald Trump wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Eric Bradner,
    Donald Trump moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday by winning the Washington primary. With 68% of the vote in, Trump had 76% support, with the rest going to former rivals who have since departed the GOP contest.
  • WA State Primary (LIVE THREAD)

    05/24/2016 2:37:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 159 replies
    Today at 11:00 PM EDT, polls in the last primary held in May - Washington State - will close. Primaries in both Republican and Democratic contests.
  • Safeway clerk who punched man in alleged self-defense suspended by store

    05/24/2016 4:05:38 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 11 replies
    kiro7.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kevin McCarty
    A Safeway clerk who says he punched a man in self-defense has been suspended by the supermarket chain. Surveillance video obtained by KIRO 7 shows Anthony Johnson in a fight with a man he says pulled a knife on him. “I did what anybody else would do, I defended myself,” Johnson said. But Johnson says even though police agree he was acting in self-defense, Safeway has suspended him for the fight while they investigate the incident. “You know my manager was literally there,” Johnson said. “He was the one who told me there was a knife being drawn. Why should...
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State election of GOP delegates

    05/23/2016 7:14:08 AM PDT · by detective · 157 replies
    This Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Washington state GOP snubs Trump in delegate elections

    05/22/2016 11:11:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump may be the last Republican standing in the 2016 race, but that doesn't mean everyone in his party is happy about it. At the Washington state Republican convention this weekend, 40 of the state's 41 elected GOP delegates went not to Trump but to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's primary challenger in the race. The Seattle Times reports that even Trump's state campaign chairman in Washington, state Sen. Don Benton, didn't snag a delegate slot in the anti-Trump crowd. Cruz's state campaign manager, Saul Gamoran, said many Washington state Republicans are "taking a wait-and-see attitude" to Trump's candidacy....
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans

    05/21/2016 3:24:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2016 5:38 PM EDT | Martha Bellisle
    Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table. Joan Bryant’s back had bothered her since a 1990 car accident, so in 2009 she sought help from a Seattle spinal surgeon, but she bled out on the operating table and could not be revived. Like at least three spinal-surgery patients before them, Golden and Bryant died after their doctor injected bone cement into their spine and...
  • Seattle Homelessness Crisis: City Shutting Down ‘The Jungle’ Camp

    05/19/2016 8:28:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Tim Marcin
    Amid a homelessness crisis, Seattle plans to shut down an unsanctioned homeless encampment known as "the Jungle," Washington state and city officials announced Tuesday. Officials detailed plans to clean up the area stretching along and under a highway after the people are moved out, the Seattle Times reported. The announcement comes after a shooting in January that killed two people and wounded three more. Part of the plan is to offer shelter and services to the people living in the encampment, which sits under a freeway. Then the city and state will work to clean up health hazards like human...
  • Trump says ‘sanctuary cities’ should lose funding

    05/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PDT · by Theo · 75 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dave Workman
    In an on-air interview with KVI-AM’s morning host John Carlson in Seattle on Wednesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted the idea of so-called “sanctuary cities,” and said that as president, he would withhold funding from those cities. He called such cities “a haven for criminals.” “We have to have law and order in our country,” Trump said. “We have no law and order. When you look at the people who are pouring in and the borders are so porous. “I want people to come into the country a hundred percent,” he explained, “but they have to come in legally....
  • 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest [blocking train to refineries]

    05/16/2016 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 15 May 2016 | Donna Gordon Blankinship
    Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags on the tracks near two refineries in northwest Washington, according to BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. They were asked to leave at about 5 a.m. and most gathered their belongings and left the area near Anacortes, Melonas said. "It was peaceful," he said. "Eighty percent removed their belongings and cleared out." The 52 people arrested were cited for trespassing, according to the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management....
  • What Seattle isn’t saying about gun tax may speak volumes

    05/15/2016 11:44:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dave Workman
    When the Seattle City Council passed a gun and ammunition tax last year, Council President Tim Burgess predicted it would raise between $300,000 and $500,000 to be used on "gun violence" education and prevention efforts, but on Friday the city was refusing to disclose how much revenue the program produced during the first quarter of 2016, according to MyNorthwest.com. Coincidentally, a separate but concurrent inquiry by TheGunMag.com, a publication owned by the Second Amendment Foundation, also got the silent treatment from the city on its gun tax revenue. SAF is suing the city along with the National Rifle Association and...
  • Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest (part of Break Free 2016 12-day campaign)

    05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/16 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said. The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management. All of the 52 protesters under arrest were charged with trespassing, while one person was also charged with resisting...
  • Death of Muslim teen was an accident, not a hate crime, police investigation finds

    05/13/2016 9:22:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Christine Clarridge
    The death of an Islamic teen in December, which fueled wide speculation about an anti-Muslim attack, was the result of a fall that followed the teen’s first use of marijuana, according to a report released Tuesday by Seattle police. Hamza Warsame’s death Dec. 5 drew national attention and sparked widespread speculation that he might have been the victim of an anti-Muslim hate crime, until it was ruled an accident a month later. A report released Tuesday by Seattle police reveals details of the investigation that bolster the conclusion made by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Seattle U Students Occupy Office, Demand School To 'Decentralize Whiteness'

    05/13/2016 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at Seattle University have taken over a university dean's office, saying they won't leave unless the dean resigns and the school grants a set of demands that would heavily politicize the humanities curriculum. Matteo Ricci College is one of eight schools at Seattle University, and focuses on the study of humanities. But the students who have taken over dean Jodi Kelly's office say the college's current curriculum is utterly stifling, and they have published a lengthy list of demands for changes. Chief among their demands is an order for the school to adopt a new curriculum...
  • Hate Crime Turns Out to Be Death by Marijuana

    05/13/2016 8:03:32 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    AIM ^ | May 12, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    So marijuana is harmless and doesn’t kill people? Consider the case of black Muslim teenager Hamza Warsame, who took a toke and plunged to his death. His friends from the hood blamed it on a non-existent white man who allegedly pushed the kid to his death. The headline in last December’s New York Times story was certainly ominous: “Assertions of Hate Crime in Seattle After a Somali-American Teenager Falls to His Death.” The paper said, “The death of the boy, Hamza Warsame, has prompted outrage among members of the Muslim community here, amid assertions—it is not clear from whom—that he...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Donald Trump supporters, opponents clash on UW campus

    05/10/2016 11:19:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Q13 Fox TV ^ | 5/9/16
    At a pro-Donald Trump rally at the University of Washington, some anti-Trump opponents also showed up. On the university’s Red Square, Trump supporters built a makeshift red brick wall, a symbolic rendition of Trump’s proposed wall to enforce the nation’s immigration policy on the southern border with Mexico. At the same time, Trump opponents surrounded it with a 30-foot banner that said, “No tolerance for walls or hate.”
  • ‘Trump wall’ draws crowd and controversy at UW

    05/10/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 13 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 5/10/2016 | Katherine Long
    A group of University of Washington students showed their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by building a “Trump wall” on the school’s Red Square. Two days after Donald Trump made his first campaign visit to Washington state, a group of University of Washington students erected a “Trump wall” on UW’s Red Square on Monday to show their support for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. About 10 Trump supporters, most of whom appeared to be UW students, erected the plywood wall at about 1 p.m. It was painted to resemble a brick wall, with the words “Trump Wall” painted...
  • Trump Rally Spokane Darryl Thorn and Nathan Seim booted (Trump Boots Oregon Standoff Figure)

    05/08/2016 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/8/2016 | Goblin Seimen
    (At 00:00) DONALD TRUMP "Is this guy on our side or not, let me see, huh, you on our side? Are you on our side? Okay, now put your hand down. This guy's got his hand up and everybody's pointing. I think he's lying. Is he lying when he says "Yes". Are you are on our side? Ahem, out...out......(Crowd cheers).......
  • 'I'm not just the typical granny': 80-year-old shoots, kills intruder (Sultan, WA)

    05/08/2016 11:10:19 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Komo News ^ | MAY 5TH 2016 | LINDSAY COHEN
    SULTAN, Wash. (KOMO) - Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three...
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • Trump tells crowd Clinton wants to 'abolish' Second Amendment

    05/07/2016 5:56:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Donald Trump threw a new claim Hillary Clinton's way at a Saturday rally, telling the crowd that she wants to do away with the Second Amendment. "Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to abolish it," Trump said at a Saturday rally in Lynden, Wash. "Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. She wants to take the bullets away." "We're going to cherish the Second Amendment, we're going to take care of the Second Amendment." Clinton is in favor of universal background checks, closing loopholes on gun purchases...
  • Trump: The Gravy Train's gonna end pretty soon for a lot of people

    05/07/2016 5:14:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    Donald Trump at Lynden, Washington 1:48:45
  • Trump Invokes Clinton Impeachment In Latest Attack

    05/07/2016 4:35:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 73 replies
    CNN Breaking News ^ | 7:03 PM ET, Sat May 7, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    <p>Donald Trump on Saturday invoked Bill Clinton's impeachment in an escalation of his attacks on Hillary Clinton over the family's treatment of women.</p> <p>"She's married to a man who got impeached for lying," Trump said of the likely Democratic nominee. "He was impeached and he had to go through a whole big process and it wasn't easy. He was impeached for lying about what happened with a woman."</p>
  • 2 Live Trump Rallies 5/07/2016 Spokane, WA @ 12pm and Lyndon, WA @ 3pm PDT

    05/07/2016 5:51:42 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,125 replies
    Rally #1 @ Spokane Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A & B @ 12pm PDT Spokane, Washington Is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County. It is located on the Spokane River, west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90. The city and wider Inland Northwest region is served by Spokane International Airport, 5 miles (8 km) west...
  • Small magnitude earthquake swarm continues at Mount St. Helens

    05/06/2016 11:09:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    USGS ^ | 05/05/2016
    Beginning March 14, 2016, a number of small magnitude earthquakes have occurred beneath Mount St. Helens, at a depth between 2 and 7 km (1.2 to 4 miles). Over the last 8 weeks, there have been over 130 earthquakes formally located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and many more earthquakes too small to be located. The earthquakes have low magnitudes of 0.5 or less; the largest a magnitude 1.3. Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March, reaching nearly 40 located earthquakes per week. These earthquakes are too small to be felt at the surface. The earthquakes are volcano-tectonic...
  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA

    05/04/2016 8:30:51 AM PDT · by jennychase · 117 replies
    FOXNEWS | 5/4/2026 | Vanity
    Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA. He will make state at 5.00 pm Ohio Time.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • UW-led team wins $10M EPA grant for air pollution research

    05/03/2016 7:04:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    University of Washington Today ^ | May 2, 2016 | by Brooke Fisher
    To help address the nation's pressing need for better air quality, the U.S. EPA has awarded a research team co-led by a University of Washington civil engineer a $10 million Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) grant. The researchers will use a new approach combining air pollution research with the related areas of climate change and energy usage. Since air pollution and climate change are both largely caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, this integrated approach will address commonalities and encourage solutions that will positively impact all three areas. "A critical need facing our country is addressing air pollution and...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle's $15 minimum wage

    05/02/2016 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage from franchise owners who say the law discriminates against them by treating them as large businesses. Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a law aiming for a $15 minimum wage, giving small businesses employing fewer than 500 people seven years to phase it in. Large employers must do so over three or four years, depending on whether they offer health insurance to their employees. Franchises say they are small businesses and should have more time to phase in the higher...
  • 9 arrested, 5 officers hurt as May Day anti-capitalist march turns violent (Seattle - pics)

    05/02/2016 10:50:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/1/2016 | Staff
    Hurling rocks, bricks and even Molotov cocktails, anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police in downtown Seattle Sunday, as May Day mayhem erupted again following a peaceful march.By 10:30 p.m., at least five officers had been injured and at least nine people had been arrested, Seattle police reported. One injured officer suffered a gash to his head when he was struck by a rock.Police said Monday that all five officers were at home recovering from their injuries.The city unleashed a massive deployment of police officers in riot gear — on foot, on bicycles, on horseback and in vehicles — to control the...
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer

    04/28/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/28/16 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz in a memorable fashion during a Wednesday appearance, prompting Cruz to say he "doesn't know" Boehner. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals the two weren't always enemies. In fact, long before Boehner saw Cruz as Lucifer, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was actually his lawyer.
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Ted Cruz Responds To John Boehner With A Really Weird (And False) Comeback

    04/28/2016 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 04.28.16 | ANDREW HUSBAND
    Cruz also told reporters gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that he’d only met Boehner “two or three times.” Which, in terms of actual numbers, may or may not be true, but the depth of these meetings was far greater than Cruz’s statements suggested. That’s because he worked as Boehner’s attorney during the Ohio representative’s federal lawsuit against Washington representative Jim McDermott in 1998.
  • Charge: Bernie Sanders Supporter Threatens to Cut Out Rep. McDermott's Tongue

    04/29/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 25 replies
    KOMO News, Seattle P-I ^ | 4/28/2016 | Levi Pulkkinen
    A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's tongue now faces felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
  • Washington primaries next month, switching from Cruz to Trump.

    04/29/2016 4:16:30 AM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 22 replies
    Today | Me
    One of the nice things about being in a late vote state is the candidates least worthy of office have usually dropped out by May, so my vote is not thrown away. From the get go I have been a Cruz supporter, and Trump was my second choice. I still do belive that Cruz is a better representative of conservative values, however the reality is he cannot get the required delegates by the end of the primaries to avoid a brokered convention where the GOPee can shoehorn a Jeb or Romney into the general election and completely circumvent the entire...
  • Judge tosses Seattle ordinance requiring garbage-can searches for food waste [SANITY!]

    04/29/2016 12:17:00 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A state judge threw out a portion of a Seattle ordinance requiring garbage collectors to snoop through residents’ trash in search of food waste, calling the provision unconstitutional. King County Superior Court Judge Beth M. Andrus issued an injunction against the garbage inspections but not Seattle’s residential food-waste ban, which forbids throwing away food scraps and compostable paper.
  • Parents Who Forced Emaciated 6-Year-Old Boy to Live On Hot Dog Smoothies Sentenced to 20 Years

    04/25/2016 3:49:58 PM PDT · by BurgerAndFries · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/25/2016
    A Washington State couple who abused a young boy, in part, by forcing him to live on a bizarre hot dog smoothie have been handed lengthy prison sentences. Prosecutors argued in court that Christopher Sefton and Lori Lloyd forced Sefton's 6-year-old son to live on a blended cocktail of hot dogs and cooking oil while physically abusing him and forcing him to work out and restricting his sleep, according to KOMO. The boy, identified only as K., was reportedly emaciated and feeding himself out of school trash cans when officials finally came to his aid ...
  • Tribes have up close perspective on climate change

    04/24/2016 5:57:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Fawn Sharp
    QUINAULT tribal members can attest to the urgency of climate change from an up-close and personal perspective. We're being forced to relocate part of our village of Taholah on the Washington coast. Ocean encroachment, increasingly severe storm surges and flooding are forcing more than 1,000 of our people to permanently move to higher ground. Tribes are not primary contributors to weather changes. Blame it on industrial smoke stacks, thousands of cars that clog the freeways and exploiters who destroy natural habitat. But we're often the first to feel the impact because of our proximity and connection with rivers, inland seas...
  • Vandal Slashes Trump Supporter’s Tires, Declares He ‘Improved Community’

    04/16/2016 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 16,2016 | by ALLUM BOKHARI
    A politically-motivated vandal in Washington State admittedly vandalized a Trump supporter’s car, slashing its tires and dumping rotten yogurt through its sun roof, according to a police report filed last Monday. The suspect Riley M. Silva of Gig Harbour, Washington, confessed his crime to the police. Showing no sign of remorse, he claimed his victim was an “ignorant bigot” and that he “improved the community” by vandalizing the car. According to the report, the culprit became angry after noticing that the car sported a Donald Trump sticker. His full confession to the police, which was originally posted on the blog...
  • Washington State Caucuses: Personal Observations from Pierce County (Vanity)

    04/11/2016 11:06:45 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    Pierce County GOP ^ | 4/11/2016 | Uncle Miltie
    This is a FReeper Field Report on the Pierce County WA GOP Caucus, which yielded a very interesting result. In Washington State, National Delegates to the Republican Convention are determined by the open Primary. We may see a lot of Trump support, and Democrats who cross over for Trump. Cruz may or may not poll well here. However, at our county caucus, the Cruz people totally dominated the Trump people. In our Legislative District, it was 25+ Cruz folks to no more than 6 Trump folks. Cruz people voted the Cruz slate for delegates to the State convention, locking up...
  • Forest Service hosts Peruvian officials to learn natural resource management

    04/08/2016 7:13:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alli Langley
    Peruvian natural resource managers have questions about how to protect their country’s forests, and they came to Summit County for answers. A U.S. Forest Service division called International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in foreign countries, brought top-level Peruvian officials for an educational tour that started Monday in Washington D.C. and ends Friday in Denver. ... In 2009, a U.S-Peru free trade agreement stipulated that Peru must curtail illegal logging, which undercuts the U.S. timber sector, and sustainably manage natural resources, said Erin Carey, who worked with the Forest Service International Programs for the last five...