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  • Good Grief… Now Team Obama Wants to Blow Up 3 Dams In the Name of Junk Science

    02/29/2012 7:09:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 29,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder… The Obama Administration now wants to demolish three dams in northern California to supposedly save the salmon… But the whole reason to support the move was based on shoddy and inconclusive scientific data.
  • Gun club will ask to reopen shooting range

    03/01/2012 3:36:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 2+ views
    kitsapsun.com ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Christopher Dunagan
    BREMERTON — Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club will be in court Friday to explain why its shooting range on Seabeck Highway should be allowed to reopen pending court appeals. The club's attorney, Brian Chenoweth, filed a motion asking Judge Susan Serko of Pierce County Superior Court to stay her order, which effectively closed the range until the club obtains land-use permits from Kitsap County. According to the legal pleadings, the court's injunction affects a property right of the club and should not be imposed until appeals are exhausted. "If the club's shooting ranges remain closed during the 18 to 24...
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • Pierce County flips, will buy Sheriff Department patrol boat

    02/29/2012 1:10:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 5+ views
    thenewstribune.com ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Steve Maynard
    The Pierce County Council reversed course Tuesday and approved spending $730,000 for a new saltwater patrol and rescue boat for the Sheriff’s Department. Three months ago, the council refused to add the boat to this year’s budget, even though $525,000 of the cost would come from a federal Homeland Security grant. Council members cited sticker shock, saying they didn’t want to spend so much taxpayer money on a boat. But Tuesday, some council members said they had changed their minds and concluded the cost was appropriate for the kind of vessel the Sheriff’s Department would get. The boat would be...
  • Band of Brothers' soldier dies at 90 in Wash.

    02/29/2012 10:17:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies · 5+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 2/28/12
    Lynn D. "Buck" Compton, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died, his family said. Compton died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., after having a heart attack last month, the family told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/AmfhYe ) in a story Tuesday. In January, nearly 200 guests, including actors from the miniseries, attended his 90th birthday party, the Skagit Valley Herald (http://is.gd/XScV1b ) reported. "To us he wasn't really a war hero, he was just a hero, period," Tracy Compton told the Herald.
  • Attention WA State Repubs - No Primary Ballot this Year - Is Now a Caucus

    02/29/2012 8:46:27 AM PST · by bkopto · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Clark County GOP/Vanity ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Bkopto
    As the WA state primary is this Sat, March 3, I was wondering why I hadn't received my primary ballot in the mail. After looking around on the web, it turns out that the RAT controlled legislature cancelled the mail-in ballots for the 2012 GOP primary, with a reversion to a caucus system, like Iowa. Therefore, at the provided link, there is some information about navigating through this method of choosing amongst Gingrich, Santorum, or any other stragglers for the GOP 2012 candidate. The excerpt below is from the provided link: Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its...
  • Seattle news illustrates why gun control doesn’t work(WA)

    02/29/2012 7:53:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Tuesday’s revealing report in the on-line SeattleP-I.com explains the fallacy of gun control laws almost by accident: Two guys shot dead outside a restaurant last week may have killed each other, and it turns out neither could legally possess a firearm, much less carry one legally in public. The victims, both repeat felons with gang affiliations, have been identified as George Hendricks Jr., 44, and Lucky M. Dozier, 33… Hendricks was part of the 74 Hoover Crips… Dozier was affiliated with the Blood gang… The gunfight may have been over a woman, according to KOMO Radio news Tuesday morning. One...
  • Burien truck-jacking victim rammed into light pole, injuring gun-wielding suspect(WA)

    02/29/2012 6:30:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    highlinetimes.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | NA
    On Feb. 18 around 7 p.m. a man was in his truck with his girlfriend when they saw a man trying to get into a Honda at the intersection of S. 152nd St. and 8th Ave S. in Burien. The man in the truck locked his doors and tried to drive around the suspect, but the suspect jumped into the back of his truck, started pounding on the roof and rear window while yelling, “Faster, faster!” When the victim turned around he saw the man had a gun pointed directly at him so he started speeding away and hitting the...
  • Washington State could require abortion coverage

    02/27/2012 6:45:27 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies · 2+ views
    News Tribune ^ | 02/26/12 5:52 pm | By JONATHAN KAMINSKY
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. — At a time when many states are making it harder for women to get abortions, Washington state appears headed in the opposite direction.</p> <p>Fifteen states have passed laws restricting insurers from covering abortions and 12 others are considering similar measures. By contrast, a bill that has passed Washington's House and is working its way through the Senate would make the state the first to require all health insurance plans under its jurisdiction - except those claiming a conscience-based exemption - to include abortion coverage.</p>
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Fort Lawton turned over to the City of Seattle

    02/25/2012 5:19:05 PM PST · by matt1234 · 6 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2012 | Staff
    Fort Lawton, the World War II era military facility and R.O.T.C. station in Seattle's Discovery Park closed on Saturday morning. The ceremony complete with cannon fire and a 21-gun salute, officially closed the 111-year-old post as it's being turned over to the city of Seattle. Once a sprawling U.S. Army base where one million men passed through on their way to World War II, much of the land was declared surplus and given to the city to become Discovery Park. The Army Reserves Center and complex that remained were vacated last September after the federal government's decision to close the...
  • Bad week ignites war on guns in Washington State

    02/25/2012 5:16:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 6+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In the aftermath of Wednesday’s school shooting near Bremerton and Thursday’s slaying of a Washington State Patrol trooper near Gorst, gun prohibitionists are already talking about the Evergreen State’s allegedly weak laws. They’re getting some subliminal help from the Associated Press, which has managed to quote the Legal Community Against Violence, the Brady Campaign and Washington CeaseFire, and anti-gun State Sen. Adam Kline, but has mysteriously failed to quote anyone from the National Rifle Association or the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation or Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Call it press bias or just lazy reporting,...
  • Presidential hopeful wows his Spokane fans (Newt pix)

    02/25/2012 9:33:23 AM PST · by red flanker · 8 replies
    Spokesman Review ^ | February 24, 2012 | Shawn Vestal
    A lot of show biz has crossed the stage at the Bing, and Thursday was no different. Fans stood in line more than an hour before showtime. Some held signs or dressed up. A tour bus lurked outside, and police rerouted traffic. When the doors opened, people flooded in, filling the ground floor immediately and then streaming up to the balcony. The crowd buzzed and rustled, in the full flower of Spokane diversity: every kind of white. Bald old graybeards dominated, but there were plenty of teenagers, families with children in tow, people dressed in athletic spandex and backwoods flannel,...
  • Newt Gingrich: President Obama 'needs to move to Europe'

    02/24/2012 5:31:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | Updated 05:06 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2012 | JOEL CONNELLY
    FEDERAL WAY -- Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, seeking his third comeback in the Republican presidential race, told a Friday rally that Barack Obama is "president of the wrong country" and ought to "move to Europe." Gingrich dispensed red meat rhetoric with a smile. He is again the happy warrior seen in a CNN Republican debate earlier this week, and not the angry candidate who won in South Carolina but then lost big in Florida. "Our only opponent is Barack Obama," Calista Gingrich said in introducing her husband. As for Newt Gingrich, he mentioned the GOP field only once with a...
  • Gingrich pledges energy independence for America

    02/23/2012 1:48:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 01:06 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 2012 | SHANNON DININNY
    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, speaking at an eastern Washington campaign stop Thursday, pledged to open federal lands and offshore areas to oil drilling in an attempt to make the United States energy independent. Several hundred people turned out to hear Gingrich speak in Kennewick, one of south-central Washington's Tri-Cities that are home to the nation's most contaminated nuclear site and thousands of jobs in agriculture. As he has in recent days, Gingrich focused most of his speech on rising gas prices and energy development. He said that, if elected, he would immediately approve a proposed...
  • Video: Watch the Full CNN/Arizona Republican Debate

    02/23/2012 7:02:28 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Election Central ^ | FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 | NATE
    The four remaining GOP hopefuls gathered in Arizona on Wednesday night for the final debate prior to the Arizona and Michigan primaries coming up on February 28. This debate was sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona. It was held at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Homeowner shoots would-be burglar(WA)

    02/22/2012 6:04:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Staff
    SEATTLE -- Seattle police say a would-be burglar was shot early Friday by a homeowner in the city's Columbia City neighborhood. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the burglar was shot in the arm just before 2 a.m. at the home in the 5200 block of Rainier Avenue South. The wounded man ran off and was found by officers on a Metro bus about 14 blocks north of where he was shot. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. Police initially said the shooting occured at a business, but later clarified that the building had been converted...
  • One-armed man sues Starbucks for not hiring him

    02/22/2012 2:15:30 PM PST · by matt1234 · 44 replies · 2+ views
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2012 | unknown
    A man who was born with half a left arm is suing Starbucks for failing to hire him as a barista. Eli Pierre sued the company in San Diego two weeks ago for unspecified damages. Pierre says that during a Feb. 1 interview for a San Diego job, the store manager told him that the coffee flavoring syrups were placed high up and a one-armed man couldn't work there. The discrimination suit claims that the former bartender was capable of doing the job but was never given a chance to fully explain his capabilities or possible accommodation as required under...
  • Judge: Wash. can't make pharmacies sell Plan B [on remand from 9th Circus]

    02/22/2012 1:13:22 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:45 PM EST | GENE JOHNSON
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state may not force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state's true goal is to suppress religious objections by druggists — not to promote timely access to the medicines for people who need them. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton heard closing arguments earlier this month in a lawsuit that claimed state rules violate the constitutional rights of pharmacists by requiring them to dispense such medicine. The state requires pharmacies to dispense any medication for which there is a community need and to stock a representative...
  • Forest Service Fees Found Faulty by Courts

    02/21/2012 10:53:00 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    KREX News ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Matt Kroschel
    In a ruling that is binding in nine western states and sets a nationwide legal precedent; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found unanimously last week that the U.S. Forest Service's recreation fee programs must allow citizens to park at trail-heads and go for a hike without paying a fee. The case (Adams v. U. S. Forest Service) was brought in 2008 by four hikers who visit the Coronado National Forest around Mt. Lemmon, near Tucson. The San Francisco Appeals Court found the U. S. Forest Service at fault for charging parking fees to people who go for a hike...