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  • Alaska wing message freaks passengers [photo attached]

    08/08/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 18 replies ^ | Aug. 8, 2012 | unknown
    A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight looked out the window and saw what looked like a damaged area on the wing with a handwritten note saying, "We know about this." A photo was posted on social media sites about the note a passenger spotted on July 28th. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines says the plane was safe and there was nothing to worry about. There was an approved trim repair to the corner flap on the right wing. A maintenance technician wrote a note on the wing to let the flight crew know that it wasn't a problem - they were...
  • Washington state's primary election results [excluding pres., which was earlier this year]

    08/08/2012 9:37:53 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 21 replies ^ | Aug. 8, 2012 | Staff
    Washington state's primary election results as reported by the state elections office. US Senator: Maria Cantwell (D) 56% Michael Baumgartner (R) 30% Congressional District 1 - U.S. Representative: John Koster (R) 44% Suzan DelBene (D) 23% Congressional District 2 - U.S. Representative: Rick Larsen (D) 59.5% Dan Matthews (R) 27% Congressional District 3 - U.S. Representative: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) 55% Jon T. Haugen (D) 39% Congressional District 4 - U.S. Representative: Doc Hastings (R) 57% Mary Baechler (D) 28% Congressional District 5 - U.S. Representative: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 54% Rich Cowan (D) 35% Congressional District 6 - U.S....
  • Police use taser on deaf woman

    08/06/2012 6:18:41 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 59 replies
    KIRO ^ | 8/5/12 | Chris Halsne
    KIRO TV’s investigative unit has discovered Tacoma police used force to arrest and handcuff an innocent deaf woman after she called 911 for their help. Instead of an apology, she ended up bloody and in jail for nearly three days without an interpreter before a prosecutor declined to press charges. After months of digging, investigative reporter Chris Halsne found significant discrepancies in the official police version of events leading up to Lashonn White’s arrest. Late in the evening on April 6, White said she called for police assistance after a guest reportedly attacked her in her own apartment. Deaf since...
  • Judge won't see Wyoming mauling site due to bear risk

    08/03/2012 8:09:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | August 03, 2012
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park in person on the advice of the U.S. Marshals Service, which has deemed the area too risky because of recent bear activity. ... A 430-pound grizzly killed Erwin F. Evert, of Park Ridge, Ill., six miles east of Yellowstone in June, 2010. The male grizzly had just reawakened after being trapped, tranquilized and studied by members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, which is tasked with researching...
  • Mount Rainier's Camp Muir might get overhaul (all other problems solved dept.)

    08/03/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT · by llevrok · 6 replies
    The structure that sticks out most as climbers approach the architectural smorgasbord of Camp Muir, the backcountry campground on the southeastern flank of Mount Rainier, is a black box that looks a bit like an oversized semi-truck container. “There are no two ways about it,” said George Dunn of International Mountain Guides. “It’s just ugly.” Dunn, 58, who has climbed Rainier more than 500 times, said his first impression of the shelter’s interior was that it looked like “a cross between a hospital room and a barracks.” Even in the 1970s he and other climbers appreciated that Mount Rainier National...
  • Northwest FBI Raids Target Occupy's 'Black Bloc'

    08/01/2012 8:58:17 AM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2012 | John Sexton
    The FBI has performed multiple raids of homes belonging to suspected anarchists in Portland, Oregon and in Olympia and Seattle, Washington. Five grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the searches. Photos from a raid carried out in Portland show law enforcement seizing computers and boxes from a home. The raids appear to be part of an investigation into activities by the Occupy movement's "black bloc."
  • 787 suffers "engine issue" on Charleston runway

    07/29/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT · by WeatherGuy · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Staff
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine malfunction in a 787 that may have caused a grass fire at Charleston International Airport, shutting down the runway for more than an hour Saturday afternoon. A Boeing statement emailed late Saturday confirmed that "a 787 experienced an engine issue today while undergoing preflight runway testing in North Charleston. As the NTSB investigates, Boeing and GE are working closely with the agency and are committed to resolving the issue appropriately."
  • Rebel clowns say fake shooting aimed at Seattle cops was 'in jest'

    07/28/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 20 replies ^ | July 27, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    A protester dressed as a clown who was filmed pretending to shoot Seattle police with an umbrella was doing so "in jest," according to another member of CIRCA, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. "Furst Lewtenant Gonzo," who is not the man in a YouTube video posted last week, said the group took part in the "Bring the Fight to the Banks" rally on July 20 to act as a "buffer" between police and activists. In video captured of the demonstration, a member of CIRCA, who goes by the name "General Malaise," levels an umbrella at police officers and pretends...
  • Dead heat in race for Washington governor (and Obama loses ground there, too)

    07/25/2012 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 19, 2012 | Robert Mak
    Top of the ticket: A KING 5 poll conducted in May showed President Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney in Washington state by 14 points. But our July numbers show that lead is down slightly, with Obama leading 46 percent to 37 percent.
  • Washington gubernatorial candidates chastise Boy Scouts

    07/23/2012 5:26:21 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 54 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 23 2012 | Robert Hulshof -Schmidt
    The leading candidates in Washington's tight gubernatorial race both issued statements opposing the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to retain a policy prohibiting gay Scouts and leaders. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna both chastised the organization for the announcement that their secret committee unanimously refused to change the discriminatory policy.
  • (WA State) Legislator pulled gun during road incident

    07/22/2012 1:37:37 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies
    The Socialist-Review ^ | July 22, 2012 | Jim Camden
    A Spokane Valley legislator pulled a gun during a confrontation with another motorist last November in what police reports describe as a road rage incident. He was cited for two violations of state firearms law. Republican Matt Shea, a state representative seeking a third term this fall, had a handgun in his pickup truck and had let his concealed weapons permit expire, a violation of state law, when he was contacted by Spokane police investigating reports of erratic driving and one driver threatening another with a handgun. Shea eventually was charged with a single firearm count – having a loaded...
  • U.S. Citizens Detained for Smuggling…Chocolate Eggs

    07/21/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 21, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    Justice prevails: two Seattle men were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …chocolate… into the United States. That’s right. These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our fair country. Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: choking hazards disguised as toys! How diabolical. And the worst part is, these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates to… their… kids. It’s a good thing Nanny Guvment is there to save us from ourselves. Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do. We might...
  • WA State to unveil voter registration on Facebook

    07/18/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT · by Eva · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | July 18,2012 | Rachel La Corte
    Facebook users in Washington state will have something else to brag about to their online friends: that they registered to vote on Facebook. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday it will have an application on its Facebook page that allows residents to register to vote and then “like” the application and recommend it to their friends. It’s expected to launch as early as next week.
  • Gun offered as first prize in raffle benefiting wounded deputies

    07/16/2012 6:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | NA
    SPOKANE-- The Grant County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a raffle for two Spokane County deputies shot in the line of duty. The raffle for Deputies Northway and Spink began Thursday. The first prize is a Smith and Wesson M&P .40 caliber handgun. The second prize is a week-long vacation to Majahua Palms, Mexico. Third prize is a guided half-day Pheasant Hunting Trip in La Crosse, Washington. Several other prizes are also available. All the proceeds will go to the wounded deputies’ families. Tickets can be purchased starting Monday at the sheriff’s office front desk at the public safety building. It’s...
  • Central Whidbey sports club offers women gun class(WA)

    07/15/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 13 July, 2012 | NA
    The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association will run a women’s firearm safety class in its education series. Topics cover the skills needed to handle a loaded firearm and how to make it safe. Instructors are retired law enforcement officers and have taught this many times before. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 14 and lasts about four hours. There is no cost, no pre-registration is required and ample parking at the clubhouse. Ranges will be open for instruction afterward. Participants may bring their own firearm or use guns provided by club members for this training session. It is also...
  • Tacoma homeowner shoots man during attempted break-in(WA)

    07/15/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | NA
    Tacoma resident shot a man who attempted to break into his home early Saturday morning, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News partner The Tacoma News Tribune reported. The incident happened at a home in the 600 block of North Pine Street when a couple inside the home was awakened at about 2:10 a.m. by the sound of someone entering through their front door. According to police, the husband shouted at the intruder that he was at the wrong house. Police said the husband got his handgun as the intruder kept trying to break the door knob. The husband warned the intruder again,...
  • (Your Government Dollars At Work) Bureau Of Land Management Gives Advice On Finding Bigfoot

    07/11/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Sean McLachlan
    Bureau Of Land Management Gives Advice On Finding Bigfoot Last week we reported on how the U.S. National Ocean Service publicly denied the existence of mermaids in response to a joke documentary on Animal Planet. Meanwhile, another federal agency has taken a different course. The Bureau of Land Management in Oregon & Washington has released this video titled "Bigfoot and the BLM." In it, people, who I assume to be BLM staff, are asked about their belief in Bigfoot and the narrator gives handy tips about where to go looking for the mysterious creature. Is this all just a bit...
  • Police search for robbers in Port Angeles attempted home invasion(WA)

    07/11/2012 10:37:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 9 July, 2012 | LIZA JAVIER
    Police are searching for three men in an attempted home invasion robbery in Port Angeles Sunday morning. Investigators say the suspects could be responsible for another robbery just east of Port Angeles on Saturday. The Sunday morning robbery happened in the 300 block of South Barr Road in Port Angeles. A homeowner told police a man knocked on his back door, asking for gas. When the homeowner told the suspect through the closed door he didn't have any, the man asked to use the phone. The homeowner retrieved a phone, along with his handgun, and went to open the door....
  • 1985 Washington Cold-Case Homicide of Elderly Couple Solved

    07/10/2012 1:48:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Christina Ng | July 10, 2012
    Washington state officials have apparently solved the 1985 cold-case homicide of an elderly couple with an arrest that fulfills a grieving son's promise to his parents. Wilhelmina "Minnie" Maurin and Edward "Ed" Maurin's dead bodies were found Christmas Eve 1985. They had been shot to death and dragged into a wooded area. "At their funeral, I laid my hand on their casket and I said, 'I will find out who did this,'" the couple's son, Dennis Hadaller, said at a news conference Monday. A team of investigators from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office in Chehalis, Wash., was dispatched to Alaska...
  • (Muslim)Mayor of Granite Falls WA arrested at Sea-Tac Airport

    07/10/2012 7:24:19 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 13 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 7/10/12 | KOMO
    SEATAC, Wash. -- The mayor of Granite Falls, Wash. was arrested late Monday after allegedly shouting threats at a family member at Sea-Tac Airport. Mayor Haroon Saleem was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence harassment, Granite Falls Police Chief Dennis Taylor confirmed.