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  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • Keyport is home to Navy's first unmanned undersea vehicle squadron

    07/05/2018 9:47:24 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 3 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | July 3, 2018 | Julianne Stanford
    For the past 100 years, Keyport has been home to one of Navy's primary efforts to research, develop and test torpedoes, which earned the small, waterfront community the moniker of "Torpedo Town, U.S.A." Now, Keyport's Naval Undersea Warfare Center is becoming the modern testing ground for a new type of technology that silently operates in the depths — unmanned undersea vehicles, which are known as UUVs. Those unmanned undersea vehicles are essentially "pre-programmed, small submarines," said Cmdr. Scott Smith, commanding officer of the Navy's newly formed Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron 1. The squadron's UUVs range from 10-inch torpedo-shaped tubes to large submersibles more than 80 inches in diameter. Many of...
  • Fine print on gun-control petitions causes ruckus (WA)

    06/26/2018 7:03:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/26/2018 | unknown
    A gun-rights organization has written to promoters of the new Initiative 1639 in Washington state warning the paper petitions they are asking voters to sign don’t comply with state law because of the “maze of fine print.” I-1639 is being proposed to raise the state’s legal age to purchase a rifle, mandate an “enhanced background check,” demand gun owners take a firearms safety course and order people to keep their weapons only in “secure storage.” The signature-gathering drive is under way, and Second Amendment Foundation lawyer Shawn Timothy Newman has written to the initiative-supporting Alliance for Gun Responsibility to point...
  • Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

    05/25/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests "a lot of people" are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle's waters and discovered high enough oxycodone levels for the shellfish to test positive. Mussels do not metabolise opioids, but some fish can become addicted. Mussels are filter-feeders, which means they filter water for nutrients to nourish themselves. In the process, they end up storing pollutants in their tissues, which makes them...
  • Pot Sales Going Strong In Bellevue, WA

    05/04/2018 8:40:26 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Bellevue Reporter ^ | 01 May 2018 | Aaron Kunkler
    Since the first shops opened up [in Washington state] in 2014, nearly $3 billion in pot sales has netted $742 million in excise tax revenue and $262 million in sales tax from 546 retailers across Washington.
  • Triggered Dem Gov Paints Pictures to Soothe Stress of Trump

    03/07/2018 9:43:34 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 3/6/2018 | Trey Sanchez
    When news about President Trump begins to stress out Jay Inslee, the Democrat governor of Washington, he grabs his art supplies and begins to “doodle” to melt it away. The easily-triggered Inslee was a guest on Politico’s Off Message podcast when he made the admission and described his preferred method. “Well, I’m a doodler,” Inslee stated. “I take pastels and rub ‘em on paper and sometimes it resembles mountains or something.” Inslee said he only does this when “inspiration” strikes — that being rage-spiration: "Something comes out of the White House, a tweet that drives me to distraction, and I...
  • JAN 10 2018, 4:05 PM ETSpokane decides to outlaw immigrant detention by police

    01/11/2018 11:38:12 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1.10.18 | AP
    The city of Spokane has agreed to change its policies to make clear that police officers will not question or detain people to enforce federal immigration laws. That's part of a final settlement the city reached Tuesday in federal court with the ACLU of Washington and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
  • 'Injuries and casualties' reported in Amtrak train derailment near Lacey

    12/18/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 174 replies
    King 5 News ^ | 12-18-2017 | Jimmy Bernhard
    A high-speed Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia Monday. Casualties and injuries are reported. Drivers are being told to avoid the area and expect alternate routes to be backed up.
  • Washington School Shooting Classic Copycat Effect

    09/24/2017 12:51:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The murder of Sam Strahan at Freeman High School in Washington State, appears to be another result of the American media's obsession with school shootings. Guns have been around for hundreds of years. Semi-automatic pistols have been common for over a hundred. But the rash of school shootings only escalated in the middle 1990's, after the federal bans on guns in schools. The most likely explanation is the copycat effect.The copycat effect is well known and understood. When an event is highly publicized, people who are emotional misfits, contemplating suicide, see a way to put meaning in their lives.They see...
  • A 3-year-old boy tried to feed a wolf some pizza. She bit off part of his arm

    06/19/2017 12:15:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 18 June 2017 2:12pm | Amelia Dickson
    THURSTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON A female wolf that bit off part of a 3-year-old Thurston County boy’s arm in April has been relocated to an out-of-state wildlife sanctuary, along with her pups and her Alaskan malamute mate. {snip} “She’s not aggressive in a mean way,” Miracle said. “She just liked food.” He believes that the boy was trying to feed Cheyenne a piece of pizza when he was attacked. {snip}He said he gave Angel, Zoe and Lakota to Wolf Haven “because they really wanted them.” But why breed wolf-dogs? Miracle said he had one as a boy, and it was a...
  • So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

    02/27/2017 1:59:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | February 27, 2017 | by Sara Bernard
    A few weeks ago, tenants’ rights activist Jon Grant announced that he’s running for City Council this fall as a Democratic Socialist. Although he is not, technically speaking, a member of any political party - the affiliation is more a kind of “shorthand to describe my values to voters,” he says - his second-time run for a Council seat is couched in the belief that, in Seattle, anyway, “it’s not enough anymore to be an establishment Democrat.” The events of the past year, and especially of the past few months, seem to echo that sentiment. November 8, 2016, was an...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions.   Inslee’s order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.   The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • State trooper in hot water over calling ICE

    02/18/2017 6:33:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Jeremy Lott
    A politician in Washington state wants to know why cooperating with federal immigration authorities landed a state trooper in hot water. Steve O'Ban, R, a state senator from Tacoma, Wa., sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, D, Friday expressing "serious concerns" over an administrative review the Washington State Patrol may be undertaking at the governor's request. An unnamed state trooper is being grilled for telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement about one of their suspects last week, wanted on a felony warrant and found after a traffic accident on I-5. That man is Armando Chavez Corona, who ICE says was...
  • Washington state sues Trump over immigration order

    01/30/2017 11:39:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/30/17 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    Washington state's attorney general says he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his lawsuit Monday, becoming the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its policies.
  • FBI: Washington State Gun Owners Not Complying With New Background Check Law

    01/28/2017 9:45:08 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/26/2017 | Nick Leghorn
    According to a (widely debunked) Harvard University study that was widely touted by The Trace, 40% of firearms transactions in the United States happened without a background check. The real number is actually more like 20%. Still, the state of Washington implemented a new law last year designed to close the so-called gun show loophole which allowed citizens within the same state to transfer a firearm between themselves without going through the NICS system. The FBI has just released a report showing that private party transfers in Washington following the new law accounted for only 2% of the total background...
  • LDS church provides place for displaced Muslim community to pray

    01/22/2017 5:52:34 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 21, 2017 8:40 p.m. | Ginny Romney
    After arson recently destroyed a Muslim community's mosque in Bellevue, Wash., a neighboring LDS church opened its doors, reports KOMO 4 TV in Seattle. The Bellevue Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered use of a large room that was formerly a classroom so members of the Islamic Center of Eastside could have a place to pray until they find a new space. “It’s really very simple,” Church Director of Public Affairs Gordon Wilson told KOMO 4 TV. “It’s just neighbors helping neighbors. Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbor.’ They’re right next door. How can it be...
  • Why Did Trump Win: Read email from Pacific, Wash: Went Republican first time since Reagan

    11/17/2016 1:00:42 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 27 replies
    email from Dr. Codd | november 17, 2016 | Dr. Maurice Codd
    Hello, All! The oyster hatchery has now been effectively shut down for close to a month and I am delighted to report the joy of lower propane and electrical bills. I just got back from 5 days chasing elk in the Willapa foothills. We did not get an elk, but it was a magical trip. We hiked around 20 miles a day up and down ridges, through clearcuts and along swirling logging roads. We saw a lot of elk, but no 3 point plus critters, the legal minimum. Anyhow, we need more meat like a hole in our heads. It...
  • Responsible for Every Bullet: Woman Killed, Man Charged (video)

    11/11/2016 4:26:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The woman's window was in line with the shooter and the vehicle he was shooting at.  The video shows where the shot was fired from, and where it went.  Video showing path of bullet  A shooter is responsible for every bullet that they fire.  It is important to know your target, and what is behind your target.  Some say that every bullet has an attorney attached to it.  There is good reason for this.  When you shoot, you are unleashing deadly force.  It is a grave responsibility. You need to be sure of your backstop. Do not unleash it...
  • Seattle won’t release its gun tax data to the public and you can probably guess why

    11/05/2016 9:30:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 11/5/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that 2016 was the first year that Seattle began collecting a highly controversial “gun violence tax” on the sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city. The thinly veiled attempt to shut down gun sales survived one court challenge and is currently awaiting appeal in the state supreme court. The tax was ostensibly passed to fund a program at the Harborview Medical Center designed to “reduce the aftereffects of gun violence.” So how much money has this scheme brought in to advance this important work? We have no idea because the city is refusing to release...
  • Turned in my Washington ballot today

    11/01/2016 12:06:36 AM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 25 replies
    Me again | Today | Me
    So I sent in my Washington ballot today (vote by mail is bs in my opinion), and wanted to share the good news. During elections, my family sit down and we discuss the candidates and other stuff and things (Walking Dead reference, +2 points) on the ballot, both of my parents are lifelong democrats, as well as my older brother. I have always been the odd duck conservative in the family. Anyways, It is hard for me to even vote in Washington State since the I-5 corridor pretty much rules the state electorial college votes. After discussing the candidates and...