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  • 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...
  • Looking for Picture of "No Gun" sign at Cascade Mall in Burlington Washington

    09/26/2016 8:40:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 Se[ptember, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Brandy Shreve/ Skagit Valley Herald The Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington is the latest site of a mass killing.  Motive is uncertain, but the shooting was done by a 20 year old immigrant from Turkey, who came here as a young boy.   The Cascade Mall has been widely reported as a gun free zone.  I believe it is.  It has been stated that the parent company, Macerich, has a corporation wide gun free zone policy.  From an opencarry.org post: Cascade Mall (201 Cascade Mall Drive) - Burlington (Macerich Corporate-wide policy, due to this thread)  I am...
  • Time to ban one of America’s favorite weapons(seattle)

    09/14/2016 11:13:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | editors
    NO matter how many times the gun lobby says it, more guns won’t make Americans safer. That’s especially true of semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15. America has seen again and again the lethal cost of these weapons of destruction deployed in civil society, from Newtown, Conn., to Orlando, Fla., to San Bernadino, Calif., to Umpqua Community College to Mukilteo. Although these so-called “assault weapons,” fitted with high capacity magazines, are used in a small fraction of America’s gun homicides, they are terrifyingly powerful when deployed. Such weapons resulted in 155 percent more people shot and nearly 50 percent more people...
  • Photo's from Trump rally yesterday in Everett,WA

    08/31/2016 12:30:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    08/31/16 | Entropy & Jonrick
    Repeating combined photo's posted yesterday by me and jonrick.
  • Trump: "The Democratic Party Is The Party Of Slavery"

    08/31/2016 2:53:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 8/30/16 | Tim Hains
    At a rally Tuesday night in Everett, Washington, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump referenced the Democratic Party's role in the history of slavery and racial oppression and said he was proud to represent "Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party." "Nothing makes me more honored and proud than to be the nominee of Abraham Lincoln’s Republican Party," Trump said. About the Democrats, he said: "It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, the party of oppression." "Our party will fight to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country. Once again, we will be...
  • Photo's & Observations from Trump Rally in Everett,WA

    08/30/2016 11:46:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    Aug 31, 2016 | Entropy12
    Trump Rally in Xfinity Arena, Everett, WA
  • Donald Trump Rally, Everett Washington – 10:00pm Live Stream

    08/30/2016 6:58:57 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Candidate Donald Trump is on the West Coast today with a rally in Everett, Washington. The venue is the Xfinity Arena of Everett, and the event rally with Trump is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm PDT / 10:00pm EDT: Given the venue and the line-up of speakers the event will most likely begin early
  • Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners

    06/02/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 50 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a “core idea” of public K-12 education. While some aspects of sexual health aren’t taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled “Self-Identity” begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to “Understand there are many ways to express gender." The state’s health education glossary defines gender as “A social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Gender expression, meanwhile, is defined...
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Video of WA Convenience Store Gunfight

    03/01/2016 4:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 February,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 18 February, 2016, a robber and store clerk Seul Lim exchanged shots in Lim’s Pacific Quickmart.  The robber is believed to be Tyrone Prophet, Jr.Prophet is 23, Lim is 30.  Police believe that Prophet may have been involved in a string of armed robberies in the area, one of which involved a shooting of another clerk. In the shootout, one shot was fired by each of the two participants.  Lim missed and Prophet’s shot hit Lim in the abdomen.  A .380 pistol was recovered when Prophet was arrested.  It is likely that the shot by Prophet did...