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  • 'Barefoot Bandit' gets more than 7 years for spree

    12/17/2011 6:45:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, 17 Dec 2011 | GENE JOHNSON
    COUPEVILLE, Wash. (AP) — At times, Colton Harris-Moore's two years on the run were euphoric — the nights of beatific solitude in the woods, the soaring adrenalin rush of his first moments airborne in the cockpit of a stolen plane. But most other times were far less glamorous: sleeping in portable toilets or culverts as he sought shelter from the elements and the police. The youthful thief who rocketed to international notoriety as the "Barefoot Bandit" is done with both extremes for the moment. He was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in a Washington state prison after pleading...
  • Seattle police defend actions during Occupy Port protest

    12/16/2011 11:29:57 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 2 replies
    KIRO News ^ | 12-16-11 | KIRO News
    Police said during a news conference that the situation was “scary” for officers and that protesters were throwing bricks, flares and bags of paint. (Sharpened Rebar Spears left out of written story)
  • NLRB Drops Complaint against Boeing; Unions May Be the Real Winner (Good assessment)

    12/16/2011 11:07:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 16, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    When Boeing Co. two years ago announced plans to open a plant in South Carolina to assemble many of its 787 Dreamliner commercial jets, the decision triggered an outcry by the International Association of Machinists. The IAM's unofficial partner, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), filed a complaint against the company this April to block its opening of the facility, located in a Right to Work state. Last Friday, December 9, the board dropped its action. With the plant up and running for a half year, Boeing won a "victory" -- so says CNN. Or did it? The union,...
  • First debris from Japanese earthquake/tsunami reaches Olympic Peninsula (Washington State)

    12/15/2011 12:11:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 31 replies
    The Peninsula Daily News ^ | December 14, 2011 | Arwyn Rice
    First debris from Japanese earthquake/tsunami reaches Olympic Peninsula By Arwyn Rice  Peninsula Daily News    Oceanographer Jim Ingraham answers questions about the islands of debris from the March 11 Japan tsunami that are slowly floating toward the Pacific Northwest. Behind him is a float, found east of Neah Bay, that is believed to be the first identified piece of wreckage to arrive via ocean currents. -- Photo by Arwyn Rice/Peninsula Daily News  PORT ANGELES — The first piece of debris that could be identified as washing up on the West Coast from the March 11 tsunami in Japan —...
  • Four dead after Lewis-McChord helicopters crash

    12/13/2011 12:43:51 AM PST · by Drago · 6 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/13/2011 | Craig Welch
    Four Army aviators were killed when two helicopters crashed in the aviation training area southwest of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said base spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Dangerfield...
  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • US protesters 'occupy' lawmakers' Washington offices (stinking up the swamp)

    12/08/2011 5:26:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/08/11
    US protesters 'occupy' lawmakers' Washington officesAFP – 25 minutes ago Around 1,000 demonstrators assembled at US lawmakers' offices on Thursday as part of a "Take Back the Capitol," action targeting corporate America's influence in Washington's corridors of power. Protesters -- many of them labor-union activists who support the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York in September -- aimed to highlight that 13.3 million people are unemployed in the United States, and urge lawmakers to shun cuts to unemployment benefits and focus on job creation. "You have the moral imperative to support those who are slipping," rabbi Erica...
  • Lawyer: Man to plead guilty in Seattle terror plot ("Religion of Peace" Alert)

    12/08/2011 8:21:26 AM PST · by matt1234 · 5 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | unknown
    One of two men charged with planning to attack a Seattle military recruiting station last summer has agreed to plead guilty, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michele Shaw, an attorney for Walli Mujahidh, confirmed to The Associated Press that he will plead guilty to multiple charges in federal court Thursday, after the change-of-plea hearing was posted in the court calendar. She declined to comment further. The 32-year-old from Los Angeles was arrested in June along with Khalid Abdul-Latif of Seattle in an FBI sting. Federal prosecutors said the men were taken into custody when they arrived at a warehouse garage to...
  • Old Kalakala ferry up for sale – for just $1 (Seattle nostalgia state ferry)

    12/06/2011 12:41:44 PM PST · by illiac · 14 replies
    SeattlePI ^ | 12/6/11 | SeattlePI
    Anyone want to buy an old, rusty piece of Seattle history? The Kalakala ferry – yes, that hunk of junk which sat on Lake Union for years – is up for sale. And for just a buck. Of course the Kalakala, now in Tacoma and starting to sink, is much more than a disintegrating eyesore; it was once a symbol of Seattle maritime, a flagship of Puget Sound. The silver, art-deco ferry has seen much better days … and much worse ones. Then there’s the chance that the Coast Guard might seize the boat. The Kalakala’s website notes that the...
  • Tacoma Mayor responds to "Republicans are racist" comment

    12/06/2011 8:32:45 AM PST · by matt1234 · 43 replies ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | David Boze
    Tacoma's Mayor Marilyn Strickland recently told students at Pacific Lutheran University that the reasons Republicans were unsuccessful in recruiting minorities was because "they are racist." When her comments leaked to the media, she said she intended to say that they were "perceived as racist."I don't buy the idea that she "intended" to say something different. But I can accept that in hindsight she wishes she had. And that's a start. At least she acknowledges that Republicans are trying to include minorities, which is more than some Democrats have been willing to say of late. And it's good that she feels...
  • Feds Raid Million Dollar Home of Welfare Recipient in Washington State

    12/05/2011 10:01:30 AM PST · by thefoundersrock · 51 replies
    The Blaze / King 5 News ^ | 12/05/2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    Residents of a wealthy lakefront community near Seattle are surprised to learn that one of their neighbors, who has lived in a $1.2 million home for the last 8 years, is the recipient of more that $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, federal and state disability, and food stamps. Video at link
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Report: Boeing to settle NLRB lawsuit

    11/30/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brendan Kearney
    Boeing and its Machinists' union have struck a deal that both settles the controversial National Labor Relations Board lawsuit and keeps the new 737 production line in Washington, the Seattle Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, the union will announce the agreement momentarily, at a 2 p.m. EST news conference. The agreement is huge news for South Carolina as Boeing's North Charleston plant had been at the center of the NLRB case. While the terms of the deal have not been announced, it would seem the Dreamliner production facility by Charleston International Airport is now in...
  • Washington (D.C.) DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testing

    11/28/2011 5:48:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/24/11
    Washington DMV offices offering HIV/AIDS testingNovember 24, 2011 | Associated Press WASHINGTON - At one Department of Motor Vehicles office in the nation’s capital, motorists can get a driver’s license, temporary tags, and something wholly unrelated to the road: a free HIV test. In a city with one of the highest percentages of residents living with HIV or AIDS, health officials have now test-driven the in-DMV testing and are finding that it works. More than 5,000 people have been screened and gotten results while they wait. Now officials are expanding the program, offering testing at an office where Washington residents...
  • [George] Washington's Lost History: The experts discuss Washington's sacrifice and lost history

    11/24/2011 1:46:27 PM PST · by statestreet · 7 replies
    GBTV ^ | November 22, 2011 | Glenn Beck
    The experts discuss [George] Washington's sacrifice and lost history.
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation, President George Washington, 1789

    11/23/2011 8:44:27 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies
    America's Party News ^ | 3 October 1789 | President George Washington
    [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor--and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to...
  • Super Duper Washington Logic

    11/21/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 21, 2011 | Dan Holler
    I want to do a specific thing. So does my brother. You want to do the same thing. Our friend doesn’t agree. Nor does your brother. What’s our solution? We can petition the federal government to compel their compliance! Seriously, we can do that. Two weeks ago, America witnessed the absurdity of a relatively obscure law when the Obama administration announced a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees. After the diligent research of The Heritage Foundation prompted a public outcry, the administration quickly postponed (but not eliminated) the tax. Perhaps more interesting is how the tax came about. The National Christmas...
  • Report: Mariners OF Greg Halman stabbed to death

    11/21/2011 3:37:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was killed in a stabbing in Rotterdam, a Dutch TV station reported Monday.
  • Accused felon found hiding in bedroom

    11/19/2011 5:27:11 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    The Wenatchee World Online ^ | November 19, 2011 | Mike Irwin
    BRIDGEPORT — Family members tried to hide him, but eventually a man Douglas County law officers say is an illegal immigrant and repeat offender was located Friday and arrested. Miguel Torres Gomez, 46, of Bridgeport, sought for weeks on an immigration warrant, was found hiding in a bedroom of a family member’s home around 7:20 p.m. He was arrested without incident by members of the county’s Special Response Team and transported to the Okanogan County Corrections Center. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said Torres Gomez had been sought two weeks ago on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) warrant, but couldn’t be...
  • W. Washington wind farm canceled due to seabird

    11/18/2011 8:13:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 35 replies
    komo news ^ | 11/17/11 | ANNETTE CARY Tri-City Herald
    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - Energy Northwest and four southwest Washington utilities have canceled the Radar Ridge wind power project, which had been proposed as the first major wind farm in Western Washington. Energy Northwest of Richland announced the decision Wednesday at a board meeting in Portland. About $4 million had been spent on the proposed project since 2007, about half of that from Energy Northwest.