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  • Wash. gov signs universal voter registration law

    03/20/2018 2:08:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/20/18 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed a package of measures aimed at increasing voter participation that would create potentially hundreds of thousands of new voters — in a state that already has one of the highest turnout rates in the country. Perhaps the most consequential measure is one that would require the state Department of Licensing to automatically register citizens obtaining a state driver’s license or identification card to vote. Among the other measures Inslee signed Monday: A bill to allow voters to register on election day and another bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to...
  • No charges for woman who fatally shot I-5 driver during road-rage incident, prosecutors say

    03/17/2018 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 104 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 3/17/18 | Alexis Krell
    A woman who fatally shot a man on a shoulder of Interstate 5 during a road-rage incident last month will not be charged, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. The 23-year-old woman acted in self defense, prosecutors said. The News Tribune has chosen not to publish her name because she was never arrested or charged with a crime. Witnesses said the man, 60-year-old Bruce W. Jones, was upset with how the woman was driving her motorcycle Feb. 8 on the southbound freeway near the King-Pierce County line in Milton. He tried to box the woman in with his 2016...
  • Infrastructure: Fed money comes in low

    03/16/2018 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    News Review ^ | February 22, 2018 | Dennis Myers
    Donald Trump’s first budget recommendations help pay for a bigger military with lower expenditures for other promised programs. His recommendations for infrastructure disappointed local officials across the nation, and his plan to revive Nevada’s Yucca Mountain also received limited funds. Trump’s plan calls for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects, with just $200 billion supplied by the federal government. It was widely assumed, including in conservative circles, that the program would force local governments to raise taxes. In the Unification Church publication Washington Times, economist Peter Morici wrote, President Trump’s infrastructure plan puts a heavy burden on the states and will...
  • Why Won't Barack Obama Go Away?

    03/15/2018 4:22:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rich Logis
    Why do those who criticize Donald Trump for not being a "traditional" president fawn over President Obama not being a "traditional" post-presidential citizen? I would say Michelle and Barack Obama are back in the news, but they've never left the news since the 22nd Amendment mercifully exiled them from the Oval Office last year. When President Clinton took the oath of office in 1992, President George H.W. Bush went away. When President George W. Bush assumed power in 2000, President Clinton went away (until the prospect of being the first gentleman came a-knockin'). When President Obama placed his hand on...
  • Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington [state]

    03/09/2018 9:12:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Brittany A. Roston -
    On Wednesday night, many Washington residents were greeted by a loud and unexpected sight: a big fireball that lit up the sky. Witnesses reported hearing a loud, booming sound; others reported shaking as the fireball whizzed through the sky. Officials were both surprised and confused by the sudden appearance, later reaching out to the FAA and other agencies in an effort to figure out what caused it. ... Witnesses say the fireball was spotted as far north as the Vancouver region and as far south as Portland. According to Johnson Space Center’s Dr. Marc Fries, this was one of the...
  • "Monster" 197-pound cougar captured by Washington state biologists

    03/10/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by RideForever · 27 replies
    AP, CBS Interactive ^ | 3/9/18 | Associated Press
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  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • Washington latest state to ban bump stock devices

    03/07/2018 10:36:02 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/07/18 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who was among the first to call for a ban on the devices last year, signed legislation Tuesday to outlaw bump stocks in Washington. Inslee applied ink to SB 5992, which makes it illegal to manufacture or sell a bump stock in the state after July and sets a one-year “buy back” program into effect before possession of such devices would become unlawful. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate 31-18 and the House 56-41. “Devices that turn legal guns into weapons of war have no place in the hands of civilians in Washington state, and...
  • Boyfriend's Tinder App Triggers Samurai Sword Attack in Camas, Woman Tells Police

    03/06/2018 9:43:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    He shouldn't have swiped right. A Camas, Washington woman repeatedly slashed her boyfriend with a samurai sword after she claimed to find a Tinder dating app on his phone, police said. Emily Javier faces an attempted murder charge in the early Saturday attack that left Alex Lovell fighting for his life, court records show. "I just stabbed him!" Javier, 30, told officers outside the couple's Northeast Garfield home around 1:50 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit. "You guys need to help him!" The officers entered the bedroom and found the walls splattered with blood and Lovell, 29, curled up...
  • Democrats Stonewall Ed Civil Rights Nominee As Anti-Semitism in Schools Rises 94%

    03/05/2018 6:46:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018
    Democratic obstruction in the Senate has left the Department of Education without leadership in its office of civil rights at a time when anti-Semitism has risen by 94 percent in U.S. schools. Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nominee to be assistant secretary for civil rights, has been stalled since Oct. 30. Marcus is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people. Marcus was not confirmed out of the Senate HELP committee until last month on a party line vote and now awaits...
  • Developing: NBC announces White House "Shelter In Place" following security breach.

    03/03/2018 9:17:36 AM PST · by ZephyrTX · 100 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/3/2018 | NBC News
    DEVELOPING: NBC News staff at White House ordered to shelter in place as security incident unfolds -
  • States, teachers unions resist Trump’s call to arm educators

    02/26/2018 6:42:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 26, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump’s call to arm more qualified teachers is going nowhere fast with the states and with teachers unions, although some individual teachers support the idea. A mini-lecture that Mr. Trump received Monday from Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee at the White House was typical of the broad pushback against his idea of putting more guns in the hands of trained adults in schools. “I have listened to the people who would be affected by that, I have listened to the biology teachers, and they don’t want to do that at any percentage,” Mr. Inslee told the president at a...
  • Washington State Bill Would Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Health Care Plans That Cover...

    02/26/2018 12:14:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    FULL TITLE: Washington State Bill Would Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Health Care Plans That Cover Abortion Alliance Defending Freedom warned state legislators Thursday that a bill to mandate employer coverage of so-called “emergency contraception” and other life-ending drugs and devices is unconstitutional, unjust, and unnecessary. The legislation would force individuals and employers to choose to either follow their deeply held beliefs under threat of punishment or submit to the mandate that violates their consciences. The warning, which came in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s public hearing on Senate-approved Bill 6102, explained how the bill would require employers...
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 93 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Mayor of Seattle's Survey of Desired Qualities in a New Police Chief

    02/20/2018 7:27:46 PM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 26 replies
    Survey Monkey ^ | Office of Mayor Of Seattle
    You have to go to the survey to see the craziness. The City if Seattle is over run by "homeless" drug addicts, sex offenders, and criminals living in public spaces in tents and RVs stealing everything in sight. They ask if you are lesbian bisexual transgender questioning..."check all that apply" at the gender question.... Insanity.
  • ‘Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying’ in Seattle’s Greenwood area (Norwegian Flag)

    02/22/2018 10:01:04 AM PST · by llevrok · 121 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/22/2018 | Erik Lacitis
    A story about the times we live in, and assumptions we can make in our current political climate. The news tip a few days ago said: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.” It was from...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boeing Executives Plotted to Stop Employee Bonuses to Keep Trump from Getting the Credit

    02/21/2018 4:30:38 PM PST · by Enchante · 57 replies
    Washington Reporter ^ | February 21, 2018 | Jacob Wohl
    Starting in late 2017, Boeing executives discussed plans to conceal employee bonuses or cancel them altogether in order to keep President Trump from getting credit, following the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill. On a series of conference calls led by Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trump’s rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeing’s communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and The Freedom...
  • Polarization Over History: Reagan, Obama Beat Lincoln and Washington in List of ‘Best Presidents’

    02/19/2018 6:50:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Political polarization may be blotting out Americans' understanding of their own history, a new poll suggests. More Americans identified former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama as the best president in U.S. history rather than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.When asked who was the best president in U.S. history, 16 percent of Americans selected Reagan and another 16 percent selected Obama, according to a recent YouGov survey. Lincoln took third place with 15 percent, and Washington followed with 10 percent.The grand totals miss the larger story, however. Among Republicans, 36 percent chose Reagan, while only two percent of Democrats...
  • Happy Presidents’ Day, And Yes, He Is Your President

    02/19/2018 7:55:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-19-18 | MOTUS
    I’m simply tired of the Left’s latest round of “debate” over gun control and immigration “reform.” It’s beyond tedious at this point, and I blame the Russians.Here’s the Left’s complete argument, on both issues:”SHUT UP! I’m on a roll.”And another thing I’m sick of: the Winter Olympics. Not the games so much as the coverage: How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History.This was the race in which snow boarder Ester Ledecká, who entered the women’s Super-G on a whim and a set of...
  • On Presidents' Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer

    02/19/2018 7:50:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-18-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Presidents’ Day We Should Remember That Washington and Lincoln Often Called us to Prayer Msgr. Charles Pope • February 18, 2018 • We live in a secular age. Religious utterances by government officials are greeted with surprise or even indignation by some. While the primary role of civil leaders is not a religious one, insisting that never express religious sentiment is a form of extremism rooted in exaggerated conception of the idea of the separation of Church and State. In fact, “separation of Church and State” appears nowhere in the United States Constitution.On Presidents’ Day we do well...