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  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA REVEALED, Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos

    11/11/2018 11:35:25 AM PST · by DWar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/10/2018 | Papa&TheBandit
    Thorough exploration of the Olympic Peninsula. Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos. Come along on the adventure!
  • No kidding: Why these goats had to fly away (Video)

    09/14/2018 3:02:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/14/18 | BBC
    Hundreds of mountain goats are evicted from Olympic National Park in Washington state because they like human sweat and pee and are gobbling native vegetation.
  • Janus Ruling Fallout: Washington state employees sue to 'escape' union

    08/03/2018 9:22:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Several Washington state employees are suing for the right to break ties with their union, claiming the Supreme Court's landmark Janus decision should allow them to cancel their membership immediately. That June ruling said state government workers could not be forced to pay so-called “fair share” fees to support collective bargaining and other union activities. The decision delivered a blow to public-employee unions. But the lawsuit filed Thursday, if successful, could point to further repercussions. The six plaintiffs have all attempted to leave the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) since the Supreme Court decision, but say they've been told...
  • NRA Challenges Fraudulent Ballot Petitions in Washington

    07/27/2018 4:23:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 27, 2018 | Chris W. Cox
    Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit challenging the Washington Secretary of State’s decision to certify the significantly flawed and inaccurate petition sheets for Initiative 1639. The petition certification paves the way for it to be placed on the November ballot. “Secretary of State Wyman has a legal and constitutional duty to reject all I-1639 signatures obtained using fraudulent copies of this initiative,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “It’s telling that the gun control lobby and their billionaire backers will break the rules and resort to dirty tricks in order to get their...
  • Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape

    07/26/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    kiro7 ^ | July 24, 2018 | Amy Clancy
    "We went into the gender-neutral bathroom and he immediately shut the door, stood in front of the door and pulled down his pants" the young woman recalled.
  • Seattle house boasts Trump countdown clock

    07/04/2018 9:18:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4, 2018
    A house in Seattle is attracting a lot of attention for a sign posted outside with a countdown to the end of President Trump's first term in the White House, CBS affiliate KIRO 7 reported. The former homeowner made the countdown clock, and its corresponding Instagram account, just after Mr. Trump's inauguration, according to KIRO 7. Since then, the house has been sold to Lily Onnen and her husband. She says that it's in the contract for she and her husband to maintain the sign -- which they do happily. "It's a message of hope," Onnen told KIRO 7. "For...
  • Seahawks Owner Gives $1 Million for More Washington State Gun Control

    05/22/2018 6:41:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, is pushing a Washington State gun control initiative in response to the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting. The initiative, No. 1639, is called “Safe Schools, Safe Communities,” and it expands the gun controls placed on law-abiding citizens via the universal background check initiative that passed in 2014. Allen tweeted: Paul Allen ✔ @PaulGAllen 18h My statement on a gun safety initiative in my home state of Washington: Initiative 1639 is a reasonable and necessary measure that will improve the safety of our schools and our communities, which is why...
  • The Man Who Saved the Evergreen Constitution

    04/22/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Call it the “feel good” political drama of the Spring. Just when you thought the rule of law was sliding down the slippery slope of governmental expediency into the abyss of modish public apathy, there comes a man to save the day . . . armed with nothing but backbone. Oh, and a well-worn copy of the Constitution of the State of Washington. Tim Eyman is the Evergreen State’s best-known ballot initiative practitioner. On Friday, he won an important court case — even though it wrecked an impressive compromise between state legislators, police, and proponents of Initiative 940, a ballot...
  • 'Seismic shift’: New law will reduce number of juveniles sent to adult court in Washington state

    04/02/2018 9:53:22 AM PDT · by Dragonfly · 40 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 04/02/2018 | Sara Jean Green
    The new law will reduce the number of 16- and 17-year-olds who have been charged with a handful of violent offenses from entering the adult criminal-justice system. It also extends juvenile jurisdiction to age 25, up from age 21, for those convicted of certain crimes. By Sara Jean Green Seattle Times staff reporter Robbing a convenience store at gunpoint or spraying bullets from a moving vehicle are the kinds of crimes that will no longer see 16- and 17-year-olds automatically sent to adult court — and likely, on to adult prison. Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed legislation that represents what...
  • Wash. gov signs universal voter registration law

    03/20/2018 2:08:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 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...
  • 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...
  • State Senate votes to repeal death penalty in Washington state

    02/14/2018 7:08:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    KIRO ^ | February 14, 2018
    . - In a historic vote, the Washington State Senate on Wednesday repealed the death penalty. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were optimistic 2018 could bring the end of Washington’s death penalty, following changes in senate leadership and years of stalled attempts in the state Legislature. Under earlier Washington state law, individuals found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder could be put to death by hanging or lethal injection. Washington’s death penalty has been seldom used in recent years. In 2014, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee placed a moratorium on capital punishment, suspending the practice for as long as he’s...
  • Man Raped High School Student as She Was Dying From Overdose and Texted Explicit Pictures <tr>

    02/11/2018 1:11:20 PM PST · by Enchante · 60 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Porter
    A 19-year-old man in a Seattle suburb has been arrested and accused of raping a high school student as she was dying from an overdose and texting explicit pictures of her to friends. The suspect, who has been identified as Brian Roberto Varela, was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide, the Associated Press reported.
  • She hung a Nazi flag in her antique shop. Now she’s getting death threats.

    01/06/2018 12:56:20 PM PST · by Simon Green · 97 replies
    Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason? She accepted an antique German Nazi flag on consignment and hung it near a collection of World War II items in her store. A few days ago, someone took a photo of the flag at her shop, Games and Needful Things, and posted it on Facebook. Danker said the phone at her antique and secondhand store has been ringing nonstop ever since, and she’s received hundreds of phone calls, emails and social media messages. Many of the people are angry that a Nazi flag was displayed in and being...
  • Series of quakes shake Mount St. Helens area

    01/04/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTVZ ^ | 01/03/2018 | Barney Lerten
    The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says Wednesday the 3.9-magnitude and 2.1-magnitude temblors struck shortly after midnight near the volcanic peak.   ...   Residents reported feeling the largest earthquake as far away as Portland, Oregon -- about 70 miles to the south -- and in a large area of southwest Washington.   ... The seismic network outreach director, Bill Steele, says it's fairly typical to see earthquake swarms in this area, though somewhat unusual to have one with a 3.9 magnitude.   ...   He says even though the quakes have been located near Mount St. Helens, it's not caused...
  • '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.
  • Where Does Spokane Green Group’s Support Come From?

    10/21/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Democrats in Washington state, like their counterparts in the other Washington, don’t always think the law applies to them. They can create elaborate procedures to trip up Republicans in, say, election law. But those requirements are quite optional where they are concerned.Part of this is they see themselves as the good guys, fighting for right – no matter how many jobs are lost, how much damage is done to the economy or how little the measure does to help the environment. If they have to bend a few rules to make it happen – hey, it was the right thing...
  • Gov. Jay Inslee calls for ‘bump stock ban’ law in Washington, echoed in D.C.

    10/04/2017 8:23:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Bump-fire or slide-fire stocks use the rifle’s recoil to help simulate full-auto fire. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions) In the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Washington’s chief executive wants action to prevent what he termed “machine gun massacres” by banning a specific type of firearm accessory. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, in a statement released Tuesday, argued the time to act to prevent gun violence is now and gave lawmakers marching orders for directed legislation. “This session the legislature needs to ban bump-stocks and other devices that turn legal semi-automatic firearms into lethal fully-automatic machine guns,” said Inslee....
  • Arrest prevented after Centralia women glue fingers in pipe as ‘couples therapy’

    08/23/2017 8:42:52 AM PDT · by llevrok · 45 replies
    The Daily World ^ | 8/23/2017
    CENTRALIA— A couples therapy scheme gone very wrong is reportedly to blame in the case of two Centralia women glued together by the pinky finger using an unknown epoxy and a copper pipe, according to the Centralia Police Department. “They haven’t been able to feel their fingers for three days.” said Det. Patty Finch, of the Centralia Police Department. According to the Centralia Police Department, Rachel A. Deckert, 27, attempted to turn herself in at 3:54 p.m. Monday at the Lewis County Jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for a driving under the influence case. She was served with the...
  • Washington man pleads guilty to manslaughter from stray bullet

    07/14/2017 2:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Tobin Panton entered a guilty plea to a manslaughter charge this week after he fatally shot a sleeping neighbor while firing at a fleeing car thief. (Photo: Q13 FOX News) A man who fired his Glock at a car thief leaving his driveway with his vehicle pled guilty this week to the death of a neighbor struck by one of his bullets. Tobin Panton, 40, of Bonney Lake in the Tacoma area entered a guilty plea on Monday to one count of manslaughter in the first degree for the death of Linda Green, 61. The incident, which occurred last November,...