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  • WA Attorney General: Racist for landlords not to rent to felons

    10/17/2016 12:07:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Oct. 17, 2016 | ERIC MANDEL
    A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory. A member of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit served a Consent Decree on Dobler Management Company, a property management firm in Tacoma, after conducting a simulated test on whether the landlord was illegally discriminating against potential tenants. According to the briefing sent to KTTH’s Todd Herman, in May, the state asked a tester to follow up on a rental property advertisement on Craigslist, which said the apartment complex would automatically deny renters with a...
  • Trump supporters rally in downtown Vancouver (Washington State)

    10/04/2016 3:47:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbian ^ | October 2, 2016 | Lauren Dake, Political Writer
    Joel Mattila found his people on Sunday afternoon at a rally for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in Esther Short Park in Vancouver. “I’m so glad to see so many Trump supporters here today,” Mattila, a Trump superfan, yelled from the stage. “It’s like we are one great big basket of deplorables.” The crowd roared. More than 100 people turned out for the rally to show support for Trump. “Usually at election time, we say we’re standing at a crossroads. My friends, this election, we’re standing at the edge of a cliff,” Mattila said. “There is so much at stake...
  • Four Shot Dead at Burlington Mall

    09/23/2016 8:23:44 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 29 replies
    Fox News | 23 Sept 16
    Four people were killed in a shooting at a mall in Burlington, Washington, a spokesman for the Washington state patrol tweeted. Police are searching for at least one shooter, Sgt. Mark Francis said. Police are sweeping stores in the mall.
  • Washington AG Proposes Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    09/07/2016 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 32 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 9/7/2016 | Cox Media Group
    (Washington state) Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Evergreen State College president slams Chicago’s ‘tone deaf’ approach to safe spaces

    09/02/2016 11:46:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 2, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The president of Evergreen State College is slamming the University of Chicago’s fight against political correctness, arguing that trigger warnings and safe spaces on campus are “critical” to students’ academic and personal success. George S. Bridges, who has led the Olympia, Washington, college since October of last year, wrote in an op-ed for The Seattle Times that the University of Chicago’s recent letter to incoming freshmen blasting safe spaces and trigger warnings revealed “a profound indifference to concerns that many students now bring to colleges and universities.” “Either the university is completely tone deaf to the academic and developmental needs...
  • Trump plans Everett rally, protesters expected

    08/30/2016 2:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is returning to Washington state. The New York businessman is scheduled to hold a rally in Everett at Xfinity Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Trump last visited the state in May, when he held rallies in Spokane and Lynden....
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State GOP delegates [dirty tricks]

    05/24/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by · 280 replies
    The Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • 2 Live Trump Rallies 5/07/2016 Spokane, WA @ 12pm and Lyndon, WA @ 3pm PDT

    05/07/2016 5:51:42 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,125 replies
    Rally #1 @ Spokane Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A & B @ 12pm PDT Spokane, Washington Is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County. It is located on the Spokane River, west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90. The city and wider Inland Northwest region is served by Spokane International Airport, 5 miles (8 km) west...
  • 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,...
  • Researchers link climate changes, Pueblo social disruption

    04/11/2016 5:29:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Washington State University ^ | April 1, 2016 | Eric Sorensen 9posted by Cynthia King)
    Washington State University scientists... say the region saw three other cultural transitions over the preceding five centuries. The researchers also document recurring narratives in which the Pueblo people agreed on canons of ritual, behavior and belief that quickly dissolved as climate change hurt crops and precipitated social turmoil and violence... Bocinsky, WSU Regents Professor Tim Kohler and colleagues analyzed data from just over 1,000 southwest archaeological sites and nearly 30,000 tree-ring dates that served as indicators of rainfall, heat and time. Their data-intensive approach, facilitated by climate reconstructions run at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of...
  • Agitated man climbs atop 80-foot tree in downtown Seattle, won't come down

    03/23/2016 8:06:20 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 48 replies ^ | 3-23-2016 | BY KOMO STAFF
    SEATTLE - Police and firefighters spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday morning trying to coax down a man who climbed to the top of downtown Seattle's iconic 80-foot-tall Sequoia tree and has refused to come down. Crews brought a ladder truck to the scene, at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street, after receiving reports of a man stuck in the upper branches of the tall tree, just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire truck's ladder was extended to within a few feet of the man, then negotiators climbed up and tried to speak with him. So far he...
  • Radiation blown onto highway at Hanford ‘alarming’ to EPA

    02/24/2016 3:24:19 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | February 22, 2016 | no byline
    RICHLAND – The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming. The winds pushed specks of contamination beyond Route 4, the public highway from Richland out to the Wye Barricade entrance to Hanford. The Tri-City Herald reports that tests found no contamination on the public highway. And the Department of Energy concluded that workers and the public are not at risk of exposure. But the EPA in a letter says the uncontrolled spread of contamination “is a matter that is alarming to EPA and requires further...
  • 405 toll lanes may have been trigger for firing of WSDOT secretary Lynn Peterson

    02/06/2016 8:04:23 PM PST · by djwright · 9 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mike Lindblom
    In the end, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t derailed by nearly $400 million in Highway 520 bridge overruns, or even the two-year delay in the Highway 99 tunnel, a pair of projects that she inherited. Instead, the cardinal sin that Peterson and her department committed was to infuriate suburban motorists. Senate Republicans on Friday ousted Peterson without warning, by voting not to confirm her, three years after Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her. Blame a bumpy rollout of Interstate 405 express-toll lanes, which were meant to improve traffic flows in south Snohomish and northeast King counties. Instead, they moved some...
  • Washington state girl, 16, found tied up in high school bathroom

    11/25/2015 2:45:39 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 36 replies
    Reuters / Yahoo ^ | 22 hours ago | Reuters
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl in Washington state was physically assaulted on Tuesday and tied up in a bathroom at her Seattle high school, law enforcement and school officials said. The victim said two females assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom in an early morning incident at Highline Public Schools' Evergreen Campus, King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, West said.
  • Satanists: Students invited it to protest coach’s prayers (Bremerton WA)

    10/28/2015 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 8:15 PM EDT | Gene Johnson
    A group of robe-wearing, incense-spreading, self-described Seattle Satanists plans to attend a Washington state high school football game on Thursday, in the latest turn of a controversy over a Christian coach’s postgame prayers. Bremerton High School senior class President Abe Bartlett said Wednesday that he was one of a few students who invited The Satanic Temple of Seattle to attend the game. He called it an effort to get the school district to clarify its policy: While officials last month asked assistant coach Joe Kennedy to stop praying at the 50-yard line, he has continued the practice and threatened a...
  • I-5 mystery: Missing mom last seen at freeway exit in pajamas (WASHINGTON STATE)

    10/21/2015 11:58:40 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 93 replies ^ | Published: Oct 13, 2015 at 12:12 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 13, 2015 at 8:52 PM PD | By KOMO Staff
    CENTRALIA, Wash. - Lewis County authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a 33-year-old Centralia woman who has disappeared under unusual circumstances and may be suffering from postpartum depression, according to her family.oher Elizabeth Pham, a mother of three, reportedly left her home on Saturday morning and was last seen later that day getting out of a taxi and then ordering a meal at a restaurant at Exit 59 off Interstate 5, about 20 miles south of Chehalis, said Chief Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. Pham was wearing only socks, purple pajama pants and a pink-and-red...
  • WATCH: ‘The View’ Host Attacks Christians, Then Her Co-Host Shut Her Down

    10/21/2015 11:45:03 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    A Washington State high school football coach has defied the school’s orders to stop praying at midfield with his players after games, something the cast of The View discussed recently. Joe Kennedy, a football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington, has been praying at the 50-yard line since 2008, and is frequently joined – voluntarily – by players. The View host Raven-Symone tried a classic left-wing tactic to attack Kennedy, calling it “unfair” to kids who choose not to pray. Her co-host however, former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, gave a strong rebuttal and defense of religious freedom....
  • Seahawks-Themed Tent Trailer Adrift In Puget Sound [Photo In Comments]

    10/10/2015 1:33:30 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 09 October 2015 | Vienna Catalani
    The pop-up camper started its journey in Olalla [20 miles south of Seattle], and belongs to an Olympia man who told Coast Guard members that "it's gone adrift before." It was spotted floating off Blake Island Saturday morning, and was seen floating in ferry lanes near Vashon Island around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
  • VIDEO: Kayaker Surrounded By Killer Whales (Washington State)

    09/10/2015 6:16:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies ^ | Sept 08, 2015
    Kayaker experiences the rush of a lifetime when killer whales swim around and under her kayak as she paddles around the San Juan Islands in Washington.
  • Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

    08/13/2015 8:09:44 PM PDT · by brothers4thID · 32 replies
    Education Week ^ | 12/13/2015 | Andrew Ujifusa
    Declaring that state lawmakers have failed to fix the state's unconstitutional system for funding public schools, the Washington State Supreme Court imposed a daily $100,000 penalty on the legislature until it makes firmer commitments to increasing teacher salaries and reducing class sizes. The court's Aug. 13 order is effective immediately, although the court said that if Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, calls a special session and lawmakers pass legislation that commits the state more heavily to reducing class size in K-3 and expanding all-day kindergarten, that daily fine may ultimately be "abated." "Given the gravity of the State's ongoing violation...
  • Sanders Wants Black Lives Matter Protesters to Help ‘Reinvent How We Police America’

    08/10/2015 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Yesterday, on the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown that fueled the Ferguson riots and the Black Lives Matter movement, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) unveiled a new “Racial Justice” platform. Sanders’ platform includes having Black Lives Matter protesters help “reinvent how we police America,” the proclamation that America is worse than the “Communist totalitarian state of China” in terms of incarcerations rates, and providing “free” college tuition. On the issues page for “Racial Justice,” Sanders lays out the different kinds of violence he believes “people of color” experience, which includes physical, political, legal, and economic violence....
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Can’t Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” says the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that she’d just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the council’s annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Democracy Makes a Comeback

    06/21/2015 12:56:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 21, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    HeÂ’s back. And heÂ’s not running for president. (Not yet?) Just when big government boosters in the Evergreen State thought it was safe to raise taxes, Tim Eyman and the group Voters Want More Choices have returned to the streets with Initiative 1366. I-1366 is identical to Initiative 1325, a measure Mr. Eyman failed to get onto the 2014 ballot. That flop came after the ballot initiative guruÂ’s biggest benefactor had passed away. And not long after the Washington Supreme Court had struck down as unconstitutional his previous initiative requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature or a vote of...
  • I’m a florist, but I refused to do flowers for my gay friend’s wedding

    05/12/2015 1:05:51 PM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-12-2015 | Barronelle Stutzman
    I’ve been a florist in Richmond, Wash., for more than 30 years. In that time, I’ve developed close relationships with many of my clients. One of my favorites was Rob Ingersoll. Ingersoll came in often and we’d talk. Like me, he had an artistic eye. I’d try to create really special arrangements for him. I knew he was gay, but it didn’t matter — I enjoyed his company and his creativity. Then he asked me to create the floral arrangements for his wedding. I love Rob, and I’d always been happy to design for his special days. But there’s something...
  • Young married killed...chunk of CONCRETE falls off bridge...crushes...pickup truck

    04/14/2015 2:01:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 14, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Full title: Young married couple and their baby son killed after a chunk of CONCRETE falls off Washington state bridge and crushes their pickup truck...A mother, father and their eight-month old baby boy were killed on Monday when a concrete barrier fell onto their truck as they were driving under an overpass in Washington State. The tragic accident claimed the lives of Josh and Vanessa Ellis and baby Hudson, who were crushed when the 50-foot-long concrete slab slammed down on top of them, according to Bonney Lake Police. The barrier weighed 'tons' according to investigators and the damage to the...
  • Washington State Wants to Build a Bridge Out of Old Aircraft Carriers

    04/13/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    n the not-too-distant future, drivers in Washington state could cross the Sinclair Inlet on a bridge made of two or three decommissioned aircraft carriers. ... No aircraft carrier is available for the project—not yet, at least. Currently, the backers of the project have their eyes on the USS Independence, which was commissioned in the 1960s and could go to the salvage yard later this year, and the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier that sailed in the Vietnam War after its 1958 commission.
  • Accused [Bellevue] Washington State Killer, Arsonist Arrested In California

    04/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies ^ | 07 April 2015 | MEG WAGNER
    U.S. Marshals picked up Song Wang in Siskiyou County, CA, close to the Oregon border...Police said Wang, 30, stabbed 37-year-old Kittaporn Saosawatsri to death inside her Seattle-area apartment on March 31...He then set fire to the sixth-floor downtown Bellevue to cover up the crime and fled the scene...
  • Right to Work Initiative in Washington State

    03/11/2015 9:27:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2015 | James Simpson
    On Tuesday, March 10, Washington State’s Employee Rights Political Action Committee (, announced a grassroots initiative to replace restrictive employee laws with personal choice that both allows employees to keep their hard earned money in their pockets, and assists business in growing jobs. Called the “Employee Rights Act,” (I-1395) this new ballot initiative, if passed, will end compulsory union membership, ensuring an employee’s ability to find and keep gainful employment regardless of membership status and allow employers to hire without regard to a prospective employee's union participation. It will also allow employees to opt out of automatic union dues deduction....
  • Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Stopped in Legislature

    03/04/2015 8:30:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 3 replies ^ | Mar. 3, 2015
    Last week, thanks to members’ calls, two egregious anti-gun bills, House Bill 1131 and House Bill 1857, died at cut-off. As previously reported, HB 1131, sponsored by Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-37), would have criminalized the sale or transfer of legally purchased ivory and ivory products, including firearms, knives and other collectible items. HB 1131 was introduced with the supposed intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade. Unfortunately, this bill would not have accomplished either of those purported objectives. Also previously reported, HB 1857, sponsored by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27), would have allowed a family member,...
  • Dead Whale Is A Stinky Discovery At Seattle Ferry Terminal

    01/23/2015 2:40:08 AM PST · by zeestephen · 18 replies ^ | 22 January 2015
    A 30-foot gray whale has turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle, where its stench is wafting into the noses of thousands of daily commuters...officials believe the whale may have been there for about a week. [Photo in Comments].
  • Opponents of new gun law rally in Olympia, trade guns in House gallery

    01/15/2015 8:19:50 PM PST · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | 1/15/2015 | Joel Connelly
    OLYMPIA — Gun rights supporters rallied on steps of the Washington Capitol on Thursday, admitting they were caught off guard by Initiative 594 while vowing to change and repeal the voter-passed initiative on gun background checks. One legislator, Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, urged outright disobedience of the law, which requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and on-line. “We will not comply: We will ask our sheriffs and prosecutors not to comply as well,” said Shea. Shea was a visitor last year to the compound of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay...
  • Honey Bee, a Blind Cat From Fiji, Enjoys Hiking Near Seattle [w/pix, video]

    01/12/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Catster ^ | Jan 12th 2015 | Phillip Mlynar
    Honey Bee is a cat, born in Fiji, who just so happens to be blind. Nevertheless, her lack of functioning eyesight hasn't stopped this inquisitive feline from hitting the hiking trails in her new forever home in Seattle -- an appropriate story to tell in January, which is National Walk Your Pet Month.Now rolling with the motto "Bravery, adventure, cuteness," she has also become a YouTube sensation after a video of one of her jaunts escalated to viral heights. The story of Honey Bee begins in Fiji, where she was living in the care of the Animals Fiji organization.
  • SECOND FLOCK INFECTED - Avian Flu Spreads in Benton County

    01/07/2015 11:45:53 AM PST · by steve86 · 28 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | January 6, 2015 | Kristi Pihl
    (They have slightly changed the title in the online edition to: "Avian flu found in second Benton County backyard flock") Veterinarians covered in white protective gear herded hundreds of chickens, ducks and other birds into blue trash-can sized barrels Tuesday in rural Richland. The vets picked up most of the birds and carefully placed them into the carbon dioxide-filled cans to kill them. State and federal employees had to use nets to capture some of the poultry and waterfowl, which had been exposed to a highly contagious strain of avian influenza. It’s deadly to birds, but humans can’t catch it....
  • Bird Flu Virus Found in Benton County

    01/03/2015 5:59:26 PM PST · by TWhiteBear · 21 replies
    KAPP TV ^ | January 2nd, 2015 | Dan Thesman.
    Bird flu has been discovered in domestic birds in Benton County. The flu was found in a flock of about 150 birds, including domestic waterfowl with access to the outdoors. The virus has not been found in commercial poultry anywhere in Washington State or the United States. The Washington State Department of Agriculture says there is no immediate public health concern as the avian flu does not affect poultry meat or egg products, which remain safe to eat. However, as always, both wild and domestic poultry should be propertly cooked.
  • Washington State Supreme Court Reverses Sentences In Lakewood Cop Killings

    12/25/2014 1:16:19 PM PST · by zeestephen · 24 replies ^ | 24 December 2014 | Gene Johnson
    The Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed gun convictions and exceptional sentences issued to two people who helped Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop in 2009.
  • Abortion clinics offer “Grief and Burial support”

    12/22/2014 8:17:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 22, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Washington State abortion clinic chain advertises that they offer women bereavement resources and services and grief counseling. What exactly would a woman grieve after having an abortion? Perhaps a baby? Cedar River abortions clinics have locations in Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma Washington. According to their website, Cedar River Clinics, is operated by the Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC), which was founded in Yakima in 1979. The Renton and Tacoma centers were added when their physician-owners and the name Cedar River Clinics was adopted. The Renton center was purchased in 1991 when abortionist Baird Bardarson retired. In 2014, FWHC acquired Aurora...
  • Marijuana Dispensaries Are Celebrating Black Friday, Too

    11/28/2014 2:08:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Slate's Moneybox Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | Laura Bradley, intern
    For shoppers of age in Colorado and Washington state, the most novel deal this Black Friday isn’t a gadget like the iPhone 6. If what they’re looking for is relaxation, they’re in luck: For their first Black Friday ever, recreational marijuana dispensaries in those states are offering some great deals on weed. “This is one of the first times in the nation that we’re going to be able to do such crazy discounts and specials on marijuana products, and have people 21 years or older be able to come in and join the festivities,” says John Satterfield, a distribution worker...
  • Washington's First Pot Auction Brings In $600,000

    11/16/2014 6:53:05 PM PST · by zeestephen · 6 replies ^ | 16 November 2014
    Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers Saturday...Buyers were provided with a detailed list of strains and lot sizes that provided a complete potency profile, labeling requirements and the date the batch was tested by Confidence Analytics, a state-certified laboratory.
  • Gun rights rally in Olympia will ‘violate I-594 in every way possible’

    11/13/2014 9:26:23 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 11/12/2014 | Joel Connelly
    A gun rights group called “Resolute for Arms and Liberty,” organized by two Central Washington men, plans to openly violate “in every way possible” the state’s newly enacted Initiative 594 at a Dec. 13 demonstration on the State Capitol steps. The group’s Facebook page, decorated with a drawing of two crossed assault rifles, voices its opposition in “early Armageddon” prose. I-594 requires criminal background checks for those purchasing firearms at gun shows and on lines, as is now the case with guns bought from federally licensed firearms dealers. “Will you bow down and lick the boots of tyranny or will...
  • Mother of Sandy Hook victim joins I-594 push for new gun law

    10/28/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 10/27/2014 | Joseph O'Sullivan
    The mother of a 6-year-old child killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shootings comes to Seattle to speak to volunteers working for I-594, the measure to expand gun-purchase background checks.
  • Teacher tried to stop shooting at Washington state high school, while weapon is recovered

    10/25/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    Fox News AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2014
    A newly-hired social studies teacher intercepted a gunman as he tried to reload during a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday, a union official says, describing her actions as amazing. Marysville Education Association president Randy Davis told The Associated Press Saturday that first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
  • Marijuana-infused soda bottles explode at Washington pot shop; worker says it sounded like gun

    10/08/2014 3:59:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | AP
    <p>BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Bottles of legal marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Washington state pot shop started exploding on the store shelf.</p> <p>The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO ( ) that "it sounded like a shotgun going off."</p>
  • Police: Postal worker 'laughs hysterically' trying to run over person

    10/03/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    KOMO News (Seattle) ^ | October 3, 2014 | KOMO News Staff
    BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A postal service worker has been arrested for trying to run over someone who was documenting the worker's offensive behavior toward another person, Bellevue police said. It all began just after 11 a.m. out front of Phantom Lake Elementary School. The victim was waiting in his car to pick up his child when he overheard a loud argument on the street between a postal worker and another driver over a parking issue, said Seth Tyler with Bellevue Police. "The victim overheard the postal worker allegedly yelling obscenities very loudly at the citizen and thought that was...
  • Costco execs turn tables on state Senate Democrats

    09/14/2014 11:17:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jim Brunner
    After being stiff-armed by Democrats on a liquor-tax dispute, Costco execs have shifted their loyalties to Republicans in this year’s state Senate races.When it comes to politics, Costco Wholesale has a well-deserved reputation as a Democratic-leaning corporation. Company co-founders Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman have hosted President Obama at fundraisers in their lakefront mansions. Costco executives have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes over the past decade. But in the key battle for control of the state Senate this year, top Costco brass — miffed at Democrats over a liquor-fee dispute — have essentially switched...
  • Kent Black Action Commission plans No Ferguson in Kent rally, march on Sept. 16 (Washington State)

    09/11/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Kent Reporter ^ | September 11, 2014 | Steve Hunter, Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
    The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) plans a No Ferguson in Kent rally and march on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16 from the Maleng Regional Justice Center to City Hall. The ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown have caused the KBAC to take pause and reflect on the likelihood of a similar incident taking place in Kent, according to a KBAC press release. "Although we all agree that community relations in Kent are a long way from being a Ferguson, we feel that we should take this opportunity to start the process of having the...
  • Olympia man developing gay bunny video game

    09/04/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    KOMO-TV (Seattle) ^ | September 4, 2014 | Andy Hobbs
    (edit)  The goal of "Twitterpated" is to encourage conversations about same-sex relationships in a disarming way, said Oksendahl, adding that he chose bunnies for the game because "they are known for being very active as far as their reproductive strategy." The game contains no sex, and instead, the bunnies rub their noses and hearts when paired together, he said. "I came up with some game mechanics that I thought would be kid friendly, but at the same time expose kids to the idea that there's more than one way to be," he said. "I grew up as a youth with...
  • 21 Suspected Murderers Wanted In Washington State

    08/11/2014 12:18:42 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 32 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 11 August 2014
    Photo Gallery of outstanding arrest warrants - one Black, one Sikh, one Muslim, 18 Hispanics.
  • The Great Giant Flea Hunt

    07/29/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT · by firebrand · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | CAROL KAESUK YOON
    Gig Harbor, Washington. -- In the Pacific Northwest, we live among behemoths — snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child’s head. Yet one of the region’s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone’s radar.
  • Mount Rainier Could Be On The Brink Of A Monstrous Eruption

    07/24/2014 8:04:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    China Topix ^ | Jul 18, 2014 10:31 PM EDT | Arthur Dominic Villasanta
    Mount Rainier, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the U.S. and in the world, is widely expected to erupt again. The only unknown facing scientists is when the massive stratovolcano, 4,392 meters tall and located 87 kilometers southeast of Seattle in Washington state, will finally explode. Scientists from the United States and Norway recently mapped the electric and magnetic signatures of magma flows beneath Mount Rainier (pronounced “ray-near”). They’ve also discovered a mammoth magma reservoir below the mountain that will fuel any eruption with massive magma flows. The research found out that magma or fluid molten rock is trapped...
  • 3 Things You Need To Know Before Tuesday’s Marijuana Sale [Washington State]

    07/06/2014 8:01:04 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06 July 2014
    The nation’s second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state Tuesday. Few Stores. Little Pot. No Edibles.