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    02/08/2019 1:52:29 AM PST · by gattaca · 29 replies
    Columbia Basin Herald ^ | Feb. 6, 2019 | Charles Featherstone
    EPHRATA — It seems ironic coming from gun control advocates. But law enforcement agencies across Washington state are looking into threats to kill county sheriffs who have said they will not enforce last year’s gun control measure, I-1639, which was approved by state voters with a little more than 59 percent of the vote. According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, around 1 p.m. Monday the department was told about threats made online specifically against Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. “(S)heriffs that are non compliant will be shot. (B)y me,” said the online threats, apparently posted on a Facebook page....
  • Washington man ID’d from human foot found in boot that washed ashore

    02/07/2019 7:48:03 AM PST · by ETL · 29 replies ^ | Feb 7, 2019 | Stephen Sorace | Fox News
    A human foot found inside a boot that washed up on an island off of Washington state last month belonged to a man missing since 2016, authorities said Tuesday. Antonio Neill, who was 22 years old at the time of his disappearance, is now presumed dead, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The cause of death has yet to be determined as investigators continue to search the area where the remains were discovered. ..." Neill’s family reported him missing on Dec. 12, 2016. He had just gone with his mother to get a new driver's license because his wallet and car had been...
  • Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

    01/01/2019 10:42:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Martha Bellisle
    Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, increasing the age limit to buy those firearms and requiring the safe storage of all guns. Only the age-limit portion of the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1; the rest becomes law on July 1. Kristen Ellingboe, a spokeswoman for the Washington Alliance for...
  • WSU (Washington State) stocks men's bathrooms with FREE menstrual products

    12/15/2018 3:22:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 14, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    In an effort to demonstrate its "commitment to inclusivity," Washington State University has begun stocking men's restrooms with free menstrual products. The initiative is one of many focusing on "improving the transgender community experience on campus," and is currently being tested in three restrooms on the Pullman, Wash. campus. The university is in the process of "assessing similar needs" at other WSU campuses to determine which men's rooms will receive new accommodations. Additional changes include allowing students to choose a name other than their legal name for their student identification card and a new policy requiring all new buildings to...
  • King County [metro Seattle] approves gun warning sign requirement

    11/24/2018 6:32:31 PM PST · by zeestephen · 53 replies
    Bellevue Reporter ^ | 15 November 2018 | Aaron Kunkler
    Gun stores in King County will be required to post warning signs in their stores following the approval of a county Board of Health resolution on November 15. The regulation requires that all firing ranges and gun stores post signs notifying buyers and shooters that owning a gun could increase the risk of death by suicide, in domestic violence and by children accidentally gaining access to them. The legislation will be enforced within 30 days.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...