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  • 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 States 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 drivers 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 Boeings Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trumps rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeings communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romneys 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 Washingtons 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. Washingtons 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 hes...
  • 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 shes getting death threats.

    01/06/2018 12:56:20 PM PST · by Simon Green · 97 replies
    Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said shes 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 shes 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 Groups 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 rifles recoil to help simulate full-auto fire. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions) In the wake of Sundays mass shooting in Las Vegas, Washingtons 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 havent 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,...
  • Hanford Nuclear Reservation tunnel collapse triggers alert

    05/09/2017 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 81 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 9, 2017 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS WASHINGTON STATE TUNNEL COLLAPSE TRIGGERS ALERT AT PLUTONIUM PLANT Hundreds of workers took cover after a tunnel in a Washington plutonium finishing plant collapsed Tuesday morning. The tunnel at the Hanford plant near Richland was full of contaminated particles, including radioactive trains that transport fuel rods, KING5 reported.
  • So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, Youve Got Options

    02/27/2017 1:59:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | February 27, 2017 | by Sara Bernard
    A few weeks ago, tenants rights activist Jon Grant announced that hes running for City Council this fall as a Democratic Socialist. Although he is not, technically speaking, a member of any political party - the affiliation is more a kind of shorthand to describe my values to voters, he says - his second-time run for a Council seat is couched in the belief that, in Seattle, anyway, its not enough anymore to be an establishment Democrat. The events of the past year, and especially of the past few months, seem to echo that sentiment. November 8, 2016, was an...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions. Inslees order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation. The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • Washington State Trooper Under Investigation For Notifying ICE Of Deported Felon

    02/19/2017 8:05:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 34 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cowgirl
    Tacoma, WA A Washington State Patrol Trooper is the focus of an investigation because he notified ICE about a criminal illegal immigrant, just as he had been trained to. According to Q13 Fox, the incident began on February 9th when the Trooper, who was not identified, did a routine check of a drivers license during a traffic crash on I-5. That drivers license belonged toArmando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Coronas drivers license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • [Seattle Trotskyite Socialist City councilor] Kshama Sawant: Anti-Trump protests a 'historic' chance

    02/12/2017 4:10:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 12, 2017 | Patrick Strickland
    American leftists see huge gains as anger grows against Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies. The election of far-right President Donald Trump has led to a surge in membership of socialist organisations across the United States. During his first few weeks in office, Trump has already issued a flurry of executive orders targeting Muslims and immigrants, while moving to lift regulations on Wall Street. In response, protests have taken place in cities across the country. Last week, demonstrations against Trump's now frozen ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries were held at airports. The day after his inauguration, millions joined...