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  • Seattle's $52M streetcar fiasco the latest setback for city's anti-Trump mayor

    08/14/2018 12:26:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Seattle’s anti-Trump mayor, Jenny Durkan, may be on track for a political backlash: Her city’s $52 million money splash on public transit appears doomed because new taxpayer-funded streetcars apparently won’t fit the existing tracks. Durkan’s office has braced city residents for the possibility, the Seattle Times reported. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reportedly ordered 10 new streetcars last year, to help expand the Seattle Streetcar system by linking the two existing streetcar lines. But the new streetcars also are reportedly heavier and longer than the ones currently in use, raising concerns about whether they'll be used at all. “It...
  • Suicidal Seattle airport worker i’d [sic] in mystery motive and hijacking and plane crash.

    08/11/2018 4:16:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    scallywagandvagabond.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher Koulouris -
    The worker, who worked for Horizontal Air at Seattle Tacoma Airport for nearly four years according to his Linkedn account operated as a ground service agent and operations agent loading bags. ...worker’s personal blog revealed Russell living in Pierce County with his wife, Hannah who he married in 2011 after meeting her in school the year before. The ground service agent, referred to as ‘Rich’ and ‘Richard’ by air traffic controllers, was born in Key West, Florida and moving to Alaska as a child. ... Russell and Hannah opened a bakery called Hannah Marie’s Bakery in North Bend, Oregon and...
  • Passengers Report Stolen SeaTac Plane, Grounded Flights

    08/10/2018 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 179 replies
    PPlanes were reportedly grounded at the SeaTac International Airport as reports flew from passengers on Twitter that someone might have stolen an airplane and taken it on an unauthorized flight. Nothing was confirmed yet from authorities, but live aviation audio from the tower said authorities were urging a man to try “to land that airplane safely and not hurt anybody.” Other audio reported a ground stop was underway at SeaTac, the airport that services Seattle and Tacoma.
  • Time to Ground the Blue Angels? A Navy Flyer Responds

    08/07/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 68 replies
    Eagle Action Report ^ | 8/5/2018 | Bill Paisley
    The Seattle Times published an opinion piece entitled "Time to Retire the Blue Angels," which argued that the U.S. Navy demonstration team should not fly at Seattle's annual Seafair exposition. The author, Patrick Pilcher, wrote that he found the display "in poor taste," that the air show was a waste of money and a "display of military muscle-flexing that seems a bit outdated." Pilcher also believes that flying the jets is insensitive, since they "can be a reminder of the terror of death raining from the sky in the form of cluster bombs or other weapons" for "many recent immigrants...
  • PSE sends racial slur to black woman

    08/02/2018 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    KIRO ^ | 08/01/2018 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE - An African-American woman says Puget Sound Energy emailed her a racial slur to use as the temporary password to her online account. Erica Conway believes the insult was deliberate and wants the company to get to the bottom of it. “I clicked “forgot password” and got a temporary password from PSE and it was capitol N-I-G-G-A and I was quite shocked.” “It was like an emotional roller coaster. Shock, disbelief, disgusted, angry. It was just yeah, even now I'm just kind of like I cannot believe this. I just can't believe it.” Conway is a longtime volunteer of...
  • Woman finds squatters in backyard of Seattle home

    08/02/2018 10:38:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    KIRO7.com ^ | 8/1/2018 | Alison Grande
    SEATTLE - A Seattle woman says she came home to find homeless squatters setting up a tent in her backyard. The home is for sale. Lisa, the owner, who asked us not to identify her or the house so it would not interfere with her sale(snip) When she came home Monday, she found that man and another one in her backyard setting up a tent and drinking out of the hose. She said they'd spread items out on the patio and the stairs too. She said they'd even brought religious statues to put on the steps. Lisa says she screamed...
  • Federal judge in Seattle blocks release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

    08/01/2018 5:52:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Originally published July 31, 2018 at 3:25 pm Updated July 31, 2018 at 6:48 pm | Agueda Pacheco-Flores, Seattle Times staff reporter
    U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order blocking the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed firearms. Lasnik’s ruling comes a day after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit challenging the Trump administration’s decision to allow the release of the blueprints. A federal judge in Seattle has granted a temporary restraining order blocking a Texas man from releasing downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed plastic firearms. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik’s ruling Tuesday comes a day after Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a suit challenging the Trump administration’s decision last month...
  • Smug Seattle keeps throwing money after streetcar, bike lane fiasco that’s totally off the rails

    07/31/2018 11:00:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 31, 2018 | Printus LeBlanc
    Once again, the oh-so progressive, oh-so enlightened Seattle City Council is showing the rest of the country what not to do. The idealistic leftists who control the Council are wasting millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars in failed attempts to solve problems the Council members created. All this is turning Seattle into the poster city for the failure of Big Government. The city best known for fish markets, coffee stores, rain and flannel-wearing musicians is now becoming legendary for its incompetent leadership and its financial boondoggles. The latest example of Seattle senselessness is the Council’s costly and deeply flawed efforts to...
  • Co-sponsor pulls support for Seattle stadium funding, cites housing crisis

    07/31/2018 10:00:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Avery Anapol
    A county official in Seattle abruptly withdrew her support for a plan to publicly fund a new baseball stadium, saying most of that money should instead be used for affordable housing. King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles announced Tuesday that she was taking her name off the measure to use about $180 million to renovate Safeco Field, according to The Seattle Times. Kohl-Welles vowed instead to introduce a proposal to put $25 million toward the stadium and use the rest to fund affordable housing. “The bottom line is our region is experiencing a major housing crisis,” Kohl-Welles said, according to...
  • 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.
  • New Seattle streetcars may be too big for city's existing tracks

    07/25/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    My Northwest ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    ne city project has gone further off the rails. The new Seattle streetcars may not fit on the city’s existing rail lines. That heavy fact is among a handful of details from independent auditor KPMG. Its initial report on the Seattle streetcar system has raised more questions than answers. Mayor Jenny Durkan halted all construction on the City Center Connector Project in March after it became apparent that costs were over-budget by $23 million. The project aims to connect separate streetcar lines in South Lake Union and First Hill with a new line through the downtown core. But the streetcars...
  • King County {Seattle} proposal would require gun stores to post warnings about suicide, homicide

    07/24/2018 6:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Daniel Beekman
    King County could require stores that sell guns to post signs at the door and cash register warning that owning a firearm increases the risk of suicide, homicide and other deaths. Metropolitan King County Council Chairman Joe McDermott is proposing the new regulation, which would be enacted and enforced by the King County Board of Health. The measure is the latest in a series advanced by local politicians and activists who say gun violence is a public-health crisis and should be dealt with as such.Washington State Initiative 1639, which is likely to appear on the November ballot, would require gun-purchase...
  • 'Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle for Wearing 'MAGA' Hat

    07/23/2018 1:59:24 PM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2018 | As seen on 'Fox and Friends'
    VideoA teenager in Seattle, Washington was harassed by a man and a woman on the street for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. In a YouTube video of the encounter, Ashton Hess told the man who allegedly spat on his hat, "That's my property, dude. Come on." The video then shows the man telling Hess to "get the f*** out [of] this city." Hess said that he was with his family waiting for a ride outside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery when the incident occurred.
  • Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle

    07/21/2018 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Boomer · 57 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 7/21/2018 | Seen on Fox and Friends Weekend
    Full Title: 'Get the F*** Out of This City': Teen Harassed in Seattle for Wearing 'MAGA' Hat A teenager in Seattle, Washington, was harassed by a man and a woman on the street for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. In a YouTube video of the encounter, Ashton Hess told the man who allegedly spat on his hat, "That's my property dude. Come on." The video then shows the man telling Hess to "get the f*** out [of] this city." Hess said that he was with his family waiting for a ride outside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery when the...
  • Seattle Mayor: Confederate monument and statue of Lenin need to go

    07/07/2018 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 8/18/17 | JOHN SEXTON
    The removal of offensive monuments took a unique turn in Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray asked a cemetery to remove a Confederate monument erected in 1926 but also requested the removal of a large statue of Vladimir Lenin. From the Seattle Times: The monument, erected in 1926 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Lenin statue are both on private property. Still, Murray said, he believes they should be removed. “Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities,” Murray...
  • {Satire} Rejected Seattle Tourism Ad [2018]

    07/06/2018 5:03:01 PM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCloTOCdJSs
  • In Seattle, restaurants have to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Let’s fix that.

    07/05/2018 12:42:27 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Crosscut ^ | 7/3/2018 | Nate Christiansen
    In the week and a half since Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service while dining in Virginia, pundits have debated the propriety of that act in tedious detail. It’s a subject that won’t go away. Even in Vancouver, B.C. a restaurant manager was fired the past weekend for refusing to serve a Trump supporter wearing a MAGA hat. In both cases, the restaurant’s decisions and the resulting reactions reflect a growing gulf between political factions that increasingly see themselves as belonging to separate societies. But, even amidst the labored dispute about whether the Virginia restaurant should have rebuked Sanders, there...
  • 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...
  • Seattle bans plastic straws, but US still has a long way to go

    07/03/2018 7:17:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    AFP ^ | July 3, 2018 | Ivan Couronne
    Washington (AFP) - Seattle has become the first major US city to ban plastic straws and utensils in its eateries, a victory for environmentalists that will be tough to replicate elsewhere in the United States.
  • Seattle cops flee the force in 'mass exodus' due to frustrations with city's politics, report says

    07/01/2018 6:24:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 6-30-2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Seattle cops flee the force in 'mass exodus' due to frustrations with city's politics, report says By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News At least 41 cops have left the Seattle Police Department this year, many of them reportedly citing frustration with the city's politics and a perceived lack of support from local officials. Though documents showed some officers left the force due to retirement, a source in the department told Q13 FOX some 20 officers left and sought employment at other law enforcement agencies. The source also said younger officers "don’t feel appreciated" and the number of those leaving who...