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  • Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

    04/24/2017 12:56:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/24/2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington. King County prosecutors on Monday charged Elizabeth Hokoana, 29, with first-degree assault with a firearm enhancement for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. Her husband, Marc Hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg says the evidence will show the two took a gun into a volatile protest on campus. He says the husband used pepper spray on the crowd and the crowd reacted predictably. But Satterberg says Marc...
  • Couple charged in connection with shooting during Milo Yiannopoulos protest at UW

    04/24/2017 12:11:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Q13 Fox (Seattle) ^ | APRIL 24, 2017
    SEATTLE — The King County Prosecutor’s Office charged a 29-year-old woman in connection with the January 20 shooting on the University of Washington campus. The victim, a 34-year-old man, was shot once in the abdomen outside Kane Hall during a protest. The defendant, Elizabeth Hokoana, was charged with Assault in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement on Monday. Her husband, 29-year-old Marc Hokoana, was charged with Assault in the Third Degree for his involvement in the incident. “The evidence will show that these defendants took a gun into a volatile protest in Red Square, and that Marc Hokoana engaged...
  • 3 police officers shot in downtown Seattle

    04/21/2017 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 20th, 2017 | By Sara Jean Green, Susan Kelleher and Vernal Coleman
    Three Seattle police officers were shot and wounded while trying to arrest robbery suspects in downtown Seattle on Thursday afternoon before one of the suspects barricaded himself in a nearby building where he was later found dead. A male officer, who was shot in the face, was initially listed in critical condition but was upgraded to serious condition. He remains in serious condition Friday morning. A female officer, whose Kevlar vest saved her from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, was treated at a hospital and released. A third officer suffered a hand wound and was treated and released...
  • Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project

    04/20/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy. The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years. The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an “industrial scale wind development” that would have disrupted...
  • Boeing to lay off hundreds more engineers: source

    04/19/2017 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 April 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters. The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to increasing competition and slowing aircraft sales. The additional layoffs are due to start June 23, according to the memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are moving forward with a second phase of involuntary layoffs for some select skills...
  • Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin dies in jail

    04/17/2017 12:13:56 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 23 replies
    KING5 ^ | 4/17/17 | Travis Pittman
    Arcan Cetin, the man charged with killing five people in a shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., last September was found dead Sunday night at the Snohomish County Jail. The Skagit County Prosecutor's Office said Arcan Cetin (pronounced AR'-jahn CHEHT-in) was discovered hanging in his cell just before 9 p.m. The office could not immediately say why Cetin had been transferred from Skagit County. Cetin, 20, was charged with five counts of aggravated first-degree murder for the Sept. 23, 2016, killings. The charges alleged Cetin acted with "premeditated intent" when he used a rifle to kill a teenage girl,...
  • Arcan Cetin, man accused of killing 5 in Cascade Mall shooting, dies in jail

    04/17/2017 11:23:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Sandi Doughton
    Arcan Cetin appears in September at Skagit County Superior Court in Mount Vernon. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times) The man accused of killing five people at Cascade Mall in Burlington was found dead in the Snohomish County Jail Sunday night, according to the Skagit Valley Herald. The newspaper reported this morning that Arcan Cetin, 20, apparently hanged himself. Cetin is accused of opening fire in the mall’s Macy’s department store on Sept. 23, 2016. Four of the victims were killed outright and the fifth was mortally wounded. According to charges filed in January, Cetin used a Ruger .22-caliber rifle with a...
  • UW police seek felony assault charge against alleged shooter during Milo Yiannopoulos speech

    04/14/2017 10:02:34 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 13, 2017 at 10:38 am | By Steve Miletich and Mike Carter
    University of Washington police are recommending a felony assault charge against a woman who they say shot a protester outside a hall where “alt-right” provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was speaking on campus in January, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. The recommendation was submitted Wednesday by UW police detectives to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where senior prosecutors will review the investigation and make a charging decision, possibly as early as next week, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The police recommendation is not binding, and prosecutors will make an independent decision on whether...
  • Bishop confirms St. Paul Cathedral School moving to Holy Family campus

    04/14/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    yakimaherald.com ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Jane Gargas
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- After more than a century in central Yakima, St. Paul Cathedral School is moving. Bishop Joseph Tyson confirmed Thursday that beginning in the fall, the school will be housed in existing classrooms on the campus of Holy Family Catholic Church at 56th Avenue and Tieton Drive. “It’s a good idea for our parishes and our schools,” he said. “We’re giving a message all across the area that ‘We’re here for you.’ ” The decision follows more than a year of study by a steering committee, which recommended that the school leave its present location at 12th and Chestnut...
  • With Budget Deadline Looming, Sen. Murray Visits Seattle Radio Station,Research Center

    04/12/2017 6:04:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Apr 12 2017 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    (Washington, D.C.) — Today, just two weeks from a deadline to reach a budget deal to avert a federal government shutdown, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) visited local radio station KEXP and nationally-recognized research center UW Medicine to speak out against President Trump’s harmful budget proposal released last month. First, Senator Murray visited KEXP’s new broadcast and education facility to hear from station representatives from not only KEXP but also KUOW, KNKX, and KCTS about the importance of federal funding and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Senator Murray then went to UW Medicine, the largest recipient of National Institutes...
  • Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in Washington state

    04/11/2017 7:08:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 11, 2017 | Tom James
    Hundreds of detainees at an immigration holding center in Washington state began refusing meals in a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility and delayed immigration hearings, activists said on Tuesday. A group of about 100 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, refused their lunches on Monday, with 300 others joining the protest that night and the following morning, according to Maru Mora Villalpando, an activist in touch with the detainees.
  • A look at UW shooting 'self-defense' case (January Milo Yiannopoulos event)

    04/09/2017 9:04:19 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 25 replies
    KING-TV Seattle ^ | 12:38 PM. PDT March 31, 2017 | Elisa Hahn, KING
    SEATTLE - Two months after a shooting on the University of Washington campus, a woman went public claiming she fired her gun in "self-defense" that night of the Milo Yiannopolous. However, the person she was defending was her husband. The Hokoanas’ attorneys referred to evidence they had collected in the case, including a police radio recording that indicates the victim may have been armed. According to a search warrant affidavit, the victim was 34-year-old Joshua Dukes. When the couple, Elizabeth and Marc Hokoana, turned themselves into police, they claimed they were involved in a "self-defense" shooting. Both are claiming Elizabeth...
  • Seattle mayor denies child sex abuse claim, vows to stay in race

    04/08/2017 4:42:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 7, 2017
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Friday denied as "simply not true" allegations in a civil lawsuit that he once paid a homeless, drug-addicted teenager for sex in the 1980s, and he vowed to press on with his re-election campaign. Appearing briefly at the downtown office of his private attorney, Murray, 61, a Democrat who began his first term in 2013, shed no light on the identity of his anonymous accuser while challenging the man's credibility. "I understand the individual making these accusations is troubled, and that makes me sad as well," he said.
  • Mayor of Seattle is accused of repeatedly raping crack-addicted teenage boys and paying them $10 a

    04/07/2017 8:26:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 72 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/7/17 | Ekin Karasin
    Full title..............Mayor of Seattle is accused of repeatedly raping crack-addicted teenage boys and paying them $10 a time......................Ed Murray, 61, reportedly 'raped and molested' a 15-year-old boy for five years He allegedly met boy on a bus and propositioned him for sex at his apartment Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson accused Murray of abusing them in the 1980s Mr Simpson claimed Murray raped him for several years, starting at age of 13 Murray's spokesman branded claims 'categorically false' and 'unsubstantiated
  • Seattle mayor denies sex abuse claims made in lawsuit, media

    04/07/2017 4:41:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | April 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s. Two other men claim in interviews with The Seattle Times that Murray abused them in the 1980s when they lived in an Oregon center for troubled children. . . . In the lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a 46-year-old man, identified only by the initials D.H., said Murray "raped and molested him" over several years, beginning in 1986, when he was 15 and addicted to crack cocaine and Murray was in his early 30s. . . . The newspaper...
  • Senator Murray on Strong Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

    04/06/2017 4:08:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | Apr 5, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Murray on Strong Opposition to Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

    04/05/2017 12:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A Washington state man is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after shooting an intruder he found taking a shower in a property he owned — in a case authorities and legal experts said appeared to go beyond self-defense laws. Bruce Fanning, 59, is accused of fatally shooting Nathaniel Rosa, 31, after he discovered Rosa bathing early Saturday morning in Belfair, Washington, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Fanning discovered his place of business, which is near his home, had been broken into and found Rosa in the shower. Fanning told investigators he confronted Rosa, who responded...
  • As Republicans Renew Talks on Health Care Behind Closed Doors,Sen.Murray...

    04/04/2017 1:05:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Apr 04 2017 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    As Republicans Renew Talks on Health Care Behind Closed Doors, Sen. Murray and other Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Reveal New Details of Plan Meant to Appeal to the House Freedom Caucus According to reports, Administration presented House Freedom Caucus with detailed plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and throw health care system into chaos in order to win far right’s supportWith President Trump and Speaker Ryan determined to push on with disastrous health care scheme, Sen. Murray joins call for release of planned administrative steps(Washington, D.C.) – Sen. Murray, ranking member of the Senate health committee, joined 20 other...
  • Man shot dead by Mason Co. homeowner was educator with no criminal record

    04/04/2017 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 102 replies
    KOMO News Seattle ^ | April 3rd, 2017 | by KOMO Staff
    BELFAIR, Wash. - The man who was shot dead by a Mason County homeowner while showering Saturday was a paraeducator with the Northshore School District with no criminal record, officials said Monday. The man, identified as Nathaniel Joseph Rosa, 31, of Bothell, may simply have been confused and in the wrong house by accident, said Ryan Spurling of the Mason County Sheriff's Office. The homeowner, Bruce Fanning, 59, later told investigators that he didn't know the intruder.
  • Lawsuit Over Sidewalks Could Cost Seattle Millions

    04/03/2017 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The city of Seattle is headed toward a federal court settlement that could cost millions of dollars to make sidewalks and curb ramps moreusable for people with wheelchairs and other mobility issues. Three men with disabilities sued the city in 2015 to force the city to make upgrades. They alleged the city was violating federal law because many sidewalks didn't have curb ramps that were accessible. Linda Dardarian, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, told the Times that negotiations were "fruitful and ongoing," and that she hoped for a resolution by this summer. Seattle has been working to improve sidewalks for...