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  • Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless, On Food Stamps And Still White

    02/26/2017 3:25:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month. "There's no protected class for me," the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. "I'm this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I'm a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It's like I am the worst of all these worlds." Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received...
  • University of Washington Writing Guru Declares American Grammar ‘Racist’

    02/25/2017 5:23:14 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 56 replies
    heatst ^ | February 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    The chief writing instructor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is trying to dismantle the rules of grammar because he believes they are racist—and the college has given its endorsement to his campaign. Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.” “Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school,...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 89 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.   Inslee’s 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...
  • Police still searching for UW shooting video, no arrests made (Milo Event in Seattle)

    02/23/2017 4:29:34 PM PST · by SSS Two · 1 replies
    KING-TV Seattle (Ch. 5) ^ | 4:13 AM. PST February 22, 2017 | Elisa Hahn, KING
    SEATTLE - One month after a shooting at the University of Washington injured one man, police haven’t made any arrests and are still searching for video of the shooting. The man was shot in UW’s Red Square during heated protests. Opposing sides came together outside an event featuring Milo Yiannopoulous, who resigned from Breitbart News today. Although a couple has turned themselves in for the shooting claiming self-defense, there have still been no arrests. It was January 20th. Inauguration Day. UW Police estimated up to a thousand people in Red Square. “Quite frankly, it was a much larger event than...
  • First-Grade Teacher Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Post: School District

    02/22/2017 6:27:15 AM PST · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Deborah Hastings
    A first-grade teacher in Washington was placed on administrative leave after urging people on Facebook to report suspected undocumented residents, school district officials said. Cheriese Rhode, 29, allegedly posted a message last week encouraging citizens to inform Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents of those believed to be in the country without proper documentation. Read: Mother of 4 Threatened in Deportation Raids Has Taken Refuge in a Church The reported missive was posted in connection with last Thursday’s “A Day Without Immigrants” boycott, during which businesses closed and children were kept home from school to show the importance of immigrants in...
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Senator Murray Stands with Workers and Families to Call Out President Trump

    02/21/2017 4:51:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Feb 21 2017 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    President Trump continues to pick billionaires, millionaires, and Wall Street executives to run top government agencies Murray: “Look at the people the President is surrounding himself with– a cast of characters with long records demonstrating very little interest in fighting for working families in our state or anywhere else in the country.”
  • WA Governor Directs $1M to Study High-Speed Rail

    02/21/2017 3:18:18 PM PST · by Publius · 46 replies
    Next City ^ | 14 February 2017 | Rachel Dovey
    The idea of a high-speed train connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland was floated by a private organization last year. Now, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has set aside $1 million in his new state budget to study whether such an idea has legs (or, more accurately, rails). According to Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, the region has the right geography for a high-speed line, CBC News reports. "They’re the right distance where it's small enough that the train would compete very well with an airplane," he told the news site. "If you get too much longer, then...
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

    02/20/2017 1:37:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 117 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Rob Shimshock
    An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.'” The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people...
  • Teacher placed on leave after encouraging people to “report illegal aliens”

    02/20/2017 12:35:24 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 59 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | February 18, 2017 | Miles Jay Oliver
    PROSSER, Wash. -- A Prosser elementary schoolteacher was placed on leave Friday after the school district said she posted a Facebook message that could be considered hostile or offensive on the basis of national origin. The post generated a number of emails, phone calls and visits from “concerned citizens and parents” that the school district described as “angry and concerning.” “Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of this incident by the district,” the Prosser School District said in a...
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A 'Racist,' 'Unjust Language Structure'

    02/20/2017 11:47:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    University of Washington Tacoma - An "antiracist" poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is "racist" and an "unjust language structure," promising to prioritize rhetoric over "grammatical 'correctness.'" The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma's Writing Center, states "racism is the normal condition of things," declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. "Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent 'standard' of English," proclaims the writing center's statement. "Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very...
  • 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 driver’s license during a traffic crash on I-5.  That driver’s license belonged to Armando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Corona’s driver’s license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • Murray to Vote No on Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

    02/18/2017 10:52:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced today that she will be voting no on President Trump’s nominee to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt. Mr. Pruitt is yet another President Trump nominee whose record demonstrates a direct conflict with the mission of the agency they wish to lead.
  • State trooper in hot water over calling ICE

    02/18/2017 6:33:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/17/17 | Jeremy Lott
    A politician in Washington state wants to know why cooperating with federal immigration authorities landed a state trooper in hot water. Steve O'Ban, R, a state senator from Tacoma, Wa., sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, D, Friday expressing "serious concerns" over an administrative review the Washington State Patrol may be undertaking at the governor's request. An unnamed state trooper is being grilled for telling Immigration and Customs Enforcement about one of their suspects last week, wanted on a felony warrant and found after a traffic accident on I-5. That man is Armando Chavez Corona, who ICE says was...
  • Grant County Sheriff details savage murder [Illegal Aliens Kill Mother of 4 in Washington State]

    02/17/2017 6:02:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    KXLY-TV ^ | 2/7/17
    Grant County Sheriff's detectives called it one of the most savage murders they've ever investigated. Jill Sundberg, the mother of four children, kidnapped by five men who were living here in the United States illegally.
  • Refusing to service Gay Wedding, Washington florist ready to take religious liberty case to SCOTUS

    02/17/2017 10:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    A Washington florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding lost a unanimous decision yesterday at the state Supreme Court. The 9-0 ruling rejected her claim to a First Amendment right to exercise her right to religious liberty in favor of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The next step for Barronelle Stutzman will be the US Supreme Court, as KIRO reported lat night:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Associated Press has more details on the next steps. Stutzman’s legal counsel insists that the First Amendment allows for free exercise of religion, and that commerce does not limit it....
  • Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

    02/17/2017 4:41:38 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNA ^ | Feb 16 2017 | Matt Hadro
    Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will. Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees,” Kristin Waggoner, senior counsel with the group Alliance Defending Freedom who argued the case before the Washington Supreme Court, stated Feb....
  • Court rules yet ANOTHER Christian owner must promote homosexual agenda

    02/16/2017 3:14:39 PM PST · by 198ml · 37 replies
    In yet another case where an LGBT “non-discrimination” order trumped First Amendment rights, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that conscience rights don’t matter when it comes to running a business. In the case of Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers – in which a gay client sued Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian floral artist who refused to participate in his same-sex wedding – the Evergreen State’s high court ruled that Stutzman’s First Amendment rights to freedom and expression should be subjugated to the LGBT agenda.
  • Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

    02/16/2017 2:34:51 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/16/17 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law, even though she claimed doing so would violate her religious beliefs.
  • State Supreme Court rules Richland flower shop discriminated against gay couple

    02/16/2017 8:27:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | 2/16/17 | Kristin Kraemer
    The Christian owner of a Richland floral shop violated state laws when she refused to make custom arrangements for a longtime customer’s same-sex wedding, an appellate court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision by the Washington state Supreme Court affirms a Benton County...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • Exclusive: U.S. arrests Mexican immigrant in Seattle covered by Obama program

    02/14/2017 3:32:55 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President Donald Trump.
  • Courts likely to probe Trump's intent in issuing travel ban

    02/13/2017 6:18:07 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 12, 2017 | By Andrew Chung and Mica Rosenberg
    Washington state's attorney general has promised to uncover "what truly motivated" President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions. The presidential order imposed a temporary ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, but a federal judge has barred enforcement of the order while the court considers a challenge brought by Washington state. On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit left the judge’s ruling in place without deciding the ultimate merits of either side’s arguments. In its decision, the...
  • CNN FAKE NEWS: Without Melania Trump, Mrs. Abe Rolls Solo in Washington

    02/11/2017 2:08:15 PM PST · by Bon mots · 31 replies
    Reddit ^ | February 11, 2017 | CNN
    CNN just makes stuff up - caught red-handed again.
  • State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump

    02/09/2017 3:47:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Ninth Circuit Court ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Ninth Circuit Court
    Ruling re Appeal of Visa Suspension TRO
  • Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order

    02/09/2017 3:21:48 PM PST · by mandaladon · 274 replies
    A federal appeals court has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries can continue entering the U.S. A panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the ruling of U.S. District Judge James Robart, who had decided Friday that Trump’s temporary travel ban should be put on hold. The Department of Homeland Security soon suspended all enforcement of Trump’s controversial directive. The Justice Department, representing the Trump administration, could now ask the Supreme Court — which often defers to the president on matters of...
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit to Issue Ruling on Trump Temporary Travel Ban at 6:30 ET

    02/09/2017 2:17:04 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 216 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced they will issue a ruling on President Trump’s temporary travel ban. Washington Judge James L. Robart filed a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s refugee ban from seven terror states.
  • Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum

    02/09/2017 7:13:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-9-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit. They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the...
  • Murray Speaks on Opposing Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Before Final Vote

    02/08/2017 5:43:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Murray Speaks on Opposing Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Before Final Vote
  • Sen. Murray on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

    02/07/2017 4:48:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Feb 07 2017 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in a tie vote of 50-50, broken by Vice President Mike Pence. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, led Senate Democrats in a 24-hour final debate prior to today’s vote. Senator Murray released the following statement after DeVos’ confirmation, ensuring that this is not the end of the story, and that the fight to defend strong public education will go on.
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • Anti-Trump activists vandalize ‘racist’ art at Evergreen State College

    02/06/2017 6:47:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KIRO ^ | 2/6/17 | Jason Rantz (yes, really)
    The Evergreen State College campus in Olympia is in turmoil over the election of President Donald Trump and they’ve taken to vandalizing “racist” art as a means to express themselves. Only, the art isn’t racist: they were simply pictures of Trump. In fact, they were critical of him.More photos from the art exhibitAdjunct faculty member Steve Davis is the campus’ Coordinator of Photography. He put together an exhibition of work from Mark Peterson, a photographer who spent the last couple years on the campaign trail. His photographs have appeared in TIME, Rolling Stone and on MSNBC, according to Davis.“His work...
  • Democrats plan all-night protest ahead of DeVos vote

    02/06/2017 10:02:44 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 52 replies
    Senate Democrats are planning a rare all-night talkathon to protest Betsy DeVos's nomination for Education secretary ahead of an expected vote on Tuesday."Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said from the Senate floor Monday.
  • Bush Appointed Judge (What the MSM will not tell you)

    02/06/2017 10:39:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | February 5, 2017 | Donald R. McClarey
    When a Seattle Federal Judge, James Robart, imposed a nation wide injunction on portions of President Tump’s executive order, most of the media hastened to noted that he had been appointed by Bush 43. True, but misleading, as noted by Jerome Wohrle at Liberty Unyielding: Judge Robart’s Friday order against Trump sheds little light on his thinking. But at an earlier hearing on Washington State’s motion for a temporary restraining order, he asked what rational basis the government had for restricting entry from the seven countries covered by Trump’s order: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. As NPR...
  • 2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again' [MN and WA]

    02/06/2017 5:41:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2017 8:13 AM EST | Eric Tucker
    Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday after the White House said it expected the federal courts to reinstate the ban. Washington and Minnesota said their underlying lawsuit was strong and a nationwide temporary restraining order was appropriate. If the appellate court reinstated Trump’s ban, the states said the “ruling would reinstitute those harms, separating families, stranding our university students...
  • Washington Republicans Take Aim At Union Influence

    02/05/2017 7:10:32 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    KLCC ^ | 2/5/2017 | Austin Jenkins
    Washington Senate Republicans are taking aim at organized labor. They’ve scheduled a series of public hearings beginning Monday on measures designed to reduce the influence of labor unions. One of the proposed bills would prohibit unions that collectively bargain with the governor’s office from making political contributions to gubernatorial candidates. The sponsor, state Sen. Dino Rossi, said it’s about eliminating any “appearance of corruption.” On Wednesday, Republicans will hold a public hearing on a so-called right-to-work bill to make union membership and dues not compulsory.
  • WATCH: Seattle Judge James Robart Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Court

    02/03/2017 7:35:42 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    heavy.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jessica McBride
    The federal judge who temporarily stopped Donald Trump’s immigration ban executive order once caused controversy by emotionally saying “black lives matter” in a hearing in which he sided against Seattle’s police union. James Robart, who was nominated to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2004, issued the temporary restraining order in an oral ruling, forbidding federal employees from implementing Trump’s seven-country ban. But it’s not the first time the judge was in the news. According to the Seattle Times, Robart declared “black lives matter” in a court hearing last August in which he decided against a Seattle police...
  • Murray Kicks Off Debate on "Failed" Sec of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

    02/03/2017 6:53:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Murray Kicks Off Debate on "Failed" Sec of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos
  • Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination

    02/01/2017 4:59:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 31, 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Murray Votes No on Advancing Betsy DeVos Nomination
  • With hiring halted, PSNS looks for exemption from freeze

    02/01/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by RitchieAprile · 11 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 10:00 a.m. PT Jan. 31, 2017
    BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has suspended all hiring as the result of President Donald Trump's federal freeze. The across-the-board freeze began at noon Jan. 22, with the exception of active-duty military personnel. Other limited exemptions would be allowed to ensure national security or public safety, according to the executive action. The nation's four naval shipyards, unclear whether they meet the "national security" criteria, stopped the flow of new employees. Those furthest along in the hiring process are allowed to continue, the Office of Management and Budget said in initial guidance it provided last week. Workers who had been...
  • FBI: Washington State Gun Owners Not Complying With New Background Check Law

    01/28/2017 9:45:08 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 1/26/2017 | Nick Leghorn
    According to a (widely debunked) Harvard University study that was widely touted by The Trace, 40% of firearms transactions in the United States happened without a background check. The real number is actually more like 20%. Still, the state of Washington implemented a new law last year designed to close the so-called gun show loophole which allowed citizens within the same state to transfer a firearm between themselves without going through the NICS system. The FBI has just released a report showing that private party transfers in Washington following the new law accounted for only 2% of the total background...
  • UW Shooting Victim Calls for Dialogue After Protests (Milo Yiannopoulos event)

    01/26/2017 2:18:03 PM PST · by SSS Two · 40 replies
    Campus Safety Magazine ^ | January 26, 2017
    The man who was shot on the University of Washington campus during heated protests last week is calling for “constructive dialogue.” The 34-year-old man, who was shot in the abdomen and has undergone multiple surgeries, was shot by a supporter of the conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on Jan. 20. The unidentified man released a statement through his attorney asking to engage with the shooter in hopes of preventing future violence and deescalating tensions. The circumstances of the shooting are still being investigated by campus police, who have not released information on a possible motive. UW Police Major Steve Rittereiser declined...
  • IMMIGRATION: Sen. Murray Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders Issued Today

    01/25/2017 7:45:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 59 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | 1/25/2017 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    (Washington, D.C.) –  Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders concerning immigration, including ramping up immigration raids that tear families apart, constructing a wall on the border between U.S. and Mexico, and punishing cities that prioritize local control of policing and public safety.  “It’s deeply disappointing but not surprising to see President Trump turn his divisive, campaign rhetoric into the actions we are seeing today. There’s no question the U.S. immigration system is in need of a serious overhaul, but targeting hard-working families, constructing an extremely costly wall, and burdening law...
  • Seattle gives residents $100 to donate to local politicians

    01/23/2017 9:12:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Seattle is offering voters $100 in "democracy vouchers" to donate to political candidates in an effort to limit big money in politics and boost civic involvement in elections. Earlier this month, the first of the vouchers were mailed out for its inaugural run in citywide races in the fall. The program is the first of its kind in the country and was supported by nearly two-thirds of voters in King County, Wash., as a ballot measure in 2015. In its run-up to the election, the "Honest Elections" measure, or Initiative 122, was touted as a way to motivate lesser-known candidates...
  • VIDEO: Shooting at UW Milo event protest (Enhanced footage), Seattle Jan 20th 2017

    01/22/2017 7:24:47 PM PST · by SSS Two · 36 replies
    Video at link
  • Man shot during protests of Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at UW; suspect arrested

    01/22/2017 1:34:57 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 27 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 20 / 21, 2017 | By Katherine Long, Lynn Thompsonand Jessica Lee
    The provocative far-right firebrand spoke at Kane Hall Friday night, mocking liberals to big laughs and a standing ovation. Dozens protested outside the hall, and one person suffered potentially life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. (Note: Attendee shot by Protester) One man was shot and wounded, several people were hit with paint and officers avoided flying bricks outside the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on Friday night, where Breitbart News editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos addressed a crowd on President Trump’s Inauguration Day. The 34-year-old shooting victim was in critical condition Saturday morning after undergoing surgery, at...
  • Suspect In Shooting Outside Milo Event Claims Self Defence, Released Without Charges

    01/22/2017 8:29:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 57 replies
    The man apprehended earlier this morning in relation to the shooting outside the MILO event at the University of Washington has been released by police the Seattle Times reports. The suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of a 34 year old man turned himself in to police this morning and was promptly questioned by the University of Washington police. The Seattle Times article reports that, “one of the law-enforcement officials said the man who fired the gun claimed the man he shot was some type of white supremacist.”
  • Why Are Wal-Mart And Boeing Laying Off Workers If The U.S. Economy Is In Good Shape?

    01/13/2017 9:35:34 AM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 January 2017 | Michael Snyder
    The stock market has been on quite a roll in recent weeks, but signs of trouble continue to plague the real economy. Earlier this week, I talked about the “retail apocalypse” that is sweeping America. Major retail chains such as Sears and Macy’s are closing stores and laying off workers, but I didn’t think that Wal-Mart would be feeling the pain as well. Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening. USA Today is reporting that approximately 1,000 jobs will be cut at Wal-Mart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas by the end of this month…
  • Reservoirs are a major source of global greenhouse gases, scientists say

    01/12/2017 10:00:24 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    WA Po ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Mooney
    Countries around the world are trying to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control — to see them inch down, percentage point by percentage point, from where they stood earlier in the century. If everybody gets on board, and shaves off enough of those percentage points, we just might be able to get on a trajectory to keep the world from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature where it stood prior to industrialization. But if a new study is correct, there’s a big problem: There might be more greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere than we thought....
  • Amazon to create 100,000 full-time jobs in U.S.

    01/12/2017 7:42:30 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/17
    Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it would create more than 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States over the next 18 months. Seattle-based Amazon said it plans to increase its full-time U.S.-based workforce to more than 280,000 by mid-2018 from 180,000 in 2016. "These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley - they're in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country," CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement. Amazon had about 230,800 full-time and part-time employees as of Dec. 31, 2015.