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  • 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.
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...
  • Seattle Jewish organization fighting Islamophobia with posters

    01/05/2017 3:33:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | ERIC MANDEL
    When it comes to mass discrimination, history has not been kind to people of Jewish faith. That’s why the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace has taken to solidarity with persecuted refugees and those of Muslim faith, even if it is as simple as a sign that says “Refugees are Welcome Here.” “As Jewish folks in particular, because we are not right now being targeted by the state, we really want to stand in solidarity with those who are being targeted, including Muslims and all people of color,” said Wendy Elisheva Somerson, a founding member of Seattle’s chapter...
  • Man allegedly posed as porn recruiter, tricked women into sex

    SEATTLE (AP/WSVN) — A Seattle man is accused of posing as a porn recruiter and tricking women into having sex with him. Now he can add a consumer protection complaint to the criminal rape charges he is facing. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he sued Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey under the state Consumer Protection Act and the Commercial Electronic Mail Act, seeking restitution and thousands of dollars in penalties. Hickey’s been held on $200,000 bail at the King County Jail on three counts of second-degree rape since his arrest in Las Vegas in October. Authorities say he created...
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...
  • Iran says will only pay half price for new Boeing planes

    12/25/2016 11:11:07 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016 | Staff
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. According to the Sunday report, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan says that despite an initial $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, "Regarding the style of our order and its options, the purchase contract for 80 Boeing aircraft is worth about 50 percent of the amount." He did not elaborate. Boeing has made no immediate comment. Iran announced earlier...
  • Killer’s psychiatrist can be sued by victim’s family, Washington Supreme Court says

    12/25/2016 11:18:48 AM PST · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/24/2016 | Gene Johnson
    The family of a Spokane woman who was murdered along with her son can pursue a lawsuit over whether the killer’s psychiatrist should have done more to protect them, the Washington Supreme Court held in a case with implications for mental-health professionals around the state.
  • Tacoma Cheesecake Factory apologizes for turning away armed law enforcement officers

    12/23/2016 5:44:41 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 12/21/16 | STACIA GLENN
    (snipped and excerpted)A misunderstanding that barred six state Department of Corrections officers Tuesday from having lunch at the new Cheesecake Factory in Tacoma has been resolved. By Wednesday morning, the Cheesecake Factory’s corporate office reached out to the state Department of Corrections and the six involved officers to apologize and assure them that law enforcement is indeed welcome in the chain’s restaurants. Apparently a shift manager misunderstood or miscommunicated the policy about law enforcement having service weapons on the premises.
  • Cheesecake Factory Kicks Law Enforcement Officers Out Of Their Restaurant

    12/22/2016 8:06:44 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 117 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 12/21/2016 | COVER WIFE
    Tacoma Washington officers were asked to leave The Cheesecake Factory at the Tacoma Mall location yesterday, 12-20-2016. According to a post by one the officers to the Corporate social media page, she and five fellow coworkers were asked to leave the location because three of the officers were in uniform. The General Manager, Will, told the officers that no firearms were allowed on the property, whether you are law enforcement or not. Miriam Nichols, one officer present, sent a message to The Cheesecake Factory to address the issue. Nichols stated that the officers, three uniformed with duty weapon and badge...
  • 4 Washington state electors to be fined $1,000 for vote

    12/22/2016 6:27:37 PM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    MSN AP ^ | December 22, 2016
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Four Washington state electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,000 next week, the secretary of state's office said Thursday. David Ammons, a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman, told The Associated Press that the electors will have 60 days to pay the fine, and said the office is putting together an appeals process in case of a challenge. Clinton won the state's popular vote last month, earning her 12 electoral votes. Under state law, presidential electors — who are chosen by their party at their state...
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • The Faithless Four of Washington State

    12/22/2016 8:06:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2016 | Susan Stanton
    On December 19th, I felt like the gladiator walking into the lion’s den as we took our seats in the gallery of the Washington State Electoral College in Olympia. Always uber-liberal, the state’s Birkenstock babes and dudes came out in force, to witness the Democratic vote. Protestors rallied and grumbled on the steps to the capitol rotunda in their show of force against Donald Trump. As a former Democrat I find it glaringly obvious that radical identity politics doesn’t serve most mainstream Americans. The crossing over is unacceptably uncomfortable to those of us who grew up with the message of...
  • Barefoot Bandit’s dream ‘crushed’: Feds shut down his flight-school fundraiser

    12/21/2016 12:41:46 PM PST · by steve86 · 10 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 20, 2016 | Evan Bush
    Colton Harris-Moore asked the public for $125,000 to pay for his flight training. The folk-celebrity fugitive, on the lam for more than two years, stole and crashed three planes before being arrested in the Bahamas. The idea was shot down, at least for now, before it could really take flight. “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore, who eluded police for two years while committing a string of break-ins and thefts, started a GoFundMe page to raise more than $125,000 for private and commercial pilot-license training and helicopter certification. As a folk-celebrity fugitive, Harris-Moore stole and crashed three planes during his well-documented exploits....
  • More Boeing job cuts ahead in the new year

    12/20/2016 4:40:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Dominic Gates
    Boeing told employees Monday there will be more job cuts in the new year. The jetmaker says it need to reduce costs further in the face of intense competition and a flagging jet sales market.
  • Four Faithless Electors Recorded in Washington

    12/19/2016 1:27:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    270 To Win ^ | 19/12/16
    he Washington Secretary of State is reporting 4 faithless electors in today's ballot, with 8 votes going to Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote there. Three of the faithless electors voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, with one voting for Faith Spotted Eagle. ...these are apparently the first ones to be allowed.
  • Four Washington electors break ranks and don’t vote for Clinton

    Elector Bret Chiafalo, who earlier in the day said he planned to vote for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said that he ultimately changed his vote to former Secretary of State Colin Powell after conversations with other Washington electors. Including Chiafalo, three electors voted for Powell and one voted for Faith Spotted Eagle.
  • Rogers says Trump never offered her Interior secretary job

    12/17/2016 1:24:09 PM PST · by lonevoice · 20 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | Dec 16, 2016 | Jim Camden
    As news organizations around the country proclaimed Cathy McMorris Rodgers a sure bet to be the next interior secretary and politicians in her Eastern Washington district quickly announced campaigns for her congressional seat, the person most in the dark was McMorris Rodgers herself. In her first extended remarks on the events of the last few weeks, the congresswoman said she never got a call from President-elect Donald Trump or his transition team saying she was going to be offered the Cabinet position before or after reports from unnamed sources said she was the likely pick. She also never got a...
  • Senator Murray Statement on Trump’s Pick to Head U.S. Department of Energy

    12/14/2016 5:17:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Dec 14 2016 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Energy, former Texas Governor Rick Perry. “Washington state is home to one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world, so I cannot stress enough how critical it is to have strong, able leadership at the U.S. Department of Energy to guide the cleanup at Hanford. This requires a leader with a commitment to help our country fulfill its legal and moral obligation, but more importantly, a commitment to the safety of thousands of workers who show up...
  • Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? (FoxNews hit piece)

    12/14/2016 4:44:15 PM PST · by disclaimer · 85 replies
    Fox News Video ^ | 12/14/2016 | Rob Demetrious of FoxNews
    Should fans be allowed to bring guns into stadiums? Dec. 14, 2016 - 2:34 - Three Republican Washington state representatives introduce bill that would permit licensed firearms inside sports stadiums.See the Rob Demetrious Foxnews Video.
  • 9 things you should know about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's Interior pick

    12/12/2016 1:31:24 PM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Inlander ^ | 12/09/2016 | Daniel Walters
    President Elect Donald Trump looks like he's chosen Spokane's own U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his Secretary of the Interior. And already, we've seen a lot of dramatic statements casting her as a drill-happy pillager of public lands who spells doom for rivers and forests..... 1) She's pretty much a generic Republican. McMorris Rodgers isn't someone like Raul Labrador, prone to publicly challenge the party's conventional wisdom. Instead, with the possible exception of her caution of military action in Syria, she's been a party-line Republican, more in the Rep. Eric Cantor mode... So, is she an extremist? That depends...
  • Trump & Boeing: It's Not About Air Force One, It's About China

    12/11/2016 4:32:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jon Ostrower
    Trump & Boeing: It's Not About Air Force One, It's About China by Jon Ostrower December 9, 2016 Boeing executives were blindsided by Donald Trump's Tuesday comments about the cost of Air Force One, but those weren't the tweets that worried America's largest exporter. Many former and current Boeing executives say they're far more worried about Trump's antagonism toward China, the largest and most important growth market for the crown jewel of American manufacturing. "The vulnerability to China is pretty clear," said one former senior Boeing executive. In contrast to the long term stakes over Boeing's future in China, the...
  • Boeing seals $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air

    12/11/2016 11:05:50 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2016 | AP/CBSnews.com
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet for the Islamic Repubic from last year’s landmark nuclear agreement.
  • Boeing Seals $16.6 Billion Deal to Sell Jets to Iran

    12/11/2016 12:47:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    Wall St. J. | December 11, 2016 | ROBERT WALL and ASA FITCH
    Boeing Seals $16.6 Billion Deal to Sell Jets to Iran Plane maker’s contract comes as incoming Trump administration appears hostile to closer ties with Iran By ROBERT WALL and ASA FITCH Dec. 11, 2016 Boeing Co. completed a deal to sell 80 jetliners to Iran, the first major agreement between a U.S. company and the Islamic Republic since the election of Donald Trump, a critic of closer links between the countries. The first Boeing 777-300ER long-haul planes would be delivered to Iran Air in 2018 under the deal announced Sunday that carries a list price of $16.6 billion before discounts,
  • Senator Murray’s Statement on Reports of Russian Interference in 2016 Election

    12/11/2016 12:41:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Dec 10 2016 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    (Washington, D.C)—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement on news reports about the CIA’s analysis of Russian interference in the 2016 election.“These reports should disturb and outrage every American—Democrat, Republican, or independent—who believes that the integrity of our elections is fundamental to the strength of our democracy. I join in the calls for bipartisan Congressional hearings and a comprehensive investigation to begin as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this, and for disclosure of any evidence that Russia actively worked to hijack our election and elect Donald Trump. President-elect Trump is already disputing the reports and indicating that he’d...
  • Senator Murray Statement on Reported Nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

    12/09/2016 12:06:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 59 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Dec 08 2016 | Senator Patty Murray
    (Washington, D.C.) — Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement on the reported nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor.“With the nomination of Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump has sent another clear signal that he has no intention of fulfilling his campaign promise to put workers and retirees first—instead, he’s bent on building an Administration made up of billionaires and the staunchest allies for big business, special interests, and Wall Street that he can find. “The Department of Labor has significant and broad reach—from workers’ and...
  • President-Elect Trump Chooses His Secretary Of The Interior

    According to reports, President-elect Donald Trump will tap Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to serve as United States Secretary of the Interior. McMorris Rodgers currently represents Washington's 5th Congressional district. Before serving in the U.S. congress, McMorris Rodgers was a member of the Washington House of Representatives, serving as minority leader. McMorris Rodgers is currently the highest ranking Republican woman in congress.
  • Ukraine offers Trump Antonov aircraft as Air Force One

    12/08/2016 6:02:07 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    Pravda ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Pravda.Ru
    Ukraine's Antonov aircraft maker suggested US President-elect Donald Trump should order Air Force One from Ukraine, a message on the official Twitter page of the company said, TASS reports. "Maybe it would be better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?" the tweet said. The state-run Antonov aircraft building plant is Ukraine's only developer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger aircraft. The company is best known for such aircraft as AN-32, AN-148, AN-158, AN-74, AN-124, AN-70 and AN-225. The company did not specify which aircraft exactly they would like to propose to the new President of the United...
  • In phone call with Trump, Boeing chief pledges to work with new administration after [] tweet

    12/07/2016 9:33:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Monday, December 7, 2016 | Christian Davenport
    Hours after Donald Trump promised to kill the Air Force One procurement program, Boeing Chief Executive Dennis A. Muilenburg spoke with the president-elect on Tuesday, promising to work with the new administration and to keep the costs of the program down, according to a person with knowledge of the matter...
  • Wind turbines generating regret; $100,000 turbines to create $1.50 in electricity monthly

    12/06/2016 9:58:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    peninsuladailynews.com ^ | December 4, 2016 | Paul Gottlieb
    Three windmill-like turbines loom motionless over the city of Port Angeles’ new Waterfront Park. The $107,516 spires stand immobile more than two months after they were erected and more than a year after the city council approved them. Once they are working to generate electricity, they will produce so little power — $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings — that at least one council member is regretting her decision to purchase them. They have not been activated because the city is involved in an inspection-related dispute with the manufacturer, UGE International Ltd. of New York City, Community and...
  • Trump Tweets: Stop building my new Air Force One; Costs are Out of Control

    12/06/2016 7:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this the Art of the Deal coming into play, or a stand against gouging by defense contractors? Despite insisting on the latest in luxury as a private citizen, Donald Trump seems to be saying no to a new fleet of presidential aircraft. He tweeted earlier today that the contract for replacing Air Force One should be canceled due to spiraling costs: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016 Over the past few months,...
  • Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    12/06/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:36 AM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe. The government has contracted with Boeing to build two or more new planes, which would go into service around 2024. That means Trump wouldn’t fly on the new planes unless he pursued and won a second term. But the Air Force has pressed for a faster schedule, saying the current planes are becoming too expensive to repair and keep in good flying shape. The contract for...
  • Trump: Cancel Boeing's Contract For Air Force One

    12/06/2016 6:45:36 AM PST · by Fennie · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2016 | By Harper Neidig
    President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped Boeing for the cost of a new Air Force One plane, calling for the contract to be cancelled. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" Trump tweeted.
  • President Elect Trump cancels order for new Air Force One - via Twitter!

    12/06/2016 5:54:04 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 109 replies
    2m2 minutes ago...@realDonaldTrump feed: Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!
  • Customers took a stand against Windows 10’s aggressive upgrades – and won

    12/05/2016 5:51:23 AM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    Yahoo - Digital Trends ^ | December 03, 2016 | Kevin Parrish
    Jesse Worley threatened to sue Microsoft. He’s not the first to take on the Redmond company, but his move to take legal action had a purpose. He wanted Microsoft to acknowledge that aggressively pushing the Windows 10 update was a problem. Customers weary of the Windows 8 disaster were unwilling to take the upgrade leap; Microsoft was, he reasoned, ignoring their fear of heights. ... I’m an IT tech whose grandfather’s computer was updated through subterfuge, which made life harder for him and his caretakers until it was fixed ... Privacy advocates dislike it, as Microsoft collects data such as...
  • Who Really Won The Election? (tr title, another 'faithless elector'

    12/01/2016 1:30:16 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    IBT ^ | SUMAN VARANDANI | SUMAN VARANDANI
    A teenager from Washington state has become the seventh "faithless elector" to protest Donald Trump's election as president of the United States.
  • Tacoma Police Officer Killed In LIne of Duty (just announced)

    11/30/2016 9:19:12 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies
    responded to a DV. Shot multiple times. died in surgery. Suspect still barricaded in a house
  • Rep. McDermott: It's ‘Not American’ To Remove Individual Mandate for Health Insurance

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 12:27 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says removing the federal government's individual mandate to purchase health insurance is “not American.” McDermott told C-Span’s Washington Journal Tuesday, that Republican efforts to remove the government mandate to purchase health insurance from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will not work. …
  • Counties in Washington that rely most on Obamacare voted for Trump

    11/30/2016 8:55:41 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/29/2016 | Danny Westneat
    Nine of the 10 counties in this state that have benefited the most from Obamacare also voted for Donald Trump. How much are we obligated to care, then, when tens of thousands of them get thrown off health coverage? Grays Harbor County, along the Washington coast, is getting a lot of attention because it flipped from blue to red this election for the first time in nearly a century. Not since Herbert Hoover won back in 1928 had the county voted for the Republican, which it did this time, going hard for Donald Trump. “I trace everything to the radiating...
  • Washington Democrats ponder path forward after disappointing election

    11/26/2016 8:52:22 AM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | November 26, 2016 | Seattle Times staff reporter
    The Washington Democratic Party is doing some soul searching, after an election that went far better for them than their national counterparts but was still disappointing to some party members. As the national Democratic Party considers its path forward in the wake of a disastrous election, the Washington Democratic Party is doing the same, following an election that was far better than the national party’s, but not a smashing success either.Nationally, Democrats will be out of power in the House, the Senate and the presidency for the first time since 2006. In Washington, one of the country’s bluer states, Democrats...
  • Washington State Youth Sue Government Over Climate Change

    11/22/2016 7:10:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2016 | Phuong Le
    Eight children asked a Seattle judge Tuesday to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.
  • Suspected Washington mall shooter had interest in beheadings by Islamic State

    11/18/2016 1:00:36 PM PST · by Rio · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/18/2016 | AP Staff
    The young man accused of fatally shooting five people at a Washington state mall had a history of violence against his family and girlfriend, who told police he had links with "bad people in Turkey,"
  • Yakima man heads to federal prison for gang-related gun crime

    11/17/2016 6:18:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Yakima Hearald ^ | 11/17/2016 | Mark Morey
    A Yakima man described as a high-ranking gang member was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm.
  • [WA] Supreme Court to hear Arlene’s Flowers case Tuesday [Homosexual Agenda]

    11/16/2016 2:51:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 13 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | November 14, 2016 7:48 PM | Sara Schilling
    It’s a case that’s inspired intense news coverage, one that’s led to fierce debate about religious freedom versus protection from discrimination, and one that could have far-reaching legal implications. And on Tuesday, more than 3 1/2 years after it was set in motion by an interaction in a Richland floral shop, the Arlene’s Flowers case heads to the Washington State Supreme Court. Oral arguments start at 9 a.m. at Bellevue College. Attorneys for both sides will be on hand, along with supporters, journalists and the three people at the heart of the case — Barronelle Stutzman, who owns the...
  • SENATE LEADERSHIP:Senator Murray Elected Assistant Democratic Leader,Expands Leadership Role

    11/16/2016 1:50:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    United States Senator Patty Murray ^ | Nov 16 2016 | United States Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership. In this post, Senator Murray will work with Democratic Leader Schumer to shape the Democratic agenda and strategy, and will play a critical role in implementing it on and off the Senate floor with the rest of the leadership team and caucus. Senator Murray is currently the Conference Secretary, the fourth-ranking position, where she has served since 2006.“I am honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to take on this expanded...
  • Seattle police chief would defy Trump administration’s efforts to deport immigrants

    11/16/2016 8:53:04 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | By Vernal Coleman
    Despite threats of reduced federal funding, a Seattle Police Department policy barring officers from cooperating with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants will not change, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Tuesday. “As affirmed by Mayor Murray, the city of Seattle remains committed to values of equality, inclusion and openness,” O’Toole said. “So does the Seattle Police Department.” O’Toole’s announcement follows earlier statements from Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine signaling that they would defy President-elect Donald Trump on immigration policy, even if it results in cuts in federal funding. Since his election, Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on...
  • VIDEO | RICK PITINO SAYS DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE TO JOHN MCCAIN, MEXICANS

    11/12/2016 7:28:39 PM PST · by kevcol · 70 replies
    WDRB ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | DAVID SCHUH
    After a 31-point blowout at the KFC Yum! Center, Rick Pitino's postgame press conference drifted from the usual Xs and Os. . . .Everybody in this room has problems with him. And I think the only way to remedy a problem is to find a solution. The first thing I said in the show is ... call up John McCain, apologize and then publicly apologize. Because that has upset me since day one. That man was five years in solitary confinement and was beaten. He's a hero to all of us, and he needs to be apologized to first ......
  • Seattle Socialist Councilwoman Calls on Protesters to Shut Down Trump’s Inauguration (VIDEO)

    11/11/2016 10:20:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 58 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Seattle Socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant told protesters to shut down Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC. Sawant told the crowd of organized anti-Trump protesters that the movement against President-elect Donald Trump is just beginning.
  • 'NATIONWIDE SHUT DOWN' PLANNED FOR INAUGURATION DAY (Socialists and Muslims)

    11/11/2016 7:18:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-10-2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A self-avowed Marxist member of the Seattle City Council who is part of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement has called for a “massive protest” against President-elect Donald Trump and a “nationwide shut down” on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant went on an anti-Trump rant following the election that stirred up progressives’ emotions against Trump voters, calling them part of “a racist agenda.” Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Kshama Sawant, an immigrant from India, is a socialist member of the Seattle City Council. Sawant held a press conference calling for...