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  • (Seattle Socialist Councilwoman) Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

    11/20/2014 7:01:15 PM PST · by steve86 · 14 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/20/2014 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue. Speaking from her office, Sawant said “last night’s action was really inspiring for everybody.” “We have to keep up the pressure,” Sawant said. “We’ve seen how big business has been on the offensive against workers rights. We need to defend our victories and fight for $15 an hour for all workers.” Sawant was booked into the South Correctional...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • OR and WA Differences in Recreational Marijuana

    11/18/2014 7:52:33 PM PST · by steve86 · 4 replies
    Local NBC Right Now ^ | 11/18/2014 | Morgan Ashley
    KENNEWICK, WA- Measure 91, approving recreational marijuana use in Oregon, has lawmakers developing rules and regulations. Many wonder if Oregon will adopt similar policies as Washington. Both Liquor Control Boards have set rules for both I-502 in Washington and Measure 91 in Oregon that will take effect on July 1st of next year, but there are a few big differences between the states. NBC Right Now spoke with both boards Tuesday to simplify the details. In Washington and Oregon you can have up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana in your possession. In Oregon you can have up to 8...
  • Washington's First Pot Auction Brings In $600,000

    11/16/2014 6:53:05 PM PST · by zeestephen · 6 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 16 November 2014
    Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers Saturday...Buyers were provided with a detailed list of strains and lot sizes that provided a complete potency profile, labeling requirements and the date the batch was tested by Confidence Analytics, a state-certified laboratory.
  • Thousands Of Washington State Gun Owners Plan Huge Civil Disobedience Event

    11/16/2014 1:43:36 PM PST · by Robwin · 37 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | November 15, 2014 | Truth and Action
    "We will rally at the capitol, openly exchange guns, unveil and plan to break apart the entire legislation and violate I-594 in every possible way … We will buy and sell guns from whom we please, we will not submit to background checks, we will not give up our rights, WE WILL NOT comply.” Under I-594, transmitting a gun to someone in most circumstances – such as lending your gun to a family member or friend at the shooting range would constitute a felony. Many gun owners have transmitted their gun at one point to a friend or relative to...
  • First-day glitch shuts state’s health-insurance exchange

    11/16/2014 6:14:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | By Lisa Stiffler and Patrick Marshall
    Internal checks determined the state Healthplanfinder website was miscalculating the amount of tax credits applicants were eligible for. So exchange officials decided to shut the site down for repairs. They hope to have it back up on Sunday. “It’s our plan to be up as soon as possible,” said Michael Marchand, communications director of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, which operates Healthplanfinder. By early evening Saturday, the exchange issued a release saying it is expected to be back online by 8 a.m. Sunday. The tax-credit calculations are critical to the site’s utility. Based on an applicant’s income level, the credits...
  • Marijuana Auction Sells Close to 500 Pounds, Attracts Nearly 100 Bidders [WA]

    11/15/2014 8:16:28 PM PST · by steve86 · 28 replies
    KNDU Right Now ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | Raven Richard
    PROSSER, WA- Fireweed Farm made history Saturday after they hosted the first marijuana auction in the state. Nearly 500 pounds of marijuana were auctioned off Saturday to approved producers, retailers, and processors. Those bidders came from all over to get in on the marijuana action. There is a first time for everything, and many did not know what to expect. “I expected nothing to be quite honest with you and everything at the same time,” said Jack Ron, marijuana grower. Nearly 100 producers, processors, and retailers from Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham, and other areas around the state, bid on marijuana from...
  • Teachable Moment on Israel

    11/14/2014 6:45:46 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 13, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of activists in the state of Washington are promoting an anti-Israel curriculum that high school social studies teachers are considering adopting. Ed Mast and Linda Bevis, of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, have developed “The Palestine Teaching Trunk.” Bevis gave a presentation on it in October at the Washington State Council for the Social Studies annual meeting, Edward Alexander reported in The Weekly Standard on November 10, 2014. “In 1967, Israel seized control of the West Bank and Gaza from Egypt and Jordan,” the “Teaching Trunk curriculum reads. “Israel instituted a military occupation in Gaza and the West Bank—which...
  • New England coastal communities threatened by feds' ban on cod fishing

    11/12/2014 9:57:04 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    Federal regulators slapped a six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent, in a move some say will destroy the livelihoods of fishermen across the region. ... NOAA announced several measures, including the ban which expands no-fishing zones, on Monday. But fishermen whose livelihoods rely on catching cod, as well as the coastal communities that depend on money coming in from that industry, worry the new regulations will devastate them.
  • WE STAND RALLY, OLYMPIA WASHINGTON

    11/13/2014 9:29:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    We stand | NOV 14, 2014 | we stand
    Date: 12/13/14 Time: 11am Location: WA State Capital, Gateway Park. 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia, WA Pass the word. WE STAND! On Nov 4th 2014 a new gun law was passed in Washington that will make as much as handing a friend your gun a felony. We will not tolerate this law and I am going to do what I said I would do in my video. Will you bow down and lick the boots of tyrants, or will you stand for the liberty of your children? We’re not waiting for politicians, judges or lawyers. Our birthright is...
  • 24-Year-Old Republican Baffles Democrats, Heads to the State House

    11/13/2014 12:05:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 11/11/14 | Ellis E. Conklin
    From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face with a thin resume and no political experience. Then 24-year-old Melanie Stambaugh shocked them all and won going away.
  • Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection ( Colorado and Utah )

    11/12/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | Nov. 12, 2014
    Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could to bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird's habitat in Colorado and Utah. ... They're related to the greater sage grouse, which is at the center of a separate and larger debate over federal protection across 11 Western states.
  • Gun sales in Spokane soar after I-594 passes

    11/10/2014 9:13:44 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    www.krem.com ^ | 11/9/201 | Ryan Simms
    Some local gun owners are bracing for trouble after the passage of I-594. A few of them believe the government is out to take their guns and they are buying them like crazy. Washington's newest firearm law passed with a 60 percent approval from voters but it is little comfort to some gun owners. "I feel like this is just continuously progressing in a way to limit the amount of firearms that can be purchased by legal citizens," said gun owner Mark Jones.
  • The Gun Grabber’s Behind Washington State’s I-594 Reveal Their True Agenda And Your State Is Next !

    11/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    universalfreepress.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | richard anthony
    Initiative 594 just passed in Washington State, bringing on residents mandatory gun background checks and making it a felony to privately purchase or even hand a gun to a friend without government permission. A story in the Seattle Times the morning after the mid-term elections, revealed the true motives of the I-594 campaign and its proponents. It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop and the rest of their anti-rights agenda to be exposed. Other states they’re now targeting with initiatives include Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine. Our rights are and always have been their real target, not...
  • WA State Gun Owners Planning Massive I-594 Protest

    11/07/2014 6:58:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2014 | R Alexander
    A protest is being organized on Facebook by gun owners upset that gun control measure I-594 passed. I don't like Facebook, but it is a way to reach out to others so they can be aware of this event. This is taking place on Saturday Dec 13, 2014 in Olympia, the state capital. More details here. Just letting you know there is a link on that page that goes to FB Rally page info. More to come on this.
  • Washington: Ballot Measures (Gun grabbers win big in Washington State)

    11/04/2014 9:50:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    Washington Initiative 591: Limit background checks for gun sales. Washington Initiative 594: Require background checks for gun sales.
  • Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers -County

    11/04/2014 9:44:19 PM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    results.vote.wa.gov ^ | 11/4/2014 | Unknown
    Initiative Measure No. 594 Concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers - County Results
  • Didier vs. Newhouse: What to watch(Washington State)

    11/04/2014 12:59:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    Yakima Hearald Republic ^ | 11/4/2014 | Mike Faulk
    It’s election day in Washington state, and no race on the ballot has provided more intrigue than the battle between Republicans Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse to replace retiring 10-term Congressman Doc Hastings. Tonight culminates roughly nine months of campaigning going back to February when Hastings first announced his retirement, creating what The Daily Kos described as a “clown car” of 12 candidates who fought tooth and nail up until the August primary.Didier, a tea party ally, finished six points ahead of mainstream conservative Newhouse in the primary with 32 percent of the vote. Newhouse’s campaign believes that with improved...
  • Republicans Didier (Tea Party) , Newhouse (GOPe) battle for same seat (WA)

    11/04/2014 5:38:46 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    TheState.com ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    SPOKANE, Wash. — No matter who people vote for on Tuesday, a Republican is almost certain to win the open U.S. House seat in central Washington. Dan Newhouse, from the establishment wing of the GOP, is locked in a tight race with tea party Republican Clint Didier to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. The 4th Congressional district covers Yakima, the Tri-Cities and much of the central portion of the state. This is the first time in state history that two members of the same party advanced to the general election for a House seat, which is a result...
  • I-591: Vote Yes On A Common Sense Gun Initiative

    11/03/2014 9:13:59 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    The Right Argument ^ | September 17, 2014 | Michael Haugen
    Author’s note: This is the first of a series of posts covering the two Washington State gun initiatives to be decided by voters this fall. Here I consider I-591, the “Protect Our Gun Rights Act”. Future posts will address I-594, an opposing bill to I-591. On November 4th, Washington will be the only state in the country to address gun issues at the ballot box. The first of which, Initiative 591, is a simple, one page bill that in two operative sections places restrictions on state agencies pertaining to due process and potential background checks on the recipient of a...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Fund Gun Control Initiative, While Living With Armed Guards…

    11/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PST · by Robwin · 31 replies
    Dc Gazette ^ | 08/26/14 | Dc Gazette
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand gun control measures in Washington state, bringing their coffers up to nearly $6 million dollars.</p> <p>The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.</p>
  • It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel

    09/19/2001 7:57:36 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 203 replies · 2,091+ views
    9/29/01 | R. Alexander
    It's All Morally Relative - End Support for Israel An Analysis of the After Effects of the Terrorist Attack by R. Alexander September 19, 2001 Many of us were surprised to hear responses coming from both U.S.citizens and our so-called allies suggesting the U.S. somehow deserved the terrorist attack. With righteous moral indignation, these enlightened critics, suddenly experts on terrorism, lecture us, claiming "this would not have happened if the U.S. hadn't been intervening in the Middle East." This criticism is said with a straight face by Americans who see no problem driving an oversized SUV that gets 12 miles ...
  • Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies [Fourth Victim]

    10/31/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 31, 2014
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies Oct 31, 2014 By ABC NEWS Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, a victim in the shooting at a Washington state high school, died today, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. She was the fourth person to die in the shooting. Two other students — Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14, remain at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Hatch suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw. "Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a...
  • Washington State Voters Weigh In On Two Contradictory Gun Control Initiatives

    10/31/2014 10:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    hereandnow.wbur.org ^ | 10/31/2014 | Austin Jenkins
    A week after a school shooting in the Seattle area, residents of Washington state are faced with two competing ballot initiatives on guns this election. Initiative 594 would require universal background checks for gun sales, whether online, at a gun show or trade. Initiative 591 says no such changes would be made at a state level until Congress votes for the country to adopt universal gun control.
  • Citizens, Sheriffs Up Against Billionaires in Fight for Gun Rights in Washington State

    10/31/2014 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    In less than one week, voters in Washington state will decide on two competing gun measures: I-594, the Washington Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative, and I-591, the Washington Gun Rights Measure. Via National Journal: [I-594] would mandate background checks as a condition of most gun purchases and transfers in the state (with exceptions for weapon transfers within families and purchases involving antique guns). Its main goal is "closing the gun-show loophole," says Geoff Potter, communications director for the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the group spearheading the effort. Via Townhall columnist Rachel Alexander: Washington’s Second Amendment Foundation came...
  • Another rally for gun control, another Wash. sheriff against it

    10/30/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dave Workman
    While backers of billionaire-funded Initiative 594 are planning one more rally this Saturday – using the Marysville-Pilchuck school shooting as something of a campaign prop – another county sheriff has joined 26 of his colleagues to oppose the measure, making the count more than two-thirds of the elected sheriffs against the measure. Reports from several readers to Examiner late yesterday indicated that many, if not all, of these lawmen have apparently been targeted by "robo-calls" from I-594 supporters, claiming the sheriffs are out of touch with their constituents, and have been co-opted by the "gun lobby." Perhaps they've read the...
  • Letter - Initiative 594 would create accidental felons

    10/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    union-bulletin.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dale Keep
    Would you vote for a law that makes criminals of many neighbors, relatives and friends? Initiative 594 would do exactly that. #In their zeal to impose “universal background checks,” the creators of I-594 have written a law that would require nearly all “transfers” of firearms to be conducted at the premises of a Federal Firearms License dealer.
  • Historic Gun Range to be Shut Down

    10/30/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    wsj ^ | 10/2014 | R Alexander
    Gun ranges are frequently targeted by left-wing activists in the government, and sadly, one is finally about to be wrongly shut down.
  • Experts: Workers in danger at Hanford

    10/28/2014 8:10:17 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    King5 News ^ | 10/28/2014 | Susannah Frame
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  • Medical helicopters were turned away at Marysville shootings

    10/28/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT · by steve86 · 14 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10/27/2014 | Jennifer Sullivan and Lewis Kamb
    Twenty-five minutes after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, two air ambulances hovered near the campus, prepared to transport the critically wounded to the region’s highest-rated trauma hospital. After the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting, an empty Airlift NW helicopter leaves Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett at 12:30 p.m. But at 1:35 p.m. the crew was called back to transport one of the victims to Harborview. Firefighters, medics and hospital staff move one of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting victims from an ambulance into Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center on Friday. Twenty-five minutes after Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School,...
  • Gun control groups, politicians leap to issue statements on Seattle-area shooting

    10/28/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Chris Eger
    Within hours of the mass killing Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, a number of gun control groups and lawmakers were quick to make statements calling for action including increased regulation. Some of these national groups, such as Everytown for Gun Safety, have invested heavily to the tune of nearly $2 million into a ballot initiative in the state, I-594, to expand background checks to include almost all gun sales. Everytown was joined in its call to action by the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the direct sponsor of the measure. To those voices were added members...
  • Mother of Sandy Hook victim joins I-594 push for new gun law

    10/28/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | Joseph O'Sullivan
    The mother of a 6-year-old child killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shootings comes to Seattle to speak to volunteers working for I-594, the measure to expand gun-purchase background checks.
  • Anti-gun billionaire: 'We need more school shootings'

    10/28/2014 5:59:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    It didn’t take long for some progressives to exploit the tragic shooting at a Washington State high school last Friday, as they used it in an attempt to gain support for a ballot initiative requiring expanded background checks on all gun transfers in the state. Within hours of the Oct. 24 shooting that claimed the lives of two students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, one of the billionaire backers of the Nov. 4 ballot initiative posted a link to the story on his Facebook page with the caption, “We need more school shootings!!! Vote yes on Initiative 591.” Facebook post by...
  • About Initiative Measure No. 594

    10/27/2014 9:42:38 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility ^ | N.D. | Washington Alliance For Gun Responsibility
    Initiative Measure No. 594 concerns background checks for firearm sales and transfers. This measure would apply the currently used criminal and public safety background checks by licensed dealers to all firearm sales and transfers, including gun show and online sales, with specific exceptions. Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ] The initiative makes sure anyone buying a gun in Washington State passes the same background check, no matter where they buy the gun and no matter whom they buy it from. You can download the entire initiative text here. Download an independent non-partisan legislative...
  • Washington, State of, Initiative Measure No. 594 filed June 17, 2013

    10/27/2014 9:32:07 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Washington, State of; Secretary of State ^ | filed June 17, 2013 | WA BILL REQUEST - CODE REVISER'S OFFICE
    Initiative Measure No. 594 filed June 17, 2013 AN ACT Relating to requiring criminal and public safety background checks for gun sales and transfers; amending RCW 9.41.010, 9.41.090, 9.41.122, 9.41.124, and 82.12.040; adding new sections to chapter 9.41 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties.
  • Teacher tried to stop shooting at Washington state high school, while weapon is recovered

    10/25/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    Fox News AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2014
    A newly-hired social studies teacher intercepted a gunman as he tried to reload during a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday, a union official says, describing her actions as amazing. Marysville Education Association president Randy Davis told The Associated Press Saturday that first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
  • For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran

    10/26/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    Asia News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Asia News
    Washington (AsiaNews / Agencies) - For the first time in 35 years, Boeing has sold aircraft components to Iran. Breaking the news, the industry itself stated that it has sold "aircraft manuals, drawings, and navigation charts and data" to Iran Air. The sale, which has yielded Boeing 120 thousand dollars, is the first since 1979, the year of the "hostage crisis" which was followed by United States sanctions on all trade useful to aviation. The sale, said the company, took place between June and September this year, producing 12 thousand dollars in profits and was possible thanks to a US...
  • The aggressive secularization of America

    10/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by lightman · 20 replies
    Facebook ^ | 25 October AD 2014 | Abbot Tryphon
    SECULARISM The aggressive secularization of America As an American I have watched with sadness, the eroding of our Christian values and standards of living. When I was in grade school, each day was begun with the reading of the Bible, broadcast over the intercom system (yes, we had the technology when I was little). At my graduation from high school, there were two public gatherings in the gym, the first being the baccalaureate service, where the minister chosen by the seniors gave an inspirational address, and religious hymns and patriotic songs were sung. The second public gathering was the actual...
  • Student allowed to bring religious knife to class

    10/24/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    http://www.king5.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | eric wilkinson
    Like all religions, the Sikh faith is steeped in tradition. One of the most revered is the carrying of a Kirpan, a sword or dagger, at all times. "People will even wear it in the shower. It's kind of hard for others to understand," said Jaswinder Singh, spokesman for the Gurudwara Sikh Center of Seattle. The concept of the Kirpan is taught to children at an early age. The dagger is considered an instrument of social justice. "For the people who are formally initiated to the Kirpan, it's very near and dear," said Singh. But is it appropriate to bring...
  • Two Dead, Including Gunman, in High School Shooting Near Seattle

    10/24/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 24, 2014
    A student with a "blank stare" opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school north of Seattle on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least three others before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said. A hospital official said three patients were in "very critical condition" after the 10:30 a.m. PDT shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. A 14-year-old boy was in serious condition at another hospital with a jaw wound.
  • Breaking: Shooting reported at high school north of Seattle

    10/24/2014 11:29:27 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 124 replies
    AP ^ | 10/24/14 | AP
    <p>Police have responded to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.</p>
  • [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers

    10/23/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    thegunfeed.com ^ | 10/23/2014 | Eric C
    [Video] Gabby Giffords Plots With Oregon Gun Grabbers
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • One-Percenters Push Gun Control War Chest to 'Nearly $9.5 Million' in Washington State

    10/22/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As millionaires and billionaires continue to push universal background checks and handgun registration in Washington state, their donations for Initiative 594 (I-594) have reached "nearly $9.5 million."
  • Man accused in Washington shooting spree says he wanted to die, but officers are bad shots

    10/21/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT · by dware · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.20.2014 | AP via Fox News
    EVERETT, Wash. – The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship. Police say the 43-year-old Granite Falls man told detectives at a hospital: "Your guys aren't very good shots."
  • Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State

    10/20/2014 7:48:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I-594 has been cleverly drafted to sound like it merely makes small changes to gun laws, not a flat-out ban or gun registration scheme. This is why it is so dangerous. People are less likely to oppose it; in fact, polls show that even a majority of gun owners - 54 percent of the 35 percent of Washington residents who own a gun - are in favor of it.
  • Seattle Socialist Party Wants $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Offers $13 Per Hour For Website Manager

    10/17/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/14 | Eric Owens
    A socialist party that wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $20 per hour is currently advertising a job for an experienced web developer paying $13 per
  • Infographic: Washington's competing gun control initiatives

    10/18/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    crosscut.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | unknown
    When fall ballots land in mailboxes this week, Washington voters will be asked to vote on two opposing gun control initiatives — one calling for expanded background checks, the other keeping the current system of background checks in place. Below, we explore the dueling initiatives, some of Washington's existing rules around gun ownership and what gun laws have meant in other states.
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • First NRA sponsored anti I-594 ad appears

    10/15/2014 8:17:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    king5.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | John Langeler
    The first political ad challenging supporters of Initiative 594, which aims to increase background checks for gun purchases and transfers, has been released by the National Rifle Association. Featuring Seattle gun instructor, blogger and competitive shooter Annette Wachter, the video disputes claims increased checks will lower gun violence. Her meeting with KING 5 at a Bellevue gun range is notable for her pony tail, her designer jeans and leopard print sprinkled on her favorite firearm.