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  • University hosts training on how to ‘reduce the impact of white privilege’

    05/26/2017 6:42:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 26, 2017 | Jeremy Beaman
    Western Washington University is scheduled to host a workshop today that aims to “reduce the impact of white privilege on social and academic relations,” according to campus officials.
  • Four months in, ‘Seattle’s only Trump voter’ has his doubts

    05/24/2017 12:00:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 24, 2017 | by Danny Westneat
    Last year’s election made Seattle’s Tod Steward a minor celebrity. If by celebrity you mean “the kind that everybody hates,” he laughs. Not here, though. In Canada. The 53-year-old First Hill resident has found a small niche in Canada as the most peculiar, and certainly most elusive, species of our time. He’s Seattle’s Only Trump Voter™. OK that’s not actually a trademarked phrase, nor is it numerically true. To be precise, 32,361 Seattleites besides Steward also cast votes for Donald Trump last November. But the percentage was so historically low — only 8 percent of the city’s 385,000 votes —...
  • 'Community member' term for suspects on Seattle police use of force reports

    05/20/2017 3:45:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect. “Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects. Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said. Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers. “I think this...
  • [State of] Washington loses fight, might pay up to $2B to save salmon

    05/21/2017 1:12:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 19 May 2017 | Phuong Le
    SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state lost a major legal battle Friday, which could force it spend nearly $2 billion to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year affirmed a lower court’s 2013 ruling ordering the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts - large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but block migrating salmon. Idaho and Montana joined Washington state in asking the appeals court to reconsider the case. Washington had sought a rehearing, arguing in part that the court’s decision forces...
  • News Releases Sen. Murray: “The Time for Excuses from the White House is Over”

    05/19/2017 2:07:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | May 17 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    “The time for excuses from the White House is over. It grows clearer by the hour that far too many legitimate questions must be answered sooner rather than later, or else we risk further compromising our national security and the safety of citizens, the public’s faith in our institutions, and the very principles of our democracy. Our founders very wisely set up a system of checks and balances, and it’s time for Republicans to join us to put country over party and allow a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation.”Tomorrow, Sen. Murray will attend a classified briefing open to...
  • 'Community member' term for suspects on Seattle police use of force reports

    05/13/2017 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | May 9, 2017 | Casey McNerthney, Amy Clancy
    When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect. “Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects. Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said. Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers. “I think this...
  • Sen. Murray: “This is a critical moment in our nation’s history”

    05/11/2017 6:16:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 58 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | May 10 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C. – Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) called on her colleagues in the Senate to support a special prosecutor to take over the investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. Sen. Murray has been pushing for an independent investigation for months, but the urgency reached a new level yesterday when President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the person responsible for the investigation.  Excerpts of Sen. Murray’s speech below: “… what happened yesterday was truly shocking, and this is coming from someone who didn’t think that was possible any more with this President. But if anyone was wavering before,...
  • Comey's packet of letters was delivered by Courier

    05/10/2017 9:43:43 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 18 replies
    Freeper Discussion Think Tank | 5/10/2017 | Me
    It's reported that private security aide to Pres. Trump delivered a packet of letters firing Comey. No electronic. Sealed letter Director's Eyes Only (and presumably marked as such). Delivered in person to Mr. Comey's DC office, for him to receive (presumably). 1.)who opened packet & spilled this information prematurely, ignoring security (and exposing themselves in the process, to be "rolled up") disallowing courtesy intended by the President to the Director, to announce formally in due course and time & not find it out during a training/recruitment meeting in LA? 2.) As the enraged, incoherent lefties are still lashing out nonsensically,...
  • Muslim-American woman says she was singled out for wearing a hood

    05/08/2017 9:50:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    KOMO-TV ^ | 5/8/17 | Suzanne Phan
    A Muslim-American woman says she was unfairly singled out at a Kent credit union for wearing a hood, and that a supervisor threatened to call 911 if she didn't take it off. .....Sound Credit Union has posted on its Facebook page saying it did not handle the situation well, is apologizing, and will make sure it never happens again. It also stated, "It is clear our training needs to include more empathy and sensitivity to all cultures, because as a credit union, we believe in equal treatment of all people."
  • Seattle Mayor Adds Diet Drinks to His Soda Tax ‘To Tackle White Privilege’

    05/07/2017 2:42:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 142 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/6/2017
    The mayor of Seattle has altered the rules of his proposed soda tax — which would fund education for minorities–to include diet drinks because affluent white people tend to consume them more. Mayor Ed Murray of the staunchly liberal Seattle city originally proposed the soda tax during his state of the city address in February. Under his initial plan, distributors of sugary drinks would have to pay 2 cents per ounce. It would cover sodas such as Coke and Pepsi, energy drinks like Red Bull, fruit drinks, sweetened teas and bottled coffees such as those sold by Starbucks. The Mayor claimed the tax would bring $16 million in...
  • Amanda Knox Says She Doesn’t Owe Donald Trump Her Loyalty

    05/04/2017 10:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 4, 2017
    The New York Times recently reported that President Donald Trump is apparently “very upset” that Amanda Knox backed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, since Trump had been a vocal defender of the Seattle native when she was imprisoned in Italy after being accused of murdering her roommate. And now, Knox is speaking out, writing in a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that she doesn’t owe him her loyalty. “Just as a person’s support of me should not be based upon my politics or identity, hinging instead on the fact of my innocence, so should my politics...
  • Sen. Patty Murray Statement on May Day Marches

    05/02/2017 2:51:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Apr 29 2017 | Senator Patty Murray
    Washington, D.C. – Sen. Patty Murray released the following statement to mark May Day marches happening in Washington state and around the country on Monday, May 1, 2017.“At a time when our own president is breaking promises to working families, while engaging in divisive rhetoric and causing fear for so many of our friends and neighbors, the 2017 May Day marches have taken on new urgency—and I stand with the many people in our state and across the country who will march peacefully to make their voices heard and who refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice and...
  • 25 arrested after Portland May Day march turns into riot (Violent Fascists snowflakes at it again)

    05/02/2017 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 15 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- What began as a peaceful march for labor rights on May Day in Portland turned violent as a group of self-described anarchists snowflakes threw objects at officers and officers fired non-lethal weapons back. Police canceled the permitted march and deemed it a riot as tensions escalated. Portland police arrested 25 protesters, on charges ranging from arson to assault, criminal mischief and theft. All 25 suspects were cited for failing to obey a peace officer, and police said the arrests will be reviewed for additional charges.
  • Yakima's May Day march on Monday takes on a new urgency

    04/30/2017 9:20:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies ^ | Apr 29, 2017 | Molly Rosbach
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- When activists take to the streets Monday as part of an annual call for immigration reform, it will be against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty as the country’s new administration takes an increasingly hard line on deporting undocumented immigrants.The March for Immigrants will circle downtown Yakima, visiting Rep. Dan Newhouse’s Yakima office, the federal courthouse and the Yakima County Courthouse before finishing back at Miller Park for presentations by immigration advocates.“I think we had hoped that this would be the last march,” said David Morales with the May 1st Coalition, one of the march’s organizers. “Going...
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • Sick of Seattle, senator seeks to create new county

    04/27/2017 8:42:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    KIRO Seattle ^ | April 26, 2017 | by: Alison Grande
    A state senator from Auburn is paving the way for the Eastside to leave King County. Senator Phil Fortunato (R- District 31) sponsored Senate Bill 5932 which allows for the formation of new counties or consolidation of existing counties. Sen. Fortunato says he is tired of Seattle and its policies. "They can do whatever the heck they want, they just can't do it with my money, " said Fortunato Wednesday. "All this crazy whacko stuff, they're just moving so far left, so far socialist that a majority of the King County Council, a third of the vote in King County...
  • Trump: I'm 'Absolutely' Considering Breaking Up 'Outrageous' 9th Circuit Court

    04/26/2017 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump told the Washington Examiner that he is "absolutely" thinking about breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump criticized the heavily liberal court that blocked his executive order calling for a Mideast travel ban. He suggested it would likely uphold the injunction against his withholding of sanctuary cities' federal funds if the Justice Department appeals that ruling. Trump said that "many people" would support breaking up the "outrageous" bench, adding that he is "absolutely" considering the possibility.
  • At U.S. Capitol,Sen.Murray and Sen.Sanders Announce Legislation to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

    04/26/2017 2:37:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Apr 26 2017 | Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
    Sen. Murray: “It’s the right thing to do” for working parents, women, and local economies   VIDEO of Sen. Murray’s remarks here   Washington, DC – Addressing hundreds of low-wage workers outside the U.S. Capitol, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “I’m so proud of the strong steps taken in our state to make sure that full-time work doesn’t leave people in our communities living in poverty,” Senator Murray said. “I believe we need a $15 federal minimum wage to bring that progress to communities nationwide. It’s...
  • A Guide to Seattle’s New Left

    04/26/2017 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | April 26, 2017
    A spectre is haunting Seattle—the spectre of Kshama Sawant. Consider the April 12 Seattle Times editorial. In it, the editorial board called on Mayor Ed Murray to forgo a re-election bid. The reason: The child sexual-abuse allegations recently leveled against him make him vulnerable. “If he runs under that cloud,” the paper reasoned, “it increases the possibility of a Mayor Kshama Sawant, or some other extreme left-wing ideologue, steering this booming city wildly off course.” This was an odd argument to make, especially since Councilmember Sawant is almost certainly not running for mayor this year. In the swell of resistance...
  • Yakima's latest homicide victim: a 14-year-old boy

    04/25/2017 4:07:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Mark Morey
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- A red cap, a soda cup and numerous shell casings.  That’s about all that was left on the sidewalk and the street after a 14-year-old boy was gunned down in Yakima’s most recent homicide late Monday morning. The boy, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was killed in a drive-by shooting near the intersection of Cornell Avenue and West King Street, described by residents as a neighborhood largely made up of families and older couples. Hours later and a half-mile away, parents expressed concerns about the safety of Yakima as they waited for their...