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  • Cicadas are awakening 4 years early. It’s not a sign of the apocalypse but a scientific mystery

    05/19/2017 7:41:12 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 18, 2017 | Brian Resnick
    n 2004, billions upon billions of shrimp-size insects took to the skies in the mid-Atlantic United States, covering entire houses, blaring extremely loud noises, and littering forests with their exoskeletons. When the swarm was finally over, the insects — cicadas — laid their eggs in the ground. Residents were told these creatures wouldn’t emerge again for another 17 years. The cicadas had other plans. Reports in Baltimore and the Washington, DC, metro area indicate that a small group of the cicadas — a group called Brood X — are emerging from the ground to molt, mate, and make noise. They...
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • Tunnel at plutonium finishing plant collapses in Hanford

    05/09/2017 9:20:46 AM PDT · by lancium · 92 replies
    Hundreds of workers were in "take cover" position after a tunnel in a plutonium finishing plant collapsed in Hanford early Tuesday morning. The tunnel was full of highly contaminated materials such as hot radioactive trains that transport fuel rods.
  • 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...
  • This Day in History: George Washington inaugurated First President of the United States

    04/30/2017 12:48:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    TaraRoss.com ^ | 4/30/2017 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1789, George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States. The inauguration occurred in New York: There was no such thing as Washington, D.C. back then! Thus, on the morning of April 30, citizens in New York awoke to a salute of thirteen guns and the peal of church bells. Some citizens began their day by attending prayer services. In the meantime, Washington was getting ready for his day. An inaugural procession to Federal Hall began at half past noon. Washington left the presidential residence accompanied by members of Congress, department heads, and...
  • 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...
  • Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas [Longview WA]

    04/29/2017 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 8:22 PM EDT | Phuong Le
    A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday. Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview wants to build the facility along the Columbia River near the city of Longview to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year. Coal would arrive by train from Montana, Wyoming and other states to be stored and loaded on ships heading to energy-hungry markets in Asia. The yearslong fight over the deep-water port comes as...
  • On May Day, Pro-Trump Group Bracing For Conflict In Seattle

    04/28/2017 3:50:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    SEATTLE, WA - A group of conservative, pro-Donald Trump activists will gather in Seattle on May Day as a counterpoint to planned leftist demonstrations, and the group is preparing for possible confrontations. As Seattle gears up for May Day - which typically brings large, sometimes violent, protests to the city - police say there is a potential this year for "crowd on crowd" conflict. The organizer of the pro-Trump rally says that some members of his group will be armed with guns, but he is asking everyone to remain nonviolent. About 50 members of the Vancouver, Wash., group Patriot Prayer...
  • Seattle Gives City Workers Time Off to Attend Anti-Trump Protests

    04/27/2017 12:28:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | April 27, 2017 | Christian Britschgi, assistant editor
    The Seattle City Council passed a unanimous resolution this week which declares May 1 a "day of action" on which city employees are encouraged to attend planned anti-Trump protests instead of going to work. The resolution—drafted by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party—instructs supervisors of city government departments to remind their workers that they are entitled to take two days of unpaid leave for "days of faith and conscience," and that attending Monday's protests is a legitimate use of this leave. Sawant's resolution goes on to stress to Seattleites that through strikes and civil disobedience they...
  • Why Did Vice President Pence Shorten His Hawaii Trip to Return to Washington?

    04/25/2017 4:09:54 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Hours ago, Vice President Pence made headlines by shortening his trip to Hawaii so that he could fly back to Washington D.C. Pence’s original plans to visit the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor have also been put on hold. Speculations about the swift change of the Vice President’s plans have been attributed to the Friday deadline that Congress must meet in order to pass a new spending package. The impending doom of a government shutdown awaits them if they are not successful. Additionally, the White House is scheduled to release a new tax reform plan this week. Given the following,...
  • A look at UW shooting 'self-defense' case (January Milo Yiannopoulos event)

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

    04/13/2017 10:23:05 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse
    BI Director James Comey said he let cameras into the New York FBI offices to film a new television series in hopes that he might build trust with the American people. “I worry sometimes that people don’t know us,” Comey said in explaining why he green-lighted “Inside the FBI: New York,” a new television documentary by Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame and documentarian Marc Levin. “We have to care what people think of us,” Comey said at a showing of the new series at the Newseum in Washington, DC. “The faith and confidence of the American people is...
  • Mayor of Seattle is accused of repeatedly raping crack-addicted teenage boys and paying them $10 a

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

    04/05/2017 5:55:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 5, 2017 | Emily Crane and Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Homeowner who found a 'naked' teacher's aide taking a SHOWER in his house, left to get his gun and then returned to shoot the 'intruder' dead through the bath curtain is charged with murder An intruder who was shot dead by a homeowner after breaking in and using the shower has been identified as a 31-year-old teacher's aide. Nathaniel Joseph Rosa was killed on Saturday morning inside the bathroom of a property in Belfair, Washington. The man who owns the property has been charged with murder. Police said the homeowner, who has not been named, called 911 shortly...
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

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

    04/02/2017 2:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | April 2, 2017 | Staff
    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Supporters of Donald Trump clashed with protesters speaking out against the president's administration Sunday afternoon during a “Rally for Trump and Freedom" in Vancouver. At least four counter-protesters were detained during the event at Esther Short Park. Supporters and demonstrators alike started arriving at the park around noon. The rally got underway at 1 p.m. with speeches from supporters of the Freedom Movement, local Republican representatives, and live music. More than 150 people planned on attending, based on a Facebook event for the rally. The group then plans to march to the Interstate 5 overpass on Evergreen...
  • Deputies: Homeowner arrested after fatally shooting intruder in shower (WA)

    04/02/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 110 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 1, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    The man went inside and confronted another man he found in his shower, deputies said. The homeowner left after the two exchanged words. "He returned home, retrieved a firearm, came back over to the residence and fired multiple rounds into the shower ... killing the intruder," said Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams. The homeowner called 911 and told dispatchers that he had just shot and killed an intruder, Adams said.
  • The Potter's Hand[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are more than just just a tongue of men and angels , Yeah more than this, for your purpose and life is mine for I hold you in My Hand as a songbird singing out My Love for My Children. So do not cage My Love but set it completely free for only through this freedom shall they receive My unconditional Love " Through Grace " carved out in My Word for truly the words I desire for you to form from their mouths upon their tongues are Eternal Life all from the fruit from The Tree of Life....
  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap

    03/27/2017 7:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/27/17 | yahoo
    A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds. The cold weather killed half of the blossoms on the Yoshino cherry trees just as they were reaching their peak. The National Park Service says on its website that peak bloom was...
  • Police: Naked Man's Bizarre Rampage Destroys Edmonds Luxury Home

    03/25/2017 11:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KOMO ^ | Friday, March 24th 2017
    A naked man's bizarre fight with police ended in the fiery destruction of a luxury home Thursday night in Edmonds, police said. Officers said they eventually had to subdue the man with a Taser when they spotted him rampaging and setting fires inside the home. The strange drama unfolded at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday as police responded to the home in the 19100 block of Olympic View Drive in Edmonds after receiving reports about a disturbance there. The first officers on scene heard a lot of commotion inside the house, including furniture being thrown and items breaking. They finally were...