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  • SR 99 tunnel slated for fall opening: What to know about tolling, viaduct closure & more

    04/21/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Q13 FOX ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tyler Slauson
    SEATTLE -- Bertha finished boring the path for a new tunnel under Seattle nearly one year ago. Since then, construction crews have finished installing a double-deck highway end-to-end inside the tunnel. That leaves crews to finish installing and testing the $3.2 billion tunnel's advanced operational and safety systems. So when will the tunnel open? How much will tolls cost? And what happens to the Alaskan Way Viaduct? When will the tunnel open and what happens to the viaduct? After the tunnel is finished, crews will close the Alaskan Way Viaduct for several weeks to realign the highway to the tunnel....
  • We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

    11/09/2017 9:35:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | November 9, 2017 | by Stuart Leavenworth
    Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It's a nightmare scenario that could soon demand an emergency response. What to do? One idea gaining traction is to seed marine clouds with salt water or other particles, increasing their potential to reflect solar rays, cooling the earth. It's part of a nascent and controversial branch of science known as "sunlight reflection methods," or SRM. "We think SRM could buy time for other (carbon-reduction) measures to be put in place," said Philip J. Rasch,...
  • DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro

    04/09/2018 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://spectator.org/ ^ | 4/9/18 | ANDREW WILFORD
    A city government that would drag everyone down to its level.It’s like the old saying of city government goes: if at first you don’t succeed, tax something that is succeeding. Members of the Washington, D.C. government have suggested a way to prop up its failing Metro system while hamstringing its competitor. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently proposed a nearly 400 percent tax increase on ridesharing services, increasing the fee that users pay from 1 percent to 4.75 percent. This would increase the tax on a $10 trip from ten cents to forty-seven cents. Local officials are proposing to use this tax...
  • New UFO Sighting Over North Carolina

    04/06/2018 6:03:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    Den of Geek ^ | 04/05/2018
    What is being described as a huge UFO mothership was caught on film in North Carolina, according to the Charlotte Observer.  An unnamed camerama caught the object hovering over rural fields close to Columbus, 85 miles west of Charlotte in Polk County, in the night sky. The black and white video was filmed on April 3 and runs nearly five minutes. The YouTube footage released by The UFO Institute shows a v-shaped craft lit by six hovering lights, accompanied by a humming sound and the voice of the cameraman pondering “what the heck those lights are.” "Whatever it is, it...
  • When $63 Million Dollars Doesn't Buy Working Toilets

    04/06/2018 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Mona Charen
    When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia's southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the sinks or toilets were functioning and the cafeteria was flooded. They were advised by the Department of General Services to use the facilities at a middle school two blocks away until repairs could be completed. Exasperated teachers organized an impromptu hour-long walkout to protest, which is why this particular dysfunction made the news. A casual reader might note the plumbing fiasco and chalk it up to neglect of poor students and poor neighborhoods. That is the...
  • US moves to strip citizenship from war criminals [Bosnian Muslims: Rasena Handanovic, Edin Dzeko]

    04/04/2018 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT | Tom James
    Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that country’s civil war in the 1990s. The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Oregon, according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities. The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in...
  • Police legally seizing guns under 'red flag' laws [See word about SAF in the article!]

    04/02/2018 7:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2018 | Dan Springer
    Washington is one of six states with high risk or red flag laws. But in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the Brady Campaign says at least 30 states are considering them...Even gun rights advocates, who are afraid of government abuse, say it appears to be working...“We’ve seen the downside of people who are distraught or crazy taking out their problems on the general public,” said Dave Workman of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want that to happen here.”
  • Authorities believe California cliff crash that killed family was 'intentional': report

    04/01/2018 6:43:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com/ ^ | 4/1/18 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    Authorities believe the parents behind the wheel of an SUV that plunged off a California cliff with their adopted children did so intentionally, according to a report Sunday. “We do have reason to believe, however, that the crash was intentional,” said Greg Baarts, acting assistant chief for California Highway Patrol’s northern division. The state law enforcement agency made the stunning disclosure after searching Jennifer and Sarah Hart’s Woodland, Wash., home for possible suicide notes. A search warrant affidavit revealed the vehicle's speedometer was "pinned" at 90 mph after the March 26 crash, according to court papers obtained by KPTV-TV. The...
  • Trump orders expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats, closure of consulate in Seattle

    03/26/2018 6:41:11 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 122 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. earlier this month, senior administration officials said. The steps, following Britain's expulsion of Russian diplomats, are meant to send a message to Moscow that actions have consequences, the officials said. The Seattle consulate is being closed because of its proximity to submarine bases, as well as Boeing. “With these steps, the United States and our allies and partners make clear to...
  • Democratic leaders celebrate budget bill: 'We're able to accomplish more in the minority'

    03/23/2018 11:18:23 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Democratic leaders spiked the football Thursday after the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package and argued they have been able to accomplish more despite not holding the White House or either congressional chamber. After rolling through a litany of Democratic wins in the spending package, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared Democrats were big winners in the bipartisan bill despite their standing in Congress. Specifically, he touted funding for the Gateway tunnel project and increased spending for the National Institutes of Health, along with other programs.
  • Wash. gov signs universal voter registration law

    03/20/2018 2:08:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/20/18 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed a package of measures aimed at increasing voter participation that would create potentially hundreds of thousands of new voters — in a state that already has one of the highest turnout rates in the country. Perhaps the most consequential measure is one that would require the state Department of Licensing to automatically register citizens obtaining a state driver’s license or identification card to vote. Among the other measures Inslee signed Monday: A bill to allow voters to register on election day and another bill to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to...
  • No charges for woman who fatally shot I-5 driver during road-rage incident, prosecutors say

    03/17/2018 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 104 replies
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 3/17/18 | Alexis Krell
    A woman who fatally shot a man on a shoulder of Interstate 5 during a road-rage incident last month will not be charged, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. The 23-year-old woman acted in self defense, prosecutors said. The News Tribune has chosen not to publish her name because she was never arrested or charged with a crime. Witnesses said the man, 60-year-old Bruce W. Jones, was upset with how the woman was driving her motorcycle Feb. 8 on the southbound freeway near the King-Pierce County line in Milton. He tried to box the woman in with his 2016...
  • Infrastructure: Fed money comes in low

    03/16/2018 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    News Review ^ | February 22, 2018 | Dennis Myers
    Donald Trump’s first budget recommendations help pay for a bigger military with lower expenditures for other promised programs. His recommendations for infrastructure disappointed local officials across the nation, and his plan to revive Nevada’s Yucca Mountain also received limited funds. Trump’s plan calls for $1.5 trillion in infrastructure projects, with just $200 billion supplied by the federal government. It was widely assumed, including in conservative circles, that the program would force local governments to raise taxes. In the Unification Church publication Washington Times, economist Peter Morici wrote, President Trump’s infrastructure plan puts a heavy burden on the states and will...
  • Why Won't Barack Obama Go Away?

    03/15/2018 4:22:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2018 | Rich Logis
    Why do those who criticize Donald Trump for not being a "traditional" president fawn over President Obama not being a "traditional" post-presidential citizen? I would say Michelle and Barack Obama are back in the news, but they've never left the news since the 22nd Amendment mercifully exiled them from the Oval Office last year. When President Clinton took the oath of office in 1992, President George H.W. Bush went away. When President George W. Bush assumed power in 2000, President Clinton went away (until the prospect of being the first gentleman came a-knockin'). When President Obama placed his hand on...
  • Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington [state]

    03/09/2018 9:12:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    slashgear.com ^ | Mar 9, 2018 | Brittany A. Roston -
    On Wednesday night, many Washington residents were greeted by a loud and unexpected sight: a big fireball that lit up the sky. Witnesses reported hearing a loud, booming sound; others reported shaking as the fireball whizzed through the sky. Officials were both surprised and confused by the sudden appearance, later reaching out to the FAA and other agencies in an effort to figure out what caused it. ... Witnesses say the fireball was spotted as far north as the Vancouver region and as far south as Portland. According to Johnson Space Center’s Dr. Marc Fries, this was one of the...
  • "Monster" 197-pound cougar captured by Washington state biologists

    03/10/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by RideForever · 27 replies
    AP, CBS Interactive ^ | 3/9/18 | Associated Press
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  • Trump getting Washington military parade _ but no tanks

    03/09/2018 6:13:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 106 replies
    AP ^ | 3/9/2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort.A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure.” Big, heavy tanks could tear up District of Columbia streets.But the event will “include a heavy air component at the end of the parade,” meaning lots of airplane flyovers. Older aircraft will be included as available.
  • Washington latest state to ban bump stock devices

    03/07/2018 10:36:02 AM PST · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 03/07/18 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who was among the first to call for a ban on the devices last year, signed legislation Tuesday to outlaw bump stocks in Washington. Inslee applied ink to SB 5992, which makes it illegal to manufacture or sell a bump stock in the state after July and sets a one-year “buy back” program into effect before possession of such devices would become unlawful. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled Senate 31-18 and the House 56-41. “Devices that turn legal guns into weapons of war have no place in the hands of civilians in Washington state, and...
  • Boyfriend's Tinder App Triggers Samurai Sword Attack in Camas, Woman Tells Police

    03/06/2018 9:43:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    He shouldn't have swiped right. A Camas, Washington woman repeatedly slashed her boyfriend with a samurai sword after she claimed to find a Tinder dating app on his phone, police said. Emily Javier faces an attempted murder charge in the early Saturday attack that left Alex Lovell fighting for his life, court records show. "I just stabbed him!" Javier, 30, told officers outside the couple's Northeast Garfield home around 1:50 a.m., according to a probable cause affidavit. "You guys need to help him!" The officers entered the bedroom and found the walls splattered with blood and Lovell, 29, curled up...
  • Democrats Stonewall Ed Civil Rights Nominee As Anti-Semitism in Schools Rises 94%

    03/05/2018 6:46:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington March 5, 2018
    Democratic obstruction in the Senate has left the Department of Education without leadership in its office of civil rights at a time when anti-Semitism has risen by 94 percent in U.S. schools. Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nominee to be assistant secretary for civil rights, has been stalled since Oct. 30. Marcus is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people. Marcus was not confirmed out of the Senate HELP committee until last month on a party line vote and now awaits...