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  • AMC's Turn episode one free for next 2 weeks.

    04/14/2015 2:10:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 47 replies
    AMC.com ^ | 4/14/15 | AMC
    In case anyone missed the two hour season premier last night. It says no login required so I'm guessing its available to people who aren't Xfinity subscribers.
  • Young married couple...baby killed...chunk of CONCRETE falls off bridge...crushes...pickup truck

    04/14/2015 2:01:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 14, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Full title: Young married couple and their baby son killed after a chunk of CONCRETE falls off Washington state bridge and crushes their pickup truck...A mother, father and their eight-month old baby boy were killed on Monday when a concrete barrier fell onto their truck as they were driving under an overpass in Washington State. The tragic accident claimed the lives of Josh and Vanessa Ellis and baby Hudson, who were crushed when the 50-foot-long concrete slab slammed down on top of them, according to Bonney Lake Police. The barrier weighed 'tons' according to investigators and the damage to the...
  • Washington State Wants to Build a Bridge Out of Old Aircraft Carriers

    04/13/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    n the not-too-distant future, drivers in Washington state could cross the Sinclair Inlet on a bridge made of two or three decommissioned aircraft carriers. ... No aircraft carrier is available for the project—not yet, at least. Currently, the backers of the project have their eyes on the USS Independence, which was commissioned in the 1960s and could go to the salvage yard later this year, and the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier that sailed in the Vietnam War after its 1958 commission.
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    whdh ^ | 4-13-2015 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast. Emergency preparedness experts...
  • Dog Owners Threatened With $750,000 Fine Over Missing Dog Posters

    04/12/2015 4:08:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 | Darcy Spencer
    Roger Horowitz was out Friday, ripping down fliers he posted about his missing dog, Ollie — not because the dog has been found, but because he's afraid of being hit with the huge fine. Horowitz and his wife, Annemarie, had recently adopted Ollie, a rescue dog that had been shot in Georgia. "He'd been abused by his previous owner and actually shot with a shotgun," Horowitz said. "So he has about 23 pellets still in his back." On March 30, Horowitz was walking Ollie near Georgia Avenue and Euclid Street NW when the dog broke loose. "A car just backfired,...
  • 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...
  • Goat Rentals Take Off In Seattle On First Day Of Amazon Home Services

    04/10/2015 8:23:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    KUOW.org ^ | March 31, 2015 | Jeannie Yandel & Hannah Burn
    When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were …Goats.Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery. “We bring the goats and unload him,” said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. “The second they hit the ground, they’re eating. It’s incredible to watch. It’s kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."And it sounds like ... Dunakin's goats do work for the city – you may have seen them munching on hills alongside Interstate...
  • Here’s a Picture of President Obama in a Closed Special Meeting. (Wrong guy at meeting)

    04/08/2015 7:10:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 8, 2015 | Zach Noble
    We’ve all been there: You’re invited to a function, you think you’re just going to be a passive observer and then suddenly you thrust into the spotlight.One guy apparently had that uncomfortable experience with the commander in chief.President Barack Obama stopped by Hill Air Force Base in Utah last week to talk about the economy.His speech was closed to the public, but the presidential team sent some invites to the media and industry leaders.That’s where things went wrong.Image via imgur/TheBlaze The above picture, posted to Reddit on Tuesday, apparently shows an unprepared, mid-level employee trying his best to blend into...
  • Accused [Bellevue] Washington State Killer, Arsonist Arrested In California

    04/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07 April 2015 | MEG WAGNER
    U.S. Marshals picked up Song Wang in Siskiyou County, CA, close to the Oregon border...Police said Wang, 30, stabbed 37-year-old Kittaporn Saosawatsri to death inside her Seattle-area apartment on March 31...He then set fire to the sixth-floor unit...in downtown Bellevue to cover up the crime and fled the scene...
  • Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith

    04/07/2015 4:23:59 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 54 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 4/5/2015 | Diana
    Denzel Washington is a two-time Oscar winner; however, he isn't afraid to speak out against liberal Hollywood and support his Christian faith. “I read from the Bible every day, and I read my Daily Word,” he told a reporter, adding that it was not difficult for him to grow up as the son of a preacher. “He wasn't a taskmaster, but there were certain things you couldn't do,” Washington said. “He had his own church, and it was a long Sunday, because you had to be there all day.” “Everyone I grew up with didn't have a father,” he continued....
  • Now who's the moral majority?

    04/07/2015 2:08:09 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | April 6, 2015 | Stephanie' Coontz
    The public outrage over the "religious freedom" bills recently passed in Arkansas and Indiana caught the governors of those states completely off-guard, judging by their confused and contradictory responses. As poll watchers, they surely knew that most Americans now oppose the discriminatory laws and practices they accepted as normal only a dozen years ago. But the politicians underestimated the pushback organized by local and national businesses, including companies with no previous record of public support for social equality. They had better adjust to a new reality.
  • Washington State Flies Communist Flag at State Capitol – Patriots Come Out & Take It Down (VIDEO)

    04/05/2015 9:12:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2015 | Jim Hoft
    In “honor” of his meeting with China Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has posted the Chinese flag between the American flag and the state flag at the capitol building in Olympia. Hat Tip State Rep. Elizabeth Scott On Saturday - A small group of people arrived at the capitol in the morning and removed the Communist flag. They were assisted by an officer from the Washington State Police. Video, courtesy of activist Maria Bosworth.
  • AP Source: MLB's Manfred Plans to Give DC '18 All-Star Game

    04/05/2015 4:00:56 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    AP via The New York Times ^ | APRIL 5, 2015, 1:06 P.M. E.D.T. | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Just a link, but the article says that Major League Baseball has decided to award the 2018 All-Star Game to Washington, DC.
  • Christian Grandma-Florist Fined $1,001, Ordered to Work Gay Weddings but Refuses

    04/04/2015 6:56:34 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 30 2015 | Samuel Smith ,
    A Christian florist and grandmother who declined to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding because of her Christian belief in traditional marriage has been fined $1,001 by a Washington court and will be held liable to pay the legal fees incurred by the gay couple, which could "devastate" her financially. As previously reported by The Christian Post, 70-year-old Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, was found guilty of violating the state's non-discrimination law in February, after referring Rob Ingersoll and Curt Feed to another florist when they asked her to provide the floral arrangements for their...
  • Seattle minimum wage increase takes effect and eating out gets more expensive

    04/04/2015 11:20:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 69 replies
    fox news ^ | april 2, 2015 | dan springer
    <p>Eating meals out in Seattle just got more expensive as tens of thousands of low wage workers got a raise this week to $11 an hour. It was the first scheduled pay increase on the way to $15 an hour, the highest minimum wage in the country.</p>
  • Metro won’t run (Seattle's socialist) Sawant ‘political’ advertising

    04/04/2015 10:37:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/03/15 | Daniel Beekman
    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant teamed up with some labor unions and her activist organization, 15 Now, to buy King County Metro Transit bus advertisements publicizing the city’s new minimum-wage law. She hoped the group’s nearly $10,000 payment would secure 32 ad spaces along the sides of buses for an entire month, starting Wednesday when the law went into effect. But Metro rejected the design, which included Sawant’s name and title, citing a ban on bus ads with political content. Sawant is currently running for re-election, and the transit agency’s ad policy prohibits “advertising that promotes or opposes a political...
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Obama Praises Ted Kennedy For 'Bridging' Partisan Divide

    03/30/2015 3:38:28 PM PDT · by absentee · 50 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 3/30/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a speech this morning at the dedication of the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, President Obama praised the late Senator effusively, citing his bipartisan creds and pondering what the world would be like if we all "carried ourselves more like Kennedy. (Oops, did we say "pond"?) The folks at Digitas Daily think Obama might have been well-advised to choose different words, though, when talking up Kennedy's reach across party lines. "[Republicans] know who Ted Kennedy was. It's not because they shared Ted's ideology or his positions, but because they knew Ted as somebody who...
  • Seattle Joins San Francisco in Banning City-Funded Trips to Indiana

    03/30/2015 9:34:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 3/30/15 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    .....San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday placed a travel ban on city-funded trips to Indiana, saying, “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the State of Indiana.”
  • Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana

    03/29/2015 8:15:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 28, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana Mar 28, 201 By EMILY SHAPIRO The mayor of Seattle today prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds, as the backlash spread against the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons. Murray said Indiana's new law "doesn't reflect the values" of Seattle. "Seattle has been a leader in the fight to protect civil rights and ensure equality for all...
  • Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader

    03/29/2015 4:36:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | March 29, 2015
    ... Warren is best where she is: a valuable and influential senator who pressures the party from the left. No, it doesn’t come with a title, but it isn’t a small thing. In his eight years in the Senate, South Carolina’s former Sen. Jim DeMint was hugely powerful as an ideological leader, using his base in the conservative movement—and later, the Tea Party—to pull Republicans to the right during the 2012 presidential election. He enforced ideological discipline, and it worked. Warren doesn’t have to lead the Democrats—or run for president—to make the party more liberal. She can build power from...
  • Obamacare flying machine begins a death spiral

    03/26/2015 8:00:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/26/2015 | Sean Parnell
    Premiums are rising rapidly and the young and healthy are bailing out The Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the Obama administration’s decision to award tax credits for health insurance sold through federally established exchanges, could turn on the question of whether a ruling that ends the tax credits on federal exchanges might cause something known as a “death spiral” in health insurance markets.The good news is the answer is probably no, but the bad news is that’s only because the death spiral has probably already started.
  • Home folk tell Rep. McMorris Rodgers: Don’t mess with Obamacare [WA]

    03/26/2015 8:10:19 PM PDT · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | March 26, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    She was asking for horror stories about health care, but Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers, R-Wash., instead found her Facebook page filled with testimonials to the Affordable Care Act. A member of the House Republican leadership, McMorris Rodgers wanted a replenishment of anecdotes like stories of questionable accuracy she told when giving the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. “This week marks the 5th anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law,” wrote McMorris Rodgers. “Whether it’s turning your tax filing into a nightmare, you’re facing skyrocketing premiums, or your employer had reduced your work hours, I want...
  • Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes on Houthi Rebels in Yemen

    03/26/2015 11:39:44 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/25/2015 | FELICIA SCHWARTZ in Washington and HAKIM ALMASMARI in Yemen
    Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemen’s capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nation’s legitimate government. The attacks began Thursday morning, hours after Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, fled the southern port city of Aden by boat when Iranian-backed Houthi militants closed in. The decision by Saudi Arabia and the region’s Sunni monarchies to intervene on Mr. Hadi’s behalf raises the stakes in their rivalry with predominantly Shiite Iran, which has raged in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the region. The raids also risked further inflaming sectarian...
  • 10,000-Year-Old Stone Tool Site Discovered in Suburban Seattle

    03/21/2015 2:29:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Western Digs ^ | March 18, 2015 | Blake de Pastino
    The find includes thousands of stone flakes, an array of bifaces, scrapers, and hammerstones, plus several projectile points, some of which were fashioned in a style that experts describe as “completely new” for this region and period in its history... And in the layer with the artifacts were burned bits of willow, poplar, and pine, which were themselves dated between 10,000 and 12,500 years ago... While other sites in Washington’s lowlands have produced animal remains from the end of the last Ice Age, this is the first discovery of stone tools that date back more than 10,000 years, according to...
  • Family Pulls Daughter from School After ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Included in Event

    03/19/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 19, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Two parents told Fox & Friends Thursday morning that a Black History Month event at their daughter’s Washington, D.C. school turned “anti-cop” when an act addressed Ferguson, to the point that they pulled their daughter. Their daughter was singing in the choir (featuring a Motown medley, natch), when mother Rebecca said she noticed the inclusion of slogans from the Ferguson and Eric Garner protests. “Everywhere that we looked were high school students wearing shirts that said ‘black lives matter,’ ‘I can’t breathe,’” she said, in the clip first spotted by TPM. “As I was flipping through the program it had...
  • Seattle’s $15 Min. Wage Is Making Something Happen That City Leaders Never Expected

    03/17/2015 8:50:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | MARCH 16, 2015 | RANDY DESOTO
    Early indicators suggest the $15 minimum wage will not be as positive as City Hall intendedIn a few weeks, Seattle’s new, highest in the country, $15 per hour minimum wage will go into effect. Like many liberal policies, it was passed by City Hall with the best of intentions. The only problem is, in the end, it may do more harm than good for many. Private businesses, unlike government entities (which, in theory, can always raise taxes or borrow), must make more than they spend in order to pay the rent, make payroll, keep the lights on, pay their business...
  • Seattle eateries closing as $15 minimum wage approaches

    03/14/2015 10:39:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Last summer we talked about the rather faint hopes that some Seattle businesses were clinging to as the city moved toward jacking up their minimum wage (for some jobs) to $15.00 per hour. Employers – particularly in the restaurant industry – were asking the city council to reconsider as they evaluated their options in the face of labor costs which were about to rise to between 42 and 47 percent of their operating expenses. It all fell on deaf ears, unfortunately, and the plan is moving forward. And rather than waiting for the roof to come crashing down, some...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • More Seattle restaurants close doors as $15 minimum wage approaches

    03/14/2015 11:33:54 AM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    shiftwa.org ^ | March 12, 2015
    Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law goes into effect on April 1, 2015. As that date approaches, restaurants across the city are making the financial decision to close shop. The Washington Policy Center writes that “closings have occurred across the city, from Grub in the upscale Queen Anne Hill neighborhood, to Little Uncle in gritty Pioneer Square, to the Boat Street Cafe on Western Avenue near the waterfront.” Of course, restaurants close for a variety of reasons. But, according to Seattle Magazine, the “impending minimum wage hike to $15 per hour” is playing a “major factor.” That’s not surprising, considering “about...
  • Seattle restaurants going dark as $15 an hour minimum wage goes into effect

    03/14/2015 6:54:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 156 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-14-15 | Rich Moran
    Seattle is about to embark on a civic experiment that most experts predict will be an economic disaster; a $15 an hour minimum wage is set to go into effect on April 1st. And some restuarants in the city have already shuttered their doors and are either going out of business or moving to friendlier climes. This was entirely predictable - and was predicted when the measure passed the Seattle city council. Restuarants are particularly sensitive to this sort of increase in wages since most of their employees are paid at the minimum, and such a large percentage of their...
  • Liberal billionaire gears up for statewide $16 minimum wage push in 2016

    03/09/2015 4:25:54 PM PDT · by Baynative · 78 replies
    Shift WA ^ | March 9, 2015 | Staff
    “We’re building a new way of governing the state. Olympia’s not doing anything, so the power is shifting from Olympia to people like me.” – Seattle billionaire, Democrat financier and far-left activist Nick Hanauer.
  • Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser (not good)

    03/07/2015 5:21:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 3/07/15 | Eric London
    Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s Socialist Alternative City Councilmember, was captured on video entering a February 21 fundraiser and birthday celebration for a local leader of the Democratic Party, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. The video was posted online, but has subsequently been removed. Sawant and the organization to which she belongs have not yet sought to explain why a self-proclaimed socialist would spend an evening rubbing elbows and clinking glasses with the political elite in a major American city. Nor did Socialist Alternative announce beforehand that Sawant would be appearing at an event sponsored by the Democratic Party establishment. That’s because...
  • Republicans McCain, Angelo, Karger Call on 2016 Presidential Candidates to Avoid Gay Attacks

    03/06/2015 1:26:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Seattle Lesbian ^ | February 5, 2015
    Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution Tuesday night. In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution Tuesday and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president. After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger, all signed the Resolution,...
  • (61) Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech (Iran Lobby says 61 will boycott!)

    03/02/2015 7:01:25 PM PST · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    NIAC ^ | March 2, 2015 at 9:24 PM
    Currently, 61 members of Congress have confirmed they will not attend the speech. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) California Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) — “I am disappointed Speaker Boehner chose to irresponsibly interject politics into what has long been a strong and bipartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. As President Obama has noted, it is inappropriate for a Head of State to address Congress just two weeks ahead of their election. I agree that Congress should not be used as a prop in Israeli election campaigns,...
  • (Socialist) Councilmember Sawant tells judge she’ll represent herself at trial

    02/28/2015 4:54:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 2/19/15 | Natasha Chen
    SEATAC, Wash. — Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant told a SeaTac municipal court judge Thursday that she will represent herself in an upcoming trial for disorderly conduct prompted by her arrest in November during a protest. On Nov. 19, Sawant and three others were arrested for not leaving a roadway during a protest against big airlines for not paying their workers a living wage. Of those arrested, Sawant, Socrates Bravo and John Helmiere appeared together before a judge for a pretrial hearing. A judge exonerated their bail amounts.
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The girl who gets gifts from birds

    02/27/2015 12:53:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:09 ET | Katy Sewall
    Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.
  • State's ObamaCare overcharges 13K (auto bank account withdrawals - Pelosi knew)

    02/26/2015 3:31:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Peter Sullivan
    The Washington state ObamaCare exchange says that it withdrew the incorrect amount of money from the bank accounts of 13,000 people. Some of the people say that more than three times the correct amount was withdrawn for their monthly premium for health insurance. Richard Onizuka, the CEO of the exchange, told KIRO 7 TV in Seattle that it was working with its contractor, Deloitte, to fix the error affecting people who set up automatic payments and that they would be refunded within 48 hours. "We apologize to our impacted customers and are working to correct the problem to minimize any...
  • Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight -- Unless Congress Steps In

    02/24/2015 10:02:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 53 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Carissa DiMargo and Tom Sherwood
    A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. As a result, D.C. police officers will begin carrying business card-sized summaries of the new rules, which were publicly explained Tuesday and will be part of a public education campaign. The law -- which was approved by voters last fall -- will permit possession of small amounts of marijuana by those ages 21 or older, with consumption allowed only in private homes and space.
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • Judge authorizes 'personal ruin' for Christian florist

    02/18/2015 7:16:37 PM PST · by Maudeen · 142 replies
    WND ^ | 2/18/2015 | Bob Unruh
    Says state, same-sex couple can demand home, savings as damages A judge in Washington on Wednesday authorized the “personal ruin” of a florist whose Christian faith prevented her from promoting a same-sex wedding and who was sued by both the state and the homosexual couple. Officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom confirmed that Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom granted a summary judgment in the case against Barronelle Stutzman, so the case won’t proceed to trial now. It had been scheduled for March 23. It was Ekstrom who said last month that Stutzman personally was liable for the claims...
  • Top US labor official arrives as West Coast ports back up

    02/16/2015 7:30:54 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez headed for San Francisco, where months-long negotiations between the dockworkers union and a maritime association of companies have come to a halt. So, too, has the movement of billions of dollars of cargo that is supposed to pass through 29 seaports from Southern California to Seattle. The ports are a critical trade link with Asia and the gateway not just for imports such as electronics,...
  • Officer-Involved shooting kills man in Pasco

    02/11/2015 10:30:12 AM PST · by Ronald_Magnus · 14 replies
    KEPRTV.com and KIMATV.com Staff ^ | Feb 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM PST | KEPRTV.com
    At about 5:10 pm Pasco Police arrived in the area of 10th and Lewis in response to a complaint of a disturbance where a male was throwing rocks at cars. As officers made contact with the male suspect a confrontation started. Two officers were assaulted by the suspect and a Tazer was used but not successfully. The suspect continued to not comply with the officers and at one point threatened them, forcing the officers to fire their handgun. The male died at the scene.
  • Washington State University med school bill hits snag over reproductive health

    02/08/2015 1:02:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    modernhealthcare.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Associated Press
    A widely supported bill to let Washington State University open a medical school in Spokane hit a snag when a Seattle lawmaker asked the school to promise that it would not limit teaching on reproductive health or end-of-life care because of its partnerships with religious hospitals. House Bill 1559 was scheduled to be voted out of the House Higher Education Committee on Friday, but the vote was delayed after Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, pushed that amendment, the Seattle Times reported. WSU supporters say they have no intention of restricting medical education. But they say Pollet's amendment has no place in...
  • Longtime Seattle manufacturer moving 100 jobs to Nevada (Min. Wage)

    02/07/2015 7:35:22 AM PST · by llevrok · 39 replies
    KOMO News (TV) Seattle ^ | February 6, 2015 | Elisa Jaffe
    SEATTLE -- If you own outdoor recreational gear, there's a good chance you have something made at Cascade Designs. The company manufactures MSR camping stoves, Platypus hydration packs, SeaLine dry bags, and Therma-A-Rest sleeping pads -- hundreds of products made by workers in Seattle. Those workers had a bombshell dropped on them Thursday. The company based in Seattle's SODO district along 1st Avenue South is moving 100 jobs later this year to a new plant it's leasing near Reno, Nevada. That's 20 percent of the work force. Some employees have been offered positions, but others will have to reapply. "We...
  • More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision

    02/06/2015 12:43:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 06, 2015 | ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision Preliminary data shows that up to 507,000 women and girls in the United States were at risk of female genital excision in 2013. By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS A new study finds that nearly 507,000 women and girls in the U.S. could be at risk of female genital excision There is anecdotal evidence of U.S. girls being sent to their parents' home countries for 'vacation cutting' Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new...
  • Gun Owners Prepare for Arrest at WA State Capitol

    02/04/2015 7:13:12 AM PST · by Baynative · 31 replies
    Patrick Henry Society ^ | Feb 2, 2015 | Kit Lange
    Olympia, WA – Liberty activists and gun owners organized by Liberty for All and The Patriots Stand are converging at the WA State Capitol in Olympia on Saturday at a rally meant to protest and violate new rules imposed by the legislature banning open carry in public viewing galleries. The Washington State Patrol is expected to arrest anyone entering the viewing chambers openly carrying a firearm, although individuals with a concealed pistol license will be allowed to carry concealed weapons into the chambers. “If the legislature feels the need,” said Sam Wilson of Liberty for All, “to prohibit peaceful citizens...
  • U.S. workers strike for second day at nine refineries; one to shut

    02/02/2015 6:38:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-2-2015
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants as they sought a new national contract with oil companies covering laborers at 63 plants. The walkouts were the first in support of a nationwide pact since 1980 and targeted plants with a combined 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. One of the plants, Tesoro Corp's (TSO.N) 166,000-barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being shut because it was in the midst of planned maintenance work. The other refineries appeared set to continue running normally as operators initiated contingency plans, calling...
  • National Oil Bargaining Talks Break Down:USW Calls for Work Stoppage at Nine Oil Refineries,Plants

    02/01/2015 11:53:52 AM PST · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    The United Steelworkers Union (USW) ^ | Feb 01, 2015 | The United Steelworkers Union (USW)
    Work Stoppage to Begin 12:01 AM Local Time Pittsburgh — The United Steelworkers Union (USW) announced that it is calling for a work stoppage at the following US refineries:LyondellBasell in Houston, TX;Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, TX;Marathon Houston Green Cogeneration facility, Texas City, TX;Marathon Refinery, Catlettsburg, Ky;Shell Deer Park Refinery, Deer Park, TX;Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant, Deer Park, TX;Tesoro Anacortes Refinery, Anacortes, Wash.;Tesoro Martinez Refinery, Martinez, Calif.; andTesoro Carson Refinery, Carson, Calif.All these refineries will go on strike at 12:01 am local time.