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  • BREAKING: Washington gas stations run out of gas, add extra digit in anticipation of $10 dollar prices

    05/17/2022 7:50:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 150 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 9:11 AM EST | Katie Daviscourt
    A spokesperson at 76 confirmed to The Post Millennial that the gas pumps were reprogrammed to allocate for double-digit pricing. Gas stations across the US are running out of fuel and in anticipation of an increase in gas prices, gas stations in the state of Washington are reportedly reprogramming pumps to include double-digit numbers in "price per gallon" as the current trend could put prices over $10.00. At the 76 Gas Station in Auburn, Washington located at 1725 Auburn Way North, gas pumps have been reprogrammed to make room for double-digit pricing. In March, they still had single-digit programming. A...
  • 'Hole in our lives.' Mother who didn't stop to help dying moped rider ordered to prison

    05/07/2022 12:50:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies ^ | May 6, 2022 | Cameron Probert, Tri-City Herald
    May 6—KENNEWICK, Wa. — In the minutes after Katie Summers hit and killed a 31-year-old moped rider, she didn't stop to help him or call 911. She made a U-turn and parked in a nearby lot, but didn't approach police when they arrived. Her inaction drove Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom to order the 31-year-old mother of two to prison for the high end of the state sentencing range — two years and two months. "Ms. Summers on the 21st of August of 2018 you killed a man. You did this through the disregard of your obligations as...
  • SoDo (Seattle) business owners call for action in wake of violent ax attack at (homeless) encampment

    05/05/2022 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 4.5.22 | Tammy Mutasa
    Frustrated business owners are demanding action in the wake of a violent and disturbing attack last month by a man at a notorious homeless encampment in SoDo in which the suspect allegedly used an ax, pole and a wooden plank to attack his victim. Julian Brassea—Caballero, 43, has now been charged with assault in connection with the overnight beating on April 29 at the camp, located at 3rd Ave. S. and S. Walker Street. As of Thursday, he remained at the King County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bon Prosecutors and the judge agreed to the high bail to keep...
  • Journalist Katie Daviscourt assaulted by Antifa during Seattle May Day event

    05/02/2022 7:27:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | May 1, 2022 5:09 PM | Staff
    In the video posted to her Twitter, Daviscourt can be heard asking the assaulter to stop, saying she’s trying to do her job. ===================================================================== Antifa militants assaulted The Post Millennial reporter Katie Daviscourt in Seattle at their annual May Day event. Daviscourt was covering the crowds marching for May Day 2022, when Antifa militants ran up to her and pushed her. Antifa militants just assaulted me after an Antifa live-streamer pointing me out in the crowd.— Katie Daviscourt?? (@KatieDaviscourt) May 1, 2022 Daviscourt was wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses. She posted on Twitter that an Antifa live-steamer recognized...
  • States sue the U.S. Postal Service over its decision to buy gas-powered trucks

    04/30/2022 8:54:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | April 29, 2022
    California and 15 states that want the U.S. Postal Service to electrify its mail delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its delivery fleet. Three separate lawsuits, filed Thursday by the states and environmental groups in New York and California, ask judges to order a more thorough environmental review before the Postal Service moves forward with the next-generation delivery vehicle program. Plaintiffs contend that purchases of fossil fuel-powered delivery vehicles will cause environmental harm for decades to come. The lawsuits could further delay the Postal Service's efforts to replace the ubiquitous...
  • Jayapal: COVID Aid Is ‘Urgent’ But I Won’t Support It if It Includes Title 42

    04/30/2022 9:43:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued that more funding for COVID aid needs to be passed, but she wouldn’t support a deal linking the aid to keeping Title 42 because “it was outrageous” that Title 42 was put in place to begin with. Jayapal said, “[B]oth Ukraine and COVID aid need to be done…keep them linked. Because otherwise, we’re afraid that Republicans will, once again, stop Americans from getting the aid they need for their health care.” And “both of them are urgent. We urgently need to provide this aid to Ukraine and the...
  • Father of boy pepper sprayed at BLM protest files lawsuit

    04/29/2022 7:50:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | April 29, 2022
    SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a child who was hit with pepper spray during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Seattle has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging assault and negligence by police officers. Their use of force sparked national outrage after video and photos showed medics and other protesters pouring water and milk on the screaming child’s face to relieve his suffering, the Seattle Times reported. An investigation by the Office of Police Accountability determined the boy’s injuries were “inadvertent” and not excessive force or a violation of policy. The officer was trying to spray another...
  • A cop-eye's view of Seattle's destruction in the 2020 George Floyd riots

    04/26/2022 4:37:07 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 7 replies
    Common Sense ^ | 25 April 2022 | T.A. Frank
    The following morning, Magan got called into the office to start investigations of 30 to 40 people who’d been arrested for crimes such as trespass, burglary and property destruction. Five or six hours in, he began to suspect they’d given the police false names. But there was no point looking into it further. “We found out they’d all been released from custody prior to even being questioned,” he says.
  • Citing Racism, Washington State Bans The Word ‘Marijuana’ From All State Laws

    04/25/2022 10:29:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 4-24-2022 | Tim Meads
    Democrats in Washington state are cracking down on marijuana — not the actual drug, the word itself. The Evergreen State legislature recently passed a bill banning the word “marijuana” from official state law and documents over concerns that it is “racist.” At the same time, to help increase diversity in the cannabis business, a taxpayer-funded task force has been spending the last two years focusing on helping minorities in Washington state break into the marijuana business. “The term ‘marijuana’ itself is pejorative and racist,” Washington state Representative Melanie Morgan (D) said during testimony regarding the piece of legislation officially known...
  • Washington lawmakers claim term 'marijuana' is racist, remove it from state laws

    04/24/2022 1:27:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 59 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 04/24/2022 | James Anthony
    A bill in Washington will soon take effect striking the word "marijuana" from all state laws after progressive lawmakers deemed the term "racist." The change removes the word, swapping it out for the term "cannabis" instead. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill, which passed unanimously and changes every Revised Code of Washington, into law March 11. The changes take effect in June. Supporters of the bill, House Bill 1210, say the word "marijuana" has a long history of racism, claiming its usage is racist against black and brown people. "The term 'marijuana' itself is pejorative and racist," Washington state Rep....
  • State court torpedoes city's gun storage demands

    04/24/2022 7:15:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 4/23/2022 1657 hrs edt | Bob Unruh
    "This is a great victory for the principle of state preemption," said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb. "This should send a signal to other municipal governments—especially the city of Seattle against which we have a nearly identical pending lawsuit—that they cannot enact their own gun restrictions in violation of state law or the state constitution." Edmonds officials had adopted a so-called "safe storage" mandate for firearms owners living within Edmonds city limits. The problem was that in 1985, the state legislature adopted the state statute, preempting "the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state, including the...
  • Biden to Visit Portland, Seattle to Tout Administration's Progress

    04/21/2022 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | April 21, 2022 | By Nandita Bose
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden is making his first trip to the Pacific Northwest since taking office on Thursday to tout progress he has made on his agenda, particularly on infrastructure, ahead of the November midterm elections. Biden's visits to the cities of Portland and Seattle - part of a growing travel schedule ahead of the elections - will also see him participate in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. He will visit Portland's airport on Thursday to talk about investing in a runway that can withstand earthquakes and will spend Thursday night and Friday in Seattle, where...
  • Maxine Waters pays daughter another $24,000 in campaign cash, adding to $1.2M in previous payments

    04/15/2022 12:56:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2022 | Joe Schoffstall , Cameron Cawthorne |
    California Democrat has consistently paid daughter campaign cash since 2003 ... Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., paid her daughter another $24,000 in campaign cash during the most recent quarter, Federal Election Commission records reviewed by Fox News Digital show. Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother's re-election for nearly two decades, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1.2 million since 2003 for campaign services, including "slate mailer management" fees and "campaign managing services." ... Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., paid out nearly $3 million to her husband Tim Mynett's political consulting firm, the E...
  • FBI releases classified documents from 2018 Horizon Air plane theft, crash

    04/14/2022 7:22:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 04 13 2022 | Staff
    The Federal Bureau of Investigations has released more than 500 pages of previously classified documents about the investigation of a Horizon Airlines plane stolen from Sea-Tac Airport and crashed on Ketron Island in 2018 by a ground services worker. One new piece of information that was released surrounded what was in a spiral notebook of 29-year-old Richard “Beeboo” Russell, who stole and flew an empty Horizon Air Bombardier Q400. The FBI noted that Russell wrote about then-President Donald Trump and the effects his immigration policies were having. He wrote he had the desire to do something that would benefit all...
  • Seattle does not have enough cops to investigate adult sex assaults after ‘defund the police’ cuts: report

    04/12/2022 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 32 replies
    NYPost ^ | Apr 12, 022 | Lee Brown
    Nearly two years after Seattle led the way in defunding the police, the Washington city’s force is so understaffed it did not assign a detective to investigate a single case of a sex assault on an adult last month, according to a report. The depleted department now only has four detectives in the squad handling sex assaults, nearly all dedicated to child abuse cases, local NPR station KUOW revealed.
  • Pelosi: AOC Wanted to be 'Queen Bee' of the Left and It Cost Democrats

    04/10/2022 12:44:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10 Apr 2022 | Rick Moran
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that radical Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila Jayapal were vying to be the “queen bee” of the left in Congress, and it almost cost the party their majority in 2020.The revelation appears in the new book This Will Not Pass by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns.Pelosi is worried that her party’s radical cultural policies will doom Democrats going forward.Daily Mail:She reportedly told one senior lawmaker that Democrats had alienated Asian and Hispanic immigrants with loose talk of socialism and callousness about abortion.The 82-year-old Italian Catholic speaker said that with immigrant communities,...
  • WA state to preserve 10,000 forest acres as carbon reserve

    04/09/2022 10:15:52 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/22
    SEATTLE — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve. The Seattle Times reports the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The DNR is partnering with Finite Carbon, a developer and supplier of carbon offsets, which will verify the effectiveness of the offsets. Purchasers are expected to be larger corporations seeking to achieve reductions in their carbon emissions, said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, adding that in the first 10 years of the program, the DNR hopes...
  • The 1 in 10 U.S. doctors with reservations about vaccines could be undermining the fight against COVID-19

    04/06/2022 9:20:43 AM PDT · by RideForever · 56 replies
    The Daily News (SW WA) ^ | 4/5/2022 | Timothy Callaghan Texas A&M University
    Matt Motta, Oklahoma State University and Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University American attitudes toward scientific expertise have become increasingly contentious in recent years. But many people across the political spectrum still place high levels of trust in their personal physicians. Correspondingly, both popular media and public health officials have encouraged physicians to serve as strong advocates for COVID-19 vaccination. At the same time, however, there have been several cases of doctors expressing skepticism about vaccines in the media. Though the American Medical Association found that 96% of physicians reported being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in June 2021, some high-profilephysicians have...
  • Colin Kaepernick Is Still Trying To Play In The NFL

    03/11/2022 12:27:05 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 70 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 3/10/2022 | David Hookstead
    It’s important to note, as always, that Kaepernick is not a hero. The former 49ers QB wore pig socks, compared cops to slave catchers, claimed they can murder people with impunity and get paid leave, didn’t stand for the anthem and praised Fidel Castro.
  • WATCH: Colin Kaepernick Compares NFL Combine to Slave Auction in Netflix Series

    10/31/2021 3:04:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
    Former NFL quarterback and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick compared the NFL Combine process to a slave auction in Netflix documentary series chronicling his life experiences. In the series Colin In Black & White, which Kaepernick narrates, he appears in a scene where he talks about NFL prospects being “poked, prodded, and examined” for defects before the NFL Draft. The players at the “combine” then leave the NFL field and enter a mid-1800’s slave auction where white landowners examine slaves for purchase. In the scene, Kaepernick says this is how “they” establish a “power dynamic.” The scene closes with the...