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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by larylin
    +32 +1

    New York rebounds from blizzard, D.C. stuck in snowy gridlock

    Following a day of hunkering down, New Yorkers and Washingtonians surged back into the streets on Sunday after a massive blizzard brought much of the U.S. East Coast to a standstill, bringing a festive mood to both cities as they prepared for a new workweek.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by FivesandSevens
    +26 +1

    Elwha: Roaring back to life

    Washington State's Elwha watershed is booming with new life, after the world's largest dam removal.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +7 +1

    Obama says he plans to stay in Washington after presidency

    President Obama says he plans to stay in Washington after the end of his presidency so that his younger daughter can finish high school with her class, a rare disclosure about his family's personal plans. During a visit with voters in Milwaukee on Thursday, Obama said he wasn't sure where he and wife Michelle Obama would settle down for the long term, but added that they were putting off the decision until daughter Sasha finished at Washington's Sidwell Friends School in spring 2019.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by weekendhobo
    +30 +1

    Police arrest 400 at U.S. Capitol in protest of money in politics

    Police arrested more than 400 protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws. The mostly calm and orderly demonstration resulted in arrests for what the U.S. Capitol Police called "unlawful demonstration activity" such as crowding and obstruction. Organizers vowed to repeat the demonstration every day for a week.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +39 +1

    Native American high-schoolers who want to wear eagle feathers for graduation take their cause to court

    Last graduation season Waverly Wilson’s high school in Washington state told her she couldn’t wear a sacred eagle feather with her cap and gown. But she wore it anyway. While most public schools allow Native American students to wear eagle feathers at graduation, some do not. And students are taking their cause to court.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by dianep
    +27 +1

    DC Council OKs $15-an-hour minimum wage

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill. Mayor Muriel Bowser has promised to sign the measure, which will raise the wage by 2020. In a ceremonial news conference, the mayor and council announced they have come to an agreement on a $15 wage. The council formally voted on the bill Tuesday afternoon. Minimum wage workers in the District currently make $10.50. That rate will increase to $11.50 in July under legislation signed in 2014 by Bowser’s predecessor, Vincent Gray.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +25 +1

    Who Killed the Arab Spring?

    On May 19, 2011, President Barack Obama stood in the ornate Ben Franklin Room on the State Department’s 8th floor and called for a broad change of approach in America’s engagement with the Middle East, making clear that he backed political and economic reform. Responding to the dizzying first six months of the Arab Spring, Obama reiterated America’s enduring security interests, yet acknowledged that grievances had accrued among ordinary people that “only feed the suspicion that has festered for years that the United States pursues our interests at their expense.”

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zyery
    +23 +1

    Washington state to sue Comcast for $100M

    Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is expected on Monday morning to announce a $100 million consumer lawsuit against Comcast. A news release says the lawsuit accuses Comcast of "engaging in a pattern of deceptive practices." The lawsuit alleges more than 1.8 million individual violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act. The Attorney General's Office says 500,000 Washington consumers were affected. A spokesman for Comcast said the company had not seen the lawsuit but will likely have a full statement after Ferguson's news conference.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Appaloosa
    +7 +1

    Gross 'black slime' creeps over Washington DC's most famous monuments

    Nasty looking 'blame slime' has grown all over Washington DC's National Mall's most famous monuments, including the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. Experts are still seeking a solution.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +24 +1

    U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

    The U.S. government has agreed to pay a total of $492 million to 17 American Indian tribes for mismanaging natural resources and other tribal assets, according to an attorney who filed most of the suits. In a joint press release by the Departments of Interior and Justice, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel said, "Settling these long-standing disputes reflects the Obama Administration's continued commitment to reconciliation and empowerment for Indian Country."

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +28 +1

    The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere

    One of the more alarming narratives of the 2016 U.S. election campaign is that of the Kremlin's apparent meddling. Last week, the United States formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and the individual accounts of prominent Washington insiders. The hacks, in part leaked by WikiLeaks, have led to loud declarations that Moscow is eager for the victory of Republican nominee Donald Trump, whose rhetoric has unsettled Washington's traditional European allies and even thrown the future of NATO — Russia's bête noire — into doubt.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lexi6
    +39 +1

    FBI confirms: Officials discussed deal to cover up Clinton emails

    Newly released documents from the FBI's year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton's server indicate officials discussed a deal in which the FBI considered declassifying some of the classified emails that were found, if the State Department could agree to boosting the FBI's presence in Iraq. FBI notes released Monday show that Patrick Kennedy, State's undersecretary for management, pressured the FBI to change the classified markings on an email that had been upgraded to "secret."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +5 +1

    Philippines president says he may keep US weapons, calls US officials 'monkeys'

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he'll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States if his military recommends so, despite offers from China and Russia. Duterte made the remark in a speech in which he again railed at the U.S. with expletives for criticizing his deadly anti-drug crackdown, calling American officials "monkeys" and breaking a promise that he would no longer resort to trash talk.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +3 +1

    The [Pacific] Northwest’s uneasy relationship with fascism

    Fascism is in the air these days. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank called Trump “America’s modern Mussolini.” We have been here before — and by “we,” I mean not only the country but Seattle and Washington State. There was a time when many people here embraced fascism. By Knute Berger. (Dec. 10, 2015)

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +34 +1

    The Mysterious Case of the Pacific Northwest's Vengeful Owls

    A number of bloody encounters with aggressive birds of prey in the Pacific Northwest in recent years has frightened residents arming themselves with sticks and flashlights and strapping on hard hats and safety goggles before going out at night. By Katherine Malmo. (Nov. 7, 2016)

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +30 +1

    Washington lawmakers want to allow fans to bring guns to sporting events

    Three Republican lawmakers in Washington have proposed a bill that would allow fans to bring firearms into sports stadiums, including Seattle’s privately owned and operated CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field. House Bill 1015, sponsored by representatives Matt Shea, David Taylor and Bob McCaslin, would prevent stadiums from banning fans who carry a licensed concealed weapon into their facilities.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +7 +1

    Washington set to swear in 1st blind lieutenant governor

    As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber's floor sessions. On a recent day just weeks before the start of the legislative session that begins Monday, the desks of 49 senators got an upgrade: a system that will allow Lt. Gov.-elect Cyrus Habib to know by the touch of his finger which lawmaker is seeking to be recognized to speak.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by larylin
    +24 +1

    Your Driver's License Might Not Work at the Airport in 2018

    Yet another reason to renew that passport sooner rather than later. Bad news for Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington: Starting January 22, 2018, driver's licenses issued by these states will no longer be accepted at TSA checkpoints. They fail to meet the federal government’s minimum security standards under the Real ID Act. Instead, travelers have to use another form of identification to pass through security for domestic flights—think military ID, permanent resident card, or passport.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +21 +1

    New evidence suggests D.B. Cooper may have worked for Boeing

    A team of scientists selected by federal officials in Seattle have come across new evidence in the mystery of D.B. Cooper. The Citizen Sleuths have been analyzing particles found on the clip-on-tie that Cooper left behind after he hijacked a Northwest Orient airplane in November 1971. Tom Kaye, the lead researcher of the group, told King 5 on Friday that a powerful microscope used in their investigation has found more than 100,000 particles on the JCPenny tie.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by gottlieb
    +12 +1

    Women's March on Washington set to be one of America's biggest protests

    It began as a spontaneous feminist rallying cry via social media. It has morphed into what is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations in American history – a boisterous march about a smorgasbord of progressive issues, and an extraordinary display of dissent on a president’s first day in office peppered with knit pink hats. Before the bunting and barriers are even cleared away from Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands are likely to attend the Women’s March on Washington the following day, 21 January.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by doodlegirl
    +50 +1

    Women's anti-Trump march clogs Washington streets

    Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing bright pink hats, marched in Washington on Saturday in a mass show of opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump's agenda the day after the Republican businessman-turned-politician took office.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by takai
    +1 +1

    Limo Torched in DC Protests Belongs to Muslim Immigrant, May Cost $70,000 in Damages

    The limousine that was set on fire during the anti-Trump anarchist protest in downtown Washington on Inauguration Day is owned by a Muslim immigrant who says the damage could cost his company $70,000. Muhammad Ashraf, the owner of Nationwide Chauffeur Services, spoke with the Washington Examiner's sister publication, Red Alert Politics, about what happened...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rexall
    +6 +1

    Secret Service agent says she would go to jail instead of take a bullet for Trump

    A senior US Secret Service agent has she would not take a bullet for Donald Trump. Kerry O’Grady, who serves as the agent in charge of Denver and helps coordinate presidential trips to the area, posted on Facebook in October and described Mr Trump as a “disaster to this country”. She said she would rather do “jail time” than take a bullet for him, according to a post seen by the Washington Examiner.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +56 +1

    Judge in Seattle halts Trump’s immigration order nationwide

    “The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. “No one is above the law — not even the president.”

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by bkool
    +8 +1

    Trump the Outsider Outsources His Budget to Insider Think Tank

    Presidents Trump's budget proposal, released on Thursday, echoes none of the populist, anti-establishment themes of candidate Trump’s campaign for higher office. Instead, it calls for a large increase in defense spending while reducing spending for a variety of popular domestic programs. That’s not surprising considering where those ideas came from. Rather than bringing in new ideas from outside of the Beltway, many of its proposals are lifted straight from the recommendations of an elite ultra-conservative D.C. think tank: the Heritage Foundation.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +17 +1

    The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

    Legislation can be crafted bottom up or top down. In bottom up you ask, What problems do voters have and how can they be addressed. In top down, you ask, What problems do elite politicians have and how can they be addressed? The House Republican health care bill is a pure top-down document. It was not molded to the actual health care needs of regular voters. It does not have support from actual American voters or much interest in those voters. It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites. Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but this bill is pure swamp.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by baron778
    +48 +1

    Donald Trump indeed wanted procession of military vehicles for his inauguration parade

    You might remember, back in those last few weeks when the nation had a president who wasn't an incompetent, narcissistic mess, the news that Donald Trump was interested in turning his upcoming inaugural parade into a Soviet-styled military procession with tanks and missile launchers and whatever else might look good rolling through the streets of the nation's capital on the day we gave up all pretense of being anything better. Upon this becoming public, it was denied by the Trump team. Hey, guess what? It turns out Team Pumpkinfuhrer was lying.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Chubros
    +44 +1

    Erdogan’s Bodyguards Beat Up Protesters In Washington, D.C.

    Bodyguards working for Turkey's authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were involved in a massive brawl that left nine people injured outside of the residence of Turkey's ambassador in Washing

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by gottlieb
    +1 +1

    Pro-Erdogan Group Attacks Peaceful Protesters in D.C.

    A group of peaceful demonstrators protesting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to the United States, were attacked by pro-Erdogan groups at the Sheridan Circle near the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the U.S.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +4 +1

    Video appears to show Turkish President Erodgan ordering security to beat peaceful protesters on US soil

    The New York Times has analyzed videos of 24 men — some of whom were members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail —attacking protestors last week, and one of the videos appears to show the guards starting the fight moments after speaking to the Turkish leader. Eleven people, including one police officer, were injured in the May 16 brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC. Many of the injured were US citizens.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by everlost
    +14 +1

    Germany: Trump's actions have 'weakened' West

    Germany's foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday, claiming the US President's actions have "weakened" the West and accusing the US government of standing "against the interests of the European Union." Just 24 hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional allies such as the US and Britain, the country's top diplomat, Sigmar Gabriel, went a step further.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Chubros
    +16 +1

    GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

    Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such outright politicking from the pulpit. Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches and other nonprofits from backing candidates, so now they are trying to starve it. With little fanfare, a House Appropriations subcommittee added a provision that would deny money to the IRS to enforce the 63-year-old law to a bill to fund the Treasury Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and other agencies.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Nelson
    +28 +1

    Amtrak train derails in Washington; no reports of injuries, authorities say

    Four cars of the train, which were carrying about 200 passengers, derailed on Sunday around 2:30 p.m. PT near Chambers Bay

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +17 +1

    No more holding cell phones with new driving law in effect

    Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law. The law that went into effect Sunday prohibits drivers from holding electronic devices — including phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets — while behind the wheel. That means no reading incoming text messages while driving, or watching a quick video while stuck in traffic or sitting at a red light.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +12 +1

    US Slaps Iran Firms With Sanctions After Rocket Launch

    The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile programme, one day after Tehran tested a satellite-launch rocket – an act that Washington had called "provocative." The US Treasury singled out six companies owned or controlled by Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), which it said was central to the Islamic republic's missile programme, freezing their US assets and barring US citizens from dealing with them.