The candidates’ forum at Freeland on Whidbey Island had plowed on more than two hours. Unable to let go, local ideologues were having it out in the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Self-promoting New York real estate mogul Donald Trump started talk about running for president in 1987, with a full-page newspaper ad depicting Ronald Reagan’s administration as incompetent. Its message: “The world is laughing at America’s politicians.” Trump is still using the same themes 27 years later, telling The Washington Post this week: “People around the world are laughing at us.” Trump is showing up these days at such Republican “cattle calls” as the Iowa Freedom Forum and this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland outside Washington, D.C.
Newly enacted Federal Communications Commission rules for Internet access — equal access and no “fast lanes” for sale — won the enthusiastic endorsement of top state officials on Thursday. Attorney General Bob Ferguson: “Net neutrality essential.” After the FCC’s 3-2 voter, which endorsed Chairman Tom Wheeleer’s proposal to regulate Internet service providers (such as Verizon) as public utilities, Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared: “This is a crucial decision for consumers, businesses and the future of the Internet. Net neutrality is essential to a healthy economy.
King County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 34-year-old Seattle man Tuesday in connection with the luring and kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl from her Kent school. The man reportedly became acquainted with the girl on Facebook, where he used an image of a puppy as his profile photo, court records say.
Former Obama press secretary Jay Carney will reportedly being joining Amazon. This photo is from 2013 when he worked in the White House. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP Politico reports today that Jay Carney, former Obama press secretary, will become Amazon’s senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs on Monday.
Ratings at “The O’Reilly Factor” are up, with 3.3 million Americans watching the Fox News host respond with bluster and name-calling to an investigative report that the “combat situation” he covered in the Falklands War was a minor riot 1,400 miles away in Buenos Aires.
Mayor Ed Murray has appointed a California fire chief to helm the Seattle Fire Department, according to a Wednesday announcement. Murray nominated Harold Scoggins, a 25-year veteran of the Glendale, Calif.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (to the right of Speaker John Boehner) was the last Jewish Republican in Congress at the time of his primary election defeat last year. In a party increasingly populated by Christian evangelicals, 57 percent of Republicans in a poll said they favor establishing Christianity as America’s “national religion.” Fifty-seven percent of Republicans polled in national survey back establishing Christianity as the “national religion” of the United States.
Oil tanker cars derailed beneath the Magnolia Bridge last July. No harm done — this time. Derailment and fires of two oil trains last week, in a remote region of Ontario and a populated West Virginia river shore, have intensified opposition here even as oil refiners step up shipments along waterfronts of Puget Sound population centers.
A small seaplane overturned on Lake Union Saturday. Seattle Fire units were dispatched for an “aircraft crash” call at 11:44. Seattle Police Harbor Patrol were able to rescue the uninjured passengers from the small aircraft.
Fusion Ultra Lounge, located at 722 N.E. 45th St. in the University District, is the subject of requests from city officials that the state suspend the bar’s liquor license. Four people have been shot at the bar in the past two months.
Cops recall their response on the day of Christopher Monfort's arrest in 2009.
Going to the bathroom in Seattle is a hassle … unless you’re already in a place of business or are just as happy lettin’ it fly in an alley or behind a bush.
From Dane Schiller at Chron.com: John Fox, official historian for the FBI, recently answered a dozen questions via email about the evolution of wanted posters. They have gone from being sheets of paper to digital billboards on the Web as well as along highways See the wanted posters of some the most notorious criminals in the past century in the slideshow above.
Mars Hill Church imploded last year, the Seattle-based mega-church officially dissolving on January 1 with individual congregations set free to re-form or dissolve. Ex-Mars Hill spokesman Justin Dean, lays out some lessons from the experience in an article “Dealing with the Press” for his new employer the Ministry Communicators Association.
Boat Street Cafe’s owners Renee Erickson, foreground, and Susan Kaplan, pictured in 2005. (seattlepi.com file photo) One of Seattle’s most high-profile chefs is giving up her first restaurant. Renee Erickson announced Tuesday the impending closure of Boat Street Cafe, her French-Pacific Northwestern-style restaurant tucked away on Western Avenue at the nexus of Belltown and Lower Queen Anne.
Seattle police say a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night during a bungled robbery on Beacon Hill. Police were called about 9:20 p.m. to reports of a shooting near Beacon Avenue South and South Warsaw Avenue.
Caught on video is this ugly bit of street violence on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon. One man knocks out another man near Dick’s Drive-In. KIRO/7 says it began when two men were making derogatory comments to homeless people to the suspect.
The vast Alberta tar sands project, covering 250 square miles, has been likened to Mordor in Lord of the Rings. Extraction of oil from the tar sands emits far more greenhouse gases than conventional oil production. Oil from Alberta would fuel the Keystone XL pipeline..
The Woodland Park Zoo said Friday that its last two remaining elephants will be sent to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
A third baby orca whale, christened L-94, has been spotted off the Washington coast: “Very energetic” says NOAA.. A third baby orca whale has been born this winter into the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population, bringing to 80 the number of orcas “resident” much of the year in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and inland waters of the Salish Sea.
When it comes to receiving and trusting news, there is a chasm in American politics according to a newly completed survey by Public Policy Polling. “We continue to find that Democrats trust most TV news sources other than Fox, while Republicans don’t trust anything except Fox,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. The polling firm surveyed 800 voters nationally early this month.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell (r), a former top executive with the Gates Foundation, is charged with making Obamacare work. She is pictured with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EPA boss Gina McCarthy.
A pastor arrived at his Burien church Tuesday morning to find the building had been burgled – but the only thing missing was chocolate. Pastor Kathleen O’Connor opened the door to the Highline United Methodist Church, located 13015 First Avenue South, to see a shadow and hear footsteps, according to King County Sheriff’s Office reports.
A suspected burglar trying to evade cops on a bicycle in South Park Saturday led officers into a trove of hacked-up stolen cars. Police responded to a 3:15 p.m. report that two men broke into a garage in the 1000 block of South Donovan Street and took off from the scene, reports say.