Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • 1 dead in fatal hit-and-run crash in Redmond
    Saturday - 02/28/2015 - 06:47 PM
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  • Cooperating across party lines: They did it on Whidbey
    Friday - 02/27/2015 - 10:13 PM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump is ‘more serious than ever’ about running, every four years
    Friday - 02/27/2015 - 05:49 PM

    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.

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  • “Net neutrality essential” — state, city officials cheeer FCC’s new rules
    Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 09:11 PM

    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.

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  • Deputies arrest man accused of kidnapping Kent girl, 12
    Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 04:54 PM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Former Obama press secretary Jay Carney will reportedly become an Amazon executive
    Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 11:50 AM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Has Bill O’Reilly spun fabrications in the “No Spin Zone”
    Wednesday - 02/25/2015 - 08:50 PM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mayor Murray announces Seattle fire chief nominee
    Wednesday - 02/25/2015 - 04:03 PM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Republican majority would support Christianity as ‘national religion”: Poll
    Wednesday - 02/25/2015 - 04:03 PM

    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.

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  • ‘Not Under Our City’ — Oil train protest speaks defiance to power
    Tuesday - 02/24/2015 - 11:51 PM

    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.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share