All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington’

Gov. Jay Inslee Halts Death Penalty In Washington

Washington governor Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that while he’s in office, he will be suspending the use of the death penalty. “There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment,” Inslee said during a press conference. “There are too many flaws in this system.” Inslee hopes that his bringing capital punishment to a halt will allow the state to …

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Mary Kay Letourneau: Scandalous Ex-Teacher Arrested, Again

Mary Kay Letourneau, the schoolteacher arrested in 1997 for sleeping with her sixth grade student, is in trouble yet again. The fifty-one-year-old was arrested Monday morning in Seattle, Wash., for “failing to appear in court for a suspended driver’s license case.” According to Julie Murphy, the state’s spokeswoman for King County Adult and Juvenile Detention & Community Corrections, Letourneau was …

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$11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016

In the fight to raise America’s minimum wage, no one was probably betting on the state of Maryland to lead the way. In the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted to raise the local minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $11.50 per hour. The measure is expected to be approved by Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray. There was concern that …

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Chris Brown Must Return to Rehab After Breaking Mom’s Car Window

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered Chris Brown to return to rehab. The ruling came Wednesday, after Judge James R. Brandlin read reports of Brown’s latest transgressions. The Grammy-winning recording artist was kicked out of a residential treatment facility when he threw a rock at his mom’s car window on November 10. This followed a family therapy …

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Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage

Indiana was one of several midwestern states hit by tornadoes Sunday, and Governor Mike Pence has taken a helicopter tour of Hoosier communities that were hardest hit by the severe weather. Wide swaths of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin saw scores of tornadoes touch down, leaving at least 6 dead. Pence is scheduled to survey Kokomo, …

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High School Football Giant Tony Picard Blazes Through Tackles

There is a new “The Fridge” in town, and hopefully you (or your high school kid) will be spared the job of trying to stop him. Tony Picard of White Swan High School in Yakima, Washington is the school’s dream come true– and every opposing team’s nightmare. Tony Picard actually already surpasses the size of William “Refrigerator” Perry of the …

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HealthCare.gov Aims to Sign Up 4 of 5 Americans

The Washington Post reported today that the Affordable Care Act’s primary website, HealthCare.gov, will be capable of getting 80 percent of Americans on an insurance plan, but that still leaves 20 percent who will remain without insurance. According to the best-case scenario from the Obama administration, those 20 percent will be unable to purchase insurance online because of either their …

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Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, four individuals were arrested in connection with a virtual kidnapping scam. The scam targeted immigrants in the United States, specifically in areas surrounding Washington, D.C., due to the significant number of immigrants located there, who have traveled from Central America. They often do not have any form of communication with their relatives who are also …

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Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific and began heading toward North America. While this debris was initially a solid mass, NOAA is right to indicate that …

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Food Stamps: Benefits Cut By $5 Billion

An automatic cut to the food stamp program–known as SNAP–will go into effect today after the temporary expansion from a 2009 stimulus expires, meaning about 47 million people will need to dramatically alter their food budgets. The program may see more cuts over the next several years as well, as lawmakers intend to tighten restrictions on who can qualify. House …

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Boeing 777X Aircraft to be Built in Multiple Locales

Since its inception in the 1910’s, Boeing airplanes have been designed, engineered, and constructed in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Over the years, Boeing has established factories in several other locations in order to produce more parts, but the design, engineering, and overall construction has always been conducted at the Seattle-area warehouse. However, times are a-changin’. In an internal …

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Brandon Meriweather Says He Wants to End Other Players’ Careers

Step aside Ndamukong Suh–there’s another player who is being declared the dirtiest, and it isn’t the Detroit Lions defensive tackle this time. Instead, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is being called the dirtiest player around, something he isn’t attempting to hide. Meriweather found himself under fire on Monday after he said he wanted to injure other players to the point …

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