Articles Tagged with Washington

Cop Shoots Unarmed Men: Olympia, Washington Shooting Prompts Protests

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An Olympia cop shot unarmed men and Washington residents reacted in protest. The two unarmed black men, who are stepbrothers, were suspected of stealing beer from a local grocery store. Hundreds of residents marched on the streets of the state capital to register their thoughts about the police shooting. The Olympia shooting protests have remained… Read more »

GOP Women Revolt Over Popular Abortion Bill

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers derails abortion bill at the last minute.

A popular but somewhat controversial abortion bill that was due to hit the House floor this week has been dropped, after a small number of GOP women revolted on Capitol Hill, sparking outrage from pro-life supporters and the Republican mainstream. A bill that would have addressed what many have termed as the “barbaric” practice of… Read more »

Pope Francis Weighs In On Man-Made Global Warming

Pope Francis urges leaders to take action on man made global warming.

Pope Francis spoke out on man-made global warming ahead of climate talks, and encouraged leaders to take the necessary actions to protect the environment. Speaking to media aboard the Papal plane as he was en-route to the Philippines, Pope Francis shared his thoughts on a variety of current issues, including the dire state of the… Read more »

Washington Town Bans Swings From School Playgrounds

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The playgrounds that we adults used to play on are becoming a thing of the past; steel bars embedded in concrete have given way to kinder, gentler playthings surrounded by cedar chips or squishy rubber. And now, as far as a school district in Washington (state) is concerned, it’s time for the swings to go,… Read more »

West Coast Invasion Of Jellyfish-Like Creatures

Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing ashore all along the North American West Coast.

Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing up on the west coast shores of North America all summer. It started in Washington and Oregon, billions of small creatures began washing up on the beaches. They could easily be mistaken for jellyfish, but they are actually called “by-the-wind sailors” or “Velella velella.” “The scientific name is Velella velella,”… Read more »

Wildfire Devastates Washington: Several Hundred Homes Burned

Wildfires continue to rage in Washington, burning up to 300 homes.

Washington is currently experiencing the largest wildfire the state has ever seen. Raging on for at least a week, the burn is still only about 60% contained. Originally, Chief Deputy David Rodriguez of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office approximated that about 150 homes had been burned to the ground. Now, as the fire has been… Read more »

Washington Wildfire: A State of Emergency

Residents have been told to evacuate quickly.

Rapidly moving wildfires in Washington and Oregon, burning for the last week, have prompted the evacuation of several north-central towns over the last 24 hours, but as of yet no human casualties have been reported. The cause of the blaze has been attributed to both lightning and marijuana cultivation but the investigation continues even as… Read more »

Gourmet High: Marijuana Food Truck Takes Munchies To A Whole New Level

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Washington residents can now have a taste of weed-infused treats when the marijuana food truck debuts at the Jet City farmer’s market in Everett, Washington, this weekend. Magical Butter will present the Samich Truck, the first mobile establishment that serves marijuana-laced food items. Samich is an acronym for Savory Accessible Marijuana Infused Culinary Happiness. Magical… Read more »

DC Boasts Record Tourism Numbers

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In 2013, 17.4 million people visited Washington DC and those numbers are expected to stay the same, or even grow higher, in 2014. For residents, they’re torn between appreciating the economic boost and the chance to show off their city and the hassle that comes from millions of guests year-round. Stanley Horner, one recent visitor,… Read more »