GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retiring after 7 terms

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state said Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress after seven terms.

Reichert, 67, a former sheriff famous for his decades-long, successful hunt for the Green River serial killer convicted of killing 49 women, has represented a suburban district east of Seattle since 2005. After new district lines were approved in 2012, his district crossed the Cascade Mountain range and added areas in more conservative central Washington.

Source: GOP Rep. Reichert of Washington state retiring after 7 terms

Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

NEW YORK (AP) Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued the U.S. government Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s plan to end protection against deportation for young immigrants who New York’s attorney general labeled the best of America.

Source: Washington, other states to sue over Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ repeal plan | KOMO

[Ed.: Oh, this should be good on how a federal judge magically rules that Obama’s unilateral action (read: unconstitutional) to create DACA is completely kosher and then rules that the same branch that created it cannot dismantle it.]

Here are the largest wildfires in Washington state, Oregon | Seattle Times

Continued dry weather and wind are contributing to the growth of wildfires in Washington and Oregon, which have threatened homes, prompted evacuations, closed some popular ski resorts and hiking trains and caused the governor of Washington to declare a state of emergency.

Source: Here are the largest wildfires in Washington state, Oregon

110 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting set up ‘to fill void’ after Asian brothels shut down | The Seattle Times

Hoping to take advantage of a void in the market after shutting down a string of brothels, Bellevue police and the King County Sheriff’s Office opened their own brothel, setting up a sting in a condo. They wound up making more than 100 arrests.

Source: 110 arrested in Bellevue prostitution sting set up ‘to fill void’ after Asian brothels shut down | The Seattle Times

Shoreline motorcyclist on ‘terrifying’ traffic stop: Threatened at gunpoint but not ticketed | The Seattle Times

Alex Randall said King County Sheriff John Urquhart called him after seeing the video and said, “This is wrong and everybody feels terrible about it.”

Source: Shoreline motorcyclist on ‘terrifying’ traffic stop: Threatened at gunpoint but not ticketed | The Seattle Times

[Ed.: We believe it’s time for your retirement party Detective. This is a cop who doesn’t know to use his authority with prudence. This is clearly a cowboy cop that shouldn’t have a badge anymore and we are fans of the men and women in blue here at EvergreenStateNews.com, but not this one.]

Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices | The College Fix

Administrators at The Evergreen State College have announced that the embattled school faces a massive $2.1 million budget shortfall due in part to a drop in enrollment, and the institution has already handed out some temporary layoff notices as officials grapple with balancing the books.

Source: Evergreen State College faces $2.1M budget shortfall, cites enrollment drop, issues layoff notices – The College Fix

Trump Doesn’t Have the Authority to Attack North Korea Without Congress | The Atlantic

“[The North Korean] regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning. “All options are on the table.”

One option that should not be on the table is a “preventive” American military strike against North Korea without United Nations approval, public debate, and a congressional authorization.

Source: Trump Doesn’t Have the Authority to Attack North Korea Without Congress – The Atlantic

[Ed.: As a resident of a city on the West Coast of North America, a pre-emptive strike to disable North Korea’s nuclear capabilities before he nukes LA, San Francisco or Seattle may be absolutely necessary to prevent this. It’s clear that Kim Jong-un is mentally ill and could (once they have reliable rocket technology) decide to prove that he has a functional nuclear arsenal by taking out a city on the United States west coast.

The Atlantic is a liberal, elitist organization that would probably change their tune if they lived on the Left Coast and could be nuked into oblivion by a mad man with a bad ‘do. They probably think I refer to the President of the United States but it’s just because they hate Trump so much. It’s sad that they abhor an overtly patriotic president who believes in the superiority of the USA. Oh do they miss our former Supreme Leader Obama. Makes me chuckle down deep inside.

The one thing you can’t say about Trump is that he doesn’t care about the United States – in fact, he may indeed get us into war with North Korea, but it’d be because he cares too much; even about states that didn’t vote for him.]

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