Tailgating inspired Linda to get a personalized license plate with the phrase “BACKOFF.” But someone found the message distasteful and let Linda know with a note on her car.
Source: More proof Seattle is full of passive aggressive people
[Ed.: Yes, Linda is the type of person that camps in the left lane and paces the loaded dump truck on her way to the dog park when the rest of us are trying to get to work on time. It’s a wonder we don’t have more deadly incidents of road rage.]
City officials are aiming to eliminate some companies the ability to offer people living with disabilities with sub-minimum wages. Jason Rantz says people with disabilities will lose hours or even jobs.
Source: Rantz: The latest heartless, harmful Seattle policy fight
At least 5,000 acres of Washington’s forests are burning. But instead of directly working to put the fires out, crews are letting some of them burn, in part because of the steep, rocky landscape, which will allow the forest to capitalize on the benefits of wildland fires as long as people or property isn’t threatened.
Source: Washington firefighters hope that as fires rage, forest gets healthier | Local | yakimaherald.com
Eastern Washington University is partnering with Microsoft on a new data analytics degree designed to prepare students to enter a fast-growing field.
Source: EWU and Microsoft join forces on new degree program | The Spokesman-Review
Receiver Tyler Lockett looks fast and confident in practice, but the Seahawks aren’t quite ready to put him on the field for a preseason game.
Source: Seahawks taking cautious approach in Tyler Lockett’s return
A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he’s not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Source: Court rejects appeal from praying football coach
If you’re a Seattleite truly concerned about the city you live in, you might consider throwing down a few bucks today for a Powerball ticket.
Source: Seattleite’s guide to spending $700M Powerball jackpot
[Ed.: Lotteries are a tax on those who are bad at math. Not to mention the problems you inherit if you actually win the dang thing.]
Two Seattle police officers are suing Kshama Sawant for “having their reputations ruined by an ambitious politician, doing so for personal gain.”
Source: Attorneys weigh in on police officers’ lawsuit against Kshama Sawant
[Ed.: We’re alright with suing her into oblivion. It would pair up perfectly with her level of understanding of economics.]
Campaigners for Initiative 27 submitted the required signatures to put on a ballot a ban on safe injection sites. But that doesn’t matter to the King County Council.
Source: Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites
[Ed.: “Abuse of Power” doesn’t quite do this action justice. This is downright dereliction of duty, malfeasance and misfeasance. Rantz is absolutely spot-on in his analysis of this action. It’s delaying and a completely tone deaf response to the concerns of citizens who have not been impressed with the results that Vancouver, BC is getting with this sort of facility.
I’m glad there’s an “equal protection” clause in our Constitution so that the law is always meted out equally and fairly. These people need to be locked up for their lawlessness.]
SEATTLE — The danger in the streets of abuse and addiction needs attention. But is sanctioned drug-use the way to go? “People are allowed to come into these facilities and use drugs,” said Joshua Freed, the chief sponsor of Initiative 27.It would stop drug consumption sites in King County.
Source: King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News
[Ed.: As predicted, the King County Council (save a few sane ones) is pulling out the stops to push this to a February Special Election ballot so that it will not be successful.]