First responders heard about their own children’s school shooting through work radios | KIRO-TV

Some of the first responders who went to the high school shooting near Spokane, Wash., were parents of students at the school, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said.

One person was dead and at least three others were wounded after a shooter opened fire Wednesday at Freeman High School. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody.

Source: First responders heard about their own children’s school shooting through work radios | KIRO-TV

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

Washington firefighters hope that as fires rage, forest gets healthier | yakimaherald.com

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

Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites

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.]

King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News

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.]

A measure to ban drug consumption sites for addicts may be going on ballot | Q13 FOX News

BOTHELL, Wash. – It’s a solution to our area’s drug problem some say could create more harm than good. King County health experts say the county should give drug addicts a safe place to use. A plan to open up these sites in King County is moving forward, but Tuesday night a group is trying to stop that from happening.

Source: A measure to ban drug consumption sites for addicts may be going on ballot | Q13 FOX News

Man kills two women in Lacey, then flees from cops with kids in car | KOMO News

LACEY, Wash. —  Police said a man shot his estranged wife and her mother in Lacey Monday afternoon, then took the couple’s two young children with him and sped off. He eventually shot himself after being followed by police. Cmdr. Chris Ward with the Lacey Police Department said the man went to the home and shot his wife and her mother. The wife died at the scene. The woman’s mother later died at the hospital.

Source: Man kills two women in Lacey, then flees from cops with kids in car

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