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Minimum Wage Raise in Washington State

Minimum Wage Raise in Washington State

Washington State’s House of Representatives has voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour. The House representatives voted 51-46 this afternoon to raise its minimum wage, even though the state has the nation’s highest minimum hourly wage at $9.47 per hour. The bill, House bill 1355, will raise the state’s minimum wage over […]

Amanda Knox Engaged to Old School Friend [Video]

Amanda Knox Engaged to Old School Friend [Video]

Amanda Knox is engaged to an old school friend who supposedly kept in touch, writing her letters, while she was in prison. The young woman, now 27, served four years in a prison in Italy for the murder of her British housemate, Meredith Kercher, while both were students in the Mediterranean country. Knox’s fiancé, Colin […]

Pasco Police Kill Man for Throwing Rocks

Pasco Police Kill Man for Throwing Rocks

Pasco police in the state of Washington shot and killed a man Tuesday night for throwing rocks. A video captured by a witness inside of a car was uploaded on YouTube. This video shows three police officers chasing the man across a busy intersection and then shooting him numerous times. The man did not appear […]

Spokane Valley Police Officer Shoots Suspect

Spokane Valley Police Officer Shoots Suspect

A Spokane Valley police officer was involved in a physical altercation with a suspect which ended in an exchange of gunfire and the suspect shot. The incident took place near the intersection of East Cataldo and Barker when the officer made a traffic stop. According to the initial report, the suspect attempted to give the […]

Tacoma Teenager Shot in Fight

Tacoma Teenager Shot in Fight

Tacoma, Washington Police report that they are investigating the shooting of a teenager as a result of a fight between a group of young people outside of a Fred Meyer store. The fight broke out in front of the store near Pacific and 72nd Street, and one of the teenagers pulled out a gun during […]

Seattle Area Mall Shooting Ends in Arrest

Seattle Area Mall Shooting Ends in Arrest

Amid conflicting reports from bystanders and mall security officials, Seattle police have confirmed a shooting either in or in the area of the Westfield Southcenter Mall, and that an arrest has been made. Witnesses on the scene reported to local media that they had seen people running through the mall, reporting gunfire. Some of the […]

Airplane Crashes in Hood Canal

Airplane Crashes in Hood Canal

Reports are coming in that a small airplane has crashed into the Hood Canal in Washington State on Monday. The Seattle Times is reporting that the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for the airplane that was reported to have crashed. According to Sgt. Ken Dickinson, spokesman for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office relayed […]

‘Top Gun’ Aircraft Carrier Scrapped for a Penny

‘Top Gun’ Aircraft Carrier Scrapped for a Penny

The USS Ranger aircraft carry, famous for launching Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards into the air in the movie Top Gun, is about to be scrapped, for a penny. The Washington Times is reporting that officials were hoping to turn the floating city into a museum, permanently docking it in the Pacific Northwest, but now […]

Seattle Bus Rider Stabs Another Rider

Seattle Bus Rider Stabs Another Rider

In Seattle, Washington, a bus rider stabbed a man who was sitting too close to him, according to a report by Fox News affiliate Q13Fox.com. The man who was stabbed was reportedly seriously injured by the knife attack. The knife-wielding man who stabbed another rider on the bus fled from the scene. When the police […]

Pastor Files Lawsuit After Brutal Beating by Police

Pastor Files Lawsuit After Brutal Beating by Police

The story of police brutality continues as Reverend John Michael Helmiere, a Seattle pastor, was brutally beaten during a protest. Believing his constitutional rights were violated, the pastor filed a civil rights lawsuit against Seattle law enforcement. Helmiere said this is less about individual officers and more about the system as a whole. The incident […]

Flood Warnings in Western Washington

Flood Warnings in Western Washington

Flood warnings remained in effect in Snohomish county in Washington state after a week of heavy rains pelted the western half of the state causing closures throughout the region. The National Weather Service reported minor flooding of the Snohomish and Snoqualmie Rivers although water levels are expected to drop late Saturday or Sunday. Western Washington […]

Police in Seattle May Cancel Body Camera Plans

Police in Seattle May Cancel Body Camera Plans

Recent plans to outfit police officers in Seattle with body cameras may be cancelled, according to a Reuters report from today. The popular support of body cameras to be worn by police in various municipalities across the country is at, or near, an all time high after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, […]

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