[VIDEO] Tacoma Police Shooting Homeowner Statement 

Debra Heine writes:

…Kristi Croskey owns the Tacoma, Washington, home where a domestic disturbance call resulted in a deadly police stand-off Wednesday. Tacoma police officer Reginald J. “Jake” Gutierrez was killed after being shot by a 38-year-old man — who was fatally shot by police hours later.

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“I don’t want to hear about Black Lives Matter, because all lives matter” Creskey said. “I do not want to hear about the police officers being inhumane and shooting people unnecessarily or any of those things. I want to say that the Tacoma Police Department handled this matter with such professionalism despite their own being shot. I want to say that this did not have to occur. I want to say that when you make poor choices, and the response is someone being killed, if that may be the situation — I want you to know that the Tacoma Police Department did any and everything that they could to protect and serve.
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Forbidden Words Update: A Statement from Washington State University President

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Washington State announces it will not allow professors to ban words they don’t like – thecollegefix.com

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University Thwarts Prof’s Attempt to Punish Students for Referring to Men and Women as ‘Male’ and ‘Female’

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University deeply values the tenets of freedom of expression for every member of our community, including all students, faculty and staff. Those First Amendment rights are reinforced in our policies, procedures and practices. Read the rest of this entry »


6-Year-Old Portland Boy Donates Allowance Money to Honor 3 Washington Firefighters Who Died 

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PORTLAND (KPTV) — A 6-year-old Portland boy is donating his allowance money to support firefighters and the families of the three Washington firefighters who were killed in a wildfire near Twisp, Wash., last week.

“This little boy walked up with his mother and he had a little box with him. He said he had a gift to give us, because he had heard about the firefighters who passed away.”

— Portland firefighter Kevin Dolphin

According to KPTV in Portland, the boy, Abay Milner, said that when he noticed a thick smoky haze settling in over Portland, he wanted to know what was going on.

“I thought, where is the smoke coming from? That’s the first thing I thought,” said Abay. “Then I thought, why is the smoke all the way here in Portland? And then I heard there was a wildfire, and then I heard it was far away, so I thought that’s good, because there was no ashes in the smoke.”

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Dem Governor Inslee Blames GOP for His ‘Climate Change’ Legislative Failures

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Washington State’s Democratic Party holds the record for longest uninterrupted control of the Governors office for nearly half a century, longer than any other state in the United States.

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has “gained national attention” for rolling out some of the “most ambitious” climate initiatives in the country.

“Inslee blamed the Senate Republican majority for the failures, saying the party ‘is now in the stranglehold of the oil and gas industry.’”

But Inslee has failed to pass ‘bold’ proposals, including the centerpiece cap-and-trade plan to charge emissions from oil refineries, power plants and fuel suppliers.

The Democratic governor also conceded to Republican demands and approved a transportation revenue package that included what he called a “poison pill” preventing a state agency from taking action on a low carbon fuel standard for eight years. Read the rest of this entry »