Tag Archives: Washington state

REPORT: Hospital Offered Vax To 100+ “Major Donors”

The Seattle Times reports: Last Friday, Molly Stearns, chief development officer at Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, emailed about 110 donors who gave more than $10,000 to the Eastside hospital system, informing them that highly coveted vaccine slots were available. “Dear Overlake major donors…” the email read. “We’re pleased to share that we have 500 new open appointments in the …

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Feds Arrest Man For Selling Unapproved COVID Vax

The New York Daily News reports: A Washington entrepreneur who branded himself a biotech expert and sold an alleged COVID-19 “vaccine” he created in his personal lab has been arrested. Johnny Stine, 56, has been charged with introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce after he advertised his concoction for between $400 and $1,000, according to the Department of Justice. The …

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Tacoma Cop Car Plows Into Crowd At Street Race

The Tacoma News Tribune reports: The video footage is clear, and hard to watch: a Tacoma Police patrol car running into and through a group of pedestrians. The 48-second clip, shot shortly before 7 p.m., was shot in the downtown area. The patrol car, surrounded by groups of shouting people, revs its engine and suddenly surges forward, striking the group …

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Dem WA Gov Ends Indoor Dining For Next 30 Days

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Jay Inslee has announced new statewide restrictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, which includes closing indoor service for restaurants and bars and prohibiting indoor social gatherings. These rules will mostly go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until Dec. 14. In-store retail limited to 25% …

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Disabled WA Man Suffers Broken Jaw In Mask Assault

Fox News reports: A man in Washington state was arrested Saturday and charged with assault after allegedly breaking the jaw of a 72-year-old disabled veteran in a hotel lobby in a dispute over coronavirus masks. Cody P. Hansen, 35, [photo] was arrested at his home in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday after police received an anonymous tip. He has been charged …

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Man Pulls Gun At Grocery Store, Threatens To Shoot Fellow Shopper Who Asked Him To Wear Mask [VIDEO]

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man allegedly pulled a gun on another customer over being asked to wear a face mask at a Fred Meyer in Tumwater this week, according to the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office. According to court documents, the man arrested, who has not yet been charged, is accused of pulling a gun on another customer who …

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WA State Sues Trump Over LGBTQ Patient Protections

Via press release: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s new rule vastly limiting anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act. Among many other changes, the rule removes explicit protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping. This allows for discrimination against LGBTQ patients — particularly transgender patients. The rule also …

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WA College Frat Houses See Outbreak, 100+ Cases

CBS News reports: More than 100 students living in fraternity houses near the University of Washington campus have reported testing positive for COVID-19, with hundreds of results pending. The Interfraternity Council, a student-led governing board for UW fraternities, said that at least 105 residents living in 15 fraternity houses have self-reported that they tested positive. University spokeswoman Michelle Ma said …

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Seattle Man Drives Into Crowd And Shoots Protester

The Seattle Times reports: Just as Seattle’s mayor and police chief were wrapping up a Sunday night news conference about ongoing protests against police brutality, a 27-year-old man at a demonstration on Capitol Hill was shot by a gunman who drove into the crowd. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, and …

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Threats Ensue After Militia Outs Lockdown “Snitches”

The Seattle Times reports: As demonstrators of Washington’s stay-at-home order to slow the new coronavirus converged Saturday on the Capitol campus to again protest the restrictions, opposition has taken a darker turn online. Two Facebook pages during the past week posted names, emails and phone numbers of state residents who had complained to the state about businesses allegedly violating Gov. …

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Small Number Of Manufacturers Resume Production

The Associated Press reports: Boeing and a small number of other manufacturers around the U.S. geared up Monday to resume production amid pressure from President Donald Trump to reopen the economy and resistance from governors who warn there is not enough testing yet to keep the coronavirus from rebounding. Boeing, one of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest employers, said it will …

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Governors Of WA, OR, CA Form “Western States Pact”

From a joint press release: Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting …

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Biden Named Winner Of Washington State Primary

PBS reports: Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week’s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10. After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held onto a small lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that turned out to be insurmountable. …

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Seattle Is First Major City To Close All Public Schools

Seattle’s Fox affiliate reports: The Seattle Public School District will close for at least two weeks amid concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus. The district announced the closure in a message sent to families. “The decision to close the district was extremely difficult,” the message said. “We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families and …

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WA Gov To Impose Ban On Events Of 250+ People

The Everett Herald reports: Gov. Jay Inslee will hold a news conference here Wednesday morning to outline new strategies aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus in communities throughout Washington. Inslee reportedly is going to announce a ban on events and social gatherings attended by more than 250 people. Initially the prohibition would be imposed only in Snohomish, King …

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CA Sees First Coronavirus Death, Ten Now Dead In WA

The Los Angeles Times reports: California reported its first death related to coronavirus on Wednesday. Placer County Public Health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died. The individual was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions and was the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19, reported …

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WA Lawmakers Pass Ban On Gay/Trans Panic Defense

ABC News reports: A measure prohibiting homicide defendants from claiming a defense that panic brought on by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been passed by lawmakers in Washington state. Nine states — California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey New York and Rhode Island — have legislatively banned the use of gay or transgender panic as …

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The Seattle Times Endorses Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the Seattle Times: For Washington state, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the best choice to advance to the general election in the crucial effort to unseat President Donald Trump. She is an effective third-term senator with a strong track record of leading initiatives whether her party was in power or not, working across the aisle …

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Seattle To Unvax’d Kids: Don’t Come Back To School

CBS News reports: Thousands of students in Seattle have 10 days to get vaccinated or they will not be allowed to go to school. This comes after Washington state had two measles outbreaks this year, one forcing a state of emergency. The Seattle Public Schools district issued a notice to families saying their kids could not attend school “until the …

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State Report Finds “Death To Non-Christians” WA State Rep Participated In Domestic Terrorism Against US

The Seattle Times reports: State Rep. Matt Shea planned and participated in domestic terrorism against the United States before and during the armed takeover at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, an investigation commissioned by the Washington state House found. The 108-page report found that beginning in November 2015, Shea, working with militia leader Ammon Bundy, helped “in the planning and preparation” …

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