Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation

Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worship in the region. Someone tossed an explosive device at the Islamic Center of Olympia last week, an apparent act of intimidation and the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worshipContinue reading “Washington: Explosion rattles Islamic Center of Olympia in apparent act of intimidation”

Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites

Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys and other instigators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol – allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity. But that veil abruptly vanished last week when a huge breachContinue reading “Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites”

The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning

The rally was small, but the movement isn’t. Support for the Capitol insurrectionists has taken root firmly inside the GOP After the nation’s capital spent weeks girding for a repeat of the insurrection, the small crowd who came to the national mall in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to show support forContinue reading “The ‘JusticeForJ6’ Rally Wasn’t a Joke — It Was A Warning”

Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge

Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health care rationing for the state’s northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare quietly enacted the move Monday and publicly announced it in a statement Tuesday morning —Continue reading “Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge”

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). In a “worst-case scenario,” the temperature could reach as high as 111 F (44 C) inContinue reading “Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave”

Canada reopens its border for vaccinated U.S. visitors

Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit on Monday while the United States is maintaining similar restrictions for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans. U.S. citizens and legal residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 within three daysContinue reading “Canada reopens its border for vaccinated U.S. visitors”

These Oregonians Would Rather Join Idaho Than Be in a Liberal State – Vice News

Some conservative Oregonians living in rural areas are trying to move their county lines into Idaho, reigniting a secessionist movement that’s been brewing for decades.

Capitol rioters enter 1st guilty pleas to assaulting police

A New Jersey gym owner and a Washington state man on Friday became the first people charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the deadly siege. The pair of plea deals with federal prosecutors could be a benchmark for dozens of other cases inContinue reading “Capitol rioters enter 1st guilty pleas to assaulting police”

Community leaders ask Chief Diaz to fire Seattle officers for involvement in Jan. 6 riot

Some community leaders said the Office of Police Accountability’s findings will give even more fuel to the Seattle Police Department’s critics and could drag down the rest of the agency. “Today we were set back,” said Victoria Beach, chair of SPD’s African American Advisory Council. “Now everybody who’s defund and anti police, here’s one for them.” BeachContinue reading “Community leaders ask Chief Diaz to fire Seattle officers for involvement in Jan. 6 riot”

Washington lawmaker wears yellow Star of David, evoking Nazi persecution, to protest COVID vaccine mandates

A Washington state lawmaker critical of COVID-19 vaccine mandates wore a yellow Star of David at a speech over the weekend — a symbol the Nazis forced Jews to wear during the Holocaust. State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, had the star affixed to his pink shirt during a speech to conservative activists at a Lacey churchContinue reading “Washington lawmaker wears yellow Star of David, evoking Nazi persecution, to protest COVID vaccine mandates”

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