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March 3rd, 2017 - 1:04 am § in The Ave Scene

Homeless in Seattle

David Preston . When we see homelessness, we tend to think of it as a static thing. We assume that the way we perceive a homeless person now is how they’ve always been. And always will be. In contrast to that, this short film elegantly expresses that homelessness is as variable as the people i[...]

March 1st, 2017 - 7:30 am § in The Ave Scene

Lynching in WASTATE?

Family looking for answers after son found hanging from tree in Lake Stevens SEATTLE — The family of an 18-year-old Lake Stevens man is pleading with the… Share Q13FOX.COM|BY Q13 FOX[...]

February 18th, 2017 - 11:11 am § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Patty Murry, Democrat Superstar!

WASHINGTON ― A few weeks after the 2013 government shutdown, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) compared the Republicans in the House to the preschoolers she once taught. To deal with a bunch of fractious, obstreperous 4-year-olds, she said, you need a plan. When Murray made her comparison, she was about[...]

February 13th, 2017 - 2:28 am § in The Ave Scene

The State Bank

Here’s a video of the committee hearing Thursday on SB 5464-Creating the Washington Investment Trust (State Bank). Please contact members of the FII committee and ask them to pass the bill out of committee: Sen. Bob Hasegawa – Washington State Senate Democrats – VIDEO: Public hearing for b[...]

February 8th, 2017 - 10:42 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Pot Shops Fear Sessions

AG Jeff Sessions could send Washington’s marijuana industry up in smoke Jeff Sessions, now  approved as the attorney general.  has strongly opposed the legalization of marijuana. Many involved in the pot trade in Washington worry that he will enforce federal law outlawing the drug.[...]

February 7th, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

A Bad Choice

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie This is tragic.  From all appearances, De Vos is at best a well meaning heiress with good intent, too much money but little knowledge.  Even though I am an advocate of  PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS, Ms. De Vos’ efforts to block review[...]

January 25th, 2017 - 11:47 am § in Uncategorized

Will WASTATE go for charters under Trumped Education?

The Donald’s choice of Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education is momentous for the fight here WA over charters. Stripped of lots of rhetoric the fight here has two parts: 1. Who should control the tax money spent, under our Constitution, to provide public education?  On one side, most[...]

January 23rd, 2017 - 12:14 am § in Uncategorized

Freedom Foundation Senator to Chair WASTATE Senate Higher Ed Ctee

Senator Lynda Wilson (R-17th) was named chair of the Washington State Senate’s Higher Education committee this week. (The House’s chair remains Drew Hansen of the 23rd District, Bainbridge and environs.) Senator Wilson is member of the right wing Freedom Foundation * board member She can be h[...]

January 4th, 2017 - 11:40 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Bill Gates Recognizes Ana Mari Cauce as One of Six 2016 Favorite Fanatics

My Favorite Fanatics of 2016 By Bill Gates   | December 20, 2016  When I was in my 20s and early 30s, I was fanatical about software. By “fanatical” I mean that I was so focused on my vision of putting a computer on every desk and in every home that I gave up a normal existence. […][...]