Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

June 26th, 2024 - 9:18 am § in Law and Courts

Seattle police owe BLM protesters $680,000 for chalk graffiti arrests

During the George Floyd protests, Black Lives Matters protesters in Seattle wrote anti-police graffiti with chalk, which washes off. The unhappy cops retaliated by jailing the four protesters overnight in January 2021, despite a directive against holding nonviolent offenders in jail because of the C[...]

June 1st, 2024 - 1:21 am § in Health

Is a herpes cure coming?

An experimental gene therapy developed at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center “eliminated 90% of facial infection and 97% of genital infection in lab mice who were infected with herpes simplex 1,” U.S. News reported on May 15, 2024 (read story here to find out how it works). Wa[...]

May 21st, 2024 - 5:08 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Seattle murals

Seattle is a city of murals. This one is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. For more photos of Seattle murals, go here and here. Most famous of all is this one on a North Seattle house visible from the I-5 freeway. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 14th, 2024 - 11:24 pm § in Misc.

Seattle police entry pay hits six figures

The Seattle City Council approved a contract with the Seattle police union on May 14, 2024, that bumps starting pay from $83,000 to $103,000, with a raise to $110,000 after six months, the Seattle Times reported (story here). Existing officers will get retroactive raises for 2021-23 as a lump sum pa[...]

February 20th, 2022 - 9:36 pm § in Misc.

Seattle’s “Beauty and the Beast” musicians’ strike

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater musicians’ strike. The labor movement has always found strength in numbers. This strike stands as one Seattle history’s most dramatic examples of union solidarity and strength in numbers. In February 1997, a tiny[...]

January 17th, 2022 - 5:29 pm § in Health

Guide to who’s not vaccinated in Seattle

“Seattle is one of the most vaccinated major metro areas in the nation,” the Seattle Times says here. Even so, as of early December, there were about 216,000 unvaccinated people over age 18 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, and that probably hasn’t changed much because most [...]

December 10th, 2021 - 6:21 pm § in Politics

Effort to recall Kshama Sawant fails

Kshama Sawant is the Socialist who can’t be made to go away. First elected in 2013, re-elected in 2015 and 2019, then surviving a recall in 2021 despite her detractors spending $1 million on their campaign to unseat her, it’s obvious voters in her district like her. Sawant seems radical [...]

December 7th, 2021 - 8:00 pm § in Politics

Polls close in Sawant recall election

Since 2013, Kshama Sawant has been a Seattle City Council member. Now, voters in her district are being asked to kick her off the council before her term ends. Dr. Steve Schwartz, the late founder of this blog, wasn’t a fan of hers; and if you search this blog, you’ll find stories critic[...]

November 10th, 2021 - 5:59 pm § in Misc., Politics

Will rampant violence end Seattle’s experiment with homeless compassion?

THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN AREA IS SO DANGEROUS THE COUNTY¬† HAS HIRED ESCORTS FOR ITS WORKERS. Read story here Despite that, Seattle’s city council still wants to cut $10 million from the police budget. Read that story here Meanwhile: Voters nationwide are skeptical of efforts to cut police fu[...]

June 11th, 2020 - 4:49 pm § in America, Racism

Antifa captures Seattle!!

Thousands taken prisoner! “Armed militant activists with the group Antifa have seized a sizable section of Seattle and are plotting to expand their territory” while “the local police surrender,” rightwing media have reported. Fox host Sean Hannity told viewers,”You have[...]