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July 25, 2014 at 6:33 AM

2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts

The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn’t want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it’s canceling Nugent’s concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. The news came three days after Idaho’s…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Obama, Puyallup tribe, Ted Nugent

April 21, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Obama visiting Oso mudslide Tuesday

OSO (AP) — President Obama plans to visit the Oso mudslide Tuesday to meet with victim families and first responders one month after a hillside gave way and buried about three-dozen homes. Searchers continue to look through the debris for four missing people. Thirty-nine bodies have been recovered from the landslide along the North Fork of…

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March 25, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Obama, in Netherlands, asks for prayers for Oso

President Barack Obama, at a news conference  today in the Netherlands, where he is attending the G7 Nuclear Summit, opened his remarks expressing concern for the victims of the Oso mudslide and their community. His comments, as reported in a White House news release: “With your indulgence, before I speak a little bit about this summit, I’d like to say a few words…

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November 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Inslee tapped for Obama climate task force

President Barack Obama has selected Gov. Jay Inslee and 25 other elected officials to serve on a climate change task force. Inslee’s office on Friday said the panel will include governors, mayors, county officials and tribal leaders from a range of states and communities. “Washingtonians are every day seeing the dangerous effects of climate change in more devastating…

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Comments | More in Environment, Government | Topics: climate-change task force, Inslee, Obama

January 16, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Seattle mayor in D.C. for Obama’s gun legislation announcement

Mayor Mike McGinn is expected to be in the audience Wednesday in Washington D.C. when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announce proposed legislation to reduce gun violence. McGinn, who is in the nation’s capitol for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, was invited to attend the President’s press conference, said McGinn spokesman Aaron…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Biden, gun legislation, Mike McGinn

December 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Friday Memo: Marijuana and Obama … 5 dogs shot … Chopper nabs burglar

The President, marijuana, the feds and us: Mr. Obama has told Barbara Walters of ABC News that in states that have made marijuana legal (like ours), busting people for the recreational use of Mary Jane isn’t going to be  a priority for federal drug agents. If that view trickles down to the local…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: aggressive dogs, Obama, train fatality

July 25, 2012 at 7:45 AM

KING5: Obama’s departure to stop morning traffic

KING5 The President of the United States will leave Seattle Wednesday morning after an evening of fundraisers in the Hunt’s Point neighborhood. His departure is sure to cause just as many traffic problems as when he arrived the day before. Security is tighter for the departure, and all Washington State Department of Transportation cameras will be blocked as the…

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Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bellevue, Boeing Field, commute

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