Friday, July 20, 2007

7/22/2007 No Talking Heads

(guests will be TJ Johnson, Marco Rossaire Rossi, Geov Parrish)

Lakefair warships decline visit
- this has already been reported fairly widely.
Olympia and Tumwater approve homeless camps hosted by churches, with rules.
Judge dismisses charges against 5 from Olympia, Olympian.
- coverage from Washblog.
"The defendants whose cases were dismissed were Charles B. Bevis, Leah E. Coakley, Dennis H. Dutton (Tenzing Karma Wangchuk), Patrick A. Edelbacher, Somerset D. Fetter, Elizabeth (Liz) Rivera Goldstein, William (Wes) W. Hamilton, Thomas McCarthy, Phan Nguyen, Gloria (Sasha Crow) J. Norton, Matthew W. Reiss III, Jody L. Tiller, and Karen Weill." (Olympians in BOLD)
"Tacoma Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem Karl D. Haugh's ruling dropped to ten the number of still unresolved cases stemming from March 2007 port militarization resistance (PMR) protests during which police made a total of thirty-seven arrests."

436 new state laws in effect today, the Olympian
- new domestic-partner registry in effect, available Monday, 7/23/2007
- "an added $10 fee to traffic citations begins today, which will be used to fund anti-car-theft programs statewide."
Sunday articles on downtown Bremerton and downtown Olympia by Matt Batcheldor
- Lessons for Downtown
- Bremerton transforms empty lots to condos, conference center and more
- Leadership key to seeing urban cores come to life

Wildfire warning raised to top level, Seattle Times
- Mark Rey, former timber lobbyist, now leading the U.S. Forest Service and the administration's decisions about where and how to cut forests, under fire for their logging policies, Washington Post
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq, White House Website
- Guardian UK interprets Executive Order as new financial tool in "terrorism fight".
- or you could interpret it as applying to dissent at home, like this WTF?! post did or like this Russian news agency post which purports that Bush is planning a new 9-11 type attack on the U.S.:
". . . the Bush administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch a war with Iran within a year."
President Cheney: Bush to Have Colonoscopy at Camp David, Huffington Post
White House SmackDown!: Judges Seek All Gitmo Detainee Evidence, Huffington Post

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