OR Attorney General to Implement Gay Marriage

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014
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PORTLAND — Oregon’s attorney general has told a federal court why she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal rights of homosexual couples. And Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum adds that Oregon is “prepared to implement” gay marriages if a federal judge strikes down that ban.

Rosenblum announced last month that she would not defend the state’s same-sex …

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Seattle TV Station ID’s Two Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted by Associated Press on March 18, 2014
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(Victims pictured above, left Gary Pfitzer, right Bill Strothman) Images courtesy of KOMO news

UPDATE: 3/19/2014 Strothman worked for many years at KOMO News and was well-known to many of the employees, earning 13 Emmy awards during his career.

After retiring from KOMO, he worked as a free-lancer and also as an employee of the helicopter leasing company that operates the KOMO News …

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Putin Responds as Obama Announces Russian Sanctions

Posted by Associated Press on March 17, 2014
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UPDATE: 3/18/2014 7:57am

President Vladimir Putin has defended Russia’s move to annex Crimea, saying that the rights of ethnic Russians have been abused by the Ukrainian government.

In a televised address to the nation today, Putin says Crimea’s vote Sunday to join Russia is in line with international law, reflecting its right for self-determination.

He points at the example of Kosovo’s independence bid, …

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4.4 Quake Hits L.A. Area

Posted by Associated Press on March 17, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Seismologists now say the earthquake that rolled across Los Angeles before dawn was magnitude 4.4.

The 6:25 a.m. Monday temblor was initially estimated at 4.7.

The quake was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center and occurred at a depth of about 5 miles.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has received no immediate reports of damage.

The quake …

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Off-duty Firefighters Attack Homeless Man

Posted by Steve Herman on March 17, 2014

SEATTLE — An off-duty firefighter was stabbed and is facing criminal charges with another firefighter after attacking a homeless man sleeping on a memorial for fallen firefighters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, fire and police said.

The attack happened on Saturday when the two off-duty firefighters and a woman, all apparently drunk, walked by the sleeping man. According to witnesses, the woman …

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