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

(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

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


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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