Many Jews who will use this as an excuse to reject Black Lives Matter aren’t too interested in African-American issues, anyway. Despite our history of social action – including vocal participation in the civil rights movement – Jews have become increasingly detached from the needs of oppressed people, of all races.
Every day in Washington state, concentrated animal feeding operations generate millions of pounds of manure, significant amounts of which are stored in unlined manure lagoons and often over-applied to farmland. If this untreated waste isn’t managed properly, it contaminates our waterways, shellfish beds, and worst of all, drinking water supplies, putting public health at risk.
It is increasingly clear that we face an epidemic of opioid overdose and addiction in this country. Drug overdoses — most of them involving opioids — have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death nationwide. Here in Washington state, about 600 people die each year from overdosing on opioids, with an increasing number involving heroin.
With defeat now the likely outcome for the Republican presidential nominee, the blame shifting has begun early and in earnest. Holding the Never Trump forces responsible for this is akin to blaming spectators for the Hindenburg disaster. The pointing and gawking did not cause the flames.
In today’s current political climate, we may forget to think critically. To maintain our sanity and still keep some of our friends, we consciously should be working on being fair-minded, having empathy, and maintaining intellectual integrity. And it may be a challenge to do so!
A prospective juror wore a Confederate flag with the words “If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson” on it to court in York County, SC. A lawyer wanted her struck from service but a judge ruled she could stay, and a legal expert said that the flag itself doesn’t disqualify someone wearing it from jury service.
The University of Washington appeared to make a good choice in hiring of Ana Mari Cauce as president last year. Too bad the UW’s Board of Regents didn’t carry out the hiring using a more open, clearly transparent process.
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended toward a group of angry cyclists. And it’s a photo that, without a doubt, she’s now sorry she ever posed for.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.
Hillary’s long history of avoiding provable infractions despite hundreds of hours of investigations and millions in taxpayer expense – from Whitewater to Benghazi to her private email server – may soon come to an end, not with a gold medal but with an Olympian loss of whatever faith remained in her integrity.
The Justice Department instructed the Bureau of Prisons (last week) to start phasing out the use of private detention facilities, a watershed step that should be the beginning of the end of an industry that has had an insidious effect on the U.S. justice system.
This summer, city sidewalks are clotted with people gazing in store windows, dodging bikers and skateboarders, and … bumping into each other. Or colliding with lampposts. Or tripping over curbs. Or wandering into crosswalks against the light. Or, in one case we witnessed, stumbling over a startled beagle’s rump, mid-tail-wag.
With senior Conner Furu back from injury and sophomore transfer Jaden Toussaint (Olympia) joining the ranks, Black Hills should have an explosive running game this season behind a veteran offensive line. Quarterback Christian Williams also returns after tossing 19 touchdowns last season.
The Olympian's 2016 preseason practice tour: Black Hills Wolves
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Chris Petersen previews UW season opener vs. Rutgers