Streets in downtown Bothell were blocked off by various law enforcement agencies, with a police perimeter expected to continue throughout the night “as long as we believe that there’s viable information that the person could still be in the area,” Johnson said. … [Read more...] about Washington state police officer killed, another injured in shooting: report
But Atlanta’s attitude has changed a bit over the last year, most notably during last year’s National League Championship Series between the Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have a reliever named Ryan Helsley who is a member of Cherokee Nation, and before the series, Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he found the Tomahawk Chop, the team’s signature cheer, “disrespectful.” The Braves responded by promising not to use the Chop when Helsley was pitching and taking away styrofoam tomahawks they had handed out to fans pregame. The Braves ended up losing that game (Helsley didn’t pitch), and they haven’t played since. There’s a non-zero possibility the Chop itself could be gone forever. … [Read more...] about The Washington Football Team Finally Changed Its Name. Who’s Next?
The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the state Department of Health reported 1,101 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday — bringing the total to 41,757 — but revised the number of deaths down to 1,399 from the previous 1,438 after determining 39 deaths to be from natural causes. … [Read more...] about Washington officials revise COVID-19 deaths by 39
If Democrats see opportunity in Sullivan’s relative lack of a name brand, the opposite might be true for Young. The longest-serving Republican congressman in U.S. history, Young—the so-called “dean of the House”—is an institution in D.C. and in Alaska, albeit one who once pulled a knife on former Speaker John Boehner and shoved a reporter. For a state where federal policy has an outsized impact—and whose lawmakers are expected to bring home the bacon—Young’s work has gotten him sent back to Washington year after year, despite that history of off-color comments and actions. … [Read more...] about ‘A Little Bit Weird’ Alaska Flirts With Purple-State Status
"It has been almost a decade since the Detroit kits were found and this treatise made my blood boil. I am more outraged, infuriated, and incensed than I was then," Worthy said. "The next person that knowingly destroys a sexual assault kit needs to go to jail. I do not know how anyone that claims to be human can continue to ignore this issue in this country after reading this truth." … [Read more...] about ‘Disturbing’ rape kit investigation prompts action in several states