Saturday, July 16, 2005

Money money money money money money 

Now if only it was anything close to what Enron stole.

Friday, July 15, 2005


Patty joins Hillary Clinton in putting a hold on putting Lester Crawford in the top spot at FDA until they make a decision on plan B.


I-872 is unconstitutional. At least according to the judge with my favorite name for a Federal judge.

Not Just Pain Killers 

Yikes. Drug related death is on the rise in King County. Aside from an abuse of opates there are these findings. I was a bit surprised but thankful about the meth:

Cocaine-related deaths increased from 52 in 2003 to 92 last year.

Methamphetamine deaths appear to have leveled off, resulting in 18 deaths in both 2003 and 2004.

Deaths attributed to heroine increased slightly, from 62 in 2003 to 75 in 2004.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Dome 

Tacoma is looking at bonding for cash for the Tacoma Dome. $45 Million. I couldn't figure out how long it's for.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Open Thread 

This week is going to be thready for me, but hopefully not too open.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Drinking Liberally 

From and email:

Dear Seattle area bloggers,

I just wanted to alert y'all to a couple of events next week. If you
have any interest in coming this tuesday to hear Ed Murray talk about
HB 1515, please let me know, or feel free to show up :).

Drinking Liberally meets every Tuesday, from 8pm until closing at
around 10:30 or 11, at Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th ave E.

Nick Beaudrot


I don't know how you take crusing and make it less youthful. Or even if that's a good idea.

After a successful first run two weeks ago, Yakima's second attempt to allow late-night cruising in downtown ended with a gang-related shooting early Sunday that injured a woman police believe was an innocent bystander.

Police say the shooting is reminiscent of violent acts that used to occur when cruising was legal, and exemplifies the risks that the city's new Cruisin' the Ave weekends present...

"As the night progresses, the crowd gets younger and uglier. That's kind of the trend we've seen since the cruising is back, which is exactly what we saw when they used to cruise every night," he said.

It was a shooting in 1994 that prompted officials to forbid cruising in the first place. Then last month, city and business leaders decided to give it another try, and endorsed cruising as a positive family-oriented activity that would bring new energy to downtown. The city's first Cruisin' the Ave weekend took place June 24 and 25 and was lauded as a wild success. The next event is slated for Aug. 5 and 6.

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