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September’s Symmetry: “Humpy Run” (Pink Salmon) on the Snohomish River

Post updated on July 14, 2013. It’s an odd-numbered year, so watch-out!  Large numbers of pink salmon (nicknamed “humpies”) are about to return to Puget Sound. Want to whet your appetite for the upcoming humpy run?  Check-out the video below.  It features a full-helping of beautiful scenery on the Snohomish River captured during the 2011 […]

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iTragedy: Do newsrooms have an ap for that?

COMMENTARY Please pardon any perceived insensitivity in my posing the question, but what if the events of September 11, 2001 had unfolded on September 11, 2009?  I’m thinking of today’s cell phones, the iPhone and similar technologies. I’m thinking of the potential for even more intense discussion in the newsroom wherein new and frightening scenarios […]

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Daring undercover video from inside Zimbabwe (VIDEO)

COMMENTARY One day after the United States celebrated Independence Day, a riveting secretly-recorded news video concerning Zimbabwe’s recent Presidential election appeared on the Internet. The report is produced by The Guardian Newspaper in London and is found beneath the headline, Exclusive:  Secret film shows how Mugabe stole an election. If what we see in the […]

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Father of baby found dead in fire pit no stranger to law, deportation

Update (October 3, 6:08pm PST):  “2 years in prison for man whose infant son died in fire pit” (Seattle Times) Attorneys had said that Rios could be deported after his sentencing or could be made to serve his sentence first. Rios, who has used different aliases and birth dates in the past, already has been […]

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“Time-out” for Bent threads (except here)

Update: (June 17, 10:41am PST):  Bent’s Web site:  “New Mexico returns Willow“ Update (June 13, 12:22pm PST): I have decided to keep the comment sections on the Wayne Bent stories closed. If you’d like an explanation, you may read one here. Commentary With the hit-counter on this blog soaring (by its humble standards) this afternoon, […]

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Will letters written to Grand Jury on Bent’s behalf fall mute?

COMMENTARY 23 carefully thought-out letters were reportedly handed over to a New Mexico District Attorney Monday along with a request that they all be read to a Grand Jury Tuesday. The letters were written by members of The Lord Our Righteousness Church defending the character–and proclaiming the innocence– of their leader, Wayne Bent (aka Michael […]

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